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Media Freedom

Tuesday, November 29, 2005
This thesis by Kitekei'aho Tu'akalau is a study of the media in Tonga and looks at its history  and contemporary role in the light of "western" liberal democratic ideas of...
Monday, May 30, 2005
Brigadier-General Sitiveni Rabuka, the former prime minister of Fiji who gained notoriety for staging twin coups in 1987, has enjoyed a love-hate relationship with the Fiji and Pacific media for...
Monday, November 29, 2004
University education for South Pacific journalists is a relatively recent development. It has existed in Papua New Guinea for merely a generation; it is less than a decade old at degree level in Fiji...
Monday, July 2, 2001
As Fiji faces a fresh general election in August 2001, this article examines the reportage of the Coalition Government's year in office, media issues over coverage of the George Speight-attempted...
Sunday, July 1, 2001
The Pacific Journalist: A Practical Guide Suva: University of the South Pacific Book Centre. Edited by David Robie This book from the Journalism Programme, University of the South Pacific,...
Friday, May 19, 2000
An archive of the exclusive University of the South Pacific journalism programme coverage of the Fiji coup by George Speight in May-August 2000. This was published by the Australian Centre for...
Wednesday, December 1, 1999
Slowly developing in the Pacific is a bipolar approach to press freedom, where development issues are incorporated into the mainstream media and where stories which do not appear in the mainstream,...
Wednesday, December 1, 1999
The 1999 Australian Press Council Fellow, David Robie,  saw his role as educating the Australian audiences about the South Pacific media and their problems, but also saw a role in learning about...
Tuesday, January 10, 1995
Two transnational media conglomerates own or control all the major circulation newspapers in the South Pacific. Through their subsidiaries Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation Ltd and French media...
Monday, November 1, 1993
In 1987, three events occurred - two coups in Fiji and the Gabriel Ramoi draft media tribunal bill in Papua New Guinea - seriously threatened media freedom in the Pacific. This doctoral thesis...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 21:41
Democracy is not perfect, and media free from state control is not enough,  says a world-renowned Canadian authority on comparative journalism speaking at a Fiji conference. Professor Robert...
Friday, March 18, 2011 - 16:57
Nepali Times editor-in-chief Kunda Dixit was keynote speaker at the Pacific Media Centre's Media, Investigative Journalism and Technology 2010 (MIJT) conference at AUT University on December 4/...
Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 18:44
For a year, journalists in Fiji have had to live with censors posted in the newsroom. Now a new media decree threatens huge fines and and five years in prison for reports against the national...
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 19:23
The publisher of all three major newspapers in West Papua is barely known in this part of the Pacific. Yet the Jawa Pos group is the largest media chain in Indonesia with 140 titles and 20 television...
Monday, May 24, 2010 - 19:00
The AUT Pacific Media Centre jointly hosted a seminar on conflict reporting with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and New Zealand Red Cross. The seminar, titled ‘...