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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
OPINION: DUNEDIN, NZ (Otago Daily Times/Pacific Media Watch): Another chapter in the sorry saga of modern Fiji appears to be in the writing, and it is far too soon to predict how it will end. It is...
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Alan Cocker OPINION: AUCKLAND: On first acquaintance, the news that the government's funding freeze had led Radio New Zealand to put its two grand pianos out to tender seemed, well, off-key....
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Roland Koroi SUVA: The recent ruling by the New Zealand Press Council against an article in the Sunday Star-Times on Fiji by New Zealand reporter Michael Field is not the first that has been made...
Thursday, May 12, 2011
This statement by journalist Jon Stephenson critiques NZ Defence and government's reaction to NZSAS/Afghanistan issue and the TV3 60 Minutes programme Take No Prisoners. OPINION: On 2 May, chief...
Sunday, May 8, 2011
David Robie's blog: In the wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York on September 11, 2001, the remote Central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan proved itself a key ally in the...
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Mike Reitz analyses the recent PACMAS policy review and is not impressed with what he has found. OPINION: I came across a copy of the PACMAS (Pacific Media Assistance Scheme) review a few weeks ago....
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Gordon Campbell in his Scoop column "On bin Laden, Petrobas and Jon Stephenson": One of the main features of New Zealand's post-Cabinet press conference yesterday was Prime Minister...
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
OPINION: The fact that Osama bin Laden, a man who fought his enemies with violence that frequently killed the innocent, is now dead could be a positive development… But it’s a pity that...
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
OPINION: BANGKOK: Of all the attacks against media and its practitioners, none is more heinous than the slaying of journalists - and getting away with murder. Nowhere is this anomaly more pronounced...
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Hone Harawira Talks to Duncan Garner on The Nation on TV3 on Saturday. INTERVIEW: Hone Harawira is launching his new political party Mana this weekend and the new party signals the end of any truce...
Sunday, May 1, 2011
PARIS: Reporters Without Borders deplores the actions of the BBC and the Associated Press Television News (APTN) in censoring satirical coverage of Friday's royal wedding in London by The...
Friday, April 29, 2011
Sophie Johnson SOPHIE'S BLOG 6 EXTRA: HONG KONG: We're now in Hong Kong airport, it is about 7am here (11am NZ time). We left Kathmandu at 11.15pm and went forward 2 and a half hours so we...
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Jeremy Muir OPINION: The Gisborne Herald has attacked Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) spokesman Murray Horton in an editorial over his scathing analysis of New Zealand's free...
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
John Minto: OPINION: Last night I saw the film Operation 8: Deep in the forest about the now infamous Urewera terror raids in New Zealand. It tells the story from the defendants’ point of view...
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Rowan Callick: As people in the Pacific gain access to more information in the digital revolution, they are becoming less satisfied with the levels of leadership and services in their communities....