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REGION: New Pacific media, politics book out soon from Little Island Press

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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AUCKLAND (Little Island Press/Pacific Media Watch): A comprehensive "hidden stories of the Pacific" media and communication book about the region's major issues over the past two decades will be published soon by the independent publisher Little Island Press.

Written by Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie, the book Don't Spoil My Beautiful Face: Media, Mayhem and Human Rights in the Pacific features the Fiji coups, Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville war and resource development crises, human rights in the Philippines, Timor-Leste and West Papua, media freedom, nuclear testing and health challenges, environmental degradation, climate change and asylum seekers.

The author writes with insight and personal experience of all the events covered.

It is the tenth book by the author and the first since his Mekim Nius: South Pacific Media, Politics and Education (published by the University of the South Pacific, 2004).
The foreword is contributed by Tongan newspaper publisher, author and social issues commentator Kalafi Moala, owner of the Taimi Media Network.

The book is open for pre-publication orders at:

It will be published in April.

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