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Saturday, November 1, 2008
This article examines New Zealand war correspondent Malcolm Ross’s coverage of four months of the conflict over Samoa in 1899 until the cessation of hostilities when a three-man commission was...
Saturday, July 26, 2008
As Fiji faced a fresh general election in August 2001 in the wake of the attempted coup by George Speight, this article examined the reportage of the Coalition Government's year in office, media...
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
This article examines advocacy media in the context of the HALT campaign that explored research links between power pylons and public health and the dynamic with student editors that led to non-...
Friday, November 30, 2007
This article analyses a case study of the 20-year legal struggle to broadcast historic video footage of  two French secret agents pleading guilty to manslaughter in the bombing of the Rainbow...
Thursday, November 29, 2007
This masters thesis accompanies photographs taken in author Ben Bohane's role as a photojournalist in the region under study. The photographs on CD are a visual narrative in their own right while...
Thursday, November 1, 2007
This dissertation examines the development of a free press in Kiribati. The first part of this study looks at the historical roots of broadcasting and publication in the country. The influences...
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Fiji’s fourth armed seizure of government on 5 December 2006 delivered more than a new administration—it heralded the onslaught of a new media environment. With a heavy military crackdown...
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
The New Zealand media election observation mission in 2007 assessed the contribution of the Timor-Leste news media to free and fair elections in the country's first national elections since...
Thursday, May 31, 2007
This research commentary outlines the state of Pasifika media in New Zealand and the challenges ahead for telling Pacific stories in the digital era.
Sunday, December 31, 2006
In the past 12 months [2006], the media has reported on two major religious stories; the furore over the Danish cartoons and Pope Benedict XVI's speech at Regensburg. Both were instances of what...
Thursday, November 30, 2006
This article looks at three South Pacific Island nations—Fiji, Tonga and the Solomon Islands—in terms of some landmark changes occurring in their political arenas. Fiji, beset by racial...
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Over the past 25 years, journalism education and research have slowly won increasing acceptance within the broader Australian academic field. This process has not been without its difficulties....
Sunday, July 30, 2006
This masters thesis by Christine Gounder examines the role of both the local and international media during the May 2000 coup, to determine whether the coverage was fair and to suggest solutions for...
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...