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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...
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...
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...