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Monday, April 7, 2014
The MIDA incident and the national Fiji discussion of “hate speech”, ethno-nationalism  and the implied racism against Indo-Fijians, needs to be balanced by discussion of Indo-Fijian racism, which has...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Grant Smithies PROFILE: Given New Zealand's lack of public-funded educational TV channels, some have taken to referring to Māori Television as this country's "de facto public broadcaster".
Monday, March 31, 2014
Sean Dorney: BACKGROUNDER: A major problem in the Pacific is illegal fishing. About $1.7 billion is lost through illegal and unregulated fishing activity in the Pacific.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Bal Kama: ANALYSIS: The Nauru crisis is similar to that of Fiji when the current military regime first came to power in 2006 and the 2011-2012 impasses in Papua New Guinea. However, while Fiji and PNG drew sanctions and...
Monday, March 17, 2014
David Robie: REVIEW: When Rachel Buchanan penned a commissioned article entitled “From the classroom to the scrap heap” for The Age last September, she railed against Australian journalism schools, in...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Scott MacWilliam: RESEARCH: An analysis of the puzzle over why the University of the South Pacific and University of Papua New Guinea have taken contrasting educational trajectories.  
Monday, March 10, 2014
BACKGROUNDER: Jason Brown reports on Samoa's draft Media Council Bill for fielding public complaints. A draft bill for a planned media complaints council in Samoa proposes significant new “public interest...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Vanuatu Prime Minister Moana Carcasses Kalosil has condemned the international community’s “neglect” of the voices of the Papuan people in protest over the repression by Indonesia for four decades...
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Kalafi Moala writes that Tonga’s political reform agenda is about to enter a final staging with Tonga’s longest serving parliamentarian. PROFILE: An old political veteran is about to make this year...
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Kalafi Moala: OPINION: Pacific regional stakeholders under Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) concluded in Noumea at the 3rd Pacific Media Summit earlier this month that regulation of media is necessary, but where...
Monday, February 17, 2014
Rachel Buchanan: ANALYSIS: When I took an offshored gig with Fairfax, I found myself playing an unwitting role in the rise of New Zealand as a low-wage economy.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Scott MacWilliam: ANALYSIS: When relations between economically and politically dominant and subordinate countries are described, metaphors are often employed. Australia has been described as a client state of the...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Paul Benseman: SPECIAL REPORT: Tales emerge of a brutal crackdown on suspected West Papuan separatists by police with NZ training. 
Monday, January 20, 2014
David Robie: ANALYSIS: When Timor-Leste opens its lawsuit against Australia in a United Nations courtroom spy drama in The Hague this week with the economic survival of this Asia-Pacific country on the line, a small but...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Graham Davis: ANALYSIS: Foreign Ministers of the Melanesian Spearhead Group are set to tip-toe through a diplomatic minefield with news that a MSG delegation – led by Fiji’s Ratu Inoke Kubuabola – will...