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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Pacific Media Centre Online Fiji Elections 2014 editor Thomas Carnegie backgrounds the new Fiji electoral system. BACKGROUNDER: With the first Fiji general election since the 2006 coup less than three weeks away, it...
Monday, August 25, 2014
Pacific Correspondent Sean Dorney is leaving the ABC after accepting redundancy. After covering the region for more than 40 years, he says the Pacific is far more dynamic and (from an Australian foreign policy...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Kalafi Moala OPINION: Since the current Constitution of Tonga was introduced in 2010 recommending democratic constitutional and electoral reform in the governance structure, the most damning review of what took place in...
Friday, July 25, 2014
Brent Edwards in The Walkley Magazine looks at journalist and academic David Robie’s scrutiny of the Pacific region’s governance and journalism. Cartoon by David Pope.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Lee Duffield: COMMENTARY: The mood in New Caledonia, the racially and ethnically divided French territory of the South-west Pacific, is there for the outsider to easily sample. It has great promise, but there are...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Shaivalini Parmar: ANALYSIS: In Fiji, one must choose between being an advocate for media freedom and a journalist. And as elections near, allegations of government intimidation and interference with the media have...
Friday, June 13, 2014
Alison McCulloch profiles Pacific Media Centre director David Robie, his new book and his lifetime commitment to media coverage of the Asia-Pacific region.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
John Pilger’s latest film, Utopia, recently aired on SBS television. New Matilda owner/editor Chris Graham worked as an associate producer on the film. In this special feature, he provides an inside look at the...
Monday, May 26, 2014
Antony Loewenstein: ANALYSIS: Public broadcasting is under attack for elitism and bias in the UK, US and Australia. But the critics' real agenda is clear - the expansion of corporate influence into our most trusted...
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Maj Nygaard Christensen and Angie Bexley: ANALYSIS: So far, the Indonesian presidential election campaign appears to have received surprisingly little attention in now independent Timor-Leste. Former general Prabowo...
Sunday, May 11, 2014
David Robie: ANALYSIS: The campaign for media freedom in the Asia-Pacific region region continues to face opponents, such as parliamentarians in Timor-Leste this week.
Friday, May 2, 2014
ANALYSIS: Writing for Timor-Leste's Independente, Bob Howarth argues for more homework over the worrying move to license journalists.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Raissa Robles: ANALYSIS: The new Philippines-US military pact makes no mention of China or Manila’s South China Sea conflict with China. But this is the reality.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Fiji is not the biggest worry in the region, argues David Robie, Indonesian repression in West Papua, the climate of impunity in the Philippines where journalists are assassinated and human rights violations over...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Megan Hutching: REVIEW: Maire Leadbeater begins her book Peace, Power & Politics by writing that it tells the story of how "ordinary people created a movement that changed New Zealand’s foreign policy and...