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Saturday, December 10, 2016
ANALYSIS: On International Anti-Corruption Day today, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is highlighting the important role that journalists play in exposing scandals, sometimes at the highest government level, and the...
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Cyclone Winston is considered to be the deadliest cyclone to hit the South Pacific region. The Australian tropical cyclone scale and the Winston Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale both measured Winston as a category...
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Dana Wensley OPINION: There are as many ways to control the media as there are styles of government. The continuing ban on TVNZ reporter Barbara Dreaver by the Fiji government is part of an ongoing slip in freedom of...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
John L. Momis: SPEECH: An edited presentation by the Bougainville governor to the Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum in Cairns, Australia, on May 15-17. 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Red Batario: BACKGROUNDER: After a brutal fortnight for journalists in the Philippines last year, in which three broadcasters were shot dead, the International News Safety Institute spoke to veteran Filipino journalist...
Monday, April 4, 2016
Savo Heleta: OPINION: Public outreach or engagement is not valued enough in universities where the emphasis is on research journal articles with tiny readerships for communication.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Alex Wellerstein: ANALYSIS: Castle BRAVO, detonated on 1 March 1954, symbolises the grim realities of the thermonuclear age. This article reflects on the greatest single radiological disaster in US history.
Monday, January 25, 2016
John Pilger: ANALYSIS: This truth has no place in the Australian consciousness. Among settler nations with indigenous populations, apart from a facile “apology” in 2008, only Australia has refused to come to...
Thursday, January 21, 2016
With the window for Bougainville's independence referendum now open, time is of the essence if the ABG is to conduct a major policy overhaul. Such an overhaul is critically needed if the government is to...
Monday, January 18, 2016
In 2016, one doesn’t have to be Adolf Eichmann to be executed in Israel – it’s enough to be a teenage Palestinian girl with scissors, writes Hareetz columnist Gideon Levy.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
ANALYSIS: Kalina Seneviratne: "Mindful journalism" practice in the West tries to be secular and is practised without having any religious values. Moral wisdom is needed, say Asian scholars and an issue can be...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Now more than ever, say activists, media access to West Papua is crucial in order to bring global attention to a planned smelter, and to give the world a true understanding of the human rights situation in the region...
Friday, December 4, 2015
Padre James Bhagwan The latest Global Media Monitoring Project study reveals continuing severe disparity between representation of women and men in news media, indicating the portrayal of women in day-to-day journalism...
Monday, November 9, 2015
This is the Julia Gillard interview on Al Jazeera that defends how asylum seekers have been detained in "toxic and inhumane conditions" on Manus Island and Nauru. Chris Graham of New Matilda reports.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Rupeni Vatubuli COMMENTARY: Behind the scenes how much of a struggle is it in Fiji for the organisations and government ministries in charge of depression issues to push for a reduction in the suicide statistics?