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Friday, December 1, 2017
INTRODUCTION: David Robie. 10th Anniversary of the Pacific Media Centre, 30 November 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
PUBLICATION: The Pacific Media Centre at Auckland University of Technology is highlighting the threats to media freedom in the Asia-Pacific region in an event next week marking its 10th anniversary, including the...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
BACKGROUNDER:  Jewel Topsfield reports from Jakarta. More than 500 Indonesian IS supporters are still believed to be in Syria. Hundreds more have been deported back to Indonesia, returned voluntarily or killed...
Monday, July 17, 2017
BACKGROUNDER: On the first anniversary of the failed coup in Turkey by the Reporters Sans Frontières team. The trial of 19 journalists and other employees of the republican daily newspaper Cumhuriyet will start...
Sunday, June 11, 2017
ANALYSIS: David Robie traces the history of the early years of the nuclear-free movement in a 1986 article for the New Internationalist – and shows how ordinary people declaring their home as a nuclear-free zone...
Monday, April 17, 2017
Murray Horton AGENDA-SETTING: This is about the longer view of the American Empire and the bigger picture.
Monday, April 10, 2017
RESEARCH: Over the year, according to figures gathered by UNESCO, at least 100 journalists were killed in 2016 - making it one of the bloodiest years in recent memory. As World Press Freedom Day approaches on 3 May 2017...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
David Robie REVIEW: Media coverage of the decapitation and other atrocities against journalists has heightened global awareness of just how dangerous the profession of journalists is when covering war zones, corruption...
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.