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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Last month’s Fiji general election was historic because it brought about the first Parliament that has gathered in Fiji in eight years. But also because it set a new record for women representation, reports Asia...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Vol. 21, No 1, May 2015 Call for articles, panels and commentaries: 20th Anniversary of PJR Conference Political journalism in the Asia-Pacific REGISTER TODAY
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Nick Xenophon COMMENTARY: Last Tuesday would have been New Zealand journalist Gary Cunningham's 67th birthday. But, tragically, Gary was killed in cold blood 39 years ago by the Indonesian army to prevent him...
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Vincent O'Donnell: OPINION: Is the full service model – one that includes news, current affairs, sport and entertainment – of Australia broadcast television in danger of going the same way as full-...
Friday, October 24, 2014
Matthew Ricketson OPINION: Journalism courses can – and should – provide a grounding in core professional skills and methods. They do, writes Professor Matthew Ricketson in response to The Australian's...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The evidence for Sharri Markson’s accusations, aside from an interview she conducted with News Corp company group editorial director Campbell Reid, was that lecturers at the University of Sydney had been...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Wendy Bacon ANALYSIS: We need to recognise that the fact that major media organisations send in a collective submission does not mean they can be relied upon to actively protect their watchdog role. 
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Julia Suryakusuma, the author of Julia’s Jihad, tries to untangle the contradictions of press freedom in Indonesia with the unrelenting stranglehold on West Papua amid controversy over the continuing detention of...
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Wendy Bacon OPINION: "The Australian's attack on progressive journalists is all about the 'politics of truth', although its editors persistently prefer not to acknowledge that."
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...