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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Henry Yamo OPINION:  Blending and adaptating one culture into the other is a phenomenon experienced the world over, and is no different for Pacific nations, including Papua New Guinea. This relates to almost...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
OPINION: Open letter in response to the article ‘Finkelstein report: Media’s great divide’ and editorial ‘It depends who you talk to’ in the Weekend Australian, March 9–11:
Monday, March 12, 2012
Wendy Bacon: OPINION: The Independent Media Inquiry headed by ex-judge Ray Finkelstein released its report on the Australian media earlier this month. If you have been following the media discussion since then, you...
Monday, March 12, 2012
Mark Pearson: OPINION: The Australian’s associate editor, Cameron Stewart, has argued that the immediate endorsement of the proposal for a statutory media regulator by some media academics was indicative of the...
Friday, March 9, 2012
Nancy Sullivan: REVIEW: Communication, Culture and Society in Papua New Guinea: Yu tok wanem? edited by Evangelia Papoutsaki, Michael McManus and Patrick Matbob. Madang, PNG: Divine Word Press; Auckland: Pacific Media...
Monday, March 5, 2012
Mark Pearson ANALYSIS: The Finkelstein (and Ricketson) Independent Media Inquiry report released in Australia is a substantial and well researched document with a dangerously flawed core recommendation.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
NZ Law Commission: Who are the news media and how should they be regulated? OPINION: This rather ambitious question encapsulates the first two limbs of the terms of reference given to us by the former Minister of...
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Graham Davis: The Fijian leader, Voreqe Bainimarama, has strongly denied claims made by two prominent former local journalists – writing in the New Zealand media – that he tried to mount three coups before...
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Jon Stephenson: INVESTIGATION: An Afghan-American company that failed to win a multibillion-dollar contract to develop one of Afghanistan's most lucrative mines alleges that the bidding process was riddled with...
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Mark Pearson: ANALYSIS: The international media freedom group Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF – Reporters Without Borders) has released its 2011-12 World Press Freedom Index and Australia has slipped 12...
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Ben Bohane ANALYSIS: Papua New Guinea’s power struggle appears locked in political combat, with an old Sepik strongman trying to claw back power from a new generation Highlander who made a pre-emptive raid on...
Monday, February 6, 2012
Clive Hamilton ANALYSIS: If Gina Rinehart succeeds in getting a controlling interest in Fairfax Media, the only competition to the Murdoch stable of newspapers in Australia - and the largest media group in New Zealand,...
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Peter Thompson: ANALYSIS: Christmas may be over, but the commercial humbug surrounding the future of public broadcasting has continued unabated. Policymakers and the mainstream media have been Scrooge-like in their...
Friday, January 20, 2012
Linda Clark ANALYSIS: Opening the first public session of the inquiry into the culture and ethics of the British press, Lord Justice Leveson said that at the inquiry's heart was one simple question: "Who guards...
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Nigel Moffiet: ANALYSIS: Reported incidents of human rights abuses inflicted on the West Papuan people at the mercy of the Indonesian military includes widespread violence, killings, torture, disappearance, rape, sexual...