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Special Reports

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Jamie Small REPORT: Media coverage of Pacific issues is often criticised but Polynesian journalists and New Zealand media are making an effort to improve visibility of Pacific culture. 
Monday, June 3, 2013
Michael Sergel REPORT: Samoan Language Week celebrates the language and culture of the 1 in 20 New Zealanders who trace their ancestry to the islands of Samoa, at a time when there are more Samoan stories being told...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Graham Davis COMMENTARY: The 26th anniversary of the first 1987 Coup has revived some traumatic memories for many of us who lived through it – the shock, the air of menace, the violence, the feeling that Fiji...
Friday, May 10, 2013
Jane Jeffries REPORT: “Journalism is in crisis in the Pacific region and this is reaching a new level of intensity,” says one editor. But independent Pacific Scoop challenges the status quo.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Jamie Small REPORT: A UN Commissioner says that over the last year her office has received 26 reports of alleged human rights violations in West Papua, many of which are linked to law enforcement officials.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Greg Asciutto: REPORT: More than 600 journalists have been killed globally in the last decade — 121 died last year alone. They had one thing in common. They were killed for doing their jobs. 
Monday, May 6, 2013
Tim McBride, deputy chairperson of the New Zealand National Commission of UNESCO's sub-commission on communications, offers introductory remarks at the inaugural Pacific Media Centre / UNESCO World Press Freedom Day...
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Professor Mark Pearson says the lack of press freedom in the Asia-Pacific region is well documented with media in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Fiji needing government licences to operate, and journalists in...
Friday, May 3, 2013
Mark Pearson: UNESCO World Press Freedom Day 2013 lecture. Press freedom, social media and the citizen. Pacific Media Centre, Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Anna Majavu: REPORT: Many speakers at an Auckland City Council advisory panel seminar say that combating racism means talking about white privilege and white supremacy.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
James Hollings REVIEW: He  Toki Huna (The Hidden Adze): New Zealand in Afghanistan Māori Television: April 24. Producers/directors: Kay Ellmers and Annie Goldson.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Wendy Bacon: OPINION: I had just finished watching an ABC Q&A show about feminism and decided to take a flick through the Sydney Morning Herald on iPad before retiring. I started noticing lots of male images. Had...
Thursday, April 4, 2013
OPINION: Johan Lidberg writes that the defunct media reform is an opportunity squandered. It takes years to build up momentum for change in the media sector.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Mark Pearson: OPINION: It is just over a week since Australia's Gillard government withdrew the four media reform bills for which it could not garner the necessary support from the crossbench MPs.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Mark Pearson: OPINION: It’s a great shame when political and commercial vested interests drown out compelling and principled arguments for free expression in this Australian media reform debate.