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Special Reports

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Kalafi Moala OPINION: As Crown Prince and Minister of Foreign Affairs before his elevation to the Throne, King George V was asked for his thoughts about Tonga becoming a democracy.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Peter Aitsi OPINION: The Constitution of Papua New Guinea under Section 46 Subsection 2 Item b reads:
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Graham Davis OPINION: Sometimes in a long career in journalism – and Grubsheet has been a scribe for nigh on 40 years – one reads or hears an account of an event at which one was present that bears so little...
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Graham Davis OPINION: The South Pacific media has been wracked by deep division over how journalists should respond to the 2006 Fiji coup and Frank Bainimarama’s continuing hold on power.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Anthony Haas REVIEW: An Auckland-based Tongan academic’s reporting and analysis of contemporary Tongan provides an agenda for media, opposition and others who should operate the kingdom’s democratic process.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Committee to Protect Journalists: ANALYSIS: Deadly, unpunished violence against the press rose sharply in Pakistan and Mexico, continuing a dark, years-long trend in both nations, the Committee to Protect Journalists...
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Wadan Narsey: ANALYSIS: The state of Queensland has gone through an astonishing elections result last month: the Australian Labor Party (ALP) crashed from 49 seats out of 89, to a mere 7 seats.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
David Beatson COMMENTARY: New Zealand is entering the multimedia digital age. Are we ready for this?  I don’t think so.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Alan Samson BOOK REVIEW: Scooped can be appreciated for what it is: a thorough academic, sometimes theoretical canvas of many aspects of New Zealand journalism.  It is not a perfect account, but it is an important...
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Wendy Bacon has more media knowledge than most - but it didn't help when she was recently savaged by News Ltd. Do errors of fact mark the limits of free speech? OPINION: On Saturday 10 March, I was startled to see...
Friday, March 16, 2012
Rodney Tiffen OPINION: Wild claims that the Finkelstein report recommendations on media regulation increase the threat of government censorship are wrong.
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...