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Civil society and media: The relevance in Fiji, Tonga and PNG

Volume 7, Issue 1

August, 2001

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Lea, David. (2001). Civil society and media: The relevance in Fiji, Tonga and PNG. pacific Journalism Review, 7(1): 111-117.
Author(s): David Lea
Publication date: 
September, 2001

PNG's Melanesian societies with Polyneasian societies like Tonga and Samoa, which evolved the familiar authoritarian feudal structures, which are always in tension with democratic institutions. In melanesia, those who gain political ascendancy and power must struggle for it.