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Coups and conflict

Volume 7, Issue 1

August, 2001

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Mason, A. (2001). Coups and conflict. Pacific Journalism Review, 7(1): 57-64.
Coverage of crises 7
Author(s): Anthony Mason
Publication date: 
September, 2001

Essentially, the Australian media is only interested in covering the Pacific if it involves a coup, a conflict or a natural disaster. The only positive stories are primarily related to tourism. Part of this media attitude towards the Pacific stems from recent history.