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Free media rhetoric

Volume 8, Issue 1

June, 2002

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Robie, D. (2002). Free media rhetoric. Pacific Journalism Review, 8(1): 5-9.
Author(s): David Robie
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June, 2002

At this time of the year, there are the usual platitudes and rhetoric about "media freedom" in the Pacific. The Fiji Times, for example, complained in an editorial about politicians with a "misguided theory" that Fiji was not ready for a critical and aggresssive media because of the traditional system of values and its developing nation status.