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Freedom of speech

Volume 8, Issue 1

June, 2002

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Robie, D. (2002). Pacific freedom of speech. Pacific Journalism Review, 8(1): 105-119.
PIMA Conference 2
Author(s): David Robie
Publication date: 
June, 2002

In spite of the hot air about governments pressuring the media in Pacific countries—and this does happen all too frequently—I believe a greater threat to press freedom comes from a small clique of media veterans, many of whom are of palagi origin, who have disproportionate influence. [Keynote address at the inaugural Pacific Islands Media Association (PIMA) conference in Auckland, 5-6 October 2001.]