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Lighting the fire for media freedom

Volume 5, Issue 1

March, 1999

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Malifa, S.S. (1998-1999). Lighting the fire for media freedom. Pacific Journalism Review, 5(1): 92-97.
Author(s): Savea Sano Malifa
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March, 1999

'In Samoa, the media can be decribed as a tree that has no shadow. It offers neither shelter nor hope. It can be described as a flower that blooms but then quickly withers, as if afraid of the sunlight. Others see it as a confused animal; a sick dog which barks but won't bite because it is afraid.'