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Samoa: The Observer and threats to media freedom

Volume 16, Issue 2

October, 2010

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Malifa, S. (2010). Samoa: The Observer and threats to media freedom. Pacific Journalism Review, 16(2): 37-46.
UNESCO WPFD: Media Freedom in Oceania
Author(s): Savea Sano Malifa
Publication date: 
October, 2010

Commentary: Media freedom is not absolute, which is why we also accept that laws must be instituted, to prevent and discourage media owners, editors and journalists from abusing this freedom. The problem, however, is that, whereas these laws are made by politicians to protect themselves and members of the public from a critical media, there are no laws to protect media owners, editors and journalists from angry politicians.