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Vanuatu: Accountability from the Subsistence Age to the Internet Age

Volume 16, Issue 2

October, 2010

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Ferrieux-Patterson, M-N. (2010). Vanuatu: Accountability from the Subsistence Age to the Internet Age. Pacific Journalism Review, 16(2): 47-50.
UNESCO WPFD: Media Freedom in Oceania
Author(s): Marie-Noelle Ferrieux Patterson
Publication date: 
October, 2010

Commentary: Vanuatu governments are not used to being held accountable. They act like they do not owe any explanation to the public about what they are doing. Rather than taking the initiative, successive Vanuatu governments seem to address significant issues only if they are forced by sustained public pressure in the private media to do so.