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Over recent years in Australia we have seen a number of big stories emerge which highlight the difficult legal positions in which journalists too often find themselves. One of the biggest was Gina Rinehart’s attempts in Western Australia to have...
When Phillip Knightley was researching The First Casualty (1975), controversial fellow Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett was at the top of his list of war correspondents in the Pacific theatre whom he needed to interview. But he was at a loss...
The publisher of the Samoa Observer has been battling a long, courageous and expensive campaign to defend his newspaper. And the latest Government attacks on the Observer are a chilling bid to curb free speech. 
The only people who think press freedom is a problem are the 'crooked politicians' trying to cover up their crooked dealings. Politicians who cannot stand press scrutiny should stay out of public life. 
Some argue there is no place for investigative journalism in Melanesia, particularly in Papua New Guinea. Such critics believe that for investigations to be effective then politicians must make changes. A media panel at a UNESCO-funded seminar at...
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