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ON 3 October 2004, APN News and Media, owners of the New Zealand Herald launched a Sunday paper. The Herald on Sunday arrived as a major competitor for the Fairfax-owned Sunday Star-Times and Sunday News. The first issue featured a group photo of...
Constitutional guarantees of free speech and media freedom are well established 'on paper' in most South Pacific nations. How these gurantees are interpreted is constantly a source of tension between policitans, media practicioners and...
As many readers will know, Pacific Journalism Review was published for nine years in the Pacific – initially at the University of Papua New Guinea from November 1994, and then most recently at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. This issue...
It is to my belief that such a move to form a new media association of the nature of the Pacific Islands Media Association (PIMA) is spear-headed by a group of people who have a common interest and common understanding, and a vision for the future...
Nobody in a democracy has the right to be ignorant. Citizens of a demoracy have a duty to keep themselves informed about political developments and issues so they can vote with an informed mind. The media has a big role to play in ensuring that...
There will be enough burgers for all of the poor Tailevu and surrounding districts. All customers are required to pay cash for in advance for their burgers. No cheques or credit cards please. 
PNG's Melanesian societies with Polyneasian societies like Tonga and Samoa, which evolved the familiar authoritarian feudal structures, which are always in tension with democratic institutions. In melanesia, those who gain political ascendancy and...
In reality the public broadcster has much in common with the butterfly motif used for the title of this article, by settling on the map of community happenings to interview and broadcast what "appears" to be news. But freedom from economic and...
'Papua New Guinea could possbily teach the rest of the world a thing or two about preserving press freedom. What has worked in the media's favour in PNG is the country's vibrant—you could say rampant— democracy.'
'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...

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