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Abstract: The use of social media and the involvement of diasporic populations in politics is a growing trend among diasporic Polynesian communities and Island politicians. Auckland-based Tongan media, which are the focus of this article, appear to...
Commentary: In the lead up to Fiji General Election in September 2014, there was an air of positivity among media workers that despite the difficulties since the military takeover in December 2006—including the imposition of the Media Industry...
This article examines the cultural, political, ethnic and economic forces that have shaped the evolution of media legislation in Fiji and the evident impacts on journalism and society. The article argues that despite Fiji’s British colonial heritage...
On 17 September 2014, eight years after the 5 December 2006 coup, Fiji held a General Election under repressive laws curtailing freedom of expression and the media, government accountability and the judiciary. A notable number of 248 candidates...
This article examines the visibility of female election candidates, and females in general, in The Fiji Times and Fiji Sun during the 2006 general election. After analysing the data collected quantitatively, it can be concluded that female election...
The authors provide a useful and general overview of how political polling has evolved over the years and how it is practised across countries in the Asia-Pacific region; ranging from a still underdeveloped but gorwing activity in Singapore, to a...
Journalism across cultures offers an excellent introduction for students and instructors seeking to broaden their view of international journalism practices and issues. As the authors suggest, the increasing interdependence and interconnection of...
This book provides an informative snapshot of where contries in and around Asia are with thier technology and how governments are responding. Behnke binds together reports from Pakistan to the Pacific, some of which include analyses of election such...
Crocombe has provided a wealth of information that is invaluable for the region (Fiji) as a beanchmark text but it would have been improved with tighter editing and more attractive and user-friendly design features. 
Local television news programmes in Fiji have been the most watched programmes for the entire 13-year history of broadcast television in the country. Although survey polls consistently show that television news is extremely popular, the influence it...

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