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This book argues that 'China today enjoys complex and highly advanced media through its newspapers, magazines, radio and television broadcasting, and cinema accompanied by the necessary ancillary services of advertising and public relations' (p. 207)
When Fiji police bumbled their way through investigating the double murder of Red Cross hero John Scott—the 'angel of mercy' during the parliamentary hostage drama in May 2000—and his longtime partner Greg Scrivener, they were accused of a lack of...
The Pacific region is part of a larger world, far from being as isolated from centres of global power as a glance at the map might imply, but instead caught up in a web of multilateral relations with binding effects on its future progress and...
From Election to Coup in Fiji, is a collection of more than 30 essays dealing with various aspects of political and social life of Fiji, gives a glimpse into issues and concerns faced by Fiji. A multiracial, multi ethnic nation that has been playing...
Tom O'Regan and Philip Batty in Australian Television Culture, identify a problematic confrontation between westernised concepts of 'publicness' and the notions of that 'publicness' found within Aboriginal cultural practices. O'Regan and Batty...
The news media in Oceania are small but remarkably diverse and vigorous. Ownership ranges from large transnational corporations and robust local media companies, as in Fiji and Papua New Guinea, to local entrepreneurial and Government media...
"The thing about governments everywhere, and ours is no exception, is that they cannot imagine how anything an work without them. So they pass legislation to control things in belief that if there legislation, everything will get better. Sometimes...
By and large, however, the press in democractic Asia is threated less by government action than by government inaction in the face of violent attacks against journalists. Seven Asian journalists were killed for their work in 2000, nearly all of them...
String thirty three coral atolls together and you have Kiribati, one of the smallest countries in the world. Scatter these scratches of coral across an area of the Pacific Ocean equivalent to the United States of America, and you start to comprehend...
'There is absolutely no need for laws to restrict media freedoms. We live in a democratic state and provided the media conforms with its Code of Ethics, it must remain free.'

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