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"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...
This article examines the use of Radio Australia by the Australian Government. It examines the extent that the Australian Government's foreign policy goals are reflected in the charter and programming of Radio Australia. The paper begins with a...
The reasons for the nation-state's weakness are many, but the course of TV talk over the last 10 years in Papua New Guinea reveals one reason in particular: the sacrifice of long-term-state-building to the immediate demands of electoral strategy
Fiji TV has behaved in the fashion of most commercial broadcasters: it has sought popular programming, and it has built a respected independent news bulletin. But politicians want news that is Government public relations and "worthy" programming. 
'The deal is out of the ordinary. It flies so flagrantly in the face of the Government's own privatisation policy ... and Parliament was so blatantly bypassed, that it sprouts the persistent thought that there has to be much more to it than meets...
The sale of the Daily Post and the draconian decision by a Samoan court to gag the Observer are worrying developments for the Pacific news media.  Even if the Fiji Government upholds its promise to stay out of the Daily Post's day to day activities...
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