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When Kunda Dixit's inaugural edition of Dateline Earth: Journalism as if the Planet Mattered was published in the Phillippines 14 years ago, it was an inspiring, if also daunting and prophetic, insight into global journalism. It still is, and in...
Dr Jon Fraenkel, a senior research fellow at the University of the South Pacific's Governance and Development Institute, has produced a solid and readable account of the [Solomon Island] uprising. He has more than an academic, however, and his own...
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...
This book's messge has a salutary lesson for us in Oceania, half a globe away from the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq and its aftermath. Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols have argued for an honest debate over a total rethink of policy if the...
"The power of the pen (or keyboard nowadays) can be used to inflame conflict, justify evil, create goodness, undermine political power, 'murder' as well as destroy; inform as well as misinform. Journalists compete to master these set of social and...
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...
All of us who practise journalism in PNG need to be ready for challenging times ahead. It is up to Government to properly explain its policies, and that's something the current PNG Government has not done well of late. And it is up to the media to...
In a long-running Government dispute with the Fiji news media over professionalism, accountability and training ever since the May 1999 general election, this speech stirred the controversy to new heights. 
Heart disease, turberculosis, STDs and HIV/AIDS have one common feature: they are, with the correct information and application, all preventable diseases. Yet, throughout the Pacific, such diseases are on the increase. What should the media do?
What about the people on the streets and in the jungles? Maybe we should ask the famous Phantom to help us establish a jungle wire service. I'm willing to assist.
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