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This article examines how the fundamental right of freedom of expression for news media in Pakistan continues to be threatened both by the government and conflicting parties, an issue that is compounded by the threat to the journalists’ safety and...
On 3 May, 2013, AUT University’s Pacific Media Centre marked the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day with the inaugural event in New Zealand. The event was initiated by UNESCO’s Programme for Freedom of Expression, Democracy and...
This article moots the idea of ‘responsible conflict reporting’ in Fiji and the South Pacific. Prolonged conflict, including three coups since 1987, has resulted in a pattern of social and economic decline in Fiji. In Melanesia as a whole, internal...
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...
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...
Discovering the "facts"— and the truth— means jouranlists must push, probe, pry, unsettle, expose, inform, and report ... and pass judgement on others. But beware of these risks. 
'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...
The push by the PNG government for a 'responsible and accountable' media has put the country's industry in the public spotlight. Several seminars and debates have highlighted the role as a public watchdog. 
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