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The Best of e-Tangata, edited by Tapu Misa and Gary Wilson. Wellington: Bridget Williams, 2017. 208 pages. ISBN 978-0-9475-1845-5 THE BEST of e-Tangata is a collection of pieces  from the online site (https://e-tangata.co.nz/) that offer insights...
In the global media scene, media ownership is controlled by groups with political agendas. Intolerance of ‘the other’, from Islam and migrants to people of colour, show the rise of fundamentally prejudiced groups who relate well to negative media...
Auckland University of Technology’s Pacific Media Centre marked its tenth anniversary with a wide-ranging public seminar discussing two of the region’s most critical media freedom crises. The ‘Journalism Under Duress in Asia-Pacific’ seminar in...
New Zealand has had three women prime ministers, and the first country in the world to give women a vote, but there is still a gender gap in leadership in the traditionally staid arena of daily newspapers. One-third of the country’s daily newspapers...
At the Second Pacific Climate Change conference in Wellington in February 2018, New Zealand’s Minister for Pacific Peoples, ‘Aupito Tofae Su’a William Sio, said New Zealand must have policies in place to deal with the possibility of climate induced...
Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web, directed by Annie Goldson. Produced by Alexander Behse. Monsoon Pictures. Documentary. 2017. 107min. THE question about Kim Dotcom that nobody seems able to resolve is whether he’s just been a bit naughty and the...
A Moral Truth: 150 years of Investigative Journalism in New Zealand, edited by James Hollings. Auckland: Massey University Press. 2017. 448 pages. ISBN: 978-0-9941-4158-3 TWO executions 40 years apart; the country’s worst aviation disaster; people...
For generations of Australians and New Zealanders, Commando comics have provided a consistent image of their ancestors at war. The image is one of men, who are inevitably tall, bronzed, shirtless, contemptuous of authority and their ability, as...
For five decades Tanah Papua, or the West Papua half of the island of New Guinea on the intersection of Asia and the Pacific, has been a critical issue for the region with a majority of the Melanesian population supporting self-determination, and...
Research worldwide finds that indigenous, non-white, immigrant and other marginalised communities are subjected to media coverage that negatively and narrowly stereotypes them in comparison to dominant racial groups. In this article, we explore...

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