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On 5 December 2006, the Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, announced he had assumed executive power: he dismissed the elected government and declared a State of Emergency. One month later, on 4 January...
"We're expected to know too much. Journalists who specialise in science and the environment have to grasp, communicate and synthesise scientific, political and economic issues. And we have to do it on deadline with accuracy, authority and...
The biggest story in New Zealand's Pacific Island community in June was the dumping of the providers of the national Pacific Island radio network by the trust that the Government had appointed to fund it. It came after months of acrimony that began...
Universities are ideally placed to support the developing media industry in the Asia-Pacific by integrating their student projects with community service activities. Particular oppportunities exist to support the mission of media industry support...
In 1999, the author conducted face-to-face interviews with 25 newspaper editors from several South Pacific countries. The findings highlighted a worrying sense of complacency and lack of knowledge about HIV/AIDS among the editors. Moreover, most of...
Two countries in the South Pacific, Fiji and Papua New Guinea, have adopted contrasting media council models to self-regulate the media amid growing political and cultural pressures on the news industry. Projected as promoting media standards  and...
The debate over the nature and flow of international news has dominated intellectual debate about journalism practice for some time. Developing countries argued there was an imbalance in the nature and amount of international news concerning them....
The editor, Nash G Sorariba, is well-known in the region for his short story telling gifts (A Medal without Honor was review by PJR). But here he has gathered together a rather eclectic collection here of 11 serious pieces about media issues,...
At this time of the year, there are the usual platitudes and rhetoric about "media freedom" in the Pacific. The Fiji Times, for example, complained in an editorial about politicians with a "misguided theory" that Fiji was not ready for a critical...
'It is the way the Pacific's ancient régimes hold onto power. All journalists are under siege. In Fiji, it is an extraordinary assault, coloured by racism, that is tearing apart the media and political system.'

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