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This edition is the third occasion the Pacific Journalism Review has published several of the papers presented at an Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (ACIJ) Public Right to Know (PR2K) conference. The PR2K conferences, which have been...
Commentary: On 22 May 2009, Massey University’s Wellington campus hosted a conference on war reporting. Jointly organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Massey’s Department of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, the...
This edition of the Pacific Journalism Review publishes some of the articles presented at the Public Right To Know (PR2K6) conference held in Sydney on 23-25 November 2007. The conference is hosted by Australian Centre for Independdent Journalism  (...
This special edition of Pacific Journalism Review publishes a selection of the papers presented at the Public Right to Know (PR2K) Conference in Sydney in October 2003. The annual PR2K conferences are a project of the Australian Centre for...
The role of the media in civil society is to inform and illuminate in the public interest, to provide the public with an informed basis upon which they can exercise their demoractic rights. Nothing changes during wartime. The philosopher Jeremy...
One of the basic roles of journalism is to inform people about what is happening. Technically, we describe this as the 'watchdog' role. But in Papua New Guinea the 'watchdog' has dangerously dosed off on the AIDS situation. 
As Pacific journalists seek codes of ethics of their own, the new draft Australian code of ethics fails to give journalists and the public confidence. An open and comprehensive process of consulation is needed. The code needs to better protect the...
Like all rights and freedoms, freedom of the press sometimes gets a rough handling by various authorities and governments throughout the world. In the Pacific, the right must be preserved for the interests of the people.
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