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Truth is always the first casualty in conflict, aided and abetted by half or part truth plus the blundering hands, heads, and pens of the less intellectual revolutionaries. ...The hostage government is paying for poorly written propaganda. 
Both the Fiji Times and the Daily Post reinforced the colonial myth that Fijian chiefs are the rightful rulers of Fiji, emphasising that Fiji, and this presumably means Fijians, was not ready for a multiracial constitution.
"Three months ago, Archbishop Sir Peter Kurongku delivered an address to the media freedom seminar on the subject of accountability. In his address, he emphasised that the media had responsibility to find and publish the truth. This, he said, was a...
How well has the mass media in the South Pacific fared covering military, social and political conflicts in the region— such as Bougainville? What are the problems encountered by journalists covering such disputes?
Commentary: Whatever happened to the days of the social sleuth? Things have really changed in the past 25 years of the Papua New Guinea press.

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