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Volume 18, Issue 1

'Back to the source' investigative journalism
May, 2012

Bois Tabou outside the entrance to the Vale New Caledonia nickel refinery at Goro.
Photograph: © Nicole Gooch 2010

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May, 2012

ISSN: 1023-9499

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In this issue…

The May 2012 edition of Pacific Journalism Review features a selection of research, commentaries, articles and transcripts from the “Back to the Source” investigative journalism conference at the University of Technology, Sydney, last September. It also features a new section on “Journalism as research” with articles on investigations into two controversial mining sagas - West Papua’s Freeport mine at Grasberg and the Vale nickel refinery at Goro, New Caledonia. A review of Pacific media freedom reporting methodologies and an analysis of New Zealand's journalism school moderation system and accreditation are also included.

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Fulltext of all PJR articles available on the INFORMIT subscription database


1. Editorial: Independent journalism
Tom Morton, Wendy Bacon


14. Review: Arab eyes on disliked 'ugly Americans'
Alan Samson
15. Review: Delving into the complexity of NZ documentary
Catherine Davis
16. Review: Everybody's uncle
Allison Oosterman
17. Review: Hotchpotch, dry but worthwhile insights
Charles Riddle
18. Review: Bearing witness in 40 years of Greenpeace chronicles
David Robie
19. Review: 'Digger' media out-manoeuvred by military
Giles Dodson
20. Review: The brutally honest Orator
Cherelle Jackson
21. Noted: Democracy and the price of silence
Proactive on climate change * Press freedom tribute
David Robie, Thakur Ranjit Singh


22. Communications Studies
F/P Advertisement p. 12
23. Media and Democracy
USP Call for Papers p. 254
24. Call for papers: Pacific Journalism Review
PJR call for Papers p. 252