Pacific Media Centre Pacific Media Watch Pacific Journalism Review Pacific Scoop

Volume 3, Issue 2

News media under fire
November, 1996

Cartoon: Campion Ohasio

PJR 3(2) Nov 1996 cover

November, 1996

ISSN: 1023-9499

In this issue…

Media commentators see the jailings of two Taimi 'o Tonga journalists and an MP whistleblower in Tonga as the most serious threat to media freedom in the South Pacific since the Fiji coups in 1987. But Fiji Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka sees the harsh move as a lesson for journalists. Other critics regard the issue as one of a need for greater professionalism.

This edition of Pacific Journalism Review was assisted with funding by the Communication Assistance Foundation (CAF) of The Netherlands.  

Featured in this edition are the three winners in the inaugural Pacific Investigative Journalism Award and the judges' comments.

Back issues (before 2003) can be found at: www.asiapac.org.fj/PJR/issues/back.html

Editorial

1. Editorial
David Robie

Special reports

2. Pacific Investigative Journalism Award: What the judges said
1996 PACIFIC INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AWARD 1
David McKnight, Peter Cronau, Wendy Bacon
3. Investigative journalism: Faith, hope and charity
1996 PACIFIC INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AWARD 2
Yashwant Gaunder
4. Investigative journalism: Giant logger linked to Posai's housing
1996 PACIFIC INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AWARD 3
Dominic Kakas
5. Investigative journalism: Discovering the HIGHlands
1996 PACIFIC INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AWARD 4
Asaeli Lave, Ilaitia Turagabeci

Articles

6. The contempt case of the 'Tongan three'
Also translated articles by jailed editor Kalafi Moala and MP 'Akilisi Pohiva.
David Robie
7. 'We didn't get a fair trial'
Kalafi Moala
8. From Samuela 'Akilisi Pohiva
'Akilisi Pohiva
9. Why ethical journalists deserve better code
Peter Cronau
10. Draft Code of Ethics
Media, Arts and Entertainment Alliance (MEAA)
11. Media accountability and the new technology
Sorariba Nash
12. Tampering with Freedom
The Independent
13. Curbing the exposure of crooked dealings
John Gawi
14. Press Freedom, Ethics and the Constitution
David Robie
15. Media, government and the Constitution
Neville Togarewa
16. Section 46-why it was included
John Momis
17. A grassroots view from the streets and jungle
Joseph Ka'au
18. Sir Peter firm on Freedom
An editorial in the Post-Courier
Post-Courier
19. Press freedom, ethics and the Constitution
David Robie
20. A Day For Freedom
An editorial in the Post-Courier.
Reporters Sans Frontieres
21. The explicit freedoms in our model democracy
Sir Rabbie Namaliu
22. Spotlight on the role of the news media
Kevin Pamba
23. Uni Tavur and media education at UPNG
David Robie
24. Media: Tauiwi and Māori news: The indigenous view
Ian Stuart
25. Radio wars in PNG: NauFM's tough struggle
Raphael Semel
26. Why can't Kalang push ahead?
Sorariba Nash
27. Censorship in Malawi
Trevor Cullen
28. Indonesian misadventure: A US mining giant's clash
Eyal Press
29. Melanesia irks Malaysia
Alex Choong
30. The Paradise Conspiracy
Ian Wishart
31. CARTOONISTS: Campion Ohasio
A Solomons 'voice'
Campion Ohasio
32. On the corruption trail
PROFILES IN THE MEDIA: Dominic Kakas
Lynne Amepou
33. All jobs rolled into one
PROFILES IN MEDIA: Nancy Hillary
Paula Kari

Commentary

34. FORUM
Lael Morgan, John Richardson obituary, Alan Robson, Rhonda Eva