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Volume 11, Issue 2

Media ethics and accountability

September, 2005

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Press councils and M*A*S in the Pacific The September 2005 edition of Pacific Journalism Review, published in New Zealand, is devoted to media ethics and accountability systems (M*A*S). One article, by Shailendra Singh, considers "six South Pacific island countries that have have adopted, or are in the process of adopting, self-...

Volume 11, Issue 1

Media and the Indigenous public sphere

April, 2005

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One of the major conclusions of John Hartley and Alan McKee’s study is that, in the Australian media, indigenous people are central to a drama about Australian national identity. Stars rather than victims, indigenous people are caught up in a media narrative over which ‘they have little individual control, but which is nevertheless...

Volume 10, Issue 2

Media ownership and democracy

September, 2004

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Editorial: Corporate media news , Wayne Hope Commentaries: 1. Media ownership policies: pressure for change and implications -  Steven Barnett 2. Welcome to Havana, Mr Corleone: issues of media ownership and control – Robert W. McChesney

Volume 10, Issue 1

The public right to know

April, 2004

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This special edition of Pacific Journalism Review published 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 Independent Journalism (ACIJ) at the University of Technology, Sydney. The 2003 conference was the third in...

Volume 9, Issue 1

Iraq and the media war

September, 2003

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As many readers will know, Pacific Journalism Review was published for nine years in the Pacific – initially at the University of Papua New Guinea from November 1994, and then most recently at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. This issue marks the relocation of the journal from Suva to the School of Communication Studies, Auckland...

Volume 8, Issue 1

Foreign ownership

June, 2002

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Contents: This edition is the fourth published at the University of the South Pacific. Articles include: THE SPEIGHT CRISIS:COUP EDITORIAL CONTENT: Analysis of the Fiji 2000 political crisis, by Lynda Duncan Both the Fiji Times and the Daily Post reinforced the colonial myth that Fijian chiefs are the rightful rulers of Fiji,...

Volume 7, Issue 1

Crisis and coverage

August, 2001

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This edition is the third published at the University of the South Pacific. PARADISE EXPOSED: Is the region's Fourth Estate up to it?  By Mary-Louise O'Callaghan Should the local press bear some of the responsibility for the political turmoil that has engulfed the South Pacific, asks this article in the first of a series of regional...

Volume 6, Issue 1

Millenium mayhem

December, 1999

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This edition is the second published at the University of the South Pacific. BLOOD ON THE CROSS  By Mark Davis. An ABC Four Corners team investigates allegations about the role of the International Red Cross and the British military in a massacre in the Southern Highlands of Irian Jaya during May 1996. The text of the controversial programme...

Volume 5, Issue 1

Daily Post buy-out deal

March, 1999

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This edition was printed in Suva and has been assisted with funding by UNESCO. It is being published in association with the journalism programme and Pacific Writing Forum, University of the South Pacific.    

Volume 4, Issue 1

Media and mercenaries

November, 1997

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Chief Ombudsman Simon Pentanu says the South Pacific is a haven for probing journalism. Speaking at the launching on Friday of the latest edition of Pacific Journalism Review and several other books, he noted that the PJR focused on the Sandline affair with the theme "media and the mercenaries" and other regional press freedom...