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This book follows international publications, such as Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickets’ Spirit Level (2009) and Joseph Stiglitz’s The Price of Inequality (2012). After 30 plus years of neo-liberal ideology mainstream social scientists and non-...
Democracy in Fiji has been top-down where primarily the middle class and the wealthy elite have understood its true merits and values. Politicians, professionals, academics and civil society organisations, rather than the grassroots population, have...
More than 20 authors have been included in Communication, Culture and Society in Papua New Guinea: Yu Tok Wanem? This should surely be the book of the month on media in the Pacific. The editors have divided the book into four themes focusing on:...
This article explores the coverage of environmental issues in the daily newspapers of Bangladesh, a South-Asian country facing the onslaught of global warming because of its low-lying deltaic plains and overpopulation. The results are based on an...
Commentary: While there is a need to challenge mainstream media to improve their portrayal of women in contemporary Pacific society, there is also a need to counter factors affecting and inhibiting women’s engagement with that media. This not only...
Commentary: It was dubbed Black Tuesday - the night four people were shot dead during protests against World Bank structural adjustment policies in Papua New Guinea. The University of PNG journalism newspaper Uni Tavur published a special edition on...
Abstract: Communication is essential to human lkiving and development. People need to share their ideas and experiences in order to develop both individually and as a group or community. Communication, then, aims to foster community life and growth...
Abstract: The first of three papers presented at the one-day PNG Council of Churches seminar on the Role of the Media in Papua New Guinea at the University of PNG, 19 August 1994.
Transcript: When the ABC Four Corners programme 'Bush Bugarup' about the timber industry in Papua New Guinea was shown in May 1994, it stirred a controversy in the country and headlines in the press. but it was not mentioned by the Rimbunan Hijau-...
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