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The task of identifying appropriate models of journalism for Pacific Island nations as they strive for more democratic governance is not a straightforward one.  This article summarises several contending models of democracy—market liberalism/...
Australian journalists have a sad history of going off to Washington to be ruined. They leave home the hope of the side but after a visit to the boiler room and a peek into the furnace they return enthralled by American ambitions and dream of...
Australian discussion of the Leveson Inquiry has started and finished at asking whether ‘we’ suffer from precisely the same ethical malaise that led to phone-hacking in the United Kingdom. Yet as Leveson has unfolded it has become clear that its...
Commentary: When Australia’s Independent Media Inquiry headed by ex-judge Ray Finkelstein released its report on the Australian media in February 2012, if you had been following the media discussion since then, one could not be blamed for thinking...
Commentary: The United Kingdom’s Leveson Inquiry has been the hottest free show in town since it began taking evidence in November 2011 until the first phase of the Inquiry concluded on 24 July 2012. During that time, the general public has been...
UNESCO’s recent e-publication based on the 2010 World Press Freedom Day conference, hosted by Queensland University in Brisbane last May, brings together a remarkable selection of presentations by journalists, media and communication professionals...
Commentary: Australia and New Zealand both declined in the 2011-2012 Reporters Sans Frontières/Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index rankings but all other surveyed Pacific Island nations improved their standings. This article reports...
This article examines the domestic and regional impact of a punitive media law introduced in Fiji in June. Decree No. 29 of 2010, the Media Industry Development Decree, is the first of its kind in the South Pacific. It brings to an end the tradition...
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...
Pacific media freedom has been under siege for more than a decade, particularly since an attempted coup in Fiji in May 2000, when a television station was attacked and ransacked, a foreign journalist was shot and wounded and a local journalist ended...

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