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Commentary: After four military coups in 20 years, Fiji is poised to return to democracy in elections promised for 2014.  An emergency decree placing censors in newsrooms was lifted in January 2012, but with domestic media gagged by lawsuits and...
The embers of the ongoing debate about the paucity or otherwise of in-depth foreign affairs coverage in New Zealand media will glow a little more brightly with this offering from Mike McRoberts. McRoberts’ trips abroad in his dual role as newsreader...
In both the Australian and British debates about media ethics and accountability, a key question about the News of the World phone-hacking scandal was whether or not the law should provide stronger protection for individuals from invasion of their...
Early on in Tony Maniaty’s Shooting Balibo we come across Herman Melville, Michelangelo Antonioni and John Dos Passos. We quickly get the message that this is as much a journey of the imagination as it is a travelogue, memoir or investigation....
Local television news programmes in Fiji have been the most watched programmes for the entire 13-year history of broadcast television in the country. Although survey polls consistently show that television news is extremely popular, the influence it...
Al-Jazeera: How Arab TV News Challenged the World, by Hugh Miles. London: Abacus, 2005, 438pp. ISBN 0349 118078 The Al Jazeera Phenomenon, by Mohamed Zayani (ed). London: Pluto Press, 2005, 222pp. ISBN 0745323332.
Ending the Affair: The decline of television current affrairs in Australia, by Graeme Turner: Sydney, UNSW Press, 2005, 173 pp. ISBN 0 86840 864 6.
Mo ratou, ma matou, ma koutou, ma tatou For them, for us, for everyone Commentary: As the Māori Television Service (MTS) celebrates its first year on air, it is easy to forget the long and at times painful struggle to get there, the aspirations of...
Commentary: World coverage on the Sandline affair was in contrast to that of the long-running civil war on Bougainville. Foreign journalists have been kept out and perhaps it is just a coincidence that its horrors have never been live on CNN but now...
Journalism and related information and mass communication issues have a dearth of outlets in the South Pacific. While the region's news media has developed technically in leaps in bounds in the last decade and journalistic standards have risen,...
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