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Wednesday, 21 January 2009

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2008 ARCHIVE:
MELANESIA:
MAKING THE FIJI MEDIA MORE ACCOUNTABLE
Cafe Pacific: 6 December 2008

Is Fiji well served by its Media Council? Not proactive enough, say some. Not visible enough, say others. Has the complaints process been rigorous enough? By David Robie

REGION:

PUBLIC RIGHT TO KNOW - FROM POSSUM TO THE PUMPKIN
Cafe Pacific: 5 October 2008

Chris Nash's fascinating insights into political blogger Possum Pollytics and the critical impact he had on the reportage of last November's Australian federal election are featured in the latest Pacific Journalism Review. By David Robie

FIJI:

VIJENDRA'S MEMORY LANE AND A WELCOME GONG

Cafe Pacific: 28 September 2008

One of the satisfying presentations of the recent FAME awards in Fiji was the long-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award media recognition for Vijendra Kumar, first local editor of The Fiji Times. By David Robie

FIJI:

MUCKRAKING HONOURS AND SHORT MEMORIES

Cafe Pacific: 21 September 2008

Muckrakers have a long and proud tradition stretching back to Progressive era in the late 19th century United States. But Fiji media have gone over the top. By David Robie

FIJI:

MEDIA BLOOD-LETTING OVER FAIRNESS AND THE FIJI REGIME

Cafe Pacific: 16 September 2008

The Fiji regime and some of the Suva media have had a field day this week ... castigating Fairfax Media's international journo who covers Pacific issues - Michael Field. By David Robie

PHILIPPINES:

KIDNAP - CES BETRAYED AND NOW SUSPENDED

Cafe Pacific: 4 August 2008

Coinciding with the AMIC media conference in Manila last month, the main Filipino television network ABS-CBN ran a gripping documentary about the abduction of one of the country's top journalists and her television crew by Abu Sayyaf guerillas in the southern region of Mindanao. By David Robie

SOLOMON ISLANDS:

FORMER EDITOR CALLS FOR MORE PEACE TRAINING FOR PACIFIC JOURNOS

Pacific Media Centre: 28 July 2008

A former Solomon Star editor has provided a rare insight into the political pressures facing news media at the height of the 1998-2003 ethnic war in the Solomon Islands and has called for more conflict and peace reporting training for Pacific journalists in a new book just published.

FIJI:

NEW BOOK EXPLORES CRUCIAL ROLE FOR PACIFIC MEDIA IN DEVELOPMENT

Cafe Pacific blog: 20 June 2008

A new book on Pacific media is being launched in Suva, Fiji, on Monday to add to the growing literature on Pacific journalism. By David Robie

EAST TIMOR:

PNG MINISTER CALLS FOR MORE INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
Scoop: 22 May 2008

Papua New Guinea's acting Education Minister Tony Aimo has a made a plea for more investigative journalism and a stronger commitment to "accessible and affordable" community media in the Pacific. By David Robie

EAST TIMOR:

JOURNO PROTESTS OVER UN 'INTIMIDATION'

Cafe Pacific: 3 May 2008

Timorese photojournalist and SBS Dateline stringer Jose Belo has protested to the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) over intimidation by UN police and a threat to arrest him. By David Robie

FIJI:

MILITARY REGIME TARGETS EXPAT MEDIA AGAIN

Cafe Pacific: 2 May 2008

The Fiji military regime has done it again - shot itself in the foot on the eve of World Media Freedom Day by deporting Fiji Times publisher Evan Hannah. By David Robie

MEDIA:

PACIFIC REACTIONS SLAM REPORTING CURBS
Radio Australia Pacific Beat: 14 April 2008

Attempts to control political reporting on Tonga's state-owned broadcaster have been criticised around the Pacific as heavy-handed and unnecessary. Panel includes David Robie and PINA president Joseph Ealedona.

REGULATION:

DAVID ROBIE ON THE FIJI MEDIA

Radio NZ Mediawatch: 6 April 2008

The Jim Anthony report and the other side of the Fiji media inquiry - the truth about the tribunal proposal.

VIETNAM:

MY LAI - LEGACY OF A MASSACRE
BBC News: 13 March 2008

The name My Lai is shorthand for slaughter of the defenceless, the benchmark of American wartime atrocity. Research by a picture editor has exposed new revelations. By Celina Dunlop | Cafe Pacific My Lai archive

REGION:

TROUBLE IN PARADISE - MEDIA UNDER SIEGE

Asia Media News Daily: 13 March 2008

Media organisations protest attack on a Timorese newspaper design editor by military police and expulsion of an Australian expatriate newspaper publisher from post-coup Fiji. By David Robie

FIJI:

THE 'HOW TO GAG THE MEDIA' REPORT

Cafe Pacific: 1 March 2008

It is ironic that Jim Anthony's fundamentally flawed report for the Fiji Human Rights Commission should be dubbed with an Orwellian title "Freedom and Independence of the Media in Fiji". It is far more like a "How to gag and shackle the media" report. By David Robie

FIJI/EAST TIMOR:

PACIFIC MEDIA FREEDOM UNDER SIEGE

Pacific Media Centre: 27 February 2008

Media organisations protest over an attack on a Timorese newspaper design editor by military police and the expulsion of an expatriate newspaper publisher from post-coup Fiji. By David Robie

EAST TIMOR:

ARMY CENSORS NEWS AS TENSION RISES

Pacific Media Centre: 21 February 2008

Time reporter Rory Callinan has complained of heavy-handed treatment at the hands of Australian soldiers in East Timor after he and photographer John Wilson were detained for three hours at gunpoint outside of Dili. By Paul Toohey

POLITICS:

REPORTING INDONESIA BEYOND A NARROW VIEW

Pacific Media Centre: 18 February 2008

Former Sydney Morning Herald correspondent in Jakarta Louise Williams, now media educator, has critiqued an article by former Australian prime minister Paul Keating in the Jakarta Post.

MEDIA LAW:

REMEMBERING THE RAINBOW WARRIOR
Reportage: January 2008

With Greenpeace protest ship Esperanza currently pursuing the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean, Pacific Media Centre director Dr David Robie spoke at the 2007 Public Right to Know conference about the 1985 bombing of the Rainbow Warrior and the landmark legal victory that has made footage of the trials of the French secret agents public for the first time. By Julie Shingleton | Photo John Miller

SECURITY:

EAST TIMOR 'RISKS UPSURGE IN UNREST'

BBC WORLD NEWS ONLINE: 18 January 2008

East Timor is at risk from an upsurge in civil unrest unless it carries out reforms of its police and military, a US-based think-tank has warned. The International Crisis Group says the country needs to decide whether the prime minister or president has control of the security forces.


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