David Robie

Entry in New Zealand Who's Who Aotearoa 2001(p 756):

ROBIE, David: Author, journalist. Born Wellington 31 May 1945. Married (1) 1969 Penelope Carroll (diss 1987); two children - Lucien Dominic (b 1976), Simeon James (b 1980); married (2) 1989 Delia Abcede. educated Wellington College; Victoria University of Wellington; University of Technology, Sydney, Australia - MA (Journ) UTS 1997. Senior Lecturer and Journalism Coordinator, University of the South Pacific, 1998-; Lecturer in Journalism and Coordinator, University of Papua New Guinea 1993-1997. Editor, Pacific Journalism Review 1994-.

Australian Press Council fellow 1999. Formerly editor of Asia-Pacific Network; editor of Insight magazine; specialist writer in South Pacific Affairs. Publications include The United Nations Development Programme in the South Pacific (NZ Coalition for Trade and Development 1984), Eyes of Fire: The Last Voyage of the Rainbow Warrior (Lindon Books 1986), Och Varlden Blundar ... (Sweden: Wiken Books 1089), Blood on their Banner: Nationalist Struggles in the South Pacific (London: Zed Books 1989), Tu Galala: Social Change in the Pacific (Wellington: Bridget Williams Books 1992), Nius Bilong Pasifik: Mass Media in the Pacific Port Moresby: University of PNG Press 1995).

Major photography exhibitions include Nairobi 1972, Auckland 1981, 1985, Wellington 1985. Awarded Media Peace Prize 1985, Qantas Press Award for Best Feature Writer 1988. Address PO Box 78028, Auckland; email delaro@clear.net.nz; website www.asiapac.org.fj

Currently: David Robie holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism (University of Technology, Sydney, 1997); multicultural Certificate in Transitional Teaching (CTT, 1995), Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Education (CATE, 1995) and Certificate in Adult Teaching (CAT, 1992) from the Centre for Professional Development, Auckland Institute of Technology.

Formerly Acting Head of Centre, South Pacific Centre for Communication and Information in Development (SPCenIID), and Lecturer in Journalism at the University of Papua New Guinea (1992-1998); Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Journalism Programme in the School of Humanities at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji (1998-2002). He is now Senior Lecturer in Journalism with the School of Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology. He is founding editor of Pacific Journalism Review (Suva), and on the editorial boards of Asia-Pacific Media Educator (Wollongong) and Australian Journalism Review (Brisbane), and formerly editorial manager of Wansolwara (journalism training newspaper, USP).

He teaches International Journalism, Mass Communications (advanced theory), Practical Reporting, Print Journalism and Photojournalism, Journalism Research, Computer-Assisted Journalism and Journalism Production. His most recent book was The Pacific Journalist: A Practical Guide, University of the South Pacific, 2001, and he was a contributor to Speaking Freely, a new book on media laws and ethics in the Commonwealth (Commonwealth Association for Education in Journalism and Communication), published in 1999. He is also engaged in doctoral research on the political economy of media in Fiji and Papua New Guinea. During 1996, he made an educational video called Fri Pres: Media Freedom in the Pacific.

David also contributes to a number of publications. His current CV.

13 July 2002


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