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Bearing Witness climate storytellers arrive for Fiji challenge

By   /  April 15, 2018  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Hele Ikimotu and Blessen Tom bear a close connection to the impact climate change is wreaking on the Pacific region and wider world for their new Bearing Witness challenge. Ikimotu is from Kiribati and his passion for the Bearing Witness project is drawn from his close connection to the Pacific.

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The digital media revolution, a free press and Pacific student journalism

By   /  November 6, 2015  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Our communities deserve the best from their media in these deceitful times. University media are among the few that can still be trusted and they should do their best to contribute to democracy with integrity.

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Innovative publisher teams up with student media to develop Rainbow Warrior resource

By   /  May 30, 2015  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

An innovative community publisher has teamed up with about 40 television and journalism students and the Pacific Media Centre at AUT University to launch a dynamic microsite to honour the courage and commitment of the Rainbow Warrior nuclear-free campaigners three decades ago.

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A struggle for ‘truth’ and the NZ media myopic over Fiji, West Papua

By   /  December 4, 2014  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch  /  4 Comments

“At the end of the day, it is not up to the Indonesian people. It is up to the West Papuan people and their right to self-determination, and their right to organise their own media.” – West Papua Media’s Nick Chesterfield

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Young reporters offer fresh insights into Pacific ‘truths’

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch  /  1 Comment

Fiji news video by Alistar Kata from the Asia-Pacific Journalism course. David Robie also blogs at Café Pacific REFRESHING to see some younger journos not weighed down by the political baggage of the Asia-Pacific region giving some fresh insights into media challenges – such as Fiji barely a month away from facing its first election […]

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