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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 future of journalism ‘Spinoff’ grovel to David Farrar & Jordan Williams

By   /  May 30, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

The Spin Blog has been referred to as the ‘future of journalism’ but what most don’t seem to understand about the Spin Blog is that it is a cash for copy site. You want a certain messaging and a certain spin, you pay the Spinoff money and they write it up for you and then present it as some sort of news.

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Journalism as it plays out on the ‘real’ human rights frontlines

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

The inaugural Pogau Award for courage in journalism: “Every year this award will always remind us about the human rights abuses never addressed in Indonesia since the 1965 massacre.”

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Cash for Copy site The Spinoff has another pointless Poll

By   /  September 14, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

The Daily Blog in conjunction with AUSA will be hosting and live streaming an ‘Anti-Debate’ where the candidates who have had no coverage by the mainstream can debate what Auckland needs.

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Giovanni Tiso, Russel Brown and the 2 unspoken issues inside NZ Journalism

By   /  August 29, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

The arguments are pretty stock standard complaints about the deteriorating quality of journalism and the economic pressures that are confronting journalists. It’s nothing that none of us haven’t been saying for years, and there aren’t any new angles explored, which I think is a missed opportunity.

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Political Journalism in the South-Pacific – a new direction for NZ influence?

By   /  December 9, 2014  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Ethical Journalism could be more powerful as a value and influence in the South Pacific than any Chinese or American cultural imperialism and NZ should actively seek to cultivate it and spread it as far and as deep as we can.

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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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Indonesian ‘open door’ policy on West Papua ‘a lie’ as French journos still detained

By   /  September 6, 2014  /  Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Indonesian ‘open door’ policy on West Papua ‘a lie’ as French journos still detained

RECENT claims by Indonesian authorities that there was a fresh “open door” policy over inquisitive journalists wanting to enter West Papua and report “on the level” have turned out to be false.

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When Jon Snow met Jeremy Paxman

By   /  June 20, 2014  /  The Daily Gallery, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  Comments Off on When Jon Snow met Jeremy Paxman

When Jon Snow met Jeremy Paxman

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