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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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New Asia Pacific Report website takes off

By   /  January 28, 2016  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Multimedia Investments Ltd  /  2 Comments

An enterprising new media collaboration between a journalism centre and an independent news organisation takes off tonight in a bid to bolster Asia Pacific news and analysis in New Zealand. – Item from Pacific Media Watch.

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From Fiji’s dictatorship to ‘democracy’ – the AUT student team on the job

By   /  September 27, 2014  /  Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on From Fiji’s dictatorship to ‘democracy’ – the AUT student team on the job

While the Fiji general election arguably legitimised Voreqe Bainimarama’s so-called 2006 “coup to end all coups”, a student team from AUT University performed something of a coup themselves.

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Live blog: Bainimarama takes commanding lead in Fiji elections

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

WHILE the results are provisional at this stage, it is clear today that the people of Fiji have given coup leader Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama a democratic mandate.

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Sedition, e-libel become the new Pacific media front line

By   /  May 4, 2014  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Criminal cyber defamation, journalist killings with impunity and legal gags are growing threats to Asia-Pacific press freedoms, writes educator David Robie on World Media Freedom Day.

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