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Pacific countries score well in media freedom index, but reality is far worse

By   /  May 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Education, Featured story, FifthEstate1, Fiji, Front page, KB, Legal issues, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, Micronesia, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, Special Report, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Pacific countries score well in media freedom index, but reality is far worse

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC David Robie, Auckland University of Technology When Pacific countries reflect on the state of their media since World Press Freedom Day, they know the reality is much worse than the ticks they got from a global media freedom watchdog last month. When Pacific countries reflect […]

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Pacific media freedom and news ‘black holes’ worsen for World Press Freedom Day

By   /  May 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Pacific media freedom and news ‘black holes’ worsen for World Press Freedom Day

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: World Press Freedom Day coverage on the Pacific Media Centre’s Asia Pacific Report. Image: PMC screenshot  By David Robie  While Pacific countries have got off rather lightly in a major global media freedom report last month with most named countries apparently “improving”, the reality on World […]

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How a US-backed coup attempt failed in Venezuela

By   /  May 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on How a US-backed coup attempt failed in Venezuela

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: [embedded content]How A US-Backed Coup Attempt Failed In Venezuela from Rising Up With Sonali on Vimeo.The Rising Up video on Venezuela. By Rising Up with SonaliA US-backed coup attempt in Venezuela has failed. On Tuesday April 30th, opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who has simply declared himself […]

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Bougainville: The valley of the Rambos, 1989

By   /  April 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Education, FifthEstate1, Front page, Human Rights, independence, KB, Media, Melanesia, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Bougainville: The valley of the Rambos, 1989

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC A Papua New Guinean soldier guards the road to Panguna, Bougainville, 1989. Image: David Robie David Robie Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Abstract ‘The original [Panguna mine] agreement overrode our customs, denied us our land rights and was too rushed. It contradicts our way of life; […]

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The Assange arrest – a warning from history for journalists

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on The Assange arrest – a warning from history for journalists

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London … an emblem of the times.Image: John.Pilger.com  By John Pilger in London THE GLIMPSE of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against […]

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Don’t despair about Notre Dame – a rebuilt cathedral could be just as wonderful

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Don’t despair about Notre Dame – a rebuilt cathedral could be just as wonderful

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: The moment the spire collapses while flames are burning the roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.Image: AG Photographs via Flickr By Claire Smith and Jordan Ralph A wonderful icon has been largely destroyed by fire. However, we should not despair. Part of the reason this loss […]

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Representations of Islam and Muslims in New Zealand media

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Asian news values, Culture, Education, FifthEstate1, Islam, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News Values, Newspapers, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Religion, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Representations of Islam and Muslims in New Zealand media

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC “Burkinis have been banned in Cannes.: From a Stuff representation. Pacific Journalism Review Friday, March 15, 2019 Abstract In the global media scene, media ownership is controlled by groups with political agendas. Intolerance of ‘the other’, from Islam and migrants to people of colour, show […]

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Mike Treen: Stand up to Islamophobia – time to tell Trump-like demagogues to get lost!

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Mike Treen: Stand up to Islamophobia – time to tell Trump-like demagogues to get lost!

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: [embedded content]An eye witness on Strickland Street, Christchurch, saw one of the suspects being apprehended by New Zealand police after today’s attack on two mosques. She said police deliberately rammed the car. Video: RNZ By Mike Treen, national director of Unite Union After a beautiful day […]

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Media companies on notice over traumatised journalists after landmark Age court decision

By   /  March 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australia, Crime, Education, Featured story, FifthEstate1, Front page, KB, Media, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Special Report, Tertiary Education, Trauma  /  Comments Off on Media companies on notice over traumatised journalists after landmark Age court decision

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC A landmark ruling by an Australian court is expected to have international consequences for newsrooms, with media companies on notice they face large compensation claims if they fail to take care of journalists who regularly cover traumatic events. The Victorian County Court accepted the potential […]

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Bearing Witness 2017: Year 2 of a Pacific climate change storytelling project

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Bearing Witness, Climate Change, Education, FifthEstate1, Fiji, Front page, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Bearing Witness 2017: Year 2 of a Pacific climate change storytelling project

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC David Robie, Pacific Media Centre Monday, February 25, 2019 Abstract In 2016, the Pacific Media Centre responded to the devastation and tragedy wrought in Fiji by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston by initiating the Bearing Witness journalism project and dispatching two postgraduate students to Viti Levu […]

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Journalism at USP: A thirty-year journey

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Education, FifthEstate1, Fiji, Journalism Education, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Journalism at USP: A thirty-year journey

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Heading on the book chapter on University of the South Pacific’s 50-year history. Shailendra Singh Friday, February 22, 2019 Abstract The Univerasity of the South Pacific’s 50th anniversary marks 30 years of existence for its regional journalism programme. In an eventful journey, the programme weathered […]

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Pacific Media Centre Annual Review 2018

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Book Review, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Polynesia, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Pacific Media Centre Annual Review 2018

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Pacific Media Centre ISBN/code: ISSN 2624-3768 Publication date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Publisher: Pacific Media Centre PACIFIC MEDIA CENTRE ANNUAL REVIEW 2018The Pacific Media Centre (PMC) became the only university-based communications and media publishing unit to be included in Radio New Zealand’s highly praised public […]

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Toktok No 38 / Summer 2019

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Publication, Tertiary Education, Toktok  /  Comments Off on Toktok No 38 / Summer 2019

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Pacific Media Centre ISBN/code: ISSN 1175-0472 Publication date: Monday, February 18, 2019 Publisher: Pacific Media Centre ‘BE COURAGEOUS IN YOUR QUEST FOR TRUTH,’ PMC DIRECTOR TELLS PACIFIC JOURNALISM GRADUATES Pacific journalism academic Professor David Robie believes the media play a critical role in exposing abuses […]

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Venezuela under siege – some class reflections from Max Lane

By   /  February 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Venezuela under siege – some class reflections from Max Lane

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: Pro self-proclaimed “interim president” Guaido “Trumpeters” at a rally in Caracas. Image: TeleSUR By Max Lane IT IS necessary to understand that the conflict in Venezuela manifests a war between classes, not between factions of the one class, as in elections in “normal” bourgeois democracies.. The […]

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A life well lived paves way to encourage Pasifika women in communication

By   /  February 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Asia-Pacific Nius, Awards, Communication, Education, Featured story, FifthEstate1, Front page, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, pasifika, Student Awards, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on A life well lived paves way to encourage Pasifika women in communication

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Geraldine Lopdell’s family was looking for a fitting way to celebrate a “life well lived” when they decided to set up one of AUT’s newest awards. During life, Geraldine had been an excellent teacher and artist, a supportive and generous friend and a captivating storyteller […]

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PMC indicative outputs

By   /  February 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on PMC indicative outputs

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Research outputs from the Pacific Media Centre and research associates include: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 |  2011 | 2010 | 2019 Media outputs:Robie, David (2019, January 25). Typhoon Usman and nightmarish holiday times in […]

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Timor-Leste Press Council condemns ‘crime’ against public broadcaster

By   /  February 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Timor-Leste Press Council condemns ‘crime’ against public broadcaster

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: Timor-Leste Press Council president Virgílio Guterres (second from right) addresses the media briefingat the council’s office in Dili. Image: TLPC From Pacific Media Watch in Dili Timor-Leste’s Press Council (TLPC) has strongly condemned political interference in the country’s public broadcasting service (RTTL) newsroom where political-appointed advisers […]

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We’re awarding the Order of Australia to the wrong people

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on We’re awarding the Order of Australia to the wrong people

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Nicholas Gruen, Adjunct Professor, Business School, University of Technology Sydney It’s almost Australia Day and hundreds of us are in line for an award. Sadly, as unpublished research by my firm Lateral Economics reveals, many will get it for little more than doing their job. And the […]

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To protect us from the risks of advanced artificial intelligence, we need to act now

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on To protect us from the risks of advanced artificial intelligence, we need to act now

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Paul Salmon, Professor of Human Factors, University of the Sunshine Coast Artificial intelligence can play chess, drive a car and diagnose medical issues. Examples include Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo, Tesla’s self-driving vehicles, and IBM’s Watson. This type of artificial intelligence is referred to as Artificial Narrow Intelligence (ANI) […]

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New research reveals our complex attitudes to Australia Day

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on New research reveals our complex attitudes to Australia Day

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Darren Pennay, Campus Visitor, ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods, Australian National University In the cultural warfare over whether January 26 should be retained as Australia Day, survey results are deployed like guided missiles. But what do Australians really think about the continuing debate? A recent […]

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