Rainbow Warrior : 30 years on – author David Robie tells his story


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Hayley Becht interviews David Robie

David Robie is author of Eyes of Fire about the last voyage, and he carried on reporting on Asia-Pacific environmental, human rights and socio-political issues for the next few years.

In 1993, he embarked on a media education career at the University of Papua New Guinea and the University of the South Pacific.

He became founding director of AUT University’s Pacific Media Centre in Auckland, New Zealand.

After the bombing, David was awarded New Zealand’s 1985 Media Peace Prize for his reporting of the Rainbow Warrior voyage to the Marshall Islands and the sabotage by French state terrorists.

Interviewer: Hayley Becht, 21 May 2015
David Robie, Independent journalist (NZ)

Cameras: Elina Osborne, Corey Sio, Josh Iosefa
Sound: Steph Griesel
Floor Managers: Jannah Hibberd, Hayley Wadmore
Vision Mixer: Joel Wilson
Graphics: Maria Pahi
Studio Director: Gilly Tyler

  • This interview was part of the RAINBOW WARRIOR: 30 Years On series on the Eyes of Fire: 30 Years On microsite. Series title photo and photo of David Robie: © John Miller/Eyes of Fire
  • Television and Screen Production, School of Communication Studies, AUT University, in partnership with AUT Pacific Media Centre and Little Island Press. http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz
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