David Robie – author, activist, journalist and media educator


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Dr David Robie is a New Zealand author, journalist and media educator who has covered the Asia-Pacific region for international media for more than three decades.

He retired from AUT University as the founding director of the Pacific Media Centre and the university’s inaugural journalism professor at the end of 2020. He is now editor of Asia Pacific Report and deputy chair of the Asia Pacific Media Network.

Dr Robie is the author of several books on South Pacific media and politics and is an advocate for media freedom in the Pacific region through Pacific Media Watch. – Wikipedia

In 2015, he was presented with the AMIC Asian Communication Award in Dubai and in 2017 was on the Indonesian government-funded World Class Professor (WCP) programme with Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta.

Education: The University of the South Pacific

Affiliation: Auckland University of Technology

Professorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJnjUg8Fk84

Research interests: Asia Pacific Development Studies, Media freedom, Comparative International Journalism, Media Law and Ethics

Pacific Media Watch Project – The Genesis     Reporter: Sri Krishnamurthi

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