Analysis

From Kanaky to Palestine, how Paris is weaponising deportations from Pacific

In the West Bank, one in three Palestinians has experienced one or more incarcerations during their life since 1967, or 35 percent of the population, while in Kanaky, the...

Tahiti’s ‘old lion’ Gaston Flosse, 93, steps down after 52 years in politics

By Patrick Decloitre French Polynesia’s veteran politician, 93-year-old Gaston Flosse, announced last week he is stepping down from his...

A role for Pacific media in charting a pragmatic global outlook

ANALYSIS: By Shailendra Bahadur Singh and Amit Sarwal in Suva Given the intensifying situation, journalists, academics and experts joined...

Amid decline in mainstream media trust, Pacific Journalism Review remains a beacon

Professor Vijay Naidu’s speech celebrating the launch of the 30th anniversary edition of Pacific Journalism Review at the...

PANG talks to journalist David Robie on Pacific decolonisation issues

PANG Media The PANG media team at this month’s Pacific International Media Conference in Fiji caught up with independent...

Shooting the messenger, Pacific style

Media freedom as an issue in the Pacific has been defined in far too narrow terms, as if Big Brother governments and politicians ignorant...

West Papua a media black spot

By David Robie and Alex Perrottet The state of Pacific media freedom is fragile in the wake of serious setbacks, notably in Fiji, with...

Pacific Islands Forum shuns West Papuan issue at the annual talkfest

By David Robie The most astonishing unreported story in this week’s Pacific Island Forum in Auckland was a remarkable shift by the United Nations...

John Pilger: The ghosts of Indonesia won’t lie

East Timor's history is repeating itself as Jakarta colludes with the West to crush another resource-rich land -- West Papua. The world is watching...

Archive: Fiji coup 2000: Guns and money [Profile]

The Fijian crisis is not about the rights of ordinary people, says veteran Pacific affairs journalist David Robie, it is about 'a Third World...

Community, demagogues and the South Pacific news media

By David Robie On 19 October 1995, the Governor-General of Papua New Guinea issued the terms of reference for a Constitutional Review Committee's (CRC) Subcommittee...