Articles

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...

Archive: Challenging Goliath – New Internationalist 1986

When Aotearoa (NZ) banned nuclear warships from its ports it was seen as David standing up to Washington's Goliath. But behind Prime Minister David...

Archive: Nuclear Exodus: The Rongelap Evacuation

By Chris Cooper, David Robie and Michael Fleck An independent video slide show developed from photographs in David Robie's photographic exhibition around the original Rainbow...

Archive: Gaston Flosse’s iron grip in Tahiti

Victory was complete. Gaston Flosse crushed all opposition at the polls. David Robie in Pape’ete asks how powerful can he become as France’s newly...

Archive: Tahiti: Caricature of the leader

By David Robie One political cartoon depicted President Gaston Flosse as a vampire. A potted "species" note in the opposition newspaper Te Teo o Te...

Archive: Tahiti: French first for Flosse

By David Robie Born a demi in the Mangarevian village of Rikitea in 1931, Gaston Flosse is the first Pacific Islander to become a minister...

Archive: Tahiti: The third flag of Faa’a

By David Robie Two flags fly outside most town halls in "French" Polynesia. One is the Tricolore of the French republic; the other is the...