Pacific Journalism Monographs is a research companion to Pacific Journalism Review and publishes longer research projects in an online and booklet format.
The publication offers journalists, journalism academics and researchers an outlet for quality research and analysis in a long-form article of up to 15,000 words. The Monographs are a sister publication to Pacific Journalism Review but provide a broader platform than is generally available in the journal. Topics cover a diverse range of journalism research from media freedom and human rights in the Asia-Pacific to Asia-Pacific research methodologies, climate change, vernacular Pasifika media research in New Zealand, and post-coup self-censorship in Fiji.
Fiji Elections Supervisor Mohammed Saneem answers questions from journalists during the 2014 election. Image: Ricardo Morris
By Ricardo Morris
Ricardo Morris, a journalist and Thomson Reuters fellow from Fiji, has studied the perceptions and practice of self-censorship among journalists from his country in the years following the military coup in December 2006. He focused particularly on the period after the 2014 general election that returned Fiji to democratic rule. In this research monograph, Morris examines how willing Fiji’s media workers are to self-censor, how self-censorship works in newsrooms, and what factors are influential on journalists’ work. The research monograph was first published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and has been published by the Pacific Journalism Monograph series at the Pacific Media Centre by arrangement with the author and institute. Morris is the founder, publisher and editor of independent media company Republika Media Limited in Fiji, which publishes the magazine Repúblika.