Scott Waide, Maseratis and EMTV … how a public outcry restored media freedom

  • Fred Wesley The Fiji Times
Keywords: Australia, censorship, Fiji, media freedom, Melanesia Media Freedom Forum, MMFF, Papua New Guinea, television


Commentary: ‘It’s like we are operating in a bubble,’ says EMTV deputy news editor Scott Waide from Papua New Guinea at the Melanesia Media Freedom Forum (MMFF). ‘But when you start reaching out, talking to others in the region, you find that you are not actually alone in this. The experiences are similar. The intensity varies, but the take home for me is that nobody should be alone to handle their problems on their own.’


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Fred Wesley, The Fiji Times

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How to Cite
Wesley, F. (2020). Scott Waide, Maseratis and EMTV … how a public outcry restored media freedom . Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 26(1), 43-47.