NOTED: Lost in translation

  • David Robie
Keywords: cross-cultural journalism, Pacific, Micronesia, media guidelines,


Review of: Understanding Micronesia: A cultural guide for researchers and visitors, by Tim Hogan. Penang, Malaysia: Southbound Press. Communication for Development and Social Change Series. 2008. 98pp. ISBN 9789389054491.

New Zealand media and journalists largely equate the ‘Pacific’ with Polynesia. The focus of reportage and understanding the region begins with the Cook islands and ends with Niue, Samoa and Tonga, with a limited grasp of Fiji. Anything west of Nadi, the Melanesian nations, gains cursory attention and Tahiti Nui (Polynesian) and Kanaky (Melanesian) are all but ignored.


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Robie, D. (2014). NOTED: Lost in translation. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 20(1), 264-265.

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