Fri Pres: Media freedom in the Pacific

  • David Robie
Keywords: independent media, media freedom, media ethics, public policy, editorial policy


Assaults, arbitrary imprisonment, gaggings, threats and defamation cases have become an increasing hazard for Pacific journalists. And they also face mounting pressure from governments to be accountable and to report the truth. But the issue is whose truth and accountability to whom? The full text of the controversial television program shown twice on EM TV in May 1997 to mark the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day. 

Fri Pres Part 1

Fri Pres Part 2

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Robie, D. (1997). Fri Pres: Media freedom in the Pacific. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 4(1), 29-39.

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