Vol. 3 No. 2 (1996): News media under fire

Published: 01-11-1996
PJR cover v3n2(Nov1996)

Editor: David Robie

Media commentators see the jailings of two Taimi 'o Tonga journalists and an MP whistleblower in Tonga as the most serious threat to media freedom in the South Pacific since the Fiji coups in 1987. But Fiji Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka sees the harsh move as a lesson for journalists. Other critics regard the issue as one of a need for greater professionalism. Featured in this edition are the three winners in the inaugural Pacific Investigative Journalism Award and the judges' comments.

This edition of Pacific Journalism Review was assisted with funding by the Communication Assistance Foundation (CAF) of The Netherlands.

 Published by the University of Papua New Guinea