Vol. 16 No. 2 (2010): Media freedom in Oceania

Published: 05-02-2020

Cartoon: © Malcolm Evans
Editors: David Robie, Marsali Mackinnon and Martin Hadlow

Most of the commentaries in the October 2010 edition (v16 n2) edition of Pacific Journalism Review were presented at the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day conference hosted by the University of Queensland in Brisbane in May 2010. Authors include Papua New Guinea Chief Ombudsman Chronox Manek, Pacific Freedom Forum coordinator Lisa Williams-Lahari and co-chair Susuve Laumea; Samoa Observer publisher and editor-in-chief Savea Sano Malifa, Cook Islands News managing editor and secretary/treasurer of the Pasifika Media Association (PasiMA) John Woods; Transparency Vanuatu president Marie-Noelle Ferrieux Patterson; Vois Blong Yumi Project leader Francis Herman; and Pacific Media Centre director Associate Professor David Robie. Research papers include several about the three-month-old Media Industry Development Decree, “collaborative journalism”, the non-government organisation and civil society community and “life under censorship” in Fiji, and one article focuses on two newspaper case studies in media freedom in Tonga.

This edition was supported by a grant from the UNESCO Office of Pacific States.