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David Robie

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Dr David Robie is the retired professor of journalism and founding director of AUT University’s Pacific Media Centre. He is a strong advocate of independent journalism at the country’s journalism schools. He is co-founder with Selwyn Manning of Pacific Scoop and manages the Pacific Media Watch media freedom project; he is also founding editor of Pacific Journalism Review research journal.

ANALYSIS: By David Robie in Auckland The Pacific year has closed with growing tensions over sovereignty and self-determination issues and growing stress over the ravages...

ANALYSIS: By David Robie “Loyalist” New Caledonians handed France the decisive victory in the third and final referendum on independence it wanted in Sunday’s vote. But...

ANALYSIS: By David Robie After three decades of frustratingly slow progress but with a measure of quiet optimism over the decolonisation process unfolding under the...

By David Robie Pressure is mounting on Indonesia to back off its brutal and unsuccessful military strategy in trying to crush West Papuan resistance to...

SPECIAL REPORT: By David Robie It is open season again for Indonesian trolls targeting Asia Pacific Report and other media with fake news and disinformation...

COMMENT: By David Robie in Auckland International reporting has hardly been a strong feature of New Zealand journalism. No New Zealand print news organisation has...

By David Robie in Auckland Bananas, balaclavas and banners … these were stock-in-trade for human rights activists of the New Zealand-based Coalition for Democracy in...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk More than 2000 people took part in Auckland today in a demonstration for justice for Palestine and against "genocide" and "ethnic...

By David Robie Branding armed Papuan resistance groups as “terrorists” has sparked strong condemnation from human rights groups across Indonesia and in West Papua, some...

EDITORIAL: By David Robie, editor of Asia Pacific Report Asia Pacific Report, the Auckland-based independent news and analysis website, has been increasingly targeted by Indonesian...

ANALYSIS: By David Robie While pro-independence Kanak supporters rued another defeat in the second referendum on independence for New Caledonia at the weekend, it was...

COMMENT: By David Robie The silence from Facebook is deafening and disturbing. At first, when I lodged my protests earlier this month to Facebook over the...

Flashback: Tagata Pasifika's John Pulu talks to Oscar Temaru in 2016. By David Robie One of the champions of the South Pacific’s nuclear-free and independence campaigners,...

SPECIAL REPORT: By David Robie, who sailed on the original Rainbow Warrior to Rongelap atoll and is author of the book Eyes of Fire. Thirty...

PACIFIC PANDEMIC DIARY: By David Robie What an irony. The 12-nation regional University of the South Pacific that prides itself on its pan-Pacific culture has...

PACIFIC PANDEMIC DIARY: By David Robie Three cartoonists had especially poignant takes on the tragic and toxic political aftermath of martyr George Floyd’s brutal killing...

REVIEW: By David Robie The 4300-km Trans-Papua Highway costing some US$1.4 billion was supposed to bring “wealth, development and prosperity” to the isolated regions of...

PACIFIC PANDEMIC DIARY: By David Robie Quietly passing us by in these frenetic covid-19 coronavirus weeks as New Zealand takes a big step back to...

ANALYSIS: By David Robie of the Pacific Media Centre/Te Amokura, Auckland University of Technology As fears grow over vulnerability to the coronavirus in parts of...

PACIFIC PANDEMIC DIARY: By David Robie, convenor of Pacific Media Watch The jailing of the Jakarta Six – five Papuans and the first Indonesian to...

Reporters Without Borders has just published its annual World Press Freedom Index ranking countries over censorship. Video: Hannah Cleaver/DW PACIFIC PANDEMIC DIARY: By David Robie,...

By RNZ News Data to determine if community transmission of Covid-19 is occurring in New Zealand will be a big factor in tomorrow's decision on...