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David Robie

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David Robie is professor of journalism and 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.

New Zealand quietly celebrated 30 years of its official status as a “nuclear-free” country this week, marking the time when NZ Nuclear Free Zone,...

Dr Max Lane, pictured here with Faiza Mardzoeki, talks about his project to establish a community and activist library for the student city of...

Photographs by David Robie and Bernard Agapa in Jakarta The World Press Freedom Day organisers, UNESCO and the Indonesian Press Council, marginalised the highly sensitive...

Al Jazeera's coverage by Step Vaessen of the Papuan protest at WPFD2017 in Jakarta. By David Robie in Jakarta | Audio report from the PMC's...

REVIEW: By David Robie One of the ironies of the legacy of eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency is that under the leadership of the...

War Reporters, a short video launched by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) last year to honour journalists facing "danger zones". Its release coincided with the...

Surveillance footage of the accused guman Esteban Santiago opening fire at Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida last Friday. Video: TMZ website ANALYSIS: By David Robie Just...

By David Robie in Auckland Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro's contribution to global social justice and dignity, and to developing nations worldwide - including the...

Inside the Philippines "war on drugs" - Al Jazeera's The Stream programme. By David Robie in Manila Mounting calls for the Philippines president to be investigated...

By David Robie on Aneityum, Vanuatu She had the most enchanting smile, even though she had lost her baby teeth. Her toothless grin turned out...

In this "PNG Diehard" citizen video last month, Papua New Guinea police are seen and heard open-firing at students from the University of PNG...

Speak Up-Kōrerotia has just produced its first "pop-up" show on Plains FM. Explore the grit of "Exposing human rights abuses through (citizen) media" with Professor...

By David Robie A Papua New Guinea media educator today called for an investigation into coverage of the two months of protest at the nation’s...

By David Robie Strained relations between the President-elect of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, and much of the news media before he even takes office this...

The Arctic 30's thank you message after their release in November 2013 - cited in Peter Willcox's new book out next week. Video: Greenpeace Review...

June Keitadi -- as a five-year-old -- in the 1983 Huarere video "Nuclear Free". She is seen at 1m08. By David Robie in Auckland So the...

"Retired" Vanuatu Daily Post publisher Marc Neil-Jones talks about the "audio posts" at his Secret Garden retreat. Asia Pacific Report Gallery - Pictures and video...

From Pacific Journalism Review Reviewed by David Robie Merdeka and the Morning Star: Civil resistance in West Papua, by Jason MacLeod. St Lucia: University of Queensland...

From Pacific Journalism Review Reviewed by David Robie Saving Independent Journalism: 30 Years Defending Media (39pp); Hostile Climate of Environmental Journalists (27pp). 2015. Paris, France: Reporters...

The University of the South Pacific regional journalism programme began 21 years with support from the French government. Recently USP hosted its annual journalism...

Report by Neville Choi of EMTV  TELIKOM PNG Limited chief executive officer Michael Donnelly has confirmed that the company has purchased 100 percent shares of...

Report by the Pacific Media Centre in Nadi Tourism Fiji New Zealand Regional Office has won the Travel Digest Travel Industry Awards 2015 in the...