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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 Asia Pacific Report and edits the Pacific Media Watch media freedom project and Café Pacific website ; he is also founding editor of Pacific Journalism Review research journal.

ANALYSIS: By David Robie, editor of Asia Pacific Report Jean-Marie Tjibaou, a revered Kanak visionary, was inspirational to indigenous Pacific political activists across Oceania, just...

COMMENTARY: By David Robie New Zealand has taken another shameful act in its tone deaf approach to Israel’s War on Gaza this week by declaring...

REVIEW: By David Robie Just months before the outbreak of the genocidal Israeli war on Gaza after the deadly assault on southern Israel by Hamas...

By David Robie, editor of Asia Pacific Report The Melanesian Spearhead Group has thrown away a golden chance for achieving a historical step towards justice...

OBITUARY: By David Robie New Zealand-adopted Fiji journalist, sports writer, national news agency reporter, anti-coup activist, media freedom advocate, storyteller and mentor Sri Krishnamurthi has...

By David Robie, editor of Asia Pacific Report Advocates and defenders of a nuclear-free Pacific have condemned the AUKUS military pact and warned New Zealand...

By David Robie New Caledonia's Kanak national liberation movement has told the UN Decolonisation Committee that France has "robbed" the indigenous people of their independence...

ANALYSIS: By David Robie Two countries. A common border. Two hostage crises. But the responses of both Asia-Pacific nations have been like chalk and cheese. On...

BACKGROUNDER: By David Robie Papuan independence rebels are playing a desperate game of cat and mouse with Indonesian authorities over their hostage taking last week...

By David Robie When Papuan journalist Victor Mambor visited New Zealand almost nine years ago, he impressed student journalists from the Pacific Media Centre and...

2022 PACIFIC REVIEW: By David Robie The Pacific year started with a ferocious eruption and global tsunami in Tonga, but by the year’s end several...

By David Robie A tragic day of mourning. Thousands thronged the West Papuan funeral cortège today and tonight as the banned Morning Star led the...

By David Robie A human rights advocate appealed tonight for people in Aotearoa New Zealand to take personal responsibility in the fight against disinformation and...

REVIEW: By David Robie Seven weeks ago the Philippines truth-telling martial law film Katips was basking in the limelight in the country’s national FAMAS academy...

By Asia Pacific Report editor David Robie A lively 43sec video clip surfaced during last week’s Pacific Islands Forum in the Fiji capital of Suva...

By David Robie Migrants and overseas Filipinos in Aotearoa New Zealand today called on the governments of both Australia and New Zealand to halt all...

COMMENTARY: By David Robie Timor-Leste, the youngest independent nation and the most fledgling press in the Asia-Pacific, has finally shown how it’s done -- with...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk Today is Nakba Day -- "the great catastrophe". This is the day marking the ethnic cleansing of more than 750,000 Palestinians...

COMMENTARY: By David Robie Sadly, the Philippines has sold its soul. Thirty six years ago a People Power revolution ousted the dictator Ferdinand Marcos after...

By David Robie in Auckland Opposition National Federation Party leader Professor Biman Prasad is confident there will be a change of government in Fiji this...

OPEN LETTER: By David Robie Kia ora Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi It is unconscionable. A bewildering and grossly unfair crisis for 34 young Papuan students –...

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...