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David Robie

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Dr 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.

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...

PACIFIC PANDEMIC DIARY: By David Robie, self-isolating in Auckland under New Zealand’s Covid-19 lockdown as part of a Pacific Media Watch series. Donald Trump’s sabre-rattling...

PACIFIC PANDEMIC DIARY: By David Robie, self-isolating in Auckland under New Zealand’s Covid-19 lockdown as part of a Pacific Media Watch series. A rather beautiful...

The South African 'Don't Panic Buy' jingle. Video: ENCA/PickNSave PACIFIC PANDEMIC DIARY: By David Robie, self-isolating in Auckland under New Zealand’s Covid-19 lockdown as part...

By David Robie in Manila Rappler, the innovative online publisher that has been at the media freedom frontline in the Philippines for the past three...

The Rappler video feed on the Ampatuan convictions last month. For decades, the feared Ampatuan clan held sway in the impoverished province of Maguindanao in...

By David Robie in Manila Operating out of a modest three-roomed rooftop suite overlooking the local marketplace in the rice-producing Bicol township of Vinzons, a...

David Robie, concluding his three-part series about Iran, profiles an extraordinary pair of Tehran brothers who have been pioneering global research adventurers. They have been...

David Robie continues his three-part series about travelling in Iran. I stumbled on the scene by chance. Our host family in Iran’s second city Mashhad,...

Iran attracts an onslaught of negative media in New Zealand and Western media. But is it fair or deserved? David Robie has spent several...

An Al Jazeera report on the protests and rioting in Papua this week in response to the racist attack in Surabaya. ANALYSIS: By David Robie Indonesia’s...

ANALYSIS: By David Robie Indonesia recently hosted a bold public relations window-dressing expo in Auckland presenting itself as a “Pacific” nation while attempting to provide...

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