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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.

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...

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...