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dc.contributor.authorPerrottet, A
dc.contributor.authorRobie, D
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-11T09:21:08Z
dc.date.available2011-10-11T09:21:08Z
dc.date.copyright2011-10
dc.date.issued2011-10-11
dc.identifier.citationPacific Journalism Review, Vol.17(2).
dc.identifier.issn1023-9499
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/2237
dc.description.abstractPacific media freedom has been under siege for more than a decade, particularly since an attempted coup in Fiji in May 2000, when a television station was attacked and ransacked, a foreign journalist was shot and wounded and a local journalist ended up being imprisoned for treason. Since then various Pacific countries, notably Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Vanuatu have faced various periods of media repression. Since the military coup in December 2006, Fiji has faced arguably its worst sustained pressure on the media since the original two Rabuka coups in 1987. The Bainimarama regime in June 2010 imposed a Media Industry Development Decree that enforced draconian curbs on journalists and restrictive controls on foreign ownership of the press. This consolidated systematic state censorship of news organisations that had been imposed in April 2009 with the Public Emergency Regulations that have been rolled over on a monthly basis ever since. Promised relaxation of state censorship after the imposition of the Decree never eventuated. This research report covers the period 1 July 2010 – 31 August 2011 and examines the trends in the Pacific region. In addition to Pacific Islands Forum member nations, the report covers French Pacific territories and the former Indonesian colony of East Timor and current provinces known as West Papua.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherPacific Media Centre, Auckland University of Technology
dc.relation.urihttp://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/research/pacific-media-freedom-2011-status-report
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dc.subjectCensorship
dc.subjectFiji coups
dc.subjectFreedom of expression
dc.subjectFreedom of information
dc.subjectJournalist safety
dc.subjectMedia ethics
dc.subjectMedia freedom
dc.subjectMedia law
dc.titlePacific media freedom 2011: a status report
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess


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