Dr David Robie

Curriculum Vitae


School of Communication Studies,
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
Previously the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji Islands

AUT University research profile

Office Tel: (649) 921 9999 x 7834 Fax (649) 921 9987

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Home address: PO Box 78028, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Email: david.robie@aut.ac.nz
Websites: www.asiapac.org.fj
www.davidrobie.org.nz
Café Pacific: www.asiapac.org.fj/cafepacific/


 
General Summary

Associate Professor David Robie, MA Journ (Technol. Syd.), PhD (S. Pac.), CATE, CTT
Forty years' international experience in news media, TV current affairs, documentary, radio, newspapers, magazines and filmmaking. The author or editor of more than eight internationally published books on the media and politics in the Pacific. One of the most recent, Mekim Nius: South Pacific Media, Politics and Education, was published by the University of the South Pacific Book Centre, AUT Press and South Pacific in December 2004. Editor of a major Australian newspaper, Sunday Observer (1969-70), and a New Zealand glossy magazine, Insight (American Express1983-84). Winner of eight national, international journalism awards and citations. Well-known commentator on Pacific issues and contributor to a wide range of international media such as Gemini News Service and Radio Deutsche Welle. Consultant to projects involving the United Nations Development Programme and PNG's National Investment Development Authority. Founding editor of Pacific Journalism Review at the University of Papua New Guinea in 1994 (now published by the School of Communication Studies, AUT); member of the editorial advisory boards of Australian Journalism Review (Australia) Asia-Pacific Media Educator (Australia/Hongkong) Fijian Studies (Fiji) journals and Pacific Ecologist (NZ).

Currently : Associate Professor in Journalism and Diversity and Publications Coordinator, School of Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology. Teaching: Public Affairs Reporting, Magazine Journalism, New Media Journalism, Editing and Design, News Production and Pacific Affairs. Previously Senior Lecturer and Journalism Programme Coordinator at the University of the South Pacific; teaching International Journalism, Journalism Research, Print and Online Journalism, Journalism Production, Media Law and Ethics and coordinating media industry attachments. Creator of six internet resource websites, including Pacific Journalism Online, Wansolwara Online and Café Pacific. Co-convenor of Pacific Media Watch. Formerly Acting Head of Centre, South Pacific Centre for Communication and Information in Development, University of PNG. Australian Press Council 1999 Fellow.

Research: Pacific journalism education: policy, practice and politics; comparative analysis of Pacific newsrooms, political economy of the Pacific media, media regulation; press freedom in the Asia-Pacific region.




 
Education

2003 Doctorate in History/Politics, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.
Title:
"Journalism Education in the South Pacific, 1975-2003: Politics, Policy and Practice"

1996 Master of Arts in Journalism degree
University of Technology, Sydney

1992 Te Pokapu Whakapakari Kaiako
Centre for Professional Development, Auckland University of Technology, NZ.

Certificate in Transitional Teaching (CTT) (cross-cultural teaching)
Certificate in Adult Tertiary Teaching (CATE)

1959-1962 Wellington Boys College
Wellington, NZ

University Entrance (English, French, History, Chemistry, Biology)


Professional Career

2005-Current: Associate Professor in Journalism
2002-2005: Senior Lecturer in Journalism
2004-Current: Diversity and Publications Coordinator
Editor, Pacific Journalism Review
Auckland University of Technology, Auckland New Zealand

1998-2002: Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Programme Coordinator 
University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji Islands
Editor, Pacific Journalism Review
USP Project Advisory Group (PAG) Representative with the AusAID Pacific Media Training Initiative

1993-1997: Lecturer in Journalism and Programme Coordinator 
University of Papua New Guinea
Chairperson of the University of the South Pacific- University of PNG Student Exchange Committee 

1997: Acting Head of South Pacific Centre for Communication and Information in Development (SPCenCIID), UPNG.
University of PNG representative on the AusAID Pacific Media Training Project Advisory Group 1996-7
UPNG representative on the Media Council of PNG
1996-2002
Editor, Pacific Journalism Review
1994-Present
Editorial Board member, Asia-Pacific Media Educator 1999-Present
Australian Journalism Review
1999-Present
Fijian Studies
2003-Present
The Pacific Ecologist
(2003-Present)

1986-1993: Director of Asia-Pacific Network
Independent news/feature service on regional affairs, 
Auckland, NZ
South Pacific correspondent for Radio Deutsche Welle (Cologne, Germany) and Gemini News Service (London)
Continuing1997

1984-1985: New Outlook Magazine, Auckland
Associate Editor
Responsible for feature article selection and layout design. Circulation 7000.

1983-1984: Insight Magazine, Auckland
Editor
Responsible for management and editorial content of American Express Card franchise magazine.
Circulation of 170,000. Staff of 10.




 
 

 

1981-1983: Freelance writer on Pacific affairs and development issues
Auckland

1978-1980: Auckland Star, New Zealand
Foreign News Editor
Responsible for foreign news selection, 

copy tasting, layout and production. 
Circulation 130,000.

1975-1977: Agence France-Presse News Agency, Paris
Desk Editor/Foreign Correspondent
Covered African affairs and sport. Anchorman of the AFP team in Montreal, Canada, covering the 1976 Olympic Games; covered the 1975 Springbok rugby tour of France; covered the hunt for the terrorist codenamed The Jackal.

1973-1974: Daily Nation, Nairobi, Kenya
Features Editor
Responsible for feature articles writing and 

production for three papers. Circulation 40,000. Staff of six.

1971-1972: Rand Daily Mail, Johannesburg
Chief Subeditor/Night Editor
Responsible for editorial production, management. Staff of 19. Circulation 150,000.

1969-1970: Sunday Observer, Melbourne
Editor
Responsible for editorial management and 

newspaper content. Circulation 100,000. 
Staff of 10.

1968-1969: The Herald, Melbourne
Subeditor
Circulation 500,000.

1967-1968: The NZ Herald, Auckland
Subeditor.

1966-1967: Auto Age Magazine, Auckland, NZ
Assistant Editor

1965-1966: The Dominion, Wellington, NZ
Reporter/Subeditor

Published books include

8. Robie, D (2005): Eyes of Fire: The Last Voyage of the Rainbow Warrior (Memorial Edition). Auckland: Asia Pacific Network/South Pacific Books July 2005.

7. Robie, D (2004): Mekim Nius: South Pacific Media, Politics and Education. Suva: USP Book Centre, December 2004; Auckland: South Pacific Books, February 2005.

6. Robie, D (ed.) (2001): The Pacific Journalist: A Practical Guide. Suva: Journalism Programme USP, February 2001.

5. Robie, D (ed.) (1995): Nius Bilong Pasifik: Mass Media in the Pacific. Port Moresby: University of PNG Press, March 1995.

4. Robie D (ed.) (1992): Tu Galala: Social Change in the Pacific. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books, 1992; Sydney: Pluto Press, 1992.


3. Robie, D (1989): Blood on their Banner: Nationalist Struggles in the South Pacific. (London: Zed Books, 1989; Sydney: Pluto Press, 1990: Manila: Malaya Books, 1991).

2. Robie, D (1989): Och Världen Blundar. (Translated into Swedish by Margaret Eklof: And the World Closed Its Eyes). (Stockholm: Wiken Books, 1989).

1. Robie, D (1986): Eyes of Fire: The Last Voyage of the Rainbow Warrior. (Auckland: Lindon Books, 1986; London: Ravette Books, 1986; Philadelphia: New Society Publishers, 1987).

Contributed chapters to books

5. Robie, D (2005): NZ and Pacific sections. In Freedom of the Press 2006: A Global survey of Media Independence, edited by Karin Karlekar. Lanham, MD: Freedom House.

4. Robie, D (2005): NZ and Pacific sections. In Freedom of the Press 2005: A Global survey of Media Independence, edited by Karin Karlekar. Lanham, MD: Freedom House.

3.
Robie, D (1999): "Papua New Guinea media regulation", chapter in Speaking Freely, edited by Robert Martin (ed) (pp 489-518). London, Ontario: Commonwealth Media Law Project.

2. Robie, D (1992): 'Human Rights Abuses in the Pacific: A Source of Regional Insecurity.' In Peace and Security in the Asia-Pacific Region: Post Cold War Problems and Prospects, edited by Kevin Clements. Asia-Pacific Peace Research Association. Palmerston North: Dunmore Press and United Nations University Press.

1. Robie, D (1983): 'Electoral Turbulence in the South Pacific: Five Administrations Face the Ballot Box.' In Social Bureaucracy in the Pacific, edited by Peter Davis ( pp 164-169). Auckland: Davis/Ross.


Consultancy research monographs

1999:
1999 Australian Press Council Fellow: David Robie: Report and Speeches, Sydney: APC Occasional Paper Series, December 1999. ISBN: 0 949856 46 0. 

1984:
United Nations Development Programme in the South Pacific. Wellington: NZ Trade & Development Coalition, 1984.

 



 
 

 

Published refereed journal articles

31. Robie, D. (2006). An independent student press: Three case studies from Fiji, PNG and Aotearoa/New Zealand. AsiaPacific MediaEducator. Forthcoming.

30. Robie, D. (2006). ‘Four Worlds’ news values: media transition in the South Pacific. Australian Journalism Review, 28(1): 71-88.

29. Robie, D. (2006). Revisiting French terrorism in the Pacific: Rainbow Warrior revelations. Pacific Ecologist, 12, 26-29.

28. Robie, D. (2005). South Pacific notions of the Fourth Estate: A collision of media, culture and values. Media Asia, 32(2): 86-94.

27. Robie, D & Singh, S (2005). From Campus to Newsroom in the South Pacific: Credible Media Paths versus "academic anaemia". AsiaPacific MediaEducator, 15, 81-98.

26. Robie, D (2005). Pacific newsroom profiles: media literacy and education in Fiji, PNG, Australian Journalism Review, v 27 (1).

25. Robie, D and S Singh (2004). From Campus to Newsroom in the South Pacific: Governance and the Quest for a Professional Journalism Ethos. Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji, v 2 (2): 245-268.

24. Robie, D (2004). Cyberspace democracy: Freedom of speech dilemmas in Pacific Journalism Education.UTS Law Review, 5:131-148.

23. Robie, D (2004). Ross Stevens and Uni Tavur: A Kiwi publishing legacy among wantoks. Pacific Journalism Review, 10(2):153-170.

22. Robie, D (2004). The sword of Damocles in the South Pacific: two media regulatory case studies. Pacific Journalism Review, 10(1):103-122.

21. Robie, D (2003). Wansolwara, convergence and culture: A South Pacific communication case study. Communication Journal of New Zealand, October, 4 (1): 3-15.

20. Robie, D (2003). Pacific media councils and cultural values: Safety valve or entrenched hegemony? Pacific Journalism Review, 9:102-122.

19. Robie, D (2003). Cyberspace Democracy: Freedom of Speech Dilemmas in Pacific Journalism Education, Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji, 1(1): 29-49.

18. Robie, D (2003). The Speight Spectre: 'Free and Fair' Elections as a Development Journalism Challenge. Australian Journalism Review, 25(1): 33-50.

17. Robie, D (2002) Cyberspace News On Campus: The South Pacific Experience. AsiaPacific MediaEducator, No 12/13: 203-219.

16. Robie, D (2001). "Freedom of speech in the Pacific: Don't shoot the messenger.
Australian Journalism Review, 24(1):147-154.

15. Robie, D (2001). Freedom of Speech in the Pacific: Culture and Conflict. Pacific Journalism Review , 8:105-119. 

14. Robie, D (2001). Frontline Reporters: A students' internet coup. Pacific Journalism Review, 7: 47-56.

13. Robie, D (2001). Coup coup land: The press and the putsch in Fiji. Asia-Pacific Media Educator No 10: pp 148-162. 

12. Robie, D (2000). Taukei Takeover: The Media Anatomy of a Coup. Australian Journalism Review, 22(2):1-16.

11. Robie, D (2000). Melanesian dominoes: Island nations in the grip of coups. Index on Censorship, 4:19-21. 

10. Robie, D (1999). Spicol Daily: A Pacific Media Partnership Case Study AsiaPacific Media Educator, No 8: pp 34-41.

9. Robie, D (1999). Pacific newsrooms and the campus: some comparisons between Fiji and Papua New Guinea Australian Studies in Journalism, No 9: pp 176-196.

8. Robie, D (1999). South Pacific media overview: Fairness, balance and the cultural imperative Australian Journalism Review, 21(3):25-35.

7. Robie, D (1999). Café Pacific and Online Censorship: Cyberspace media in an Island state. Asia-Pacific Media Educator, No 6: pp 112-120.

6. Robie, D (1998). The Rali affair: A case study for a free press. Pacific Journalism Review, 5:1:114-124.

5. Robie, D (1998). Community, demagogues and the South Pacific news media. Media International Australia, No 86, pp 103-121.

4. Robie, D (1997). Electronic Student Newspaper: Uni Tavur and the Pedagogy of Experience. Asia-Pacific Media Educator, 1:2, August,1997. pp 121-124.

3. Robie, D (1995). The South Pacific Media: Politics, Ownership and Control. Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, 27(1): 28-35.

2. Robie, D (1994). Malaysian Daily in the Pacific: "We Speak for PNG". Australian Journalism Review . 16(2): 47-54.

1. Robie, D (1993). Erosion of Freedom of the Press in the South Pacific. Australian Journalism Review
, 15(2): 33-42.

Other published articles

15. Robie, D (2004). Sword of Damocles in the Pacific, Pacific Ecologist, No 7/8, pp 69-71.

14. Robie, D (2002). Freedom of speech in the Pacific: Don't shoot the messenger, NZ Education Review, December 4-10, p 6.

13
. Robie, D (1998). Post-Courier stays put, Pacific Journalism Review, 5:1:3-32.

12.Robie, D (1998). Online journalism at USP, Pacific Journalism Review, 5:1:107-110.

11.Robie, D (1998). Editorial: Media and free expression, Pacific Journalism Review, 5:1:5-9.

10.Robie, D (1997). Fri Pres: Media freedom in the Pacific, script of the half-hour TV documentary. Published in Pacific Journalism Review, 4:1:29-39.

9. Robie, D (1997) South Pacific Media at the Crossroads, Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) conference, Hongkong, January 24-31. 

8. Robie, D (1996). Community, Demagogues and the Media in the Pacific, Talking Journalism seminar series, Australian Centre for Independent Journalism, October 24.

7. Robie, D (1996). Responses to Layton, Australian Studies in Journalism, No 5, pp 369-374.

6. Robie, D (1996). "The 'Case of the Tongan Three'," Reportage Media Bulletin, No 7, Summer 1996, p 48.


5. Robie, D (1996). Reporting on the Region: A free press Philippine Style, Reportage Media Bulletin, No 7, Summer 1996, p 43-44.

4. Robie, D (1996). "On the Line: Papua New Guinea's Media Independence," Reportage Media Bulletin
, No 6, Winter 1996, pp 34-36.

3. Robie, D (1996). Behind the Frangipani Facade: Pacific Journalists Brace Themselves for their 'Toughest Fight', Reportage Media Bulletin, No 6, Winter 1996, pp 32-33.

2. Robie, D (1994). Pacifications: The Erosion of Press Freedom in Oceania. Arena, No 9, pp 34-36.

1. Robie, D (1996). "Behind the Frangipani Facade: Pacific Journalists Brace Themselves for their 'Toughest Fight'," Reportage Media Bulletin, No 6, Winter 1996, pp 32-33.


Refereed conference papers and proceedings

24. Robie, D (2004). Pacific newsroom profiles: media literacy and education in Fiji, PNG, Journalism Education Association (JEA) conference, Suva, Fiji. December 6-9. Paper | PowerPoint summary.

23. Robie, D and S Singh (2004). From campus to newsroom in the South Pacific: Credible media career paths versus 'academic anaemia', UNESCO JourNet "Professional Media Education" conference, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, February 16-19. Paper | PowerPoint summary [380 kb pdf file]

22. Robie, D (2003). The sword of Damocles in the Pacific: two regulatory case studies, paper presented at the Public Right to Know (PR2K3) Conference, Sydney, Australia, October 17-19

21. Robie, D (2003). The Speight Spectre: 'Free and Fair' Elections as a Development Journalism Challenge, South Pacific Futures conference, Brisbane, Australia, 22-34 July 2002.

20. Robie, D (2003). Pacific media councils and cultural values: Safety valve or entrenched hegemony? Between Empires: Communication, Globalisation and Identity conference, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. February 13-15.

19. Robie, D (2002). Cyberspace democracy: Freedom of Speech Dilemmas in Pacific Journalism Education. A Case Study of Pacific Journalism Online and Wansolwara, Public Right to Know PR2K Conference, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.September 13-15.

18. Robie, D (2002). The Speight Spectre: 'Free and Fair' elections as a Development Journalism Challenge, Development Research Symposium: South Pacific Futures, Women's College, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, July 22-24.

17. Robie, D (2001). Wansolwara, Convergence and Culture: A Case Study of the 2001 Fiji General Election Coverage, Journalism Education Association of New Zealand Conference, Waiariki Institute of Technology, Rotorua, November 29-30.

16. Robie, D (2001). Freedom of Speech in the Pacific: Culture and Conflict, Pacific Islands Media Association (PIMA) conference, Auckland University of Technology, October 5-6

15. Robie, D (2000). Coup coup land: The press and the putsch in Fiji, Journalism Education Association (JEA) conference, Mooloolaba, Queensland, December 6-8.

14. Robie, D (2000). Taukei Takeover: The Media Anatomy of a Coup, Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) conference, Byron Bay, NSW, July. Keynote speech.

13. Robie, D (1999). Newsrooms and the campus: The challenge of Pacific journalism education, Journalism Education Association (JEA) Conference, Melbourne, December 7-10, 1999.

12. Robie, D (1999). South Pacific media overview: Fairness, balance and the cultural imperative, World Association of Press Councils Oceania regional conference, June 21-23, June.

11. Robie, D (1999). Cyberspace media and the Pacific's political frontier, "Reporting political change in the Pacific and Asia: Are journalists ready?" seminar, Griffith University and the Australian Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy, June 21.

10.Robie, D (1999). Fresh Voices and the Pacific's New Cyberspace Media, "Media Control and Ownership Consultation" (World Association for Christian Communication Pacific region), April 12-15. A revised version for publication in Media Development .

9. Robie, D (1998). Café Pacific and Pacific Journalism Online: Cyberspace media in an Island state, Journalism Education Association conference, Yeppoon, Queensland, December 1-4. Published in JEA Conference Proceedings.

8. Robie, D (1997). Cell lines and commodities: the Hagahai patent case, Pacific Journalism Review, 4:1:78-91.

7. Robie, D (1997). Hot-wired Media: How Papua New Guinea News Media Have Faced the Challenge of Cyberspace, Waigani seminar "Information and the Nation", August.


6. Robie, D (1996). Press Freedom and the Constitution: A Journalist's View, "Twenty Years of the PNG Constitution" conference organised by the Law Faculty, University of PNG, and the National Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Port Moresby, March 28-30.

5. Robie, D (1995). Raskols, Eruptions and Rip-offs: Media Perceptions and Education Trends in the Pacific, Journalism Education Association Conference, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ, December 6-8, 1995. Refereed and published in the conference monograph.

4. Robie, D (1995). Media Ethics in PNG: The Scourge of Puffery, Free Media for the Defence of Human Dignity seminar organised by the PNG Churches Council for Media, Alexishafen Seminary, Madang, February 18-19.

3. Robie, D (1994). Ethical Dilemmas for the PNG Media, presented at the PNG Council of Churches' seminar 'The Role of the Media in PNG', University of PNG, August 19.

2. Robie, D (1994). The South Pacific Media: Politics, Ownership and Control, International Green-Left Conference, University of NSW, April 1-4, 1994.

1. Robie, D (1993). 'Erosion of Freedom of the Press in the South Pacific,' presented at the Third Biennial Pacific Journalists' Conference, Suva, June 23-25.

Other conference papers and seminars

5. Robie, D (2003). Ross Stevens and Uni Tavur: A Kiwi media legacy among wantoks, Journalism Education Association of NZ (JEANZ) conference, New Plymouth, NZ, 4-5 December 4-5.

4. Robie, D (2003). Media studies - what's the deal? Choices made easier, Third Pacific Islands Media Association (PIMA) conference, Auckland University of Technology, 3 October, 2003.

3. Robie, D (2003). The invasion of Iraq - and how the media war was won and lost. Half truths and media spin: Whom do you believe? "Justified War?" public seminar, University of Auckland, May 3.

2. Robie, D (2002). Cyberspace news on campus: The pedagogy of Pacific Journalism Online (USP), paper presented at the Journalism Education Association of New Zealand (JEANZ) conference, Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Porirua, New Zealand. November 28-29.

1. Robie, D (2002). Pacific publishing on the web: issues and how-to-do-it workshop, Pacific Islands Media Association (PIMA) conference, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, September 28-29.

 

 

 

 

 

 




 
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Reviews:

1. Whose Story? Reporting the Developing World After the Cold War, edited by Jill Spelliscy and Gerald B. Sperling. (Calgary, Canada: Detselig Enterprises, 1993). Pacific Journalism Review, 1:1, pp 96-97 November 1994.

2. A Critical View of Western Journalism and Scholarship on East Timor, by Geoffrey Gunn (Manila: Journal of Contemporary Asia Publishers, 1994). Pacific Journalism Review, 1:1, pp 97-98 November 1994.

3. PNG: A Fact Book on Modern Papua New Guinea, by Jackson Rannells (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, Second Edition, 1995). Pacific Journalism Review, 2:1, pp 152-154 November 1995.

4. News on a Kife-edge: Gemini Journalism and a Global Agenda, by Richard Bourne (London: John Libbey Publishers, 1995). Pacific Journalism Review, 2:1, pp 161-163.

5. "Cyberspace, kava bowls and hot news in the Pacific", a review of the South Pacific's media websites. Pacific Journalism Review, 3:2, pp 191-194.

6. Dateline Earth: Journalism as if the Planet Mattered, by Kunda Dixit (Manila: Interpress, 1997). Pacific Journalism Review, 4:1 November 1997.

7. Information Technologies for Newspaper Publishing in Asia and the Pacific, edited by Belinda Hopkinson (Paris: UNESCO, 1997). Pacific Journalism Review, 4:1 November 1997.

8. A Fragile Freedom: Challenges Facing the Media in Papua New Guinea, edited by Joe Weber (Madang, PNG: Divine Word University Press, 1999). Pacific Journalism Review, 6:1 January 2000.

9. Tokwin, edited by Sorariba G. Nash (University of PNG Press, 2001). Pacific Journalism Review, v. 8, pp 186-187, June 2002.

10. Our Media, Not Theirs: The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media, by Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2002). Pacific Journalism Review, v. 9, pp 193-196, September 2003.

11. Attacks on the Press in 2002 (Committee to Protect Journalists, New York, 2003); Freedom of the Press throughout the World 2003 (Reporters Sans Frontiéres, Paris, 2003); Live News: A Survival Guide for Journalists (International Federation of Journalists, Brussels, 2003). Pacific Journalism Review, v. 9, pp 208-211, September 2003.

12. West Papua: Following the Morning Star, by Ben Bohane, Liz Thompson and Jim Emslie (Prowling Tiger Press, Melbourne). Pacific Journalism Review, v 10(1): 215-218.

13. Dog Whistle Politics and Journalism: Reporting Arabic and Muslim People in Sydney Newspapers, by Peter Manning. (ACIJ, Sydney). Pacific Journalism Review, v 10(1): 222-223.

14. ... as Mothers of the Land: The Birth of the Bougainville Women for Peace and Freedom, edited by Josephine Tanunani Sirivi and Marilyn Taleo Havini. (Pandanus Books, ANU). Pacific Journalism Review, v 10(1): 224-228.

15. Journalism: Investigation and Research, edited by Stephed Tanner Longman, Frenchs Forest, NSW). Pacific Journalism Review, v 10(2): 204-207.

Course texts: Print Media Handbook, 127 pp. Courses: 25.218 Print Media Production I/25.221 Print Media Production II (UPNG University Printery, 1993).

Newsroom Handbook, 83pp. Courses: 25.121 Practical reporting I/25.123 Practical Reporting II (University Printery).

Pacific Mass Communications Handbook, 205 pp. Courses: 25.209 Mass Communications; 25.222 Public Relations (UPNG University Printery, 1993).

Investigative Journalism: A Pacific Reader 1 & 2. Postgraduate course 25.300 Investigative Journalism. UPNG, 1996.

JN302 Journalism Research: A Pacific Reader. USP 1998.

JN301 International Journalism. USP 1999.

JN201 Newsroom Handbook. USP 1999

JN201 Print and Online Handbook. USP 2000.

JN103 Media Law and Ethics: A Pacific Reader. USP 2000

JN305 Journalism Website Handbook. USP 2001.


World Wide Web sites created and maintained:

Café Pacific: www.asiapac.org.fj/cafepacific/, a media resource, news and article site with country profiles. This won the Department of Social Commentary and Journalism's Best Postgraduate Web Publishing Project Award 1996.

Pacific Journalism Review: www.asiapac.org.fj/PJR/, the online version of the journal.

Pacific Media Watch: www.pmw.c2o.org/, a website monitoring media freedom and censorship, and other pressures in the region (co-convenor). 

Journalism Studies UPNG:http://journ.upng.ac.pg (Now no longer functioning).

Pacific Journalism Online, USP Journalism programme website (1998): www.usp.ac.fj/journ/

AUT Journalism Online (2003): www.journalism.aut.ac.nz

Pacific Journalism Review (2003): www.pjreview.info

Films

1987 Nuclear Exodus: The Rongelap Evacuation

Producer/writer (Auckland: Aroha 

Productions) 17 min

1989 Nuclear-Free Pacific (Niuklia Fri Pasifik)

Researcher/consultant (Pacific Stories Production for Britain's Channel 4 and New Zealand's TV1) 54min.

1996 Fri Pres: Media Freedom in the Pacific

Producer/writer/director (Sydney: Asia-Pacific Network/ACIJ/EM TV) 27 min. Broadcast twice on EM TV and distributed by TVE Pacific.

1999 Pasifik Nius Beat

Producer/writer/(Suva: Journalism programme) 15min. Broadcast on SPC Pacific Way.

Journalism awards

1984 NZ Media Peace Prize Citation (print article on East Timor)

1985 NZ Media Peace Prize (print series of articles on Rainbow Warrior voyage to the Marshall Islands and the bombing of the ship by French secret agents).





 
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1986 NZ Media Peace Prize Citation (video Nuclear Exodus: The Rongelap Evacuation).

1987 Qantas NZ Press Awards:Best Tourism Writing (print article on Fiji)

1988 Qantas NZ Press Awards: Best Feature Writer (print portfolio of articles in the NZ Listener and Dominion on the Ovea massacre in New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji)

1990 NZ Media Peace Prize Citation (print articles on Pacific Environment).

1991 World Environment Day Journalism Award Citation (print article on hazardous waste in Pacific in the NZ Listener).

1995 Best Student Newspaper Award (in the Ossie Award of the Journalism Education Association of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands) Tabloid newspaper Uni Tavur designed by me and edited/reported under my supervision as lecturer. 

1996 Best Postgraduate Web Publishing Project (UTS) for Café Pacific media site www.asiapac.org.fj.

1999 (Student supervised): Best Student Occasional Publication Award (in the Ossie Award of the Journalism Education Association of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands) Tabloid newspaper Spicol Daily designed by me as a liftout in Fiji's Daily Post newspaper and edited/reported by students under my supervision as lecturer. 

2000 (Student supervised): Dr Charles Stuart Award for Best Student Publication All Categories (in the Ossie Award of the Journalism Education Association of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands) USP website Pacific Journalism Online. Tabloid newspaper Wansolwara also Highly Commended. Both publications edited/reported by students under my supervision as lecturer. 

2001 (Student supervised): Ossie Award of the Journalism Education Association of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands for Best Undergraduate and Postgraduate Student TV News Story. Joycelyn Narayan. Highly Commended for Best News Story: Anish Chand for Fiji elections coverage. USP website Pacific Journalism Online. Students under my supervision.

2002 (Student supervised): Ossie Award of the Journalism Education Association of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands for Best Regular Newspaper Publication for Wansolwara.

 

Photographic Exhibitions

1972 'Portrait of Madagascar' (in association with Air Madagascar), Nairobi, Kenya.

1981 'Face of Africa,' Auckland, NZ.

1985 'Nuclear Exodus: The Rongelap Evacuation,' Auckland; Wellington.

 

Other Experience

1974 Freelance Writer while travelling overland 50,000 km through 30 countries including the Sahara Desert across Africa. Extensive travelling in more than 50 countries in Asia, Africa and the Pacific.

1981 Travelled widely in China as a journalist and with a delegation from the NZ-China Friendship Society.

1985 Travelled on board Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior as a journalist for 11 weeks until the ship was bombed by French secret service agents. 

1989 NZ National Delegate, First Pacific Journalists Conference, Port Moresby.

1991 Resource Person, Australian Journalists Study Tour, Philippines.

NZ National Delegate, Second Pacific Journalists Conference, Vila. 

Guest Editor of Diarista, magazine of the Philippines National Union of Journalists. 

1993 NZ National Delegate, Third Pacific Journalists Conference, Suva.

1998 USP Delegate, Commonwealth Press Union Editors Conference, Penang, Malaysia, October.

 

Organisations

Member of New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists

NZ Journalists and Graphic Process Union (Jagpro) representative on the International Council, Pacific Journalists' Association (PJA-International Federation of Journalists), 1991-93

Member of Asia-Pacific Network for Press Freedom, Manila.

Member of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Brussels.

Member of the (Australian, NZ and Pacific) Journalism Education Association (JEA).





 
Member of the Australian Journalists Association/Media Alliance (AJA/MEAA), Sydney.

Pacific Correspondent of Reporters sans Frontières, 1995 -- current.

Co-convenor of Pacific Media Watch, Sydney and Auckland -- www.pmw.c2o.org

 

Consultancies

1984 Three-month preparation of a report on the effectiveness of United Nations Development Programme projects in the South Pacific. (For NZ Trade & Development Coalition, Wellington, and UNDP, Suva).

1992 Preparation of a special economic survey on Papua New Guinea for Corporate Location magazine, London, and National Investment Development Authority, Port Moresby.

1993 Design and implementation of Business Journalism course for Word Publishing Pty Ltd., Port Moresby.

1996-7 Pacific Media Training Project Advisory Group member representing PNG.

1997 Commonwealth Foundation Media Laws Project.

 

Other Achievements

Pacific Islands Media Association (PIMA) Pacific Media Freedom Award 2005.

Listed in New Zealand Who's Who, 12th Edition, Reed Publishers, Wellington, NZ (1992).

Listed in New Zealand Who's Who Aotearoa, NZ Who's Who Aotearoa Publishers Ltd, Auckland, 1996/97/98/01.

Australian Press Council 1999 Fellow, Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney


Updated: Sunday, 18 February 2007