World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Pacific Journalism Online Returns

SUVA: Pacific Journalism Online, the website of the journalism programme of the regional University of the South Pacific, rejoined cyberspace today.

University authorities at the Laucala campus in the Fiji Islands decided to reopen the site this week after it had been temporarily closed for security reasons since May 29.

It was shut down the day after a mob supporting rebel leader George Speight attacked and trashed Fiji Television offices in the capital of Suva and hours before the military took over the country, declaring martial law.

Many international media groups, journalism schools, professors and academics had written to the university urging for the website to be reopened.

The president of the USP Staff Association, Dr Biman Prasad, welcomed the reopening of the website.

In an appeal to the administration, he said: "Academic freedom is always fundamental to the survival and operation of an university, even more so when there is a crisis and threats to academic freedom."

* USP journalism students reports on the crisis are still posted at the UTS journalism website:

Pacific Journalism Online:


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>


Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>


Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>


  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC