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


Press And The Putsch In Fiji Controversy

A chronology of links on the controversy about a paper at an Australian journalism education conference last week examining the role of the Fiji news media during the year before the rebellion and following the 19 May 2000 putsch:

1. Dec 6: "Coup Coup Land: The Press and the Putsch in Fiji" - Journalism Education Conference (JEA) paper by University of the South Pacific journalism coordinator David Robie.

2. Dec 12: "New Zealander criticises Fiji journalists and news organisations" - anonymous PINA Nius Online article.

3. Dec 12: "Author slams flawed PINA Nius Online report" - reply by David Robie.

4. Dec 13: USP journalism lecturer Dr Mark Hayes' comments to Daily Post .

5. Dec 13: Pacific Islands Report abstract to "Putsch paper" link:

6. Dec 14: "Media chiefs slam report" - Daily Post, plus "Author slams PINA Nius" in print.

7. Dec 14: "Newspaper hostile towards elected Fiji government - academic" - item 287 on Coalition Government website:

8. Dec 14: Fiji quick access to "Putsch paper" at



© 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