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New PJR Edition Focuses On Indigenous Sphere

Date -- 9 June 2005

New PJR Edition Focuses On Indigenous Public Sphere

AUCKLAND (AUT Online/Pacific Media Watch): Pacific Journalism Review has published its latest edition with a cover theme focused on the indigenous public sphere.

The main article, entitled "Keeping public cyberspace open: Lessons from the Pacific Islands" examines the development of internet public media in the region.

Other articles deal with the "corporate takeover" of the online public sphere, the Maori public sphere, Television New Zealand's State of the Nation programme, journalism and indigenous public spheres, the case for Pacific media reform, challenges for NZ''s Maori Television Service, and literacy and the media in Fiji.

Two "frontline reports" analyse the Aboriginal public sphere, including the Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjara and Darwin's contested homelands.

Book reviews feature The Manipulation of Custom: From Uprising to Intervention in the Solomon Islands, Mekim Nius, The Trial of the Cannibal Dog, Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou: Struggle Without End, Black and White and Long Drive Through a Short War: Reporting on the Iraq War.

Contributors include Marianne Franklin, Lincoln Dahlberg, Sean Phelan, Kalafi Moala, Michael Meadows, Joanna Paul, Paul Geraghty, Michael Field, David Robie, Jon Stokes and Charles Riddle.

The next edition in September focuses on media ethics and regulation.

* Copies of PJR, published by Auckland University of Technology, can be ordered from the University of the South Pacific Book Centre at:

Inquiries to:



PACIFIC MEDIA WATCH is an independent, non-profit, non-government organisation comprising journalists, lawyers, editors and other media workers, dedicated to examining issues of ethics, accountability, censorship, media freedom and media ownership in the Pacific region. Launched in October 1996, it has links with the Journalism Program at the University of the South Pacific, Bushfire Media based in Sydney, Journalism Studies at the University of PNG (UPNG), the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (ACIJ), Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, and Community Communications Online (c2o).

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