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Pacific Ecologist Focus On Media Freedom, Peace

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PACIFIC PEOPLE'S STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL


http://www.pirm.org.nz

WELLINGTON (Pacific Ecologist/Pacific Media Watch): Pacific Ecologist journal has published a double issue 7/8 with the theme, 'Pacific people's struggle for survival'.

The 88-page issue of 17 articles, uses the voices of Pacific peoples to promote the establishment of the region as a zone of peace and sustainability, and as an alternative to the 'war on terrorism'.

It covers a wide range of topics, including:

* Devastating wars being inflicted on Pacific peoples hidden from the eyes of the world in West Papua, and in Aceh.

* Plans to combat climate change on Pacific Islands.

* Pacific nuclear devastation.

* The invaluable ecological knowledge of Pacific peoples;.

* Threats to media and democracy.

* Economic oppression of indigenous Australians.

* And what to do about it.

For orders or further information contact the editor, Kate Weir: pirmeditor@paradise.net.nz +++niuswire

PACIFIC MEDIA WATCH ONLINE http://www.pmw.c2o.org

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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