Professor of Pacific Journalism, Director of the Pacific Media Centre, Auckland University of Technology
Dr David Robie is Professor of Journalism and Director of the Pacific Media Centre in Auckland University of Technology's Pacific Media Centre. He is a former head of journalism at the University of the South Pacific in Suva.
For more than two decades he has focused on covering the Asia-Pacific region. He has reported on post-colonial coups, indigenous struggles for independence and environmental and developmental issues. He is editor of Pacific Journalism Review and blogs at Cafe Pacific: http://cafepacific.blogspot.com/
His new book Don’t Spoil My Beautiful Face: Media, Mayhem and Human Rights in the Pacific (Little Island Press) was published in Auckland last month - see http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/publications/dont-spoil-my-beautiful-face-media-mayhem-and-human-rights-pacific.
May 03, 2019 17:10 pm UTC| Insights & Views
When Pacific countries reflect on the state of their media today, marking World Press Freedom Day, they know the reality is much worse than the ticks they got from a global media freedom watchdog last month. Five of the...