Thursday, 27 November 2014

Auckland Political Journalism Conference and David Robie's book "Don't Spoil My Beautiful Face"

NZ: Live streaming links for Asia-Pacific political journalism conference

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Asylum seekers in the Pacific, media freedom issues, post-elections Fiji, climate change, the climate of impunity in the Philippines and investigative documentaries in Timor-Leste, Australia and New Zealand are among the wide-ranging topics featured at a three-day political journalism in the Asia-Pacific conference opening tomorrow.
The conference is marking 20 years of publishing the research journal Pacific Journalism Review.
Walter Fraser, head of Pacific Advancement at AUT University, will open the conference on Thursday morning and Vice-Chancellor, Derek McCormack, will make a presentation of a mega cartoon to the editorial team on Friday, 5-6pm, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the journal.
Fifteen journalists are covering the conference, including from Antara News Agency in Indonesia and the Bangkok bureau of TV Asahi of Japan.
Here are the livestreaming links:

Thursday, 27 November: 8.45am-10.45am:
Conference opening, video premiere of The Life of Pacific Journalism Review, Philippines and the Ampatuan massacre, media freedom issues in the Pacific and Fiji.

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Friday, 28 November: 8.45am-10.45am: 
Republika editor Ricardo Morris, a keynote speaker on Fiji, followed by Shailendra Singh (Fiji) and Nickek Chesterfield (West Papua).

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Second Link (This is a back up link, in case if the first link fails):


Friday, 28 November: 6-8pm:
Film maker Max Stahl on "anti -news" in Timor-Leste

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Asia-Pacific political journalism conference




Don’t Spoil My Beautiful Face: Media, Mayhem and Human Rights in the Pacific
Format: paperback, 362pp, illustrated. Index.

Date: 24 April 2014: ISBN 978-1877-484-25-4
Publisher: Little Island Press
Foreword by Kalafi Moala

“This is an extraordinary ‘secret history’ of a vast region of the world of which David Robie has been a rare expert witness. What makes this epic work so timely is that it allows us to understand the Asia-Pacific at a time of renewed Cold War ambitions and dangers.” – Investigative journalist John Pilger
Professor David Robie, an independent journalist, media campaigner and educator from AUT University’s Pacific Media Centre, distils his lessons from 35 years or working in the Asia-Pacific region. Covering environmental challenges, coups, the nuclear-free and independent Pacific movement and civil rights – as well as many barriers journalists face in the Pacific – his book, Don’t Spoil My Beautiful Face, reveals many of the hidden stories from these island nations.

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