Fairness, balance and the Pacific media's cultural imperative

Robie, David (1999) Fairness, balance and the Pacific media's cultural imperative. Australian Journalism Review, 21 3: 25-35.

Author Robie, David
Title Fairness, balance and the Pacific media's cultural imperative
Journal name Australian Journalism Review
ISSN 0810-2686
Publication date 1999-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 21
Issue 3
Start page 25
End page 35
Total pages 11
Editor Warwick Blood
Place of publication Canberra, ACT, Australia
Publisher Journalism Education Association
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Subject C1
751004 The media
400101 Journalism
Abstract Evolving Press Councils in two Pacific nations, Fiji and Papua New Guinea, have made major contributions to notions of fairness, balance and accountability in the region and the raising of professional standards. They have also warded off varying attempts to gag or hinder the news media from carrying out its role in the public interest. But pressures and dilemmas continue in the region, often from a cultural as well as a political perspective. The media in some countries is refreshingly outspoken and courageous; in others there is a worrying trend towards self-censorship. Journalism education is also of growing importance in the Pacific and a key foundation for media freedom.
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes This paper was originally presented at the World Association of Press Councils' First Oceania Regional Conference, Brisbane, 22-23 June 1999.

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