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At the heart of a global crisis over news media credibility and trust is Britain’s so-called Hackgate scandal involving the widespread allegations of phone-hacking and corruption against the now defunct Rupert Murdoch tabloid newspaper News of the World.
Major inquiries on media ethics, professionalism and accountability have been examining the state of the press in NZ, Britain and Australia.
The Murdoch media empire has stretched into the South Pacific with the sale of one major title being forced by political pressure.
The role of news media in global South nations and the declining credibility of some sectors of the developed world’s Fourth Estate also poses challenges
for the future of democracy.
Truth, censorship, ethics and corporate integrity are increasingly critical media issues in the digital age for a region faced with coups, conflicts and human rights violations, such as in West Papua.
In his address, Professor David Robie will reflect on the challenges in the context of the political economy of the media and journalism education in the Asia-Pacific region.
He will also explore emerging disciplines such as deliberative journalism, peace journalism, human rights journalism, and revisit notions of critical development journalism and citizen journalism.
Dr Robie holds a PhD in History/Politics (2004) from the University of the South Pacific, Fiji, where he was formerly head of the Pacific regional journalism programme (1998-2002).
His Masters in Journalism degree was gained at the University of Technology, Sydney, in 1996.
He was also previously coordinator of the University of Papua New Guinea journalism programme prior to 1998 and served as head of the South Pacific Centre for Communication and Information in Development (SPCenCID) at UPNG.