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Pacific media under siege: A review of the PINA 2018 Summit

Panapasa, Geraldine and Singh, Shailendra B. (2018) Pacific media under siege: A review of the PINA 2018 Summit. Pacific Journalism Review, 24 (2). pp. 125-135. ISSN 1023-9499

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The rapidly-changing technology and transforming political situation across the Pacific have seen a noticeable shift towards harsher media legislation as governments facing unprecedented scrutiny try to contain the fallout from social media, citizen journalism and fake news. These developments were at the heart of the discussions at the Pacific Islands News Association’s PINA 2018 Summit in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, in May. The biannual event is the largest gathering of Pacific Islands journalists to contemplate issues of mutual concern, formulate collective responses and chart the way forward. This article reviews this year’s meeting, where discussions centred around the opportunities and challenges of the expanding social media sphere, as well as taking a fresh look at some perennial problems, such as corruption, political pressure and gender violence.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Language, Arts and Media
Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca - Waqairagata
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2018 01:42
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 01:42

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