Don'T Spoil My Beautiful Face: Media, Mayhem and Human Rights in the Pacific
A comprehensive "hidden stories of the Pacific" media and communication book about many of the region's major issues of the past two decades such as the Fiji coups, Papua New Guinea's Bougainville war and resource development crises, nuclear testing and health challenges, environ... read full description below.
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||24 April 2014 by Little Island Press Ltd
||By Robie, David
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|Library of Congress
||Journalism - Oceania, Mass media - Political aspects - Oceania, Press and politics - Oceania, Press and politics, Journalism - Oceania
||Communication & Media
||College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Description of this Book
Don't Spoil My Beautiful Face introduces readers to reportage of major Asia-Pacific socio-political and environmental issues over three decades by an independent journalist and media educator. It examines contemporary media concepts such as critical development journalism, conflict-sensitive journalism and deliberative journalism. And it argues for a more comprehensive, reflective and in-depth media response to the region's challenges from Tahiti Nui and Polynesian nations in the east to Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Timor-Leste and West Papua in the west.
The author reported on the conflict between France and Kanak activists in New Caledonia that almost ended in civil war. He was harassed by French secret service agents and arrested at gunpoint. He was on board the original Rainbow Warrior on her last voyage that ended with the bombing by French state terrorists in 1985. He has reported on coups in Fiji and the Philippines, and was a media educator in Suva in 2000 when his students provided award-winning coverage of an attempted coup
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||David Robie has been committed to developing quality journalism in the Pacific, and especially in developing a "Pacific brand" of journalism.
- Kalafi Moala, deputy chair, Pasifika Media Association (PASIMA)
A timely media revisitation of the bloody conflicts and atrocities that have plagued this vulnerable Pacific region. An invaluable resource for journalists and journalism students.
- Shailendra Singh, University of the South Pacific
David Robie has been an impassioned chronicler of Pacific currents for decades ... from the bloody independence struggles of the 1980s to the attempts to chart a nuclear-free course.
- Mark Revington, editor of Te Karaka, the voice of Ngai Tahu
An excellent sweep through the recent history of the Pacific and elsewhere constructed around the story of the author's life.
- Professor Stewart Firth, Australian National University
"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."
- John Pilger, global investigative journalist
Dr David Robie is director of the Pacific Media Centre and professor of journalism in Auckland University of Technology's School of Communication Studies. He is the author of Eyes of Fire: The Last Voyage of the Rainbow Warrior and Mekim Nius: South Pacific Media, Politics and Education. He is also founding editor of Pacific Journalism Review, convenor of Pacific Media Watch and publishes the media blog Cafe Pacific.