Presentations

Marie-Noelle Ferrieux Patterson: Sth Pacific

Marie-Noelle Ferrieux Patterson, president of Transparency Vanuatu, spoke about Threats to Media Freedom and Freedom of Information in the South Pacific.

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Marie-Noelle Ferrieux Patterson: Vanuatu

Marie-Noelle Ferrieux Patterson, president of Transparency Vanuatu, spoke about Freedom of Information – The Vanuatu Experience.

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John McMillan: new media

Australian Information Commissioner-designate Professor John McMillan AO was a  panelist in Plenary Session I: Freedom of Information: current status, challenges and implications for news media. His paper is copied below.

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Francis Herman: Rights in a digital age

Francis Herman was part of a Plenary Session on May 3. Below is his paper on The Right to Know in a Digital Age.

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Sophie Foster: South Pacific

Sophie Foster, Associate Editor, Fiji Times, spoke about Threats to Media Freedom and Freedom of Information in the South Pacific during a parallel session at World Press Freedom Day.

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Savea Sano Malifa: South Pacific

At the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day Conference at the University of Queensland in Brisbane on May 2-3, 2010, Savea Sano Malifa presented a paper on “Threats to Media Freedom and Freedom of Information in the South Pacific”. Since it was a panel discussion, he could only quote from the paper. Here it is published in full. 

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John Woods: Press in the pacific

John Woods, editor and publisher of the Cook Islands News, discussed the challenges and opportunities of independent press development in the Pacific.

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Lisa Williams-Lahari: HIV

Below is the text of a statement given on Sunday 2 May in Brisbane at the University of Queensland by Lisa Williams-Lahari, founding member and Projects leader of Pacific WAVE (Women Advancing a Vision of Empowerment) Media Network. Her presentation followed that of PNG’s Susuve Laumaea, Chair of the Pacific Freedom Forum.

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David Robie: Pacific press freedom

In a paper presented at World Press Freedom Day, David Robie of the Pacific Media Centre analyses the history and development pedagogy of independent media published by communication studies educational programmes in Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

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Chronox Manek: The way forward

In his presentation to World Press Freedom Day, Chronox Manek, Papua New Guinea's chief ombudsman, said that although the media in developing countries had the same roles, economic and social factors created more challenging conditions.

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Rick Snell: FOI systems

Rich Snell, senior lecturer in public law at the University of Tasmania, spoke about 'Designing and operating effective FOI systems'. 

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Centenary oration by Irina Bokova

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova gave University of Queensland Centenary Oration at the opening ceremony for World Press Freedom Day. The text of her speech on May 2 follows. Watch the full speech on the WPFD Livestream channel.

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