Professor David Robie

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Director, Pacific Media Centre

Email: david.robie@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2176-8185

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Academic appointments:

  • Professor of Journalism and Communication Studies/Director of the Pacific Media Centre, Auckland University of Technology (2002 - ongoing)
  • Head of Journalism, University of the South Pacific (1998 - 2002)
  • Head of Journalism, University of Papua New Guinea (1993 - 1998)

Qualifications:

  • PhD, University of the South Pacific
  • MA Journ, University of Technology Sydney
  • Certificate of Adult Teaching (CTA), Auckland Institute of Technology
  • Certificate of Transitional Teaching (Diversity)(CTT), Auckland Institute of Technology

Overview:

Professor David Robie is the Director of the Pacific Media Centre and a journalist of more than 40 years. For more than two decades he focused on covering the Asia-Pacific region. He has reported on post-colonial coups, indigenous struggles for independence and environmental and developmental issues.

Professor Robie is editor of Pacific Journalism Review (PJR), the only research journal to investigate media issues in the South Pacific, Asia-Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. Through his role as Director of the Pacific Media Centre, he manages Pacific Media Watch, a digital research of daily dispatches about Pacific journalism and media, ethics and professionalism, and jointly publishes the high profile independent Asia Pacific Report with industry partner ForeignPolicy.nz.

He has written ten books on the region’s politics and media, including Mekim Nius: South Pacific politics, media and education, and a book about the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior, and Don’t Spoil My Beautiful Face: Media, Mayhem and Human Rights in the Pacific (Little Island Press, 2014). Marking the 30th anniversary of the Rainbow Warrior bombing in July 2015, his book Eyes of Fire was published with extensive new sections and images.

Professor Robie was awarded the 2015 AMIC Asia Communication Award in Dubai, the first person in the southern hemisphere to receive this honour. In 2011, he was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award. In 2005, he was awarded the PIMA Media Freedom Award for his contribution to development of journalists in New Zealand and the Pacific. In 1985, he was awarded the NZ Media Prize for his coverage of the Rainbow Warrior bombing, and was also awarded the 1988 Qantas Awards for best feature article and best feature portfolio for his Asia-Pacific journalism.

Research interests:

Asia-Pacific media and politics
Development journalism
Ethics and media accountability
Human rights and media
International comparative journalism
Investigative journalism
Media freedom and Freedom of Information
Peace journalism
Political economy of the South Pacific

Teaching summary:

COMM712 Selected Topics in Communication Studies
COMM802 Practice-Based Research Methods
COMM812 Selected Topics in Media Communication Practice
JOUR801 Asia-Pacific Journalism Studies
JOUR810 International Journalism Project
MCS and PhD supervision

Fields of research:

  • Government and Politics of Asia and The Pacific
  • Journalism and Professional Writing
  • Journalism Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • International and Development Communication

Professional activities:

Outreach and engagement

  • Google Scholar Rankings 2019. H=Index 15 (2019)
    Google Scholar Citations = 1108. H=Index 15.
  • Contributor of a regular Asia-Pacific commentary to The Daily Blog (2019)
    David Robie contributes a regular blog on media, politics and Asia-Pacific affairs to The Daily Blog.
  • Author and publisher of the blog Cafe Pacific (2019)
    Kia ora tatou and welcome to journalist David Robie's independent news media and politics commentary and analysis about Aotearoa/NZ and the Asia-Pacific region. Pacific Media Centre at AUT University. ISSN 1562-4315. This blog is archived in the digital collection of the National Library of NZ (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa).

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • Robie, D. (2018). Asia Pacific Report: A New Zealand Nonprofit Journalism Model for Campus-Based Social Justice Media. IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 2(1). doi:10.22146/ikat.v2i1.37395

Books

  • Maslog, C. C., Robie, D., & Adriano, J. (2019). Science Writing and Climate Change. Manila, Philippines: Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC). Retrieved from http://www.aijc.com.ph/

  • Robie, D. (2015). Eyes of fire: The last voyage of the Rainbow Warrior - 30th anniversary edition. Auckland, New Zealand: Little Island Press. Retrieved from http://littleisland.co.nz/books/eyes-fire

  • Robie, D. (2014). Don't spoil my beautiful face: Media, mayhem and human rights in the Pacific. Auckland: Little Island Press. Retrieved from http://littleisland.co.nz/books/dont-spoil-my-beautiful-face

  • Robie, D. (2005). Eyes of fire: The last voyage of the Rainbow Warrior. Auckland, New Zealand: South Pacific Books. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/

  • Robie, D. (2004). Mekim nius: South Pacific media, politics and education. Suva, Fiji; Auckland, New Zealand: University of the South Pacific, Auckland University of Technology. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/

  • Robie, D. (2001). The Pacific Journalist A Practical Guide. Suva, Fiji: University of the South Pacific Book Centre. Retrieved from http://encore.aut.ac.nz/

  • Robie, D. (1990). Blood on their Banner: Nationalist struggles in the South Pacific. London, United Kingdom: Zed Books. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/

Journal articles

  • Robie, D. (2019). Independence for Kanaky: A media and political stalemate or a ‘three Strikes’ Frexit challenge?. Pacific Journalism Review, 25(1-2), 81-100. doi:10.24135/pjr.v25i1.477

  • Robie, D. (2019). Independence for Kanaky: A media and political stalemate or a ‘three strikes’ Frexit challenge?. Pacific Journalism Review, 25(1&2), 81-99. doi:10.24135/pjr.v25i1.477

  • Robie, D. (2019). Karoronga, kele'a, talanoa, tapoetethakot and va: Expanding millennial notions of a 'Pacific way' journalism education and media research culture. Media Asia -Singapore-, 46, 1-17. doi:10.1080/01296612.2019.1601409

  • Robie, D. (2018). Journalism under duress in Asia-Pacific: A decade of resistance: The Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, impunity and human rights. Pacific Journalism Review, 24(2). doi:10.24135/pjr.v24i2.459

  • Robie, D. (2018). Asia Pacific Report: A New Zealand Nonprofit Journalism Model for Campus-Based Social Justice Media. IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 2(1). doi:10.22146/ikat.v2i1.37395

  • Robie, D. (2018). Bearing Witness 2017: Year 2 of a Pacific climate change storytelling project. Pacific Journalism Review, 24(1). doi:10.24135/pjr.v24i1.415

  • Wahyuni,, H. I., Fitrah, A. A., Handayani, F., & Robie, D. (2018). Ecological Communication in Asia-Pacific: A comparative analysis of social adaptation to maritime disaster in Indonesia and Fiji. Pacific Journalism Review, 24(1). doi:10.24135/pjr.v24i1.390

  • Robie, D. (2017). Tanah Papua, Asia-Pacific news blind spots and citizen media: From the ‘act of free choice’ betrayal to a social media revolution. Pacific Journalism Review, 23(2). doi:10.24135/pjr.v23i2.334

  • Robie, D. (2017). Indonesian double standards over press freedom endanger safety of Papuan journalists. Media Asia -Singapore-, 44(1). doi:10.1080/01296612.2017.1379812

  • Robie, D. (2017). Refreshed digital journalism education mission needed [Review]. Pacific Journalism Review, 23(1). doi:10.24135/pjr.v23i1.322

  • Robie, D. (2017). Timely strategic research spotlights killings of journalists. Pacific Journalism Review, 23(1). doi:10.24135/pjr.v23i1.323

  • Robie, D. (2017). The insecurity legacy of the Rainbow Warrior affair: A human rights transition from nuclear to climate-change refugees. Pacific Dynamics: Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 1(1). Retrieved from https://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/13641

  • Robie, D., & Chand, S. (2017). Bearing Witness 2016: A Fiji climate change journalism case study. Pacific Journalism Review, 23(1). doi:10.24135/pjr.v23i1.257

  • Robie, D. (2016). Drone killings on a par with mafia hitmen [Book Review]. Pacific Journalism, 22(2). Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=599458395544407;res=IELHSS

  • Robie, D. (2016). From Pacific Scoop to Asia Pacific Report: A case study in an independent campus-industry media partnership. Pacific Journalism Review, 22(2). Retrieved from https://pjreview.aut.ac.nz/articles/pacific-scoop-asia-pacific-report-1539

  • Robie, D. (2016). Merdeka: Media and the case for Papuan civil resistance [Book Review]. Pacific Journalism Review, 22(1). Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=183272349521252;res=IELHSS

  • Cass, P., & Robie, D. (2016). Editorial: Finding the Pacific voice. Pacific Journalism Review, 22(2), 6-10. doi:10.24135/pjr.v22i2.90

  • Robie, D. (2016). EDITORIAL: Ruthless tidal wave. Pacific Journalism Review, 22(1), 6-12. doi:10.24135/pjr.v22i1.9

  • Robie, D. (2016). The Rainbow Warrior, secrecy and state terrorism: A Pacific journalism case study. Pacific Journalism Review, 22(1). doi:10.24135/pjr.v22i1.19

  • Robie, D. (2016). La’o Hamutuk and Timor-Leste’s development challenges : A case study in human rights and collaborative journalism. Media Asia, 42(3-4). doi:10.1080/01296612.2016.1142247

  • Robie, D. (2015). The struggle for media freedom amid jihadists, gaggers and ‘democratators’ [Review]. Pacific Journalism Review, 21(2). Retrieved from http://www.pjreview.info/

  • Robie, D. (2015). Two decades of critical inquiry. Pacific Journalism Review, 21(1), 7-14.

  • Robie, D. (2015). Advocating journalism practice-as-research: A case for recognition in the New Zealand PBRF context. Asia Pacific Media Educator, 25(1). doi:10.1177/1326365X15575591

  • Robie, D., & Abcede, D. M. (2015). Cybercrime, criminal libel and the media: From ‘e-martial law’ to the Magna Carta in the Philippines. Pacific Journalism Review, 21(1). doi:10.24135/pjr.v21i1.158

  • Robie, D. (2014). Editorial: Meltdowns and militarisation. Pacific Journalism Review, 20(2), 7-11. doi:10.24135/pjr.v20i2.161

  • Robie, D. (2014). Pacific Media Watch: beyond parochial news. Media Asia, 41(3). Retrieved from http://www.amic.org.sg/research-and-publications

  • Robie, D. (2014). Shooting the messenger, Pacific style. Media Development, LXI(3). Retrieved from http://www.waccglobal.org/articles/shooting-the-messenger-pacific-style

  • Robie, D. (2014). Lies, media integrity and the new digital environment [Review]. Pacific Journalism Review. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=299311233926332;res=E-LIBRARY

  • Robie, D. (2014). Pacific Media Watch and protest in Oceania: An investigative free media case study. Pacific Journalism Review, 20(1). Retrieved from http://www.pjreview.info/

  • Robie, D. (2014). ‘Carbon colonialism’: Pacific environmental risk, media credibility and a deliberative perspective. Pacific Journalism Review, 20(2). Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=720080990413343;res=IELHSS

  • Robie, D. (2013). ‘Four Worlds’ news values revisited : A deliberative journalism paradigm for Pacific media. Pacific Journalism Review, 19(1). doi:10.24135/pjr.v19i1.240

  • Singh, S., & Robie, D. (2013). Captive to a political elite. Pacific Journalism Review, 19(1), 7-12.

  • Robie, D. (2013). Conflict reporting in the South Pacific: A critical reflexive approach to Timor-Leste and West Papua. Media Asia, 40(2). doi:10.1080/01296612.2013.11689963

  • Robie, D. (2013). Coups, conflicts and human rights: Pacific media paradigms and challenges. Asia Pacific Media Educator, 22(2). doi:10.1177/1326365X13498168

  • Robie, D. (2013). The talanoa and the tribal paradigm: Reflections on cross-cultural reporting in the Pacific. Australian Journalism Review, 35(1). Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/browseJournalTitle;issn=0810-2686;res=IELLCC

  • Robie, D. (2013). ‘Four Worlds’ news values revisited : A deliberative journalism paradigm for Pacific media. Pacific Journalism Review, 19(1). doi:10.24135/pjr.v19i1.240

  • Robie, D. (2012). How ‘alternative’ media can again be mainstream. Pacific Journalism Review, (18). Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=854888963065565;res=IELHSS

  • Robie, D. (2012). Gossana cave siege tragic tale of betrayal. Pacific Journalism Review, 18(2). Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=855000760893114;res=IELHSS

  • Robie, D. (2012). Independent journalism in the South Pacific: Two campus-based media case studies in Fiji and New Zealand. Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, 6. Retrieved from http://www.commarts.uws.edu.au/gmjau/v6_2012_1/david_robie_AA.html

  • Robie. (2012). Democracy and the price of silence [Book review]. Pacific Journalism Review, 18. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=377847633378790;res=IELHSS

  • Robie, D. (2012). Bearing witness in 40 years of Greenpeace chronicles [Book review]. Pacific Journalism Review, 18. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=379040143539314;res=IELHSS

  • Robie, D. (2012). ‘Drugs, guns and gangs’: Case studies on Pacific states and how they deploy NZ media regulators. Pacific Journalism Review, 18(1). doi:10.24135/pjr.v18i1.292

  • Perrottet, A., & Robie, D. (2011). Pacific media freedom 2011: A status report. Pacific Journalism Review, 17(2). Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=485458728585029;res=E-LIBRARY

  • Robie, D. (2011). Reinventing muckraking. Pacific Journalism Review, 17(1), 5-9.

  • Robie, D. (2011). Authentic reporting. Pacific Journalism Review, 17(2), 5-10.

  • Robie, D. (2011). Independent journalism in the South Pacific:
    Two campus-based media case studies in Fiji, New Zealand. Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, 5(1). Retrieved from http://www.commarts.uws.edu.au/gmjau/index.html

  • Robie, D. (2011). Iconic media environmental images of Oceania:
    Challenging corporate news for solutions. Dreadlocks [Special edition: Incorporating the Proceedings of Oceans, Islands and Skies - Oceanic Conference on Creativity and Climate Change]., 6/7. Retrieved from http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/publications/dreadlocks-creativity-and-climate-change

  • Robie, D. (2011). Conflict reporting in the South Pacific: Why peace journalism has a chance. The Journal of Pacific Studies, 32(2). Retrieved from http://www.usp.ac.fj/

  • Edwards, B., Field, M., Bennett, C., Stephenson, J., Robie, D., & Lind, C. (2010). Journalists at risk: News media perspectives. Pacific Journalism Review, 16(1), 49-67.

  • Robie, D. (2010). Insights into traditional pacific warfare ‘rules’. Pacific Journalism Review, 16(1), 209-212.

  • Robie, D. (2010). Pacific freedom of the press: Case studies in independent campus-based media models. Pacific Journalism Review, 16(2). Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=478477050553338;res=IELHSS

  • Robie, D., Edwards, B., Field, M., Bennett, C., & Stephenson, J. (2010). Journalists at risk: News media perspectives. Pacific Journalism Review, 16(1). Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=410559870317199;res=E-LIBRARY

  • Robie, D. (2009). Conflicts challenge the Asian news media. Pacific Journalism Review, 15(1), 230-233.

  • Robie, D. (2009). Free speech in Fiji. Pacific Journalism Review, 15(1), 5-8.

  • Robie, D. (2009). Public enemy number one’s global journalism. Pacific Journalism Review, 15(2), 220-223.

  • Robie, D. (2009). ‘Impartial’? No, this is a tribute to a people’s suffering. Pacific Journalism Review, 15(2), 230-234.

  • Robie, D. (2009). Behind the Fiji censorship. A comparative media regulatory case study as a prelude to the Easter putsch. Pacific Journalism Review, 15(2). Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=300966419566601;res=IELHSS

  • Robie, D. (2009). Diversity reportage in metropolitan Oceania: The mantra and the reality. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, (131). Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=912301259301358;res=IELHSS

  • Robie, D. (2009). Diversity reportage in Aotearoa: Demographics and the rise of the ethnic media. Pacific Journalism Review, 15(1). Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=796739571558002;res=E-LIBRARY

  • Robie, D., & Singh, S. (2008). Horror stories confront journalists. Pacific Journalism Review, 14(2), 233-236.

  • Nash, C., Maniaty, T., & Robie, D. (2008). Political blogs. Pacific Journalism Review, 14(2), 5-7.

  • Robie, D. (2008). Freedom of the gatekeepers: A free media case study in NZ and Fiji - self-regulation or state intervention?. Fijian Studies, 6(1,2). Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=064042503828454;res=IELNZC

  • Robie, D. (2008). 2000 Retrospective: Coup coup land: The press and the putsch in Fiji. Fijian Studies, 6(1,2). Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=064787822678782;res=IELNZC

  • Robie, D. (2008). Frontline reporting, ethos and perception: media challenges in the South Pacific. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 49(2). doi:10.1111/j.1467-8373.2008.00371.x

  • Berney, C. J., & Robie, D. (2008). Don't publish and be damned: an advocacy media case study. Global Media Journal, 2(1). Retrieved from http://www.commarts.uws.edu.au/gmjau/iss1_2008/bernie_robie.html

  • Richards, I., & Robie, D. (2007). A cooperative future. Pacific Journalism Review, 13(1), 5-7.

  • Robie, D. (2007). Barbouzes, Bullets and Beat-ups: South Pacific Media Realities. Communication Initiative Network. Retrieved from http://www.comminit.com/global/node/244000

  • Robie, D. (2007). The Rainbow Warrior bombers, the media and the judiciary. Australian Journalism Review, 29(2). Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/browseJournalTitle;res=IELHSS;issn=0810-2686

  • Robie, D. (2007). Foreign aid in Pacific media education: panacea or Pandora's box?. Media Asia, 34(2). Retrieved from http://www.amic.org.sg/?link=11

  • Robie, D. (2006). Behind the bitter attacks and propaganda—a remarkable cold war talent. Pacific Journalism Review, 12(2), 192-196.

  • Robie, D. (2006). Scandals at the NY times. Pacific Journalism Review, 12(1), 193-194.

  • Robie, D. (2006). Lies, gags and the future. Pacific Journalism Review, 12(2), 5-8.

  • Robie, D. (2006). Human touch, revealing media insights into Speight’s coup. Pacific Journalism Review, 12(2), 203-207.

  • Robie, D. (2006). Dreaded word culture ‘like a newsroom hand grenade’. Pacific Journalism Review, 12(1), 190-192.

  • Robie, D. (2006). South Pacific notions of the fourth estate: A collision of media models, culture and values. Media Asia, 32(2). Retrieved from http://kauri.aut.ac.nz:8080/dspace/bitstream/123456789/15/1/notions_robie.pdf

  • Robie, D. (2006). Revisiting French terrorism in the Pacific: Rainbow Warrior revelations. Pacific Ecologist, (12).

  • Robie, D. (2006). Four worlds' news values: Media transition in the South Pacific. Australian Journalism Review, 28(1).

  • Robie, D. (2006). An independent student press: Three case studies from Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Aotearoa/New Zealand. Asia Pacific Media Educator, 17.

  • Robie, D. (2005). At the end of the Rainbow. The Waikato Times Magazine, 11(2)(9 July 2005).

  • Robie, D. (2005). Campaigning with passion for an ‘arsenal of democracy’. Book review of Prof. Claude-Jean Bertrand , Media Ethics and Accountability Systems (New Brunswick, NJ, and London: Transaction Publishers, 2000) and An Arsenal for Democracy: Media Accountability Systems (Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2003). Pacific Jou.

  • Robie, D. (2005). ‘Embedded’ with the invaded Iraqi people. Pacific Journalism Review, 11(1).

  • Robie, D. (2005). The perils of South Pacific reporting. Asia Media: Media News Daily, Specialist article(22 March 2005). Retrieved from http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/author.asp?author_ID=240

  • Robie, D. (2005). The Curse called Bravo (commissioned magazine article). Spasifik Magazine, (10).

  • Robie, D. (2005). Pacific solutions. The Walkley Magazine (commissioned article), (33). Retrieved from http://www.walkleys.com/magazine

  • Robie, D., & Singh, S. (2005). From campus to newsroom in the South Pacific: Credible media career paths versus "academic anaemia". Asia Pacific Media Educator, 15. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=951311440525039;res=IELHSS

  • Robie, D. (2005). Pacific newsroom profiles: Media literacy and education in Fiji and PNG. Australian Journalism Review, 27 (1)(1).

  • Robie David. (2004). The sword of Damocles in the South Pacific: Two media regulatory case studies. Pacific Journalism Review, 12(1).

  • Robie, D. (2004). From campus to newsroom in the South Pacific: Governance and the quest for a professional journalism ethos. Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji, 2(2). Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=709432729298727;res=IELNZC

  • Robie David. (2004). Cyberspace democracy: Freedom of speech dilemmas in Pacific journalism education. UTS Law Review, (5).

  • Robie David. (2003). Wansolwara, convergence and culture: A South Pacific communication case study. Communication Journal of New Zealand, 4(1).

  • Robie David. (2003). Pacific media councils and cultural values: Safety valve or entrenched hegemony. Pacific Journalism Review, 9(1).

  • Robie David. (2003). 'Free and fair' elections as a Pacific development journalism challenge. Australian Journalism Review, 25(1).

  • Robie David. (2003). Cyberspace democracy: Freedom of speech dilemmas in Pacific journalism education. Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji, 1(1).

  • Robie David. (2002). Freedom of speech in the Pacific: Don't shoot the messenger. Australian Journalism Review, 24(1).

  • Robie David. (2002). Cyberspace news on campus: The South Pacific experience. Asia-Pacific Media Educator, (12/13).

  • Robie, D. (2000). Melanesian dominoes: Two island nations in the Pacific are in the group of coups by indigenous groups. Index on Censorship, 29(4). doi:10.1080/03064220008536751

  • Robie, D. (1998). Community, demagogues and the South Pacific news media. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, (18). Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=093339220836478;res=IELLCC

  • Robie, D. (1997). Electronic student newspaper: 'Uni Tavur' and pedagogy of experience. Asia Pacific Media Educator. Retrieved from http://ro.uow.edu.au/apme/vol1/iss2/15/

  • Robie, D. (1995). Uni Tavur: the evolution of a student press. Australian Journalism Review, 17(2). Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/

  • Robie, D. (1995). The South Pacific media: politics, ownership, and control. Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, 27(1). Retrieved from http://www.scopus.com/

Creative works

  • Khrisnamurthi, S., & Tom, B. (2019). Pacific Media Watch Project - The Genesis (No. Of Pieces: 15 minutes) [Artefact]. Asia Pacific Report | YouTube PMC Channel: Pacific Media Centre. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvd-iwd7LZA

Book chapters

  • Robie, D. (2019). 'Bearing Witness' and Reporting Climate Change in Fiji and the Pacific. In C. C. Maslog, D. Robie, & J. Adriano (Eds.), Science Writing and Climate Change (pp. 47-57). Manila, Philippines: Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC). Retrieved from http://www.aijc.com.ph/

  • Robie, D. (2017). Voice of the voiceless: Investigative journalism Publication November 30. In J. Marbrook, D. Abcede, N. Robertson, & D. Robie (Eds.), Conflict, custom & conscience: Photojournalism and the Pacific Media Centre 2007-2017 (pp. 10-13). Auckland: Auckland University of Technology, Pacific Media Centre. doi:10.24135/pjm.v0i7.17

  • Robie, D. (2016). ‘Unfree and unfair’?: Media intimidation in Fiji’s 2014 election. In S. Ratuva, & S. Lawson (Eds.), The people have spoken: The 2014 Fiji elections (pp. 83-107). Canberra: Australian National University Press. Retrieved from http://press.anu.edu.au/?p=337333

  • Robie, D. (2012). Iconic media environmental images of Oceania: Challenging corporate news for solutions. In M. Prasad, & D. Robie (Eds.), Oceans, Islands and Skies: Proceedings of the Oceanic Conference on Creativity and Climate Change (pp. 23-47). Suva, Fiji: University of the South Pacific | Pacific Media Centre, AUT University. Retrieved from http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/

  • Robie, D. T. (2011). The campus and the newsroom: Papua New Guinean media in education profile. In E. Papoutsaki, M. McManus, & P. Matbob (Eds.), Communication, Culture and Society in Papua New Guinea: Yu tok wanem? (pp. 186-198). Madang, Papua New Guinea: Divine Word University. Retrieved from http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2008). South Pacific notions of the Fourth Estate: a collision of media models, culture and values. In E. Papoutsaki, & U. S. Harris (Eds.), South Pacific Islands Communication: Regional Perspectives, Local Issues (pp. 102-116). Singapore; Suva and Auckland: South Pacific Islands Communication: Asian Media Information and Communication Centre.

  • Robie, D. (2008). Media and development in the Pacific: reporting the why, how and what now. In S. Singh, & B. Prasad (Eds.), Media & Development Issues and challenges in the Pacific Islands (pp. 11-26). Lautoka, Fiji; and Auckland: Fiji Institute of Applied Studies and Pacific Media Centre.

  • Robie, D. (2008). Changing paradigms in media education aid in the Pacific. In E. Papoutsaki, & Harris (Eds.), South Pacific Islands Communication: Regional Perspectives, Local Issues (pp. 59-81). Singapore; Suva and Auckland: Asian Media Information and Communication Centre, University of the South Pacific.

  • Robie, D. (2008). An independent student press: Three case studies from Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Aotearoa/New Zealand. In Papoutsaki, & Harris (Eds.), South Pacific islands communication: Regional perspectives, local issues (pp. 235-253). Singapore: Asian Media Information and Communication (AMIC.

Conference contributions

  • Robie, D. (2019). Independence in New Caledonia: A media and political stalemate or a ‘three strikes’ challenge?. In Communication, Technology and New Humanism: 27th AMIC Annual Conference. Bangkok: Asian Media Information and Communivation Centre (AMIC). Retrieved from https://thailand2019.amic.asia/

  • Robie, D., & Marbrook, J. (2019). Bearing Witness 2018: A climate crisis documentary/journalism development project. In DevNet 2018 ‘Disruption and Renewal’: Selected presentations and papers. Christchurch: DevNet. Retrieved from https://devnet.org.nz/devnet-2018/

  • Robie, D., & Marbrook, J. (2018). Bearing Witness 2018: A climate crisis documentary/journalism development project. In 2018 DevNet Conference: "Disruption and Renewal". Christchurch: University of Canterbury. Retrieved from https://devnet2018.com/

  • Robie, D. (2018). Pacific Media Centre: Driving an innovative journalism research and publication strategy. In OCEANS & ISLANDS A CONFERENCE FOR PACIFIC RESEARCH - Conference handbook published online (pp. 28). Auckland. Retrieved from http://nzipr2018.nz/programme/

  • Robie, D. (2018). Karoronga, kele’a, talanoa, tapoetethakot and va: Expanding millennial notions of a ‘Pacific way’ journalism education and media research culture. In AMIC 26th annual conference: Disturbing Asian Millennials: Some Creative Responses. Manipal, Karnataka: Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC). Retrieved from https://amic.asia/amic-annual-conference/26th-amic-annual-conference-india-2018/

  • Robie, D. (2017). Asia Pacific Report: A radical non-profit journalism model for campus-based social justice media. In Conference Proceedings: Social Movements Resistance and Social Change III 2016 (pp. 110-148). : Economic and Social Research Aotearoa. Retrieved from http://counterfutures.nz/4/Conference_Proceedings.pdf

  • Robie, D. (2016). From Pacific Scoop to Asia Pacific Report: A case study in an independent campus-industry partnership. In 4th World Journalism Education Congress. Auckland: Auckland University of Technology. Retrieved from http://www.wjec.aut.ac.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2015). Peace journalism v. 'war voyeurism': An alternative strategy for news media. In World Without War: Action for Peace. Auckland: http://action4peaceww100.org.nz/.

  • Robie, D. (2015). AMIC Distinguished Forum 2015: Communication and media education in an 'e-century': A Pacific perspective. In 24th Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) Conference. Media City, Dubai.

  • Robie, D. (2014). West Papua: The Pacific’s secret shame: The challenges for Pacific news media. In West Papua: The Pacific's secret shame. Faculty of Law. Retrieved from https://www.academia.edu/

  • Robie, D. (2014). Pacific Media Centre: Coconet wi-fi, digital technology, business and education. In Asian Development Bank (ADB) Pacific Business Media Summit. 45 Clarence St. Retrieved from http://www.adb.org/

  • Robie, D. (2013). Pacific Media Watch and protest in Oceania: A case study of a campus-based free media collective. In Protest and the media. London. Retrieved from http://www.westminster.ac.uk/camri/events/protest-and-the-media

  • Robie, D. (2013). Deliberative journalism, environmental risk and media credibility. In Islands and Nations: 'Failed states' and the environment in the Pacific. Suva. Retrieved from http://www.pacificarts.org/node/959

  • Robie, D. (2013). An Asia-Pacific free media paradigm: Challenging a parochial news ethos in Aotearoa. In Asian Media Information and Communication Centre 22nd International Conference. Yogyakarta. Retrieved from http://amic.org.sg/conference/AMIC2013/programme-day2A.htm

  • Robie, D. (2012). Coups, conflicts and human rights: Pacific media challenges in the digital age. In Inaugural professorial address. Auckland: Pacific Media Centre, AUT University.

  • Robie, D. (2012). Peace journalism in the South Pacific : A media and democracy model in Timor-Leste and West Papua. In Democracy in the Pacific. Christchurch: Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies. Retrieved from http://www.pacs.canterbury.ac.nz/dp2012/

  • Robie, D. (2012). Peace journalism in the South Pacific
    A critical reflexive approach to Timor-Leste and West Papua. In Media and Democracy in the South Pacific. Suva: University of the South Pacific. Retrieved from http://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=11749

  • Robie, D. (2012). Credibility of social media: Trust - should the public believe what they're told?. In Second Pacific Media Summit. Pacific Harbour.

  • Josephi, B., & Robie, D. (2012). The visibility of conflicts as ethical necessity: A West Papua case study. In International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). Durban. Retrieved from http://jre09.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/journalism-research-and-education-jre.html

  • Robie, D. (2012). Peace journalism in the South Pacific: A critical reflexive approach to Timor-Leste and West Papua. In Forty years of media and communication in Asia. Shah Aslam: AMIC , Singapore. Retrieved from http://www.amic.org.sg/conference/conf2012/Cd/programme-day02B.html

  • Robie, D. (2011). ‘Drugs, guns and gangs’ and a growing Pacific state tendency to deploy NZ media regulators to stifle investigative reportage. In “Back to the Source” Investigative Journalism conference. Sydney, NSW: University of Technology, Sydney. Retrieved from http://www.acij.uts.edu.au/pdfs/b2source-program.pdf

  • Robie, D. (2011). Independent journalism in the South Pacific: Two campus-based media case studies in Fiji and New Zealand. In 20th AMIC annual conference: Taking stock of media and communication studies: The challenges and opportunities of globalisation, new media and the rise of Asia (pp. 47). Hyderabad: Asian Media Information and Communication Centre. Retrieved from http://amic.org.sg/conference/conf2011/index.htm

Edited books/volumes

  • Robie, D., Cass, P., Rahman, K., Singh, S. B., Yulianto, V. I., & Wahyuni, H. I. (2018). Disasters, Cyclones & Communication. Auckland, New Zealand: Pacific Media Centre. Retrieved from https://ojs.aut.ac.nz/pacific-journalism-review/issue/view/15

  • Marbrook, J., Abcede, D., Robertson, N., & Robie, D. (2017). Conflict, custom and conscience: Photojournalism and the Pacific Media Centre 2007-2017. Auckland: Pacific Media Centre. Retrieved from https://tuwhera.aut.ac.nz/open-monographs

  • Robie, D., King, B., Cass, P., & Bacon, W. (2015). Political journalism in the Asia-Pacific. Auckland: Pacific Media Centre [AUT University]. Retrieved from https://pjreview.aut.ac.nz/volume-21/issue-1

  • Robie, D., & Korauaba, T. (2014). Pacific Journalism Monographs No 3: Kiribati media, science and politics: telling the story of climate change in a 'disappearing' nation. Pacific Journalism Monographs. Retrieved from http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2014). Twentieth anniversary of Pacific journalism review: Political journalism in the Asia-Pacific (Vol. 4). Auckland, New Zealand: Pacific Media Centre. Retrieved from http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/

  • Prasad, M., & Robie, D. (2012). Dreadlocks : Oceans, islands and skies (Vol. 6/7). Suva, Fiji: University of the South Pacific | Pacific Media Centre, AUT University. Retrieved from http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/

  • Lidberg, J., Nash, C., & Robie, D. (2012). Rebuilding public trust in journalism (Vol. 18(2)). Auckland, NZ: Pacific Journalism Review. Retrieved from http://www.pjreview.info/volume-18/issue-2

  • Morton, T., Bacon, W., & Robie, D. (2012). 'Back to the source' investigative journalism (Vol. 18(1)). Auckland: Pacific Journalism Review. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/

  • Robie, D., Bacon, W., & Bonfiglioli, C. (2011). Media, diversity and community (Vol. 2). Auckland, NZ: Pacific Journalism Review. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/

  • Robie, D., & Johnson, R. (2011). New investigative journalism strategies (Vol. 1). Auckland, New Zealand: Pacific Media Centre, AUT University. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/

  • Robie, D., Hadlow, M., & Mackinnon, M. (2010). Media freedom in Oceania (Vol. 16(2). Auckland, New Zealand: Pacific Media Centre, AUT University. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/

  • Bacon, W., Robie, D., & Samson, A. (2010). Reporting Wars: The ongoing challenges (Vol. 16(1). Auckland, New Zealand: Pacific Media Centre, AUT University. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/

  • Bacon, W., McClelland, J., & Robie, D. (2009). The Public Right to Know : Giving them what they want (Vol. 15(2). Auckland, New Zealand: Pacific Media Centre, AUT University. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/

  • Nash, C., Maniaty, T., McClelland, J., & Robie, D. (2008). The public right to know: reporting futures (Vol. 14(2). Auckland, New Zealand: Pacific Media Centre, AUT University. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/

Scholarly editions/literary translations

  • Robie, D., & Duffield, L. (2014). Pacific Journalism Review 20(2): 'Failed' states and the environment. Pacific Journalism Review. Retrieved from http://www.pjreview.info/volume-20/issue-2

  • Robie, D., Morton, T., & Bacon, W. (2014). Pacific Journalism Review 20(1): Investigative Journalism Trends. Pacific Journalism Review. Retrieved from http://www.pjreview.info/volume-20/issue-1

  • Robie, D. (2012). Coups, conflicts and human rights : Pacific media challenges in the digital age. Pacific Media Centre, AUT University. Retrieved from http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/

Reports

  • Robie, D., & Ismail, B. (2014). Written submission for the United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review 19th Session by Reporters Without Borders and the Pacific Media Centre on the state of freedom of expression and access to information in Fiji. Paris, France: Reporters Without Borders. Retrieved from http://en.rsf.org/fiji-universal-periodic-review-pacific-11-09-2014,46934.html

  • McGregor, J., Lind, C., Geary, S., Misa, T., Robie, D., & Zweife, W. (2007). New Zealand media observation mission report: 2007 Timor-Leste elections. Wellington: NZ Electoral Commission. Retrieved from http://kauri.aut.ac.nz:8080/

Theses

Oral presentations

Other outputs

  • Robie, D. (2019). West Papua’s road to ‘independence’, following the Timorese lead?. Asia Pacific Report. Retrieved from https://asiapacificreport.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2019). Pacific countries score well in media freedom index, but reality is far worse. In The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/

  • Robie, D. (2019). Pacific media freedom and news ‘black holes’ worsen for World Press Freedom Day. In Asia Pacific Report. Pacific Media Centre. Retrieved from https://asiapacificreport.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2019). How soldier guitars, culture and faith paved way for Bougainville’s peace. In Asia Pacific Report. Pacific Media Centre. Retrieved from https://asiapacificreport.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2019). Indonesia’s political system has ‘failed’ its minorities – like West Papuans. In Asia Pacific Report. Pacific Media Centre. Retrieved from https://asiapacificreport.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2019). Typhoon Usman and nightmarish Christmas holiday times in Bicol. In Asia Pacific Report. Asia Pacific Report. Retrieved from https://asiapacificreport.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2019). Editorial: Terrorism and democracy. In Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. 25, Iss. 1-2, pp. 7-12). doi:10.24135/pjr.v25i1and2.503

  • Robie, D. (2019). Indonesia’s cover up over Papuan media freedom violations exposed. In Asia-Pacific Report. Retrieved from https://asiapacificreport.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2019). EDITORIAL: Terrorism and democracy. In Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa (Vol. 25, Iss. 1 and 2, pp. 7-12). Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Library. doi:10.24135/pjr.v25i1and2.503

  • Robie, D. (2019). Foreword - Running Out of Time. In C. C. Maslog, D. Robie, & J. Adriano (Eds.), Science Writing and Climate Change (pp. i-iv). Manila, Philippines: Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC). Retrieved from http://www.aijc.com.ph/

  • Robie, D. (2018). Kanaky independence campaign rolls on … encouraged by ballot result. In Asia Pacific Report. Pacific Media Centre. Retrieved from https://asiapacificreport.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2018). New Caledonia blockade tension fails to mar French PM’s talks on future. In Asia Pacific Report. Pacific Media Centre - AUT. Retrieved from https://asiapacificreport.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2018). New Caledonia vote stirs painful memories – and a hopeful future. In Asia-Pacific Report. Pacific Media Centre - AUT. Retrieved from https://asiapacificreport.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2018). Flashback to Kanaky in the 1980s – ‘Blood on their banner’. In Asia Pacific Report. Pacific Media Centre. Retrieved from https://asiapacificreport.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2018). ‘Sick joke’, threats cited in Asia-Pacific declining media freedom summit. In Asia Pacific Report. AUT Pacific Media Centre. Retrieved from https://asiapacificreport.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2018). ‘Fake news’ and millennials’ lack of media judgment a challenge, says leading Indian academic. In Asia Pacific Report. AUT Pacific Media Centre. Retrieved from https://asiapacificreport.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2018). Free media week killings underscore crimes of impunity against journalists. In Asia Pacific Report. Pacific Media Centre - AUT. Retrieved from https://asiapacificreport.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2018). More frontline research ‘by Pacific for Pacific’ plea at climate summit. In Asia Pacific Report. Pacific Media Centre - AUT. Retrieved from https://asiapacificreport.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2018). Juffa blasts PNG resources ‘sell out’ but tells of Managalas hope. In Asian Pacific Report. Pacific Media Centre - AUT. Retrieved from https://asiapacificreport.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2018). Underestimate climate change political upheaval ‘at peril’, warns former PM. In Asia Pacific Report. Pacific Media Centre. Retrieved from https://asiapacificreport.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2018). Coups, globalisation and Fiji’s reset structures of ‘democracy’. In Asia Pacific Report. Pacific Media Centre. Retrieved from https://asiapacificreport.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2018). UN critics join global outrage over Duterte’s Rappler ‘free press’ attack. In Asia Pacific Report. Pacific Media Centre - AUT. Retrieved from https://asiapacificreport.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2018). EDITORIAL: Killing the messenger. In Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. 24, Iss. 2, pp. 6-11). Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies, Pacific Media Centre. doi:10.24135/pjr.v24i2.464

  • Robie, D. (2018). REVIEW: Noted: Journalism an ever more dangerous profession. In Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. 24, Iss. 2, pp. 274-275). Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies, Pacific Media Centre. doi:10.24135/pjr.v24i2.452

  • Robie, D. (2018). REVIEW: Indonesian repression and betrayal in West Papua. In Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. 24, Iss. 2, pp. 266-271). Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies, Pacific Media Centre. doi:10.24135/pjr.v24i2.438

  • Robie, D. (2018). REVIEW: A crusade for media truth and justice. In Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. 24, Iss. 2, pp. 258-262). Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies, Pacific Media Centre. doi:10.24135/pjr.v24i2.434

  • Robie, D. (2018). REVIEW: Charlie Hebdo and the free speech conflict. In Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. 24, Iss. 1). Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies, Pacific Media Centre. doi:10.24135/pjr.v24i1.395

  • Robie, D. (2018). REVIEW: Coups, globalisation and Fiji’s reset ‘democracy’ paradigm. In Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. 24, Iss. 1). Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies, Pacific Media Centre. doi:10.24135/pjr.v24i1.396

  • Robie, D. (2018). EDITORIAL: Connecting the Pacific dots. In Pacific Journalism Review (Vol. 24, Iss. 1). Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies, Pacific Media Centre. doi:10.24135/pjr.v24i1.428

  • Robie, D. (2018). A timely climate media strategy to empower citizens [book review]. In Asia Pacific Report. AUT Pacific Media Centre. Retrieved from https://asiapacificreport.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2018). Editorial Foreword: IKAT on the right track. In IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (Vol. 1, Iss. 2). Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS), Universitas Gadjah Mada. doi:10.22146/ikat.v1i2.33204

  • Cass, P., & Robie, D. (2016). Finding the Pacific voice [Editorial]. In Pacific Journalism (Iss. 2). Pacific Media Centre [AUT University]. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=598601278866530;res=IELHSS

  • Robie, D. (2016). Ruthless tidal wave [Editorial]. In Pacific Journalism Review (Iss. 1). Pacific Media Centre [AUT University]. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=183179184664961;res=IELHSS

  • Robie, D. (2015). Eyes of Fire : 30 Years On. Little Island Press. Retrieved from http://eyes-of-fire.littleisland.co.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2014). E-libel laws the new front line in Pacific battle for press freedom. The Conversation : Academic Rigour, Journalistic Flair. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/

  • Robie, D. (2014). East Timor’s filmmaker Max Stahl tells of the doco that ‘changed everything’. Pacific Scoop | Scoop Media Limited. Retrieved from http://pacific.scoop.co.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2013). Cafe Pacific : Media freedom and transparency [Digital publication]. Asia-Pacific Network. Retrieved from http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/

  • Robie, D. T. (2013). Taking on the challenge of Timor-Leste's media in transition. Asia-Pacific Network : Cafe Pacific. Retrieved from http://cafepacific.blogspot.co.nz/

  • Robie, D. T., & Robie, D. (2013). Read draft media law first, East Timor's print adviser tells critics. Asia-Pacific Network : Cafe Pacific. Retrieved from http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/

  • Robie, D. T. (2013). East Timor's Independente champions genuine 'free press'. Asia-Pacific Network : Cafe Pacific. Retrieved from http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2012). ‘Deliberative journalism’ – a robust methodology for the Pacific. Pacific Media Centre, AUT University. Retrieved from http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2011). Reinventing Muckraking [Editorial]. Pacific Journalism Review. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=098377383667182;res=E-LIBRARY

  • Robie, D. (2011). Globalisation Ghosts and the Gatekeepers [Book Review]. Pacific Journalism Review. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=099439463028900;res=E-LIBRARY

  • Robie, D. (2011). Testimony to a paradise exposed [Book review]. In The Journal of Pacific Studies. School of Social and Economic Development, University of the South Pacific. Retrieved from http://www.usp.ac.fj/jps/index.html

  • Robie, D. (2011). Pacific Media Centre Online [Digital]. Pacific Media Centre. Retrieved from http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/

  • Robie, D. (2010). No colonel of truth in Fiji. (Iss. 61). The Walkley Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.walkleys.com/magazine

  • Robie, D. (2010). The darker side of paradise [Book review]. In The Walkley Magazine (Iss. 63). The Walkley Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.walkleys.com/magazine

  • Robie, D. (2007). Handle with care: The Pacific forecast for the year is not promising. (Iss. 3479). New Zealand Listener. Retrieved from http://www.listener.co.nz/uncategorized/handle-with-care/

  • Robie, D. (2006). Democracy by the gun: Fiji's latest coup is no straightforward clash between tyranny and democracy. (Iss. 3476). New Zealand Listener. Retrieved from http://www.listener.co.nz/uncategorized/democracy-by-the-gun/