Professor David Robie

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Director, Pacific Media Centre

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 extn 7834

Email: david.robie@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

WG1029
Level 10, WG Precinct,
Gate 4, Governor Fitzroy Place,
Auckland University of Technology

Reception:
School of Communication Studies
12th Floor

Postal Address:

Pacific Media Centre
D-87 School of Communication Studies
AUT University
Private Bag 92006
Wellesley St
AUCKLAND 1142
Aotearoa/New Zealand

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

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Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of the South Pacific (History/Politics, 2004)
  • Master of Arts in Journalism, University of Technology, Sydney (1997)
  • Certificate in Adult Tertiary Education, Auckland Institute of Technology (1993)
  • Certificate in Transitional Teaching (cross-cultural), Auckland Institute of Technology (1992)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • New Zealand Journalists' Union - (EPMU)
  • Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA)
  • Journalism Education Association of NZ (JEANZ)
  • Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) - New Zealand Representative

Biography:

Championing media scrutiny in the Pacific

Political crises and indigenous issues throw a spotlight on a region’s news media and its role in democracy. AUT professor in communication studies, journalist and author David Robie believes greater scrutiny of Pacific media and more research will contribute much to the communications industry.

As a journalist covering the Asia-Pacific region for more than two decades, he reported on post-colonial coups, indigenous struggles for independence and environmental and development issues.

Now he has established the Pacific Media Centre (2007) with a commitment  to boosting Māori, Pasifika, ethnic and other New Zealand media research and publication. In 2002, he re-established the Pacific Journalism Review academic research journal at AUT’s School of Communication Studies after it was founded at the University of Papua New Guinea in 1994. The journal celebrated 20 years of publishing with a conference on "Political journalism in the Asia-Pacific" in November 2014.

In 2010, the  journal won the Creative Stimulus Award for "innovation and contribution in reporting hot topics" at the inaugural Academy Awards of the Global Creative Industries in Beijing, China. 

“Understanding our neighbours is vitally important and researching and publishing on the media is an important goal for good governance for the region,” Professor Robie says.

Professor Robie has written eight books on the region’s politics and media, including Mekim Nius: South Pacific politics, media and education

In 2005, he was awarded the PIMA Pacific Media Freedom award for his contribution to Pasifika journalism education and media freedom in both New Zealand and the region.

He has been an Australian Press Council fellow and as well as editing PJR he is on the editorial boards of Asia Pacific Media Educator, Australian Journalism Review, Fijian Studies, Journalism Research and Pacific Ecologist. He is also currently New Zealand representative of the Asian Media, Information and Communication Centre (AMIC).

“AUT is well placed to contribute to wider media research and critically examining media policies and development issues,” he says.

In 2011, he was awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in recognition of his innovative and strong contribution to Pasifika media education and he was awarded the Dean's Prize for Research Excellence in 2012. In 2014, David and the Pacific Media Watch project were awarded the Dean's Prize for Critic and Conscience of Society.

In 2015, Dr Robie was awarded the AMIC Asian Communication Award, presented in Dubai (UAE), and also AUT's Dean's Prize for Contribution to Research Infrastructure in the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies. Cafe Pacific media transparency blog

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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

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

Journal articles

Book chapters

  • 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., & 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). 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). 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

  • 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. (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

  • Robie David. (2003). Journalism education in the South Pacific, 1975 - 2003: Politics, policy and practice. (University of the South Pacific, Fiji, University of the South Pacific, Fiji).

Oral presentations

Other outputs

  • 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. (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/

Awards:

2017 - World Class Professor (WCP) - Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education
2015 - Dean's Prize for Contribution to Research Infrastructure
in the faculty of Design and Creative Techologies
2015 - Asia Communication Award-
Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (Singapore, awarded in Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
2014 - Dean's Prize for Critic and Conscience of Society (jointly awarded with the Pacific Media Watch project)
2013 - Sabbatical and research grant
for development communication programmes in France, Scandinavia and Timor-Leste.
2012 - Dean's Award for Research Excellence
in the faculty of Design and Creative Technologies.
2011 - Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award
for innovative media education at AUT University.
2010
- Creative Stimulus Award for academic journals as editor of Pacific Journalism Review for "innovation and contribution in reporting hot topics" at the inaugural Academy Awards of the Global Creative Industries in Beijing, China. 
2010 - UNESCO University of Queensland Press Freedom Lectures Fellow.
2009 - Nominated by two organisations for the global Communication and Social Change Award.
2005 - Pacific Islands Media Association Pacific Media Freedom Award for "outstanding contribution to the development of journalists in the Pacific and New Zealand".
1999 - Australian Press Council Fellowship for touring Australia to present papers, talks and publish a media freedom report.