Asia Pacific Media Educator


Internet media developments have had a far-reaching impact on journalism education in the South Pacific, particularly Papua New Guinea and Fiji. This is a commentary on how, more than a decade after the military coups, the post-coup 1990 Constitution of Fiji casts a shadow on media and journalism education methodology, in spite of the new 'free speech" 1997 Constitution (which became effective in July 1998). The multiracial Fiji Labour Party-led government, elected in May 1999, has promised a more liberal approach to the news media.