Coronavirus

Contemporary trends in Pacific media and potential implications for society and governance

PLEASE NOTE: This event is a hybrid event and will take place both in-person and online.

Speaker: Dr. Shailendra Singh

Head of journalism, University of the South Pacific.

IB 2022/07 Qualitative Interviewing during the COVID-19 Pandemic Part 1: The Literature on Telephone Interviews

It is frequently assumed that telephone interviews are inferior to face-to-face interviews, particularly for qualitative research.

IB 2022/06 Papua New Guinea’s 2022 General Elections during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The upcoming Papua New Guinea (PNG) national general elections, scheduled to run from April through July 2022, are worrying, due to concerns not only about the health of Papua New Guineans but also

State of the Pacific 2021 - Media freedom in the Pacific: A COVID-19 era update

An engaging discussion between practitioners and informed experts will consider the latest developments regarding media freedom in the Pacific region. Pacific Island countries have varying levels of media freedom. An ability for the mainstream media to conduct enquiries without hindrance or fear of reprisal is an important element of a democracy. To what extent are journalists able to carry out their work in the Pacific? Have emergency measures designed to address the COVID-19 pandemic created obstacles for reporters on the ground?

IB 2021/30 Developing Pharmaceutical Legislation in the Federated States of Micronesia

In the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), pharmacies are largely unregulated, giving rise to a lack of quality control over medicines and potentially exposing the public to harmful consequences.

Border control: the COVID-19 pandemic in French Polynesia

There is growing attention to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Fiji, Papua New Guinea and other independent Pacific nations. But there has been little focus on French Polynesia, the country with the highest per capita rate of coronavirus infection in our region. Despite this, the French Pacific dependency is a full member of the Pacific Islands Forum, Australia has recently opened a consulate-general in Papeete and France-Australia relations are in the news!

IB 2021/21 China–Pacific Tourism Engagement: Opportunities and Challenges

Tourism is a pillar industry in the Pacific, contributing 11.1 per cent of the region’s GDP, or US$3.8 billion, and creating 131,010 jobs in 2018 (South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) 2019:3).

Recording now live: The housing experiences of Pacific peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand

This seminar was based on key findings from a study that explored the impacts of poor housing policy and services on Tongan families living in South Auckland, Aotearoa.

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