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Founding Editor, Pacific Journalism Review / Te Koakoa, Auckland University of Technology

Dr David Robie is founding editor and now associate editor of Pacific Journalism Review / Te Koakoa and a member of AUT's Te Rōpu Tuwhera.

He is retired Professor of Pacific Journalism and Director of the Pacific Media Centre/Te Amokura at AUT. He is a former head of journalism at the University of the South Pacific in Suva.

For more than two decades he has focused on covering the Asia-Pacific region. He has reported on post-colonial coups, indigenous struggles for independence and environmental and developmental issues. He is editor of Pacific Journalism Review and blogs at Cafe Pacific:

His most recent of several media and politics books is Don’t Spoil My Beautiful Face: Media, Mayhem and Human Rights in the Pacific (Little Island Press, 2014). Link:


  • –present
    Professor of Pacific Journalism, Director of the Pacific Media Centre, Auckland University of Technology


  • 2004 
    University of the South Pacific, Doctorate / History/Politics