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· January, 2009

Stories about Oceania from January, 2009

28 January 2009

Fiji: Internet and BPO industry

Is New Zealand bullying Fiji?

Fiji: Bloggers discuss newspaper publisher's deportation

Fiji’s government deported Fiji Times publisher Monday, January 26, a few days after the newspaper was found guilty of contempt of court and fined nearly $55,000 for printing a “scandalous”...

27 January 2009

Australia Day brings on a stoush

Australian bloggers are debating the appropriateness of celebrating the anniversary of European occupation in 1788 as Australia Day.

26 January 2009

Oceania: Epeli Hau'ofa Has Passed Away

Fiji: Bloggers debate ‘harsh’ newspaper penalty

Bloggers throughout the Pacific have been reacting to a recent Fiji High Court verdict against a local newspaper for printing a letter to the editor in October critical of a...

21 January 2009

Fiji: Bloggers debate PM’s absence at Pacific Forum meeting

Bloggers and forum posters are analyzing the decision of Fiji’s self-appointed Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama to miss a January 27 special Pacific Islands Forum meeting which had been called because...

20 January 2009

Thailand: Australian writer jailed for lese majeste

Australian writer Harry Nicolaides was given a three year prison sentence for lese majeste in Bangkok on Monday. He was charged with the offense of offending the monarchy for a...

16 January 2009

Fiji Floods: ‘The Village Drowned’

The rains in Fiji began falling January 7 and didn't let up for more than a week. Nearly 10,000 people are being housed in shelters and damage to homes, crops...

15 January 2009

Fiji Flooding: “The economic costs will be massive”

The sun peeked from behind the mass of clouds in parts of the Fiji island group Thursday morning, marking the first time many places had a major break in rain...

12 January 2009

Fiji floods: ‘Where is all this water coming from?’

Fiji’s bloggers have begun reporting on the weekend's serious flooding that has placed much of the Western Division of the country’s largest island under water. Debate within the blogosphere has...

6 January 2009

New Zealand: Dangerous waters

Australia: Locals divided over Gaza

Australian blogs are dominated by disagreements about the situation in Gaza. The stances taken by Australian politicians have also been attacked by several bloggers. Pro-Israel and pro-Palestine protests were held...

5 January 2009

Brunei-Australia War Memorial

A Brunei-Australia Memorial was unveiled to commemorate the Australian landings in Brunei during the Second World War and to mark the cooperation between the people of Brunei Darussalam and Australia.

3 January 2009

Australia: Following Gaza from Afar

Though Gaza is a long way from Australia, there have been many reactions to the catastrophe unfolding there. Many Australians have been using their blogs to post links that help...

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