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Truth telling part of Pacific culture

Truth telling part of Pacific culture

Updated 1 May 2013, 16:46 AEST

Journalists in the Pacific should not apologise for asking trough questions of those in positions of leadership.

That's according to Journalism Professor Mark Pearson, from Australia's Griffith University.

He's delivering the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day speech at Auckland University of Technology's Pacific Media Centre on Friday.

He tells Bruce Hill that although some Pacific leaders are uncomfortable with media questioning, describing it as part of western culture which is inappropriate in the Pacific; there is plenty of respect for truth telling in Pacific culture.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Journalism Professor Mark Pearson, from Australia's Griffith University

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Bruce Hill

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Bruce is one of the Pacific’s most experienced journalists with nearly 20 years covering the region and has won several international awards.

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