Day: July 8, 2014

The future of news in Vanuatu

By Danielle Veivers Increasing internet and social media use is forcing newspapers in Vanuatu to consider the future of communication. The tradition of “coconut radio” in the villages, the mysterious and rapid transmission of news by word-of-mouth-and-thought, is taking up new

Vanuatu’s optimism about media and freedom in fourth decade of independence

By Jaleesa Simpson and Emma Clarke Media workers in Vanuatu say they are upsetting the usual story of a small developing country, by getting more freedom of information, not less – though it has never been easy. With over 80

Good cops’ challenge: Keeping the peace in Port Vila

By Emma Clarke Hidden behind the cruise liner docks, the paper flower leis and abundance of bars, Vanuatu’s Port Vila has a shadow under its sun. Outside on the streets, masses of mostly-Australian tourists mingle with locals in a potentially