Bruce Hill is the presenter of the afternoon edition of ABC Radio Australia's Pacific Beat program. One of the region's most experienced Pacific journalists, Bruce has been with the ABC since 2000 after several years with Radio New Zealand International. He has won several international awards in...
Fiji police have been accused of illegally confiscating and destroying copies of the draft constitution. The architect of Fiji's new constitution has accused the country's police of destroying draft copies of the document in an effort to prevent them being distributed. Bruce Hill, host of Radio Australia's Pacific Beat program, explains. (Credit: ABC)Professor Ghai hands over a copy of the draft constitution to President Epeli Nailatikau. December 2012.
Extended interview: Papua New Guinea prime minister Peter O'Neill on the big issues facing his government
Updated August 31, 2015 10:12:33 In this extended interview, Papua New Guinea prime minister Peter O'Neill talks on the many issues concerning his government including drought, the economy, corruption and anti-sorcery killings.Mr O'Neill speaks to Pacific Beat's Bruce Hill.
A global gauge of media openness, released ahead of World Press Freedom Day, shows some positive trends in the Pacific, with several of the region's nations climbing strongly in the rankings. But there are plenty of journalists across the Pacific who won't be celebrating following a series of concerning media developments in Vanuatu, Tonga and Papua New Guinea.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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