Public Diplomacy And International Broadcasting

Keeping PNG connected by investing in radio
Keeping PNG connected by investing in radio
News that Australia’s Telstra could be a buyer of the Pacific Island region’s prominent mobile network and media player Digicel has put communications technology in the spotlight…
Lowy Institute Diplomat Database
Interactives
Lowy Institute Diplomat Database
This Lowy Institute interactive uncovers the changing face of Australia's diplomatic network, tracking 47 years of Australian diplomatic appointments overseas. The data…
Behind the News: Inside China Global Television Network
Reports
Behind the News: Inside China Global Television Network
Can China’s television network be an effective soft power tool?
International Public Broadcasting: A Missed Opportunity For Projecting Australia’s Soft Power
Reports
International Public Broadcasting: A Missed Opportunity For Projecting Australia’s Soft Power
Australia’s depleted international broadcasting is impairing the projection of Australia’s soft power at a time when government is seeking to increase its regional influence,…
Favourites of 2019: ABC primetime returns to the Pacific
Favourites of 2019: ABC primetime returns to the Pacific
As 2019 winds up, Lowy Institute staff and Interpreter contributors offer their favourite books, articles, films, or TV programs this year. Earlier this month, Australia’s…
China, media freedom in the Pacific, and the great Australian silence
China, media freedom in the Pacific, and the great Australian silence
The refusal of the Vanuatu government to allow high-profile Vanuatu-based journalist to fly home on Saturday has given a sharper edge to concerns about a wider trend of attacks on…
ABC: Australia’s waning soft-power star
ABC: Australia’s waning soft-power star
As the ABC chair Ita Buttrose reminded the audience at the weekend’s Lowy Institute Media Awards dinner, this year marks 80 years since Australia started broadcasting…
Papua New Guinea’s untold media freedom challenge
Papua New Guinea’s untold media freedom challenge
This article is based on the podcast series “Developing” featuring interviews with PNG journalists, industry leaders, and politicians. Papua New Guinea has gained a…
Simplistic and wrong to say the ABC is missing from Pacific coverage
Simplistic and wrong to say the ABC is missing from Pacific coverage
I was surprised and disturbed The Interpreter published the recent article (Australian media: missing in action on Bougainville) which included claims of a “paucity of…
International broadcasting: the ABC vs the wisdom of the crowd
International broadcasting: the ABC vs the wisdom of the crowd
The findings of two related government reviews – on international broadcasting, and soft power – should offer an incoming Australian government the potential of a substantial…