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  • The bellowing Canadian Moose, Dr Marc Edge, has spluttered back into life after a period of self-imposed hibernation with yet another of his perennial attacks on Grubsheet and our fellow blogger, Professor Crosbie Walsh. The former Head of Journalism at USP – who was sacked for misconduct – claims that Croz and I have gone quiet because we have “outlived […]

    # SPLUTTERINGS FROM THE EDGE

    The bellowing Canadian Moose, Dr Marc Edge, has spluttered back into life after a period of self-imposed hibernation with yet another of his perennial attacks on Grubsheet and our fellow blogger, Professor Crosbie Walsh. The former Head of Journalism at USP – who was sacked for misconduct – claims that Croz and I have gone quiet because we have “outlived […]

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  • Marc Edge has confirmed his departure from Fiji with an extraordinary diatribe that also confirms what he flagged a few weeks ago in the headline of one of his rambling web postings – “Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad”. The former Head of the School of Journalism at the University of the South Pacific has been clearly […]

    # MAD MARC ON THE WARPATH

    Marc Edge has confirmed his departure from Fiji with an extraordinary diatribe that also confirms what he flagged a few weeks ago in the headline of one of his rambling web postings – “Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad”. The former Head of the School of Journalism at the University of the South Pacific has been clearly […]

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  • What the cognoscenti in Suva have known for several days was finally revealed in a statement today from the University of the South Pacific – that the head of the USP’s School of Journalism, Dr Marc Edge, has been unceremoniously dumped. Dr Edge has been the subject of at least one formal inquiry at USP – with evidently more to […]

    # OVER THE EDGE

    What the cognoscenti in Suva have known for several days was finally revealed in a statement today from the University of the South Pacific – that the head of the USP’s School of Journalism, Dr Marc Edge, has been unceremoniously dumped. Dr Edge has been the subject of at least one formal inquiry at USP – with evidently more to […]

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  • The controversial Dr Marc Edge – Head of the School of Journalism at the University of the South Pacific – clings to his job by his fingernails after his recent disastrous “Media and Democracy” conference that led to official protests and open conflict with his fellow academics. Grubsheet understands that the USP has triggered formal internal disciplinary proceedings that could […]

    # EDGE OF THE ABYSS

    The controversial Dr Marc Edge – Head of the School of Journalism at the University of the South Pacific – clings to his job by his fingernails after his recent disastrous “Media and Democracy” conference that led to official protests and open conflict with his fellow academics. Grubsheet understands that the USP has triggered formal internal disciplinary proceedings that could […]

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  • Journalists and media educators have descended on the University of the South Pacific in Suva this week for a conference on “Media and Democracy in the South Pacific”. Not surprisingly, the topic and the timing of this talkfest have caused a high degree of consternation behind the scenes. It was the brainchild of Dr Marc Edge, the head of the […]

    # RUMBLINGS AT THE EDGEFEST

    Journalists and media educators have descended on the University of the South Pacific in Suva this week for a conference on “Media and Democracy in the South Pacific”. Not surprisingly, the topic and the timing of this talkfest have caused a high degree of consternation behind the scenes. It was the brainchild of Dr Marc Edge, the head of the […]

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  • Journalist educators have much in common with Caesar’s wife. They not only have to be above reproach but be seen to be above reproach. Anything less and these pillars of journalistic propriety can crumble in an instant, exposed in the eyes of their students and the wider community as emperors with no clothes. They need to live up to the […]

    #77 ON THE EDGE. AGAIN

    Journalist educators have much in common with Caesar’s wife. They not only have to be above reproach but be seen to be above reproach. Anything less and these pillars of journalistic propriety can crumble in an instant, exposed in the eyes of their students and the wider community as emperors with no clothes. They need to live up to the […]

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  • The following was submitted to the Fiji Sun for publication as a reply to Graham’s column of Sunday. As the column was reprinted from this blog, however, I feel it is appropriate to post the reply as a blog comment as well, which will also open it up to response by Graham and others. But first I must thank Graham […]

    # 73 DOCTOR EDGE RESPONDS

    The following was submitted to the Fiji Sun for publication as a reply to Graham’s column of Sunday. As the column was reprinted from this blog, however, I feel it is appropriate to post the reply as a blog comment as well, which will also open it up to response by Graham and others. But first I must thank Graham […]

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  • Sometimes in a long career in journalism – and Grubsheet has been a scribe for nigh on 40 years – one reads or hears an account of an event at which one was present that bears so little resemblance to reality that one’s jaw drops in utter astonishment. So it was with the account given to Radio Australia on Thursday […]

    #71 EDGE OF REALITY

    Sometimes in a long career in journalism – and Grubsheet has been a scribe for nigh on 40 years – one reads or hears an account of an event at which one was present that bears so little resemblance to reality that one’s jaw drops in utter astonishment. So it was with the account given to Radio Australia on Thursday […]

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  • The Government’s cyber critics have been blindsided by the announcement that all three former major political parties – Labour, the National Federation Party and SODELPA, the former SDL – have been cleared to contest the 2014 election. The declaration by the Registrar of Elections, Mohammed Saneem, that all three entities had cleared the hurdle came last Thursday. Yet as of […]

    # ECONOMIES WITH THE TRUTH (UPDATED 12/5)

    The Government’s cyber critics have been blindsided by the announcement that all three former major political parties – Labour, the National Federation Party and SODELPA, the former SDL – have been cleared to contest the 2014 election. The declaration by the Registrar of Elections, Mohammed Saneem, that all three entities had cleared the hurdle came last Thursday. Yet as of […]

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  • There are increasing signs of desperation among the anti-government forces in Fiji as the country moves closer to the introduction of a brand of democracy that they are desperately trying to prevent – a non-racial model of one person, one vote, one value. That sense of desperation has reached fever pitch with the publication of the new Draft Constitution – […]

    # YET ANOTHER “TRAVERSTY” OF THE TRUTH

    There are increasing signs of desperation among the anti-government forces in Fiji as the country moves closer to the introduction of a brand of democracy that they are desperately trying to prevent – a non-racial model of one person, one vote, one value. That sense of desperation has reached fever pitch with the publication of the new Draft Constitution – […]

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