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French Polynesia

French Polynesia 134 the contemporary pacific • 29:1 (2017) Development Report, 2014 Global Gover- Fenua Communication already owns nance and Policy Space for Development. the weekday newspaper Tahiti-Infos. New York: United Nations. Unsurprisingly this change in owner- ship transformed tpm , once feared by local oligarchs for its investigative reporting and scathing editorials, into a more docile publication. While du In the often-turbulent recent politi- Prel continues to write good editori- cal history of French Polynesia, the als occasionally and the magazine year under review was a relatively still contains investigative articles, the calm one. Against all odds, Edouard publication has clearly become more Fritch consolidated his power as the mainstream and now contains a lot country’s president, transforming his of trivia, missing some of the intellec- tenuous tenure in office into one based tual depth of the old monthly edition. on a comparatively solid majority, and Also, for outsiders, the both reliable uniting under his leadership all politi- and manageable chronicle of impor- cal forces that oppose both indepen- tant political and social events that dence and Fritch’s predecessor Gaston tpm provided is being missed. Flosse. Meanwhile, for the first time What remained the dominant in over a decade, the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2008 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

134 the contemporary pacific • 29:1 (2017) Development Report, 2014 Global Gover- Fenua Communication already owns nance and Policy Space for Development. the weekday newspaper Tahiti-Infos. New York: United Nations. Unsurprisingly this change in owner- ship transformed tpm , once feared by local oligarchs for its investigative reporting and scathing editorials, into a more docile publication. While du In the often-turbulent recent politi- Prel continues to write good editori- cal history of French Polynesia, the als occasionally and the magazine year under review was a relatively still contains investigative articles, the calm one. Against all odds, Edouard publication has clearly become more Fritch consolidated his power as the mainstream and now contains a lot country’s president, transforming his of trivia, missing some of the intellec- tenuous tenure in office into one based tual depth of the old monthly edition. on a comparatively solid majority, and Also, for outsiders, the both reliable uniting under his leadership all politi- and manageable chronicle of impor- cal forces that oppose both indepen- tant political and social events that dence and Fritch’s predecessor Gaston tpm provided is being missed. Flosse. Meanwhile, for the first time What remained the dominant in over a decade, the

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 21, 2017

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