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Philip   Cass

Senior Lecturer
Communication Studies
Unitec (New Zealand)
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I speak in the following language(s): Tok Pisin

Born and raised in Papua New Guinea, Philip Cass returned to PNG several times in the early '90s to research his MA thesis on the missionary press in German New Guinea.
He worked as a journalist and editor in Queensland for a decade before becoming an academic. His teaching career has taken him all over the world and included stints in darkest Teesside, nine years in Abu Dhabi and a year in the mountains of Oman.
He worked as a journalism trainer for Word Publishing in Port Moresby and took a sabbatical from Central Queensland University to work as chief sub-editor of The Times of PNG. He was one of the few western journalists allowed into Rabaul to cover the ‘94 volcanic eruption. After leaving PNG he worked at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji where he established the student newspaper Wansolwara.
While working in the UK and the Arabian Gulf he continued his interest in the Pacific through academic articles and news stories and presentations to international conferences, including the bi-annual gathering of the European Society for Oceanists.
He is Associate Editor of Pacific Journalism Review and a research fellow at the Pacific Media Centre at AUT. He moved to Auckland in 2010 to take up a position as senior lecturer at Unitec.
His first book, People, Politics and the Press in Papua New Guinea was published by Unitec epress and can be downloaded for free here:
Communication studies
Member of
European Society for Oceanists (ESfO)
Geographic administrative areas
Geographic places
Fiji Islands
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
Historical periods
The Colonial time
20th century
21st century
Indigenous languages
Tok Pisin
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