jason brown curriculum veritas 2015

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JASON BROWN | CURRICULUM VERITAS | 2015 | 

LAST NAME:
Brown

MIDDLE NAMES:
(none)

FIRST NAME:
Jason

CITIZENSHIP / NATIONALITY
Australian / Cook Islands Permanent Resident (1985)

DATE OF BIRTH
15th September 1965, St. Leonards, Sydney, Australia

INTERESTS
Walking, photography

CONTACTS

e-mail: 
jasonbrown1965@live.com 

postal: 
12/24 Bongard Street
Mission Bay
Auckland 1011
Aotearoa, New Zealand

phone:
+64224340831

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

1982  First news story, on impacts of Space Invader games on youth, CINews
1985  Editor, Mini South Pacific Games insert, Rarotonga
1986  Sacked by Sir Thomas Davis administration for "naughty" stories
1988  Te Kuki Airani; campaign newspaper, exposes mafia links
1990  Liasion, Media and Government Relations, Forum, Rarotonga
1991  
Exclusive expose Avaiki Air crash, CITV
1992  Advocate for Maori-first news, Te Rongo Veka, CITV
1994  Founding member Cook Islands Journalists Association, code of ethics
1995  Expose US$1.1 billion Letters of Guarantee, Cook Islands Press
1995  Leading role in public petition against Media Standards Bill
1996  Freedom of Information Award, PINA, Cook Islands Press
1996  Press Attache to Atlanta Olympics, team Cook Islands - Go Green!
1997  Exclusive local coverage of Cyclone Martin, Manihiki, Cook Islands
1997  Founding role in Cook Islands Media Association 
1997  Expose constitutional 
amendment against permanent residents
1998  Cook Islands media only institution gaining public confidence
1999  Set up Avaiki Nius Agency
2001  Speaker lifts ban
2002  Information Assistant, Pacific Islands AIDS Foundation, Barcelona - meet former presidents Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton
2003  WWF photo contract
2004  Avaiki Nius Agency launches online.

2005  Tahiti by election, launch JPK investigation
2006  'Malestreaming' intern, Pacific Women's Bureau, SPC
2006  Women in Politics blog, Rarotonga
2006  Sole Pacific Islands media contributor to aid strategy review, Australia
2007  Australia aid strategy review ticks sustained public broadcasting
2007  Founding member Pacific Islands Journalism Online
2008  Inaugural meeting Pacific Freedom Forum, Samoa.
2010  Establish JICC, Journalism in Crisis Coalition
2011  Establish WJR, World Journalism Review 

2012  Report Samoa 50th independence anniversary, for Apia Business Review
2013  Hired as deputy editor, Samoa Observer; approved as volunteer Coordinator for Pacific Freedom Forum
2014  Approved as volunteer Editor for Pacific Freedom Forum  


CAREER LOWLIGHTS

1982  First job threats from cabinet ministers 
1986  Sacked by Sir Thomas Davis administration for "mischievous" stories
1988  Failure of bid for privatisation of Cook Islands News
1989  No job; public relations for Cook Islands Government
1990  Resign from government over censorship
1993  Contempt of Cook Islands Parliament for cartoon
1994  Lots of promises, but few funders for Cook Islands Press
1995  Death threat from shipping owner, deportation threat from prime minister
1996  Develop tinnitus, 24/7
1997  Refused NZAID funding
1998  Commercial failure of Cook Islands Press

1999  Failure of Cook Islands Media Council, Cook Islands Media Association and Cook Islands Journalists Association
2000  Not selected for Sydney Olympics media, starts in my birthland on my birthday without me 
2001  Banned from Cook Islands Parliament
2005  NZAID: "Your name is mud with New Zealand."
2006  Migrate for health reasons, Auckland
2007  Banned from PINA membership
2008  Banned from WIBT, Auckland, withdraw from AUT PIMA scholarship
2010  Banned from Pacific WAVE meeting, at WPFD, Brisbane
2011  Declare GJC, Global Journalism Crisis
2012  Failure to get support for World Journalism Review
2013  Inability to do full time job and volunteer for PFF
2014  Return to NZ from Samoa deputy editorship (family illness)
2015  Was sent the wrong ticket reference to a major freedom conference, in Paris + rejected for Bruce Jesson award a second time. 


CONFERENCES

1994  PINA Samoa
1998  PINA Tahiti
1999  PINA Fiji
2003  PINA Samoa
2006  PIMA NZ
2008  PIMA NZ
2009  PIMA NZ
2010  World Press Freedom Day, Australia
2015  UNESCO Internet Freedom Forum (invited, see lowlights), France (informal submission
2015  IFEX General Meeting and Strategy Conference, Trinidad and Tobago, a hugely inspiring and empowering event. 

HEALTH
Tinnitus (google results).

ESTIMATED TOTAL PERSONAL DEBTS
US$135,000 as at 15 September 2015

PERSONAL CREDIT RATING

Bad

PERSONAL DEBT BY COUNTRY

Cook Islands
New Zealand

PERSONAL STATUS
Divorced, two children

LINKS:


Curriculum Vitae | Jason Brown 2006 

Foreign aid in Pacific media education

Total Transparency Tools

Independent researcher

 

EARLIER VERSIONS


UPDATED: 


28th September 2015

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