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Asylum Seekers

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders/ Pacific Media Watch): Australia’s Border Force Act, which took effect on 30 June, reflects a disturbing desire to deny access to information about the often...
Monday, April 20, 2015
Mary Baines WELLINGTON (Radio New Zealand International/ Pacific Media Watch): A contractor, International Health and Medical Services (IHMS), says it supports an Australian Bill that would allow...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
NAURU (Radio New Zealand International/Pacific Media Watch): An independent report has confirmed cases of mistreatment and abuse of asylum seekers at an Australian-run detention centre in Nauru,...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
AUCKLAND (New Zealand Herald/Pacific Media Watch): Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy will today call for New Zealand to increase its quota of refugees. Dame Susan will speak at a...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Humanitarian organisations and leading experts are calling the conditions at Australia’s asylum seeker detention centres in the Pacific “worse than ever”. They are advocating for...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
YAREN DISTRICT, Nauru (Medical Journal of Australia / Radio New Zealand International / Press TV / Pacific Media Watch): Detaining asylum seeker children in deportation centres is child abuse, say...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
CANBERRA (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch / International Business Times): A large group of prominent Australians says the government must end its "damaging" policy...
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Jay Fletcher, Green Left Weekly ANALYSIS: SYDNEY (Green Left Weekly / Pacific Media Watch): The 157 Tamil refugees who refused “a very good” deal to be deported to India now face the...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
NAURU (Marshall Islands Journal / Pacific Media Watch / SBS): The Marshall Islands Journal newspaper has published a scathing editorial about the suspension of three opposition members of...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
PORT MORESBY (Pacific Media Watch / The Age / Channel Seven / Sydney Morning Herald): New video footage obtained by the Australian media indicates that the riot at the Manus Island deportation...
Monday, May 26, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio NZ International / The Nation / Pacific Media Watch): The "new Australia" is one of "devastating hypocrisy and meanness", says a leading human rights lawyer.
Friday, May 16, 2014
SYDNEY (Pacific Media Watch / The Age / Inclusive Development International): A prominent human rights lawyer has criticised the Australian government's decision to resettle some Manus Island...
Friday, May 2, 2014
Cedric Patjole PORT MORESBY (PNGEdge / Pacific Media Watch): The publisher of the Post-Courier newspaper, South Pacific Post Ltd (SPP), and veteran journalist Todagia Kelola, have been found guilty...
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / Radio New Zealand International / The Guardian): Australia's deportation camps are back in the news again with Amnesty International now reportedly banned from...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
PORT MORESBY (Pacific Media Watch / The Age): The Age newspaper has obtained exclusive video footage of the attack on asylum seekers at the Manus Island detention centre. Filmed by a hidden...