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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
AUCKLAND (Reporters Sans Frontières / Pacific Media Centre): Reporters Sans Frontières and the Pacific Media Centre have called for repeal of the Media Decree and introduction of a...
Monday, September 22, 2014
PORT MORESBY (Sydney Morning Herald / Pacific Media Watch / SBS News):  The Papua New Guinea Supreme Court will decide whether a judicial inquiry into living conditions and human rights on...
Friday, September 19, 2014
AUCKLAND (Sydney Morning Herald / Pacific Media Watch): The families of the two French journalists arrested in West Papua by Indonesian military authorities last month have pleaded for their...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
SUVA (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch): Fiji's media regulation authority says it is  investigating an alleged breach of the 48-hour media blackout by the Fiji...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch):  New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has been accused of allowing the secret installation of equipment that would enable spooks to tap into New Zealand's...
Monday, September 15, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand / Pacific Media Watch): Two French journalists arrested in West Papua for reporting on human rights abuses by the Indonesian military will probably go on trial in two...
Monday, September 15, 2014
JAKARTA (Australian Associated Press / Pacific Media Watch / WikiLeaks): Award-winning US journalist Allan Nairn has temporarily escaped a five-year jail sentence in an Indonesian prison after the...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
JAYAPURA (Sydney Morning Herald / Pacific Media Watch / West Papua Media Alerts): Indonesian authorities want to jail two French journalists for five years for the "crime" of reporting...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
YANGON (Asia Times Online / Pacific Media Watch): Reforms in Myanmar are "dangling by a thread" because of the continual jailing and harassment of journalists, says a media researcher....
Friday, August 15, 2014
PAPE'ETE (Radio New Zealand International / Radio Australia / Pacific Media Watch): French Polynesian President Gaston Flosse has lodged defamation complaints against Fabrice Lhomme and Gerard...
Monday, August 11, 2014
PORT MORESBY (Pacific Media Watch / PNG Loop): A Port Moresby broadcast journalist has been arrested and charged with "broadcasting misleading information". The 30-year-old Western...
Thursday, August 7, 2014
JAKARTA (Rian News Service / Khabar South East Asia / Pacific Media Watch): The Press Council of Indonesia has entered into a three-year written agreement with a government agency in which it...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
PARIS (Pacific Media Watch / Wikileaks / Reporters Without Borders): WikiLeaks has revealed the existence of a blanket gagging order applying to all citizens and news media throughout Australia...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders / Pacific Media Watch): Reporters Without Borders has warned that a proposed amendment to national security laws designed to clamp down on Edward Snowden-style...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
SUVA (The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): People's Democratic Party leader Felix Anthony has called for media freedom in Fiji ahead of the elections in September. Anthony told The Fiji...