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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
PORT MORESBY (PNG Blogs / Pacific Media Watch): A controversial new free, state owned newspaper has been criticised by a Papua New Guinea blogger as a "propaganda mouthpiece" that has...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
WELLINGTON (Dominion Post / West Papua Action Auckland / Pacific Media Watch): The New Zealand government is coming under pressure to have the Australian Federal Police reopen the war crimes...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
JAYAPURA (West Papua Media / Pacific Media Watch / Tabloid Jubi): The Indonesian government has banned West Papuan activist groups from holding a rally in West Papua to demand that French...
Monday, October 13, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand  / Pacific Media Watch / The Australian): A leading Australian media law academic says new so-called "counter-terrorism laws" will effectively criminalise...
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
CANBERRA (The Conversation / Pacific Media Watch):  The Australian Senate has passed a motion, with explicit support from the Foreign Minister’s office, expressing concern over the...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / The Fiji Times): The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU) has called on Prime Minister John Key to pressure Indonesian President Joko Widodo to release two...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
AUCKLAND (Reporters Sans Frontières / Pacific Media Centre): Reporters Sans Frontières and the Pacific Media Centre/Pacific Media Watch have called for repeal of the Media Decree and...
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....