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Sunday, January 25, 2015
WELLINGTON (RNZ Mediawatch/Pacific Media Watch):  Reaction to the jihadist attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo earlier this month has been featured today on Radio New Zealand...
Friday, January 23, 2015
PARIS (International Federation of Journalists/Reporters Without Borders/Pacific Media Watch): UNESCO has organised a conference on journalism after the January 7 massacre at the French satirical...
Friday, January 16, 2015
Michael Brull: COMMENT: Our defence of 'freedom of speech' appears to be qualified by whether or not we actually find the speech offensive.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
SUVA (Pacific Media Watch): The Fiji parliamentary Opposition has called for an end to the eight-year-long “devastating siege” of the nation’s news media and for the media decree...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
David Robie: OPINION: Nine years ago two Paris-based filmmakers, Jerôme Lambert and Philippe Picard, who have directed many documentaries for French public television, made a controversial...
Monday, January 12, 2015
Nahrain Al-Mousawi: COMMENTARY: The use of mockery and caricature as a way of mocking Islamic extremism is, in fact, in some ways far more pronounced in the Middle Eastern media than it is in Europe.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Simon Reich: ANALYSIS: The really important question is how we respond to terrorism. The humanity demonstrated by those who held vigils on the streets of many capitals around the world after the...
Friday, January 9, 2015
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): French citizens and residents living in New Zealand gave inspired messages and speeches in Auckland today at a support Charlie Hebdo rally, vowing not to give in to...
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...