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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
YAREN (The Fiji Times/Radio New Zealand International/Pacific Media Watch): An Australian human rights advocate says the Nauru government's Facebook ban is the latest step in a very regressive...
Thursday, April 30, 2015
AUCKLAND (Radio NZ International/Pacific Media Watch): The editor of the Kiribati Independent newspaper says the sacking of Radio Kiribati's editor because of her reporting of the death penalty...
Monday, April 27, 2015
Samuel Stevens SYDNEY (The Independent/Pacific Media Watch): Australian public broadcaster Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) has dismissed sports reporter Scott McIntyre after he made "...
Friday, April 24, 2015
TARAWA (Kiribati Independent/Pacific Media Watch): Radio Kiribati’s editor, Aneta Moote, has been sacked apparently over a controversial story that has embarrassed the government, reports the...
Monday, April 13, 2015
PORT MORESBY (PNG Loop/Pacific Media Watch): Punishing social media use could remove an essential check and balance on abuse of power in Papua New Guinea, warns the Pacific Freedom Forum. “...
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Leonnie Wayang PORT MORESBY (PNG Post-Courier/Pacific Media Watch):  The controversial erotic film Fifty Shades of Grey has been refused classification by the Papua New Guinea Censorship...
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Professor Wadan Narsey SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch): OPINION: Every military coup in Fiji has removed the Parliament through which people's elected representatives could publicly...
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Timoci Vula SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch):  The Fijian Media Association is holding a vigil in Suva on Saturday night to remember and honour the slain journalists and cartoonists...
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...