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Censorship

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...
Monday, June 16, 2014
Shannon Gillies DILI (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): The government of Timor-Leste has held a national debate about a controversial new media law that will require journalists to be...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
SUVA (Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): A University of the South Pacific student whose government scholarship was abruptly terminated two weeks ago after he helped an opposition candidate...
Monday, June 9, 2014
AUCKLAND (The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch / Fiji Village / Bloomberg /The Independent / The Guardian): Government agencies in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji are putting their citizens under...
Friday, June 6, 2014
JAKARTA (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch / Jakarta Post): Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, one of the Indonesian presidential candidates, says if he wins the presidential...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
SUVA (Fiji Times / Radio Australia / Wansolwara / Pacific Media Watch): A Fijian opposition politician has been threatened with rape for campaigning for a seat in Parliament. Roshika Deo of Be...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
PORT MORESBY (Pacific Media Watch / PNG Post-Courier / PNG Loop): The media in PNG have been banned from an important inquiry into parliament spending. The story made the front pages of local...
Monday, June 2, 2014
David Robie: OPINION: JOURNALISTS and civil society critical of the flawed Fiji mediascape in the lead-up to the first post-coup general election in September should also be up in arms over the...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
SUVA (Pacific Media Watch / Radio New Zealand International): Senior journalist Anish Chand has reportedly been sacked from his position at Fiji Television after the Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed...
Monday, May 12, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): An advocate for an independent New Zealand has warned that a “free press” is under threat in the country and cited examples of alleged media self-...
Sunday, May 11, 2014
David Robie: ANALYSIS: The campaign for media freedom in the Asia-Pacific region region continues to face opponents, such as parliamentarians in Timor-Leste this week.
Monday, May 5, 2014
WASHINGTON (Al Jazeera English / Pacific Media Watch): The United Nations has been drawing attention to the role of journalists as the world marked Press Freedom Day at the weekend.  ...
Saturday, April 26, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): The Fijian military is taking up too much of the national budget and ordinary citizens are losing out on vital health and social welfare benefits as a result, an...