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Defamation

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Jarad Savage
Sunday, February 23, 2014
PORT MORESBY (PNGFacts.com/NBC//Pacific Media Watch): The National Court in Waigani has awarded more than 400,000 kina (NZ$190,000) in damages, in Papua New Guinea's first  defamation case...
Friday, July 19, 2013
Rebecca Quilliam WELLINGTON (APNZ News / New Zealand Herald / Pacific Media Watch):  The Asia-Pacific affairs investigative journalist who brought a defamation case against the head of New...
Monday, March 18, 2013
DILI (ETLJB / LUSA / Pacific Media Watch): Two Timorese journalists found not guilty but fined $150 last Thursday under Timor-Leste’s “slanderous denunciation” (defamation) law...
Saturday, November 17, 2012
PORT MORESBY (PNG Post-Courier / Pacific Media Watch): The PNG Post-Courier has published an apology over a newspaper article and editorial last month accusing the Malaysian-owned logging company...
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Timoci Vula SUVA (The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): Ordinary citizens have to be mindful of the Media Decree and the Public Order Amendment Decree when they make any opposing statement...
Friday, February 10, 2012
RAROTONGA (Pacific Freedom Forum / Pacific Media Watch): Fiji's journalists have been warned to steer clear of the latest media-related decree and stick to ethical standards to guide their...
Thursday, February 9, 2012
SUVA (Fiji Sun / Pacific Media Watch): President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau yesterday approved the State Proceedings (Amendment) Decree 2012, which offers legal immunity to the media when reporting...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
PORT MORESBY (The National / Pacific Media Watch): The Rimbunan Hijau (PNG) Group is suing the Post-Courier for defamation over the Pomio land situation which involves one of its subsidia­ries...
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Amelia Wade AUCKLAND (New Zealand Herald / Pacific Media Watch): French media are claiming a New Zealand media conspiracy is trying to ruin the reputation of their rugby team.
Monday, August 29, 2011
PORT MORESBY (PNG Post-Courier/Pacific Media Watch): Southern Highlands Governor Anderson Agiru has given notice that he is suing The National newspaper in Papua New Guinea and his former...
Friday, June 17, 2011
APIA (Samoa Observer/Pacific Media Watch): An election candidate is suing Apia Broadcasting Limited (ABL) for $270,000. Tuala Iosefo Ponifasio’s lawsuit names the ABL-run TV3 network...
Thursday, June 16, 2011
PORT VILA: (Radio New Zealand International/Pacific Media Watch): The Public Prosecutor of Vanuatu is considering defamation action against the publisher of a newspaper . Daily Post publisher...
Monday, May 16, 2011
Alex Perrottet: AUCKLAND: Leading Pacific journalists and academics have condemned a popular anonymous Fiji blog for an "outlandish” smear campaign against them.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
NUKU'ALOFA: Police Magistrate Salesi Mafi has sentenced all three accused in the case against the Kele’a to a fine of T$14,275. But this amount could stretch to $200,000 if 16 other...