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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Ritika Pratap: SUVA: (Fiji Broadcasting Corporation/Pacific Media Watch): Work on the Freedom of Information Decree is progressing slowly due to limited resources says the Attorney General Aiyaz...
Monday, May 23, 2011
BRISBANE (ABC Correspondents Report/Pacific Media Watch): ELIZABETH JACKSON: One week ago, a senior Fijian military officer, an aristocratic Ratu from one of Fiji's highest ranking chiefly...
Sunday, May 22, 2011
DUNEDIN (Otago Daily Times/NZPA/Pacific Media Watch): New Zealand does not look likely to up the pressure on Fiji to act democratically, with Prime Minister John Key today saying economic sanctions...
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.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
AUCKLAND: As many countries in the Asia-Pacific region suffer gags, murders, assaults and other pressures on press freedom, several Pacific groups have gathered in Samoa this week to mark World Press...
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Alex Perrottet AUCKLAND: Just as Australia’s Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd was defending his record in the Pacific, it has been reported by Radio Australia that the new trade policy released...
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Rowan Callick: As people in the Pacific gain access to more information in the digital revolution, they are becoming less satisfied with the levels of leadership and services in their communities....
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Humiliation faces Australia and New Zealand with the authority that Fiji coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama will now wield as the leader of a virile Melanesian Spearhead Group  – backed by the...
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
By the Pacific Media Centre news desk: The Pacific is the only region with a clean slate and no executions or death sentences over the past decade, says Amnesty International in a new report today...
Monday, March 14, 2011
SUVA: The Fiji Human Rights Commission says it has not received any recent complaints of alleged abuse, detainment or intimidation by the disciplinary forces. Amnesty International has expressed...
Monday, March 14, 2011
Stephanie Elizah PORT MORESBY: Autonomous Bougainville Government's Vice-President Patrick Nisira has called on the media to take extra care when writing about issues that affect the lives...
Monday, March 14, 2011
JAYAPURA : The Indonesian government says it will consider lifting restrictions banning journalists from the troubled province of Papua. Karon Snowdon reports Indonesia's poorly developed...
Thursday, March 10, 2011
A little over two weeks into his new job as Speaker of Parliament and Sir Geoffrey Henry seems to have taken exception to reportage by the country’s daily newspaper Cook Islands News.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
DILI: The government of Timor-Leste, through the Secretariat of State of the Council of Ministers (Portuguese acronym SECM), has encouraged the Timor-Leste press to participate in a comparative...
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Tupuola Terry Tavita APIA: The Human Rights Protection Party swept back to power in a landslide victory on Friday. But a beaming Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi is not getting carried...