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Thursday, June 9, 2011
SUVA: (Radio Australia/Pacific Media Watch): In Fiji, a non-government organisation is renewing its calls for the public emergency regulations to be lifted and for work to get underway on a new...
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
MELBOURNE (Radio Australia Pacific Beat/Pacific Scoop/Pacific Media Watch): A former sympathiser of the George Speight 2000 coup in Fiji has issued a challenge to Ratu Tevita Mara to reveal the...
Saturday, June 4, 2011
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Centre/Pacific Scoop/Pacific Media Watch): The fugitive Fiji former military colonel, Ratu Tevita Mara, has called on the military regime to end the Public Emergency...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Alex Perrottet: NUKU'ALOFA: (Pacific Media Watch): Tonga's Cabinet Secretary and Chief Secretary Busby Kautoke has hit back at Fijian allegations of a breach of sovereignty with the latest...
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Alex Perrottet: AUCKLAND: (Pacific Media Watch): As the region's media watch today for the next move between Fiji and Tonga over the runaway colonel, regime leader Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama...
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Ratu Tevita Mara, a lieutenant-colonel in the Fiji military now a fugitive living with the royal family of Tonga. Full text of the videos: NUKU'ALOFA: People of Fiji, I am today speaking to you...
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...