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Elections

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Liam Fox SUVA (Australia Network News / Pacific Media Watch): Concerns about media freedom in Fiji are again being raised as the country gets ready for its first democratic election in nearly...
Monday, May 19, 2014
SUVA (Wansolwara / Pacific Media Watch): A student editor from the regional University of the South Pacific has appealed for a return to “fearless, fair and determined” journalism as...
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Maj Nygaard Christensen and Angie Bexley: ANALYSIS: So far, the Indonesian presidential election campaign appears to have received surprisingly little attention in now independent Timor-Leste....
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post  / Pacific Media Watch): A human rights activist said it would be somewhat ironic if workers were to vote for a presidential candidate with a military background,...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
NOUMEA (Islands Business / Pacific Media Watch / Australia Network News / Radio New Zealand): New Caledonian independence movements have polled well in the recent territorial election, despite...
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Nethy Dharma Somba  in Jayapura: The Democratic Party garnered the most votes for the House of Representatives in Papua with a total of 700,150 votes out of 2,949,189 valid votes.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
NOUMEA (Islands Business / Pacific Media Watch): The struggle of the indigenous Kanaky people of New Caledonia is gathering momentum ahead of this weekend's elections, reports a regional news...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
SUVA (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch): The University of the South Pacific in Fiji has cancelled a non-government organisation's debate on issues relating to the election...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
NUKU'ALOFA (Pacific Media Watch / Radio New Zealand International): The leader of the opposition in Tonga, 'Akilisi Pohiva, has condemned plans to build a new royal palace and government...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Agus Sudibyo in Jakarta Until now the media, especially television, has been regarded as being extremely influential in boosting the electability of presidential candidates or political parties,...
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Ronny Kareni for New Matilda: The brutal repression of West Papuan student protests last week is indicative of Indonesia’s approach to the region.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Robert Yates in Banda Aceh On Tuesday last week, unidentified gunmen opened fire on a car decked out with political banners in Indonesia’s northernmost province, Aceh. Three people were...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
WELLINGTON (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch): The NZ Council of Trade Unions says there has been scant progress towards democracy in Fiji and has called on the New Zealand...
Monday, April 7, 2014
SUVA (Radio NZ International / Dateline Pacific / Pacific Media Watch): The Fiji Law Society says a decree provision allowing phone and internet monitoring in the days before the general election...
Saturday, March 29, 2014
SUVA (Radio NZ International / Pacific Media Watch): An academic says Fiji's new electoral decree is largely fair, and compares to those of Australia and New Zealand, but it does contain some...