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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...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
HONIARA (Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation / Pacific Media Watch / Solomon Star News): Two Solomon Islands public watchdogs have warned that desperate citizens are giving away their new...
Thursday, January 23, 2014
SUVA (Radio NZ International/Pacific Media Watch): The coordinator of a political group, the United Front for a Democratic Fij (UFDF)i, says the country's media is still running endless amounts...
Thursday, September 5, 2013
SYDNEY (ABC News / Pacific Media Watch): Activist group GetUp is lodging a complaint with the consumer watchdog after commercial television networks refused to play an ad criticising Rupert Murdoch...
Thursday, August 8, 2013
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch/ 95bFM): Tuvalu’s political upheaval with a dramatic change in prime minister has been featured in several radio programmes this week. After a drawn-out...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Rosi Doviverata SUVA (Pacific Media Watch / Fiji Sun): For the first time in Fijian elections, the use of social media will be on overdrive as polling day draws nearer. Political parties have...
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Yvonne Tahana AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / New Zealand Herald): TVNZ broadcaster Shane Taurima will talk to his bosses this week about what role he will have after unsuccessfully contesting Labour...
Monday, April 8, 2013
Andrew Thomas SUVA (Al Jazeera / Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): Fijians are weighing up a controversial new draft constitution aimed at restoring democracy in the South Pacific nation...
Saturday, January 26, 2013
SUVA (Radio NZ International / Pacific Media Watch): The French ambassador to Fiji has urged members of the public and the international community to recognise the positive changes that have taken...