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Freedom Of Expression

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 10:15
The annual UNESCO World Press Freedom Day lecture series launched in New Zealand in 2013 will continue this year.
Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 12:51
Professor Mark Pearson: The May 3 UNESCO World Press Freedom Day 2013 lecture at AUT University's new Sir Paul Reeves communications precinct hosted by the Pacific Media Centre with support from...
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 16:36
Come to hear Benny Wenda, a West Papuan tribal leader and one of the leading voices of the peaceful independence movement. Benny is currently living in exile in the UK. He is the founder of the...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 19:46
LIVESTREAMING: David Robie: Professorial public lecture: Truth, censorship, ethics and corporate integrity are increasingly critical media issues in the digital age for a region faced with coups,...
Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 09:57
SEMINAR/VIDEO Is the Pacific media freedom issue as serious as it is presented or is it driven by donor agendas? Or, on the other hand, is it worse than generally perceived around the region and can...
Monday, April 7, 2014
The MIDA incident and the national Fiji discussion of “hate speech”, ethno-nationalism  and the implied racism against Indo-Fijians, needs to be balanced by discussion of Indo-...
Monday, April 7, 2014
SUVA (Fiji One News / Pacific Media Watch / Fiji Times / Fiji Sun): The Fiji government has continued its bid to clamp down on civil society ahead of the elections on September 17, this time...
Monday, April 7, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Journalists must support new models of deliberative journalism and the revival of participatory democracy if they are to play a role in helping combat climate change...
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, April 5, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / Pacific Scoop): Australian suppression of secret papers about Indonesian atrocities in Timor-Leste, "behind bars" protests against Indonesian oppression in...
Friday, April 4, 2014
SO THERE we have it. Fiji’s Media Industry Development Authority chairperson Ashwin Raj is going to stamp out all hate and race speech in his country with the stroke of a decree-backed pen...
Thursday, April 3, 2014
SUVA (Fiji One Television / Pacific Media Watch / Fairfax/ Republika / Fiji Times / Wansolwara): The Fiji state-controlled Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) has ruled that Fiji Television...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
SYDNEY (Radio Australia / Pacific Media Watch): The ABC's Pacific correspondent, Sean Dorney, has been criticised by both the Fiji Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) and the Pacific...
Monday, March 31, 2014
How ironic. For two days this week, veteran Pacific affairs correspondent Sean Dorney from Australia Network was contributing hugely to an inaugural regional business media summit organised by the...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
SUVA (The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): Fiji's Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) maintains it is willing to engage with the Vanuatu-based Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS...