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Friday, October 17, 2014
Dr Steven Ratuva ANALYSIS: One of the most reassuring sights in recent years was the group photo of parliamentarians in front of Fiji’s new Parliament building, standing shoulder to shoulder,...
Friday, August 15, 2014
PAPE'ETE (Radio New Zealand International / Radio Australia / Pacific Media Watch): French Polynesian President Gaston Flosse has lodged defamation complaints against Fabrice Lhomme and Gerard...
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / Post-Courier / ABC Radio Australia): Senior journalists of Papua New Guinea’s government-run radio and television stations National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Daniel Drageset: AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / avaaz.org): A petition to revoke the ban on media reporting from West Papua has been initiated by press freedom groups.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / etan.org): The daughter of a political prisoner in West Papua has sent a letter to the Indonesian president appealing for the release of all political prisoners in...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Daniel Drageset AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): A new human rights umbrella organisation had its launch meeting last night with a strong debate on the crisis in Sri Lanka as the country prepares to...
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Daniel Drageset: AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): The West Papua Freedom Flotilla has been refused to enter the port of Merauke in West Papua.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): A development agency is critical about the cut in Australian aid to the Pacific that is proposed by the incoming Tony Abbott government. Prime Minister-elect Tony...
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Michael Sergel: AUCKLAND (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): As this year’s Pacific Islands Forum enters its third day, the Pacific remains divided on the role and relevance of the region...
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
APIA (Pacific Media Watch): The 22-year-old Journalists Association of Samoa (JAWS) has officially been deregistered in the latest move in Samoa's media regulation controversy. A public...
Monday, September 2, 2013
Lanuola Tupufia APIA (Samoa Observer / Pacific Media Watch): Prime Minister of Samoa Tuila'epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has downplayed the Samoa Rugby Union’s (SRU) financial state,...
Monday, September 2, 2013
Daniel Drageset: AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Climate change will be a major issue facing more than 50 members of the media gathering this week for the 44th Pacific Islands Forum hosted in the...
Friday, August 30, 2013
SYDNEY (Channel 7 / Pacific Media Watch): Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has called on the Seven Network to apologise following a two-part Today Tonight report on Monday and...
Thursday, August 29, 2013
COMMENTARY: Geoff Kemp explores the contemporary dilemmas about press freedom, censorship, metadata, watchdogs and democracy.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
SUVA (Pacific Media Watch / Pacific Scoop): A Fiji professor has praised the new constitution, saying it provides for the development of a “genuine democracy” in a multi-ethnic Fiji....