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Friday, March 21, 2014 - 14:22
BOOK LAUNCH: Don't Spoil My Beautiful Face: Media, Mayhem and Human Rights in the Pacific By David Robie. Foreword by Kalafi Moala Publisher: Little Island Press
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 00:16
PACIFIC MEDIA CENTRE SEMINAR: Three key notions of a professional free media that emerged more than two centuries ago were that the press should be 1) watchdogs on political abuse of power, 2)...
Friday, August 26, 2011 - 18:16
While the Indonesian army continues to dominate the indigenous inhabitants of West Papua, three friends gather in Melbourne to record outlawed folk songs with renowned Australian rock musicologist...
Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 12:24
The so-called Arab Spring has spawned a revolutionary wave across the Arab world - with protests and uprisings from Algeria to Saudi Arabia. Egypt, Tunisia and Libya have seen the biggest upheavals...
Friday, August 19, 2011 - 17:00
You are warmly invited to join Amnesty International and the Pacific Media Centre for the launch of a new human rights report on violence against women in the Pacific followed by a panel discussion...
Friday, July 15, 2011 - 18:53
Brother Number One, a New Zealand documentary about the torture and murder of yachtsman Kerry Hamill by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in 1978, has been launched at international film festivals in New...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
RANGOON (The Irrawaddy magazine / Pacific Media Watch): The probe into the murder of journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, allegedly killed by the Burmese military, continues with another journalist now...
Friday, November 7, 2014
RANGOON (The Irrawaddy/Pacific Media Watch): The wife of journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, who was killed by the Burmese military last month, says she has seen signs of torture on her husband's body...
Thursday, November 6, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): A groundbreaking symposium on intersectionality has focused on issues of importance in the Pacific, including access to land by women in Samoa and Tonga; the...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Commentary KYAW ZAW MOE: Both the Burmese government and the military leadership must immediately initiate a proper investigation into the killing of journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, with the inclusion of...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
PORT MORESBY (ABC Radio / Pacific Media Watch): More damaging media exposés have emerged of alleged assault, torture and rape threats against asylum seekers by security guards in a secret...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Nick Xenophon COMMENTARY: Last Tuesday would have been New Zealand journalist Gary Cunningham's 67th birthday. But, tragically, Gary was killed in cold blood 39 years ago by the Indonesian...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
RANGOON (Democratic Voice of Burma / Radio Australia / BBC / The Irrawaddy / Pacific Media Watch): An experienced Burmese journalist, Aung Kyaw Naing, also known as Par Gyi, has been shot dead by a...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Humanitarian organisations and leading experts are calling the conditions at Australia’s asylum seeker detention centres in the Pacific “worse than ever”. They are advocating for...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
JAYAPURA (Jakarta Globe / France 24 / Al Arabiya / Pacific Media Watch): Two French journalists jailed in West Papua by Indonesian military occupying authorities have appeared in court for the...