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Friday, March 21, 2014 - 13:22
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
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 23:16
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 - 17:16
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 - 11:24
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 - 16:00
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 - 17:53
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...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Renald Luzier, who drew Charlie Hebdo magazine’s front cover picture of prophet Muhammad following the attack by two jihadists in January, says the job without his colleagues is ‘too much...
Monday, May 18, 2015
PORT MORESBY (PNG Post-Courier/ Radio Australia/ Pacific Media Watch): Free West Papua campaigners in California are now even more determined to raise the voice that Indonesia seeks to silence...
Thursday, May 14, 2015
PORT MORESBY (PNG Post Courier/ Radio New Zealand International/ Pacific Media Watch): The Papua New Guinea government will push for Indonesia to become an associate member of the Melanesian...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
LONDON (Amnesty International/Pacific Media Watch): Dozens of individuals have been arbitrarily arrested and tortured or otherwise ill-treated by Timor-Leste security forces as part of security...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
PORT MORESBY (PNG Today/NBC/PNG Loop/Pacific Media Watch): Seven protesters were arrested and detained for staging a “mini gathering” during the arrival of Indonesian President Joko...
Sunday, May 10, 2015
The release of five West Papuan prisoners raises hope that the many political prisoners still held would be freed, but they remain unlawfully behind bars, as Phelim Kine, deputy Asia director Human...
Monday, May 4, 2015
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): The topic of discussion today on 95bFM's Southern Cross programme was on the state of media freedom in West Papua. Coinciding with World Press Freedom Day on...
Sunday, May 3, 2015
David Robie ANALYSIS: Media freedom has made great strides in Fiji. But the harsh Media Decree is still a spectre that needs removing.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Princess Papua MANOKWARI, West Papua (Step Magazine/majalahselangkah.com/Pacific Media Watch): Indonesia's local police forces are reported to have arrested more than 160 people in a crackdown...