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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...
Friday, September 19, 2014
AUCKLAND (Sydney Morning Herald / Pacific Media Watch): The families of the two French journalists arrested in West Papua by Indonesian military authorities have pleaded for their release from prison...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / TVNZ / 3News / NZ Herald): The mainstream media in New Zealand has reacted tentatively to statements by former US National Security Agency agent turned-whistleblower...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Rita Narayan SUVA (Fiji Broadcasting Corporation / Pacific Media Watch): The Fiji government has neither confirmed nor denied whether the Qatari government paid a ransom of $20 milion to secure the...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch):  New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has been accused of allowing the secret installation of equipment that would enable spooks to tap into New Zealand's...
Monday, September 15, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand / Pacific Media Watch): Two French journalists arrested in West Papua for reporting on human rights abuses by the Indonesian military will probably go on trial in two...
Monday, September 15, 2014
JAKARTA (Australian Associated Press / Pacific Media Watch / WikiLeaks): Award-winning US journalist Allan Nairn has temporarily escaped a five-year jail sentence in an Indonesian prison after the...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
JAYAPURA (Sydney Morning Herald / Pacific Media Watch / West Papua Media Alerts): Indonesian authorities want to jail two French journalists for five years for the "crime" of reporting...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Thomas Carnegie An organisation promoting human rights has sent letters to Fiji's major political parties, calling on them to make human rights issues central to their campaigns for the...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Thomas Carnegie AUCKLAND (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): The Social Democratic Liberal Party’s director of communications has issued a response to those who questioned why the party...