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Thursday, October 16, 2014
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders / Pacific Media Watch): After holding French journalists Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois in the eastern Melanesian province of Papua for 70 days, the...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
PORT MORESBY (ABC / PNG Loop / International Federation of Journalists / Pacific Media Watch): The National Broadcasting Corporation of Papua New Guinea has been forced to hire a private security...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
SYDNEY (Sydney Morning Herald / Pacific Media Watch): Justice may be some time coming for five journalists killed by the Indonesian military in Timor-Leste in 1975 because the Australian police are...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain (Grain / Pacific Media Watch): The expansion of palm oil production in Papua New Guinea is threatening the rights of communities to access land for growing food, a new report says...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
JAYAPURA (West Papua Media / Pacific Media Watch / Tabloid Jubi): The Indonesian government has banned West Papuan activist groups from holding a rally in West Papua to demand that French...
Monday, October 13, 2014
DENPASAR, Indonesia (The Jakarta Post/Pacific Media Watch/Thomson Foundation/Rappler): About 90 editors, journalists, press council representatives, internet service providers and broadcast...
Monday, October 13, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand  / Pacific Media Watch / The Australian): A leading Australian media law academic says new so-called "counter-terrorism laws" will effectively criminalise...
Friday, October 10, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch): The editor of Fiji's Repúblika magazine and president of the Fijian Media Association says Fiji journalists will have to...
Friday, October 10, 2014
SYDNEY (Radio Australia / Lateline / Pacific Media Watch): Indonesians studying in Australia are being employed as spies by the Indonesian government, claim West Papuan independence activists.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders / Pacific Media Watch): A new petition calling for the immediate release of detained French journalists Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat has been launched by...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
JAKARTA (Europe Online / Pacific Media Watch): The two French journalists detained by Indonesian authorities for reporting on Indonesia's human rights atrocities in West Papua will know in...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
YAREN DISTRICT, Nauru (Medical Journal of Australia / Radio New Zealand International / Press TV / Pacific Media Watch): Detaining asylum seeker children in deportation centres is child abuse, say...
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
CANBERRA (The Conversation / Pacific Media Watch):  The Australian Senate has passed a motion, with explicit support from the Foreign Minister’s office, expressing concern over the...
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
YAREN DISTRICT, Nauru (Sydney Morning Herald / The Guardian / Pacific Media Watch): Documents leaked to The Guardian newspaper show that security guards in Australia's deportation centre on...
Monday, October 6, 2014
The Kiribati government has pushed a new bill to reinstate capital punishment – a move said to be in response to public outrage over several violent murders this year. However, as Asia-...