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Human Rights

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...
Monday, September 8, 2014
Thomas Carnegie AUCKLAND (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): An organisation promoting human rights has sent letters to Fiji’s major political parties, calling on them to make human rights...
Monday, September 8, 2014
JAYAPURA (Southeast Asian Press Alliance / Pacific Media Watch): Independent media organisations in Southeast Asia have joined the growing pressure on the Indonesian government to release two...
Monday, September 8, 2014
PORT MORESBY (Sydney Morning Herald / ABC / Fars News / Sunday Star Times / Pacific Media Watch): More whistleblowers have come forward to highlight shocking conditions at Australia's Manus...
Friday, September 5, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Journalism Review / Asia New Zealand Foundation / Pacific Media Watch): An award-winning news anchor from the leading television network in the Philippines is coming to New...
Thursday, September 4, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): A group of Asia-Pacific journalism students from Denmark and New Zealand at AUT University is setting up a news bureau to cover the Fiji elections.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / West Papua Media Alerts): Indonesian intelligence officers are targeting West Papuan journalists and independence leaders for "potentially having contact"...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Papua New Guinea is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for women to live in. While a series of images by photojournalist Vlad Sokhin are shocking, Lucas Dahlström of Asia-Pacific...
Monday, September 1, 2014
Alistar Kata AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / Pacific Scoop): Journalists and human rights advocates talked to by Pacific Scoop this week believe New Zealand media “ignores” many critical...
Friday, August 29, 2014
JAYAPURA (Pacific Media Watch / Radio New Zealand International): A missing West Papua freedom leader has been found dead. Pacific Media Watch reported on Monday that an international call for...
Friday, August 29, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): A baffling ballot paper with 249 numbers and no names or party logos, the government using public funds to campaign for the Fiji First party, and a...