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Human Rights

Thursday, September 25, 2014
MANILA (Global Post / The Inquirer / Pacific Media Watch): Five journalists have been killed so far this year in the Philippines, with The Global Post reporting that the Phiippines was even worse...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
MELBOURNE (Radio Australia / Reporters Without Borders / Pacific Media Watch): Reporters without Borders and the New Zealand-based Pacific Media Centre have called for Fiji to repeal its Media...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): The New Zealand government and the French Embassy in Wellington were today called on at a vigil to put pressure on Indonesia to free two French journalists and their...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
AUCKLAND (Reporters Sans Frontières / Pacific Media Centre): Reporters Sans Frontières and the Pacific Media Centre/Pacific Media Watch have called for repeal of the Media Decree and...
Monday, September 22, 2014
PORT MORESBY (Sydney Morning Herald / Pacific Media Watch / SBS News):  The Papua New Guinea Supreme Court will decide whether a judicial inquiry into living conditions and human rights on...
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 last month have pleaded for their...
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...
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...