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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Alistar Kata AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): The spokesperson for the main journalists union in New Zealand today criticised the Indonesian blocking of access for international journalists in the...
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
PERTH (The Conversation/Pacific Media Watch): The war on drugs is not a worthy fight. It uses the full force of a state’s coercive apparatus to unjustly target its own citizens and causes...
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
LONDON (Tapol/Pacific Media Watch): The London-based Indonesian human rights organisation Tapol is today launching a global appeal to President Joko Widodo for "free and open access" for...
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Agus Maryono CILACAP, Indonesia (The Jakarta Post/Pacific Media Watch): Defying intense pressure from the international community, the Indonesian government executed eight death row prisoners...
Monday, April 27, 2015
CILACAP, Indonesia (Pacific Scoop/AFP/Pacific Media Watch): Indonesia has signalled it is determined to push ahead with the execution of eight foreign drug convicts, despite a growing wave of...
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Marion Bowman: ANALYSIS: How does an international women’s organisation, WILPF, with a hundred year history put Mahatma Gandhi’s famous call to action into practice in 2015? 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Pacific Scoop: Commentary – Special correspondent As Anzac approaches and  Australians and New Zealanders remember those who fought and lost their lives on Anzac Day, it is hoped we...
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Hilaire Bule PORT VILA (Radio Australia/ Pacific Media Watch): Vanuatu Prime Minister Joe Natuman says the establishment of an embassy in Indonesia is not priority. Responding to media coverage...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Shailendra Singh ANALYSIS: The Pacific will be virtually absent from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) review conference at the United Nations next week. Some see regard...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Maureen Garawa PORT MORESBY (PNG Post Courier/Pacific Media Watch): Many urban families are breaking international law by engaging school-age relatives as babysitters and domestic help, a regional...
Saturday, April 11, 2015
AUCKLAND (Tagata Pasifika/Pacific Media Watch): West Papua is a land rich with resources, they have the world's largest gold mine, rain forests and lots of land. For more than 50 years the...
Thursday, April 9, 2015
LONDON (TAPOL/Minority Rights Group International/Pacific Media Watch): New video footage showing the bloody aftermath of the Paniai massacre in West Papua highlights the urgent need for Indonesia...
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Professor Seyed Mohammad Marandi: ANALYSIS: This aggression is not about Iran's regional domination, it is about silencing the aspirations of the Yemeni people.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Gemima Harvey RESEARCH: West Papua is a region fraught with tension, where the Indigenous population is intimidated and repressed to prevent the voicing of political views.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Aloysius Laukai KUBU, Bougainville (Radio New Dawn FM/Pacific Media Watch): The controversial Bougainville Mining Bill has been passed by the Autonomous Bougainville Government parliament and has...