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Friday, May 16, 2014
SYDNEY (Pacific Media Watch / The Age / Inclusive Development International): A prominent human rights lawyer has criticised the Australian government's decision to resettle some Manus Island...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
SUVA (Pacific Media Watch / Radio New Zealand International): Senior journalist Anish Chand has reportedly been sacked from his position at Fiji Television after the Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
SUVA (Pacific Media Watch / Radio New Zealand International): The Fijian Prime Minister's alleged breaches of his own draconian electoral decrees may not be investigated before the national...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
JAYAPURA (Pacific Media Watch): The West Papua National Committee's [KNPB] Timika chairman, Steven Itlay, has been released from prison after being arrested by the Indonesian police yesterday...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
NOUMEA (Islands Business / Pacific Media Watch / Australia Network News / Radio New Zealand): New Caledonian independence movements have polled well in the recent territorial election, despite...
Monday, May 12, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand National / Pacific Media Watch): During his weekly media programme on Radio New Zealand National’s Nine to Noon programme, media commentator and former editor-in-...
Monday, May 12, 2014
NUKU'ALOFA (Radio New Zealand International / 3 News / Pacific Media Watch / Matangi Tonga Online): The Tongan Supreme Court has banned news media from covering a legal submission by lawyers...
Thursday, May 8, 2014
APIA (Pacific Media Watch / Samoa Observer): Samoa's Attorney-General has denied that the proposed citizenship investment law means Samoa is up for sale.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): A media commentator and author has warned that press freedom in New Zealand is under threat from the mainstream media's drive for profit which is threatening the...
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
NOUMEA (Islands Business / Pacific Media Watch): The struggle of the indigenous Kanaky people of New Caledonia is gathering momentum ahead of this weekend's elections, reports a regional news...
Friday, May 2, 2014
JAKARTA (Pacific Media Watch / Vanuatu Daily Post / Free West Papua Campaign): The Free West Papua Campaign says Indonesia has again bribed Fiji with more 'blood money' to try to stop...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
PERTH (Pacific Media Watch / Radio New Zealand International / Free West Papua Campaign): The Free West Papua Campaign has called for support from the Australian government for its new office in...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
ISLAMABAD (Bangkok Post / Pacific Media Watch): Journalists in Pakistan are targets for a variety of different government and paramilitary agencies, placing them in an impossible position where...
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / Radio New Zealand International / The Guardian): Australia's deportation camps are back in the news again with Amnesty International now reportedly banned from...
Sunday, April 27, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): The author of a new book on Pacific media and politics has hit out at copycat cybercrime laws designed to curb freedom of expression on social media and independent...