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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-...
Monday, October 6, 2014
The poverty line of US$1.25 per day is far less than is needed to maintain 'minimum welfare' in the Asia-Pacfic region, where two-thirds of the world's poorest people reside. Asia-...
Monday, October 6, 2014
Panguna community members are warning the Bougainville government that efforts must be made to heal the deep trauma caused by the decade-long civil war before arrangements to reopen the mine take...
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Julia Suryakusuma, the author of Julia’s Jihad, tries to untangle the contradictions of press freedom in Indonesia with the unrelenting stranglehold on West Papua amid controversy over the...
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Mads Anneberg AUCKLAND (Pacific Scoop/Pacific Media Watch): Ricardo Morris is fighting two battles. As journalist, editor and publisher of Repúblika Magazine in Fiji, he works tirelessly...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post / Pacific Media Watch): The Indonesian Press Council says the government must deport French journalists Thomas Charles Dandois and Valentine Bourrat, who were arrested in...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / The Fiji Times): The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU) has called on Prime Minister John Key to pressure Indonesian President Joko Widodo to release two...
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...