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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
WELLINGTON (RNZI / New Zealand Herald / Newstalk ZB / Pacific Media Watch):  The Alesana family of Tuvalu is thought to have become the first legal group of "climate change refugees...
Monday, August 4, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Indonesia's ban on foreign journalists, torture and sexual assault by the military, and the New Zealand government’'s cosy relationship with Indonesia –- one...
Friday, August 1, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): The first West Papuan journalist to visit New Zealand has made a call for freedom for West Papua, and for the Indonesian government occupiers to lift the ban on...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
PARIS (Pacific Media Watch / Wikileaks / Reporters Without Borders): WikiLeaks has revealed the existence of a blanket gagging order applying to all citizens and news media throughout Australia...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Shannon Gillies DILI (Pacific Media Watch / Pacific Scoop): Media will be silenced and the people will lose their voice if a controversial new Media Law is ratified in one of the Asia Pacific’s...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / Scoop / CBS / Radio Australia):  New Zealand police minister Anne Tolley and defence minister Dr Jonathan Coleman must meet with the first West Papuan...
Monday, July 28, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / New Zealand Red Cross / Stuff): A New Zealand Red Cross nurse working in Gaza says she has never experienced anything like the current bombardment of the Strip in...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders / Pacific Media Watch): Reporters Without Borders has warned that a proposed amendment to national security laws designed to clamp down on Edward Snowden-style...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
SUVA (The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): People's Democratic Party leader Felix Anthony has called for media freedom in Fiji ahead of the elections in September. Anthony told The Fiji...
Monday, July 21, 2014
AUCKLAND (The Guardian / Time magazine / Human Rights Watch): Global criticism of Timor-Leste's draconian new media law is growing. Last week, both Time magazine and The Guardian carried...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
CAIRO (Pacific Media Watch / The Guardian): One of the four al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt for covering uprisings has been released from prison after 306 days. The Guardian's Patrick...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
AUCKLAND (NZ International Film Festival / Pacific Media Watch): A groundbreaking documentary about a coastal Kanak community and the pollution of their traditional fishing grounds in New Caledonia...
Sunday, June 15, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand Sunday / Pacific Media Watch): Global investigative journalist John Pilger has described a new book on media and human rights in the Pacific as an "extraordinary...
Friday, June 13, 2014
Alison McCulloch profiles Pacific Media Centre director David Robie, his new book and his lifetime commitment to media coverage of the Asia-Pacific region.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
PORT MORESBY (Pacific Media Watch / PNG Loop / EMTV / Pacific Scoop): Papua New Guinea's national TV station, EMTV, plans to lodge an official complaint after two of their journalists were...