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Sunday, November 30, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand Sunday/Pacific Media Watch): British cameraman and film maker Max Stahl risked his life 23 years ago to record Indonesian troops shooting and beating to death scores of...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
RANGOON (The Irrawaddy magazine / Pacific Media Watch): The probe into the murder of journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, allegedly killed by the Burmese military, continues with another journalist now...
Friday, November 7, 2014
RANGOON (The Irrawaddy/Pacific Media Watch): The wife of journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, who was killed by the Burmese military last month, says she has seen signs of torture on her husband's body...
Thursday, November 6, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): A groundbreaking symposium on intersectionality has focused on issues of importance in the Pacific, including access to land by women in Samoa and Tonga; the...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Commentary KYAW ZAW MOE: Both the Burmese government and the military leadership must immediately initiate a proper investigation into the killing of journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, with the inclusion of...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
PORT MORESBY (ABC Radio / Pacific Media Watch): More damaging media exposés have emerged of alleged assault, torture and rape threats against asylum seekers by security guards in a secret...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Nick Xenophon COMMENTARY: Last Tuesday would have been New Zealand journalist Gary Cunningham's 67th birthday. But, tragically, Gary was killed in cold blood 39 years ago by the Indonesian...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
RANGOON (Democratic Voice of Burma / Radio Australia / BBC / The Irrawaddy / Pacific Media Watch): An experienced Burmese journalist, Aung Kyaw Naing, also known as Par Gyi, has been shot dead by a...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Humanitarian organisations and leading experts are calling the conditions at Australia’s asylum seeker detention centres in the Pacific “worse than ever”. They are advocating for...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
JAYAPURA (Jakarta Globe / France 24 / Al Arabiya / Pacific Media Watch): Two French journalists jailed in West Papua by Indonesian military occupying authorities have appeared in court for the...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders / Pacific Media Watch): After holding French journalists Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois in the eastern Melanesian province of Papua for 70 days, the...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
PORT MORESBY (ABC / PNG Loop / International Federation of Journalists / Pacific Media Watch): The National Broadcasting Corporation of Papua New Guinea has been forced to hire a private security...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
SYDNEY (Sydney Morning Herald / Pacific Media Watch): Justice may be some time coming for five journalists killed by the Indonesian military in Timor-Leste in 1975 because the Australian police are...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain (Grain / Pacific Media Watch): The expansion of palm oil production in Papua New Guinea is threatening the rights of communities to access land for growing food, a new report says...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
JAYAPURA (West Papua Media / Pacific Media Watch / Tabloid Jubi): The Indonesian government has banned West Papuan activist groups from holding a rally in West Papua to demand that French...