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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
JAYAPURA (West Papua Media Alerts / Pacific Media Watch): Several hundred students and civil society members led by the Papuan Student Movement (GEMPAR or “Uproar”) holding a peaceful...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
SUVA (Fiji Sun / Pacific Media Watch / Republika Magazine):  A University of the South Pacific academic has been sacked by the university after it invoked a new ban against staff being elected...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
PORT VILA (Solomon Star News / Daily Post / Scoop / Pacific Media Watch / West Papua Daily / Vanuatu Daily Post): The West Papuan Leaders Group has welcomed the pro-freedom for West Papua...
Monday, March 10, 2014
PERTH (First Nations Telegraph / WA Today/ ABC): A Western Australian hotel owner has been forced to apologise for banning indigenous people from the Denver City Hotel, in Coolgardie, Western...
Saturday, March 8, 2014
SYDNEY (The Guardian / Herald Sun): The Sydney Biennale board has terminated all ties with with the biennale's major sponsor Transfield Services, which runs the controversial Manus Island...
Friday, March 7, 2014
Joy Kisselpar PORT MORESBY (PNG Edge / Pacific Media Watch): A government committee has recommended that lethal injections be the method of executing prisoners sentenced to death in Papua New...
Friday, March 7, 2014
Rowan Callick SYDNEY (The Australian / Pacific Media Watch): Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill yesterday lambasted sections of the media - “especially the foreign media...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
UNITED NATIONS (UN Web / Pacific Media Watch): Vanuatu Prime Minister Moana Carcasses Kalosil has condemned the international community’s “neglect” of the voices of the Papuan...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Vanuatu Prime Minister Moana Carcasses Kalosil has condemned the international community’s “neglect” of the voices of the Papuan people in protest over the repression by Indonesia...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
SYDNEY (Radio New Zealand International/Herald Sun/Info Link/Pacific Media Watch): Five well known artists have pulled out of the Sydney Biennale over its refusal to drop sponsorship of Transfield...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Phelim Kine OPINION: JAKARTA (Al Jazeera/Pacific Media Watch): Indonesia has a problem with Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary The Act of Killing.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Advocates, campaigners,  journalists and researchers gathered at New Zealand's AUT University at the weekend to honour past campaigns for the Nuclear-Free and Independent Pacific Movement...
Monday, March 3, 2014
An Australian union conference has thrown its weight behind efforts to increase levels of unionisation of gasfields workers in Papua New Guinea.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Anna Magavu AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Fresh calls have been made for the New Zealand government to end its three-year, $6.34 million project training Indonesian police who are involved in the...
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Youth delegates from nuclear-affected countries – from Japan to Kazakhstan to the Pacific – are gathering in the Marshall Islands to mark the 60th anniversary of the Castle Bravo...