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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
NUKU'ALOFA (Pacific Media Watch / Radio New Zealand International): The leader of the opposition in Tonga, 'Akilisi Pohiva, has condemned plans to build a new royal palace and government...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Eva Corlett AUCKLAND (Te Waha Nui Online / Pacific Media Watch): Film is essential to cultural survival and expression in the 21st century is the message indigenous filmmakers have given to...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / SBS):  The United Nations has found institutional racism against Māori in the New Zealand criminal justice system  - for the fifth time. Following a two-...
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Protesters have taken to the streets and the gates of Indonesian embassies in West Papua, Australia and New Zealand as part of a global day of action to free West Papuan prisoners. At least five...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): A new move by the television funding agencies will give a small boost to the underfunded Māori filmmaking industry, with two new web series set to be produced in the...
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
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...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
John Drinnan AUCKLAND (The New Zealand Herald/Pacific Media Watch): COMMENT: The fiasco of broadcaster Shane Taurima using state television's Māori and Pacific unit for opposition Labour Party...
Sunday, June 30, 2013
David Robie RESEARCH: Alongside normative definitions of the Fourth Estate as an independent watchdog on political power, in the South Pacific there is also a notion of a “fifth estate”,...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
AUCKLAND (TVNZ One Breakfast / Te Karere / Pacific Media Watch): There is a growing trend of websites being created for the sole purpose of "Māori bashing," a researcher says. Auckland...
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Jamie Small AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Centre / Pacific Media Watch): A small group of reporters in New Zealand is dedicated to covering Pacific issues. Most of them are from a Pacific Island background...
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Jamie Small REPORT: Media coverage of Pacific issues is often criticised but Polynesian journalists and New Zealand media are making an effort to improve visibility of Pacific culture. 
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Yvonne Tahana AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / New Zealand Herald): TVNZ broadcaster Shane Taurima will talk to his bosses this week about what role he will have after unsuccessfully contesting Labour...
Monday, March 25, 2013
Raiha Johns: AUCKLAND (TVNZ Te Karere / Pacific Media Watch): The newest building at Auckland University of Technology has been dedicated to a former chancellor of the university, the late Sir Paul...