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Friday, March 21, 2014 - 13:22
BOOK LAUNCH: Don't Spoil My Beautiful Face: Media, Mayhem and Human Rights in the Pacific By David Robie. Foreword by Kalafi Moala Publisher: Little Island Press
Friday, July 15, 2011 - 17:53
Brother Number One, a New Zealand documentary about the torture and murder of yachtsman Kerry Hamill by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in 1978, has been launched at international film festivals in New...
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
ISTANBUL (Al Jazeera/Pacific Media Watch): In a period when journalism is considered to be under siege in Turkey, a specific group of foreign journalists are thriving in this very same country....
Saturday, May 11, 2019
ANALYSIS: David Robie: When Pacific countries reflect on the state of their media since World Press Freedom Day, they know the reality is much worse than the ticks they got from a global media...
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
WELLINGTON (NZ Media Freedom Committee/RNZ News/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): New Zealand’s major media companies have agreed to follow a strict protocol when covering the trial...
Monday, April 29, 2019
YAREN, Nauru (RNZ Pacific/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): A Nauru opposition MP has been jailed on an assault charge. Jaden Dogireiy has been given a sentence of 13 months, which means...
Monday, April 22, 2019
TAMUNING, Guam (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Island Times/Pacific Media Watch): Traditional chiefs, members of the Council of Pilung from the four main islands of Yap, have written to the Yap...
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
By Bob Howarth  DILI, Timor-Leste (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The Dili Dialogue Forum, sponsored by UNESCO and organised by the Timor-Leste Press Council, will be held again...
Monday, June 18, 2018
INTERVIEW: Sylvia C. Frain: The Pacific Media Centre’s Dr Sylvia C. Frain talks to human rights lawyer Julian Aguon, who recently won a landmark case in the Guam Supreme Court upholding the...
Friday, March 2, 2018
LAE (EMTV News/PNG Post-Courier/Pacific Media Watch): Four men who were arrested for assaulting a journalist in Papua New Guinea's second city of Lae last month were fined by the Lae District...
Monday, February 19, 2018
PORT MORESBY (International Federation of Journalists/Pacific Media Watch): The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Papua New Guinea Media Workers’ Association (...
Sunday, February 18, 2018
NEW YORK (Committee to Protect Journalists/Pacific Media Watch): The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Indian authorities and the National Investigative Agency (NIA) to...
Sunday, February 18, 2018
PORT MORESBY (Loop PNG/PNG Media Council/Pacific Media Watch): The Media Council of Papua New Guinea has blamed "primitive, close-minded thinking", and a general lack of understanding of...
Friday, February 16, 2018
EDITORIAL OPINION: Dan McGarry and Marc Neil-Jones of the Vanuatu Daily Post call for media associations and professionals throughout the Pacific to act to protect their freedom. PORT VILA (...
Thursday, February 15, 2018
SUVA (Islands Business/Fiji Broadcasting Corporation/Pacific Media Watch): Islands Business managing director and editor Samisoni Pareti has again been questioned by Fiji police over an online...