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Friday, March 21, 2014 - 14:22
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 - 18:53
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...
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Nemani Delaibatiki SUVA (Fiji Sun/Pacific Media Watch): Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) chairman Ashwin Raj has been given until next Monday to retract and apologise to the Fiji Sun...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
SUVA (Radio NZ International/Fiji Sun/Pacific Media Watch): The furore over a contested Media Industry Development Authority “ruling” against the Fiji Sun over two newspaper articles...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
SUVA (The Fiji Times/Radio NZ International/Pacific Media Watch): A Fiji Media Development Authority (MIDA) "ruling" that the Fiji Sun has breached the Media Decree following a complaint...
Friday, February 20, 2015
Torika Chandra SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch):  More open discussions should be held so society can move away from maintaining a rape culture and glamourising emotional domestic...
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
AUCKLAND (Radio NZ's Nine to Noon/Pacific Media Watch): After US journalist and documentary maker Laura Poitras received encrypted emails from someone with information on the US government'...
Monday, February 2, 2015
BRISBANE (Al Jazeera/Pacific Media Watch): The family of Peter Greste, who has been released by Egyptian authorities after 400 days in prison, have said the award-winning Al Jazeera journalist'...
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Serafina Silaitoga SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch):  A petition campaign to review the 2010 Fiji Media Industry Development Decree, introduced four years after a military coup, will...
Saturday, January 24, 2015
AUCKLAND (Radio NZ International/Dateline Pacific/Pacific Media Watch): Fresh calls have been made in Fiji to change the country's media laws, now that a democracy is in place. The Media...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
PARIS (France24/Agence France-Presse/Pacific Media Watch): Notorious French comedian Dieudonné is to stand trial for being an "apologist for terrorism" after writing a Facebook...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
SUVA (Pacific Media Watch): The Fiji parliamentary Opposition has called for an end to the eight-year-long “devastating siege” of the nation’s news media and for the media decree...
Friday, January 9, 2015
PARIS (Reporters Sans Frontières/Pacific Media Watch): OPINION: Yesterday’s attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in which 12 people died, has served as a tragic reminder of the dangers to...
Friday, December 19, 2014
TARAWA (Radio NZ International/Pacific Media Watch): An attempt in Kiribati to stop government control of public media has failed. Opposition MP from Tabiteuea South, Tebuai Uaai, had been...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Armandina Moniz DILI (Notisias Online/Pacific Media Watch): Timor-Leste's Court of Appeal has once again delivered a judgment declaring the controversial Media Act unconstitutional.