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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...
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...
Thursday, February 15, 2018
By Aqela Susu SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch): High Court judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe will next month hear submissions on the defence's objections to amended information filed...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
SUVA (RNZ/Pacific Media Watch): The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says the limits imposed on journalists in Fiji are "highly worrying''. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein...
Friday, February 2, 2018
ANALYSIS: By Dr Johan Lidberg MELBOURNE (Asia Pacific Report/The Conversation/Pacific Media Watch): Australia is a world leader in passing the most amendments to existing and new anti-terror and...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Dames Alexander Sinaga JAKARTA (Jakarta Globe/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has ordered law enforcers to shoot drug traffickers to deal...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Ricardo Morris, a journalist and Thomson Reuters fellow from Fiji, has studied the perceptions and practice of self-censorship among journalists from his country in the years following the military...
Thursday, April 27, 2017
By Mackenzie Smith AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Academics have warned a merger of NZME and Fairfax will spell disaster for the media ecosystem at a conference on the future...
Saturday, February 25, 2017
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders/Pacific Media Watch): Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) have urged UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to take steps...