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Media Freedom. Legal Issues

Monday, September 15, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand / Pacific Media Watch): Two French journalists arrested in West Papua for reporting on human rights abuses by the Indonesian military will probably go on trial in two...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
LONDON (Amnesty International / Pacific Media Watch): Amnesty International says it is concerned that the Timor-Leste Parliament may push ahead with ratifying the new Media Law, even though Timor-...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
SUVA (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch): The University of the South Pacific in Fiji has cancelled a non-government organisation's debate on issues relating to the election...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Professor David Robie and Khairiah A Rahman presented their papers and chaired panel sessions at the 22nd Asian Media Information and Communication (AMIC) Conference in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 4...
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Daniel Drageset: AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Coordinator at the Pacific Freedom Forum, Jason Brown, is hopeful that the new Pacific Media Ombudsman will bring enhanced accountability and...
Friday, May 17, 2013
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Afghan journalist Bilal Sarwary has hailed media freedom as one of the accomplishments in Afghanistan over the last decade. The Kabul-based reporter working for...
Friday, May 10, 2013
Daniel Drageset AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): The Fijian Ministry of Information announced Friday it will escalate its efforts against cyber crime.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Daniel Drageset AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Many people in New Zealand and Australia have hardly heard about the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day, which takes place this Friday, May 3, all over the...
Friday, April 26, 2013
Daniel Drageset AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): In order for Pacific news media to do their job in a well-functioning democracy, they need better pay, journalism Professor Mark Pearson argues.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Daniel Drageset: AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): The new Papuans Behind Bars website primarily targets an international audience, according to Paul Membrasar.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Daniel Drageset: AUCKLAND: (Pacific Media Watch): The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) demands Iraqi terrorist Najmuddin Faraj Ahmad, better known under the name of Mullah Krekar, to be...
Friday, August 31, 2012
REGION (International Federation of Journalists / Pacific Media Watch): Anwar Upam Ampatuan, the grandson of Ampatuan patriarch Andal Sr. became the 102nd suspect to be arrested in connection with...
Friday, June 22, 2012
David Robie: MELBOURNE (Radio Australia / Pacific Media Watch): The closure of the Kiribati Independent has sparked an angry reaction from media freedom groups around the world.