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Sunday, February 24, 2019
RESEARCH: David Robie: Auckland University of Technology’s Pacific Media Centre marked its tenth anniversary with a wide-ranging public seminar discussing two of the region’s most...
Saturday, February 16, 2019
DILI (Timor-Leste Press Union/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The Timor-Leste Press Union has protested in front of the Philippine Embassy in the capital Dili in solidarity with indicted...
Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Iris Gonzales MANILA (New Internationalist/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The Philippine press has seen many dark days but Maria Ressa’s arrest this week is among the worst...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
PAPE'ETE: (RNZ Pacific/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): A short documentary which highlights the risks of being a journalist in Indonesian-ruled Papua region (West Papua) has won an...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The Paris-based global media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned yesterday’s arrest of...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
APIA (RNZ Pacific/Samoa Observer/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Samoan anti-government blogger Malele Paulo has been arrested, reports RNZ Pacific. Malele, who uses the pseudonym...
Sunday, February 10, 2019
By Dieqy Hasbi Widhana JAKARTA (Tirto.id/Asia Pacific Report/Indo-Left/Pacific Media Watch): Indonesia’s National Press Day (HPN), which falls on February 9 – yesterday, is a reminder...
Friday, February 8, 2019
PARIS (Asia Pacific Report/ Reporters Without Borders/Pacific Media Watch): Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the latest “absurd charges” that the Philippine Justice...
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Thai authorities to shed all possible light on the disappearance of Truong Duy Nhat, a famous Vietnamese blogger who went missing in Bangkok last...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
By António Sampaio DILI, Timor-Leste (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): New debates in Timor-Leste are circulating about political interference in newsrooms. Attempts to condition...
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
DILI, Timor-Leste (Lusa/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The former president of Timor-Leste’s public television network says he has been sacked for political reasons. Gil da Costa...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
AUCKLAND (Pacific Journalism Review/Pacific Media Watch): The statistics globally are chilling. And the Asia-Pacific region bears the brunt of the killing of journalists with impunity...
Monday, November 26, 2018
COMMENT: By Scott Waide, in an open letter posted on his blog after he was reinstated by EMTV today following suspension for broadcasting an APEC news item on November 17 criticising wasteful Papua...
Sunday, November 25, 2018
By Vincent Moses PORT MORESBY (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The Papua New Guinean state-owned media company EMTV has been forced to act against its wishes and media ethics to suspend...
Saturday, November 24, 2018
ANALYSIS: By Mary-Louise O’Callaghan MELBOURNE (Asia Pacific Report/The Interpreter/Pacific Media Watch): It is both apt and overdue that veteran ABC correspondent Sean Dorney was last night...