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Friday, April 17, 2015
Alastair Thompson COMMENTARY: Last week was a bad week for New Zealand media. And for much more than just the announced "review" of Campbell Live.
Friday, April 17, 2015
MELBOURNE (Radio Australia/Pacific Media Watch): Fiji's Elections Office has responded positively to the recommendations made by the Multinational Observer Group which monitored last year's...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Vijay Narayan SUVA (FijiVillage.com/Pacific Media Watch): Fiji local media displayed both instances of neutrality and partiality during the final weeks of the general election campaign last...
Monday, April 13, 2015
PORT MORESBY (PNG Loop/Pacific Media Watch): Punishing social media use could remove an essential check and balance on abuse of power in Papua New Guinea, warns the Pacific Freedom Forum. “...
Friday, April 10, 2015
David Robie CAFE PACIFIC: PACIFIC MEDIA WATCH’S Alistar Kata has just filed an interesting report about the virtual “shut out” of no-mining critics in Bougainville in the lead-up to...
Monday, April 6, 2015
Siteri Sauvakacolo SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch): The Fijian Media Association had initiated ideas to nurture senior and experienced journalists such as Losana McGowan, who died...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Bob Dietz NEW YORK (Committee to Protect Journalists/ Pacific Media Watch): One of the least covered armed conflicts in the world is the long-simmering struggle between Indonesia's military...
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...
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Sara Vui'Talitu RESEARCH: This research examines media freedom in parts of the Pacific region. My belief is that it is still a daily uphill challenge because of on-going news reports of...
Saturday, February 28, 2015
PORT MORESBY (PNG Today/Radio Australia/Pacific Media Watch): Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has arrived in Papua New Guinea at the start of a three-country tour through the Pacific...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand/Scoop Media/Pacific Media Watch): Radio New Zealand's Mediawatch has featured independent news group Scoop Media and its campaign for crowd funding and a relaunch of...
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...
Thursday, February 12, 2015
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders/Pacific Media Watch): Tonga, which has held its first democratic elections in 2010 and again last November, has made the strongest gains of any Pacific Islands...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Satendra Nandan OPINION: The world had to fight a horrible war, drop atomic bombs, to win against such evil. The present tragic situation demands some serious thinking in our global perceptions of...
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Tevita Vuibau SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch):  The Fijian Media Association has paid tribute to the 10 French Charlie Hebdo journalists and cartoonists murdered by jihadist gunmen...