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Media Freedom

Monday, May 19, 2014
SUVA (Wansolwara / Pacific Media Watch): A student editor from the regional University of the South Pacific has appealed for a return to “fearless, fair and determined” journalism as...
Friday, May 16, 2014
CAIRO (Pacific Media Watch / New Zealand Herald / Al Jazeera International):  Imprisoned Australian journalist Peter Greste has been hit with another setback after his Egyptian legal defence...
Friday, May 16, 2014
DILI (Jornal Independente / Pacific Media Watch):  It was a stunt that arguably in any democratic country on any given day would have led the media headlines and stopped anyone that cared...
Thursday, May 15, 2014
By Tevita Vuibau of Wansolwara Former and working journalists maintain that an element of fear exists among reporters after a Fiji TV reporter left the company in shadowy circumstances. Anish...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
SUVA (Pacific Media Watch / Radio New Zealand International): Senior journalist Anish Chand has reportedly been sacked from his position at Fiji Television after the Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed...
Monday, May 12, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand National / Pacific Media Watch): During his weekly media programme on Radio New Zealand National’s Nine to Noon programme, media commentator and former editor-in-...
Sunday, May 11, 2014
David Robie: ANALYSIS: The campaign for media freedom in the Asia-Pacific region region continues to face opponents, such as parliamentarians in Timor-Leste this week.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Dr Gavin Ellis RESEARCH: Let me begin by putting New Zealand domestic journalism in context. None of the 16 journalists and nine citizen journalists killed so far this year, according to Reporters...
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): A media commentator and author has warned that press freedom in New Zealand is under threat from the mainstream media's drive for profit which is threatening the...
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
AUCKLAND (UNESCO NZ / Pacific Media Watch): Media researcher and commentator Dr Gavin Ellis tackled the challenges of media freedom in a developed nation such as New Zealand in the second annual...
Monday, May 5, 2014
WASHINGTON (Al Jazeera English / Pacific Media Watch): The United Nations has been drawing attention to the role of journalists as the world marked Press Freedom Day at the weekend.  ...
Monday, May 5, 2014
Fred Wesley, editor-in-chief of The Fiji Times OPINION: SUVA (The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): Saturday was a very special day for journalists who celebrated World Press Freedom Day. It...
Monday, May 5, 2014
Tevita Vuibau SUVA (Fiji Sunday Times / Pacific Media Watch): World Press Freedom Day was marked at the University of the South Pacific with testy and fiery but nonetheless thought provoking...
Saturday, May 3, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): The author of a new book on Pacific media and politics has hit out at copycat cybercrime laws designed to curb freedom of expression on social media and independent...
Friday, May 2, 2014
ANALYSIS: Writing for Timor-Leste's Independente, Bob Howarth argues for more homework over the worrying move to license journalists.