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Media Freedom

Thursday, January 8, 2015
David Robie OPINION: The Paris-based media freedom organisation Reporters Sans Frontières has called on global media editors to publish Charlie Hebdo’s political and religious cartoons...
Thursday, January 8, 2015
PARIS (European Federation of Journalists/Pacific Media Watch): The massacre that took place today at the premises of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris is a barbaric act of...
Friday, December 19, 2014
TARAWA (Radio NZ International/Pacific Media Watch): An attempt in Kiribati to stop government control of public media has failed. Opposition MP from Tabiteuea South, Tebuai Uaai, had been...
Thursday, December 18, 2014
UPDATED LINKS: AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Asylum seekers in the Pacific, media freedom issues, post-elections Fiji, climate change, the climate of impunity in the Philippines and investigative...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Armandina Moniz DILI (Notisias Online/Pacific Media Watch): Timor-Leste's Court of Appeal has once again delivered a judgment declaring the controversial Media Act unconstitutional.  
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
PARIS (Reporters Sans Frontières/Pacific Media Watch): Reporters Without Borders is today publishing its round-up of abuses against journalists in 2014. According to RWB’s tally, 66...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
AUCKLAND (AUT University/Pacific Media Centre/Pacific Media Watch): The Pacific Media Centre's Pacific Media Watch freedom project has won an award in recognition of its work as a "critic...
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Sheila Coronel: ANALYSIS: Investigative journalists are the bearers of a proud tradition. Like priests, they perform the culturally sanctioned rituals of exposure and shaming.
Monday, December 8, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio NZ International/Pacific Media Watch): The reporting on Papua New Guinea issues is said to have gone downhill in the year since the Australian Associated Press closed its PNG bureau...
Friday, December 5, 2014
David Robie OPINION: INTERESTING that the Indonesian news agency Antara should send one of its most senior journalists all the way from Jakarta to cover last week’s Pacific Journalism Review...
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Mark Pearson ANALYSIS: Australia has embarked upon a shift towards a “state of secrecy”.It is also sending mixed messages to the Pacific region on free expression, transparency and good...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): The editor of the independent West Papua Media news service monitoring the two Indonesian-ruled provinces has called for more vigilance and better training for...
Monday, December 1, 2014
RICARDO MORRIS: A keynote address at the Pacific Journalism Review 20th Anniversary Conference, AUT University, on 28 November 2014.
Monday, December 1, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Centre/Pacific Media Watch): Pacific Journalism Review celebrated 20 years of publishing in style last week with a three-day Asia-Pacific political media conference, a tapas...
Sunday, November 30, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand Sunday/Pacific Media Watch): British cameraman and film maker Max Stahl risked his life 23 years ago to record Indonesian troops shooting and beating to death scores of...