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Media Freedom

Friday, June 13, 2014
Alison McCulloch profiles Pacific Media Centre director David Robie, his new book and his lifetime commitment to media coverage of the Asia-Pacific region.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
PORT MORESBY (Pacific Media Watch / PNG Loop / EMTV / Pacific Scoop): Papua New Guinea's national TV station, EMTV, plans to lodge an official complaint after two of their journalists were...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Liam Fox SUVA (Australia Network News / Pacific Media Watch): Concerns about media freedom in Fiji are again being raised as the country gets ready for its first democratic election in nearly...
Monday, June 9, 2014
AUCKLAND (ABC Radio Australia / Pacific Media Watch): Media freedom in the Pacific is "pretty dire", especially in West Papua, with worries over Fiji, says the author of a new book on...
Friday, June 6, 2014
JAKARTA (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch / Jakarta Post): Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, one of the Indonesian presidential candidates, says if he wins the presidential...
Monday, June 2, 2014
David Robie: OPINION: JOURNALISTS and civil society critical of the flawed Fiji mediascape in the lead-up to the first post-coup general election in September should also be up in arms over the...
Friday, May 30, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / La'o Hamutuk): La'o Hamutuk, an independent development watchdog, has called on Timor-Leste President Taur Matan Ruak to veto a controversial new media law...
Thursday, May 29, 2014
PAPE'ETE (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch): The trial of the alleged killers of slain journalist, Jean-Pascal Couraud, will go ahead next year after prosecutors refused to...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
PAPE'ETE (Radio Australia / Pacific Media Watch): Les Nouvelles de Tahiti, one of French Polynesia's two daily newspapers and one of the Pacific's oldest, has closed its doors after...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
TARAWA (Radio NZ International / Kiribati Independent / Pacific Media Watch ): Radio Kiribati has suspended a reporter for disobeying management and airing a story from an Opposition MP Tebuai Uaai...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Dawn Gibson SUVA (The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): Journalists in Fiji have been commended by National Federation Party (NFP) leader Professor Biman Prasad at the party's committee...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / New Zealand Herald):  A major New Zealand television station has been barred by a High Court judge from broadcasting a trial of member of Parliament John Banks...
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Arvind Kumar AUCKLAND (Indian Weekender / Pacific Media Watch): The Asia-Pacific region is poorly reported and under reported in the New Zealand media and has been for years, says a leading...
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...