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Saturday, February 15, 2014
Scott MacWilliam: ANALYSIS: When relations between economically and politically dominant and subordinate countries are described, metaphors are often employed. Australia has been described as a...
Friday, February 14, 2014
NOUMEA (UNDP/Pacnews/Pacific Media Watch): Participants attending a workshop on media self-regulation in the Pacific at the Third Pacific Islands Media Summit have reiterated the need to educate...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
PARIS (Reporters sans frontières/Pacific Media Watch):  The 2014 Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index spotlights major declines in media freedom in such varied countries...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
AUCKLAND (Cafe Pacific/Pacific Media Watch): Timor-Leste Press Club has this week transformed itself into the fledgling Timor-Leste Press Union and now seeks to become affiliated to the Brussels-...
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
David Robie: AUCKLAND (Cafe Pacific/Pacific Media Watch): A year after Indonesian troops killed more than 270 peaceful demonstrators at the cemetery of Santa Cruz in the Timor-Leste capital of Dili...
Monday, February 3, 2014
WELLINGTON (Scoop Media Services/Pacific Media Watch): Scoop Media Services has announced that experienced editor and investigative journalist Gordon Campbell will be taking the helm of the...
Saturday, February 1, 2014
William Boardman REPORT: When the military scientists of an advanced technological nation deliberately explode their largest nuclear bomb (and 66 others) over Pacific islands and use the...
Friday, January 31, 2014
BRISBANE (Queensland University of Technology/Pacific Media Watch): The Pacific Media Centre supports the call by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) for the release of Al Jazeera...
Friday, January 31, 2014
WELLINGTON (Scoop Media/Pacific Media Watch): Sublime Group, recently finalised purchaser of the NZX Newsroom service, has confirmed that it has become a cornerstone shareholder in the new entity...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Paul Benseman: SPECIAL REPORT: Tales emerge of a brutal crackdown on suspected West Papuan separatists by police with NZ training. 
Monday, January 27, 2014
AUCKLAND (Green Party/Pacific Media Watch): The Green Party is calling on the New Zealand government to end its $6.3 million police training programme in West Papua in light of new evidence from a...
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Amy Li HONGKONG (South China Morning Post/Pacific Media Watch): An Indonesian movie's Oscar nomination has triggered heated discussions on Chinese social media this week, with the film's...
Thursday, January 23, 2014
SUVA (Radio NZ International/Pacific Media Watch): The coordinator of a political group, the United Front for a Democratic Fij (UFDF)i, says the country's media is still running endless amounts...
Sunday, January 19, 2014
OBITUARY: SYDNEY (ABC/Pacific Media Watch): Roger East, a former ABC journalist who was working as a freelance reporter when he met his death at the hands of Indonesian troops during the invasion...
Thursday, January 16, 2014
WELLINGTON: (Wellington Scoop/Pacific Media Watch). New Zealand's major independent news website Scoop’s co-founder and managing editor Alastair Thompson resigned yesterday, according...