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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...
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Professor Wadan Narsey SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch): OPINION: Every military coup in Fiji has removed the Parliament through which people's elected representatives could publicly...
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Timoci Vula SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch):  The Fijian Media Association is holding a vigil in Suva on Saturday night to remember and honour the slain journalists and cartoonists...
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
AUCKLAND (Radio NZ's Nine to Noon/Pacific Media Watch): After US journalist and documentary maker Laura Poitras received encrypted emails from someone with information on the US government'...
Monday, February 2, 2015
BRISBANE (Al Jazeera/Pacific Media Watch): The family of Peter Greste, who has been released by Egyptian authorities after 400 days in prison, have said the award-winning Al Jazeera journalist'...
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Serafina Silaitoga SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch):  A petition campaign to review the 2010 Fiji Media Industry Development Decree, introduced four years after a military coup, will...
Sunday, January 25, 2015
WELLINGTON (RNZ Mediawatch/Pacific Media Watch):  Reaction to the jihadist attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo earlier this month has been featured today on Radio New Zealand...
Saturday, January 24, 2015
AUCKLAND (Radio NZ International/Dateline Pacific/Pacific Media Watch): Fresh calls have been made in Fiji to change the country's media laws, now that a democracy is in place. The Media...
Friday, January 23, 2015
Joel Simon: OPINION: As technology changes how news is gathered and delivered, should journalism continue to be sharply distinguished from activism and other kinds of free speech? An extract by Joel...
Friday, January 23, 2015
PARIS (International Federation of Journalists/Reporters Without Borders/Pacific Media Watch): UNESCO has organised a conference on journalism after the January 7 massacre at the French satirical...
Friday, January 16, 2015
Michael Brull: COMMENT: Our defence of 'freedom of speech' appears to be qualified by whether or not we actually find the speech offensive.