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Media Freedom

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
MELBOURNE (Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia/Pacific Media Watch): The Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA), as a body representing academics...
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
SYDNEY (New Matilda/Pacific Media Watch): Take one part "sacred day", add two parts offensive tweet and you have the makings of a cyber-lynching, writes Mathew Kenneally. OPINION:...
Monday, April 27, 2015
Samuel Stevens SYDNEY (The Independent/Pacific Media Watch): Australian public broadcaster Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) has dismissed sports reporter Scott McIntyre after he made "...
Friday, April 24, 2015
TARAWA (Kiribati Independent/Pacific Media Watch): Radio Kiribati’s editor, Aneta Moote, has been sacked apparently over a controversial story that has embarrassed the government, reports the...
Monday, April 20, 2015
David Robie ANALYSIS: While the Multinational Observer Group’s final report on the first post-coup Fiji general election since 2006 last week found the poll “credible” - as expected...
Monday, April 20, 2015
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Much more needs to be done by Pacific government policy makers, especially in Kiribati, to improve collaboration with the media on climate change, says an editor...
Friday, April 17, 2015
Alastair Thompson COMMENTARY: Last week was a bad week for New Zealand media. And for much more than just the announced "review" of Campbell Live.
Friday, April 17, 2015
MELBOURNE (Radio Australia/Pacific Media Watch): Fiji's Elections Office has responded positively to the recommendations made by the Multinational Observer Group which monitored last year's...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Vijay Narayan SUVA (FijiVillage.com/Pacific Media Watch): Fiji local media displayed both instances of neutrality and partiality during the final weeks of the general election campaign last...
Monday, April 13, 2015
PORT MORESBY (PNG Loop/Pacific Media Watch): Punishing social media use could remove an essential check and balance on abuse of power in Papua New Guinea, warns the Pacific Freedom Forum. “...
Friday, April 10, 2015
David Robie CAFE PACIFIC: PACIFIC MEDIA WATCH’S Alistar Kata has just filed an interesting report about the virtual “shut out” of no-mining critics in Bougainville in the lead-up to...
Monday, April 6, 2015
Siteri Sauvakacolo SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch): The Fijian Media Association had initiated ideas to nurture senior and experienced journalists such as Losana McGowan, who died...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Bob Dietz NEW YORK (Committee to Protect Journalists/ Pacific Media Watch): One of the least covered armed conflicts in the world is the long-simmering struggle between Indonesia's military...
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Nemani Delaibatiki SUVA (Fiji Sun/Pacific Media Watch): Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) chairman Ashwin Raj has been given until next Monday to retract and apologise to the Fiji Sun...
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Sara Vui'Talitu RESEARCH: This research examines media freedom in parts of the Pacific region. My belief is that it is still a daily uphill challenge because of on-going news reports of...