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Media Freedom

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
SUVA (Fijian Media Association/Pacific Media Watch): The Fijian Media Association has strongly condemned the reported threats being made against Fiji Sun journalist Jyoti Pratibha and Fiji...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
JAYAPURA (Sydney Morning Herald / Pacific Media Watch / West Papua Media Alerts): Indonesian authorities want to jail two French journalists for five years for the "crime" of reporting...
Monday, September 8, 2014
JAYAPURA (Southeast Asian Press Alliance / Pacific Media Watch): Independent media organisations in Southeast Asia have joined the growing pressure on the Indonesian government to release two...
Monday, September 8, 2014
Mark Pearson ANALYSIS: BRISBANE (JournLaw / Pacific Media Watch): Just as the Australian Government proposes tougher national security powers for its agencies and penalties for whistleblowing, we...
Friday, September 5, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Journalism Review / Asia New Zealand Foundation / Pacific Media Watch): An award-winning news anchor from the leading television network in the Philippines is coming to New...
Thursday, September 4, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): Myanmar’s military government has only recently relaxed its tight control, with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi poised to run for office...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
JAYAPURA (Jakarta Globe / Pacific Media Watch): Indonesian immigration officials have extended the detention period for two arrested French journalists accused of violating the terms of their...
Friday, August 29, 2014
SYDNEY (International Federation of Journalists / Pacific Media Watch): The Sydney-based Asia-Pacific office of the International Federation of Journalists has launched a global petition protesting...
Friday, August 29, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): A baffling ballot paper with 249 numbers and no names or party logos, the government using public funds to campaign for the Fiji First party, and a...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
YANGON (Asia Times Online / Pacific Media Watch): Reforms in Myanmar are "dangling by a thread" because of the continual jailing and harassment of journalists, says a media researcher....
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post / Pacific Media Watch): NGOs and journalists have petitioned the Indonesian government to declare a national day dedicated to no violence against journalists.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
SYDNEY (Pacific Media Watch / Radio NZ International): An Australian academic says that observer missions to Fiji's elections are not going to be able to carry out their work properly because...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Michael Bachelard in Jakarta and the PMC newsdesk in Auckland JAKARTA (The Sydney Morning Herald / Pacific Media Watch): The detention of two French journalists in the Indonesian region of West Papua...
Friday, August 15, 2014
PAPE'ETE (Radio New Zealand International / Radio Australia / Pacific Media Watch): French Polynesian President Gaston Flosse has lodged defamation complaints against Fabrice Lhomme and Gerard...
Thursday, August 14, 2014
JAYAPURA (Radio NZ International / France 24 / Pacific Media Watch): A West Papuan teacher who met with the two French journalists arrested last week has himself been arrested - without a warrant.