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Media Freedom

Friday, May 1, 2015
Alistar Kata AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): This year World Press Freedom Day on Sunday is focused on the themes of gender and the media, digital safety for journalists and their sources and the...
Friday, May 1, 2015
LONDON (TAPOL/Pacific Media Watch): Dozens of demonstrators dressed in black gathered outside the Indonesian Embassy in London this week to lead the global protest against West Papua's 50-year...
Thursday, April 30, 2015
AUCKLAND (Radio NZ International/Pacific Media Watch): The editor of the Kiribati Independent newspaper says the sacking of Radio Kiribati's editor because of her reporting of the death penalty...
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Alistar Kata AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): The spokesperson for the main journalists union in New Zealand today criticised the Indonesian blocking of access for international journalists in the...
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
LONDON (Tapol/Pacific Media Watch): The London-based Indonesian human rights organisation Tapol is today launching a global appeal to President Joko Widodo for "free and open access" for...
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. “...