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Media Freedom

Friday, May 2, 2014
ANALYSIS: Writing for Timor-Leste's Independente, Bob Howarth argues for more homework over the worrying move to license journalists.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
SUVA (University of the South Pacific / Pacific Media Watch): A panel discussion on media freedom and the Fiji general election will be held at the University of the South Pacific campus at Laucala...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
ISLAMABAD (Bangkok Post / Pacific Media Watch): Journalists in Pakistan are targets for a variety of different government and paramilitary agencies, placing them in an impossible position where...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders / Pacific Media Watch):  Two journalists and publishers from small states in the Asia-Pacific region have been included in an inaugural list of “100...
Sunday, April 27, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): The author of a new book on Pacific media and politics has hit out at copycat cybercrime laws designed to curb freedom of expression on social media and independent...
Sunday, April 27, 2014
APIA (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch): Samoa's Speaker has called for the media to be investigated by Parliament's powerful Privileges and Ethics Committee. Lau...
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Fiji is not the biggest worry in the region, argues David Robie, Indonesian repression in West Papua, the climate of impunity in the Philippines where journalists are assassinated and human rights...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): A groundbreaking new book covering Pacific journalism over the past 30 years reveals so many human rights abuses that it has been likened to "an entire series...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Don't Spoil My Beautiful Face: Media, Mayhem and Human Rights in the Pacific By David Robie Foreword by Kalafi Moala        New title from Little Island Press ‐ launch...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
SUVA (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch): The University of the South Pacific in Fiji has cancelled a non-government organisation's debate on issues relating to the election...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
SUVA (Pacific Media Watch / Radio Australia): University of the South Pacific journalism academic Pat Craddock says a military decree is "stifling debate" in Fiji. Craddock spoke to...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / Te Waha Nui): Pacific Media Centre founder Professor David Robie will have his latest book launched at the Auckland University of Technology library next week. The...
Friday, April 11, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch): A media non-government organisation in Fiji says there needs to be more clarity about the role of institutions like the Media...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
JAYAPURA (Pacific Media Watch / The Jakarta Post / West Papua Daily / Radio New Zealand International): The Indonesian military and police have embarked on a "bloody surge of violence" in...
Monday, April 7, 2014
Dr Wadan Narsey: OPINION: The MIDA incident and the national Fiji discussion of “hate speech”, ethno-nationalism  and the implied racism against Indo-Fijians, needs to be balanced by...