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Media Freedom

Friday, September 19, 2014
Fijian Media Association president Ricardo Morris today condemned the actions on social media of a radio host from Communications Fiji Limited. The host, who was not named, reportedly used...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
AUCKLAND ( Radio NZ International / Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch):  The Paris-based global media freedom organisation Reporters Without Borders has condemned the media blackout in...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
PARIS (Reporters sans Frontières / Pacific Media Watch): Reporters Without Borders condemns the drastic media blackout that Fiji’s government imposed for the past two days on today...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Silina Navuso SUVA (Fiji Television / Pacific Media Watch): Anyone found in breach of tomorrow’s media blackout period faces a possible fine of up to $50,000 or 10 years in prison – or...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch):  New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has been accused of allowing the secret installation of equipment that would enable spooks to tap into New Zealand's...
Monday, September 15, 2014
Mads Anneberg in Suva SUVA (Republika / Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): National and international media today challenged the Media Industry Development Authority chairman, Ashwin Raj,...
Monday, September 15, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): The 48-hour media blackout on political news before Fiji’s polling day on Wednesday has “unduly harsh” penalties and is designed...
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Avinesh Gopal SUVA (The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): The main polling day for the Fiji general election is just three days away. With 591,095 registered voters, the 2014 election started two...
Saturday, September 13, 2014
The Paris-based media freedom advocacy organisation Reporters Sans Frontières and the Pacific Media Centre have condemned threats and intimidation against political reporters covering Fiji...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
PARIS (Reporters Sans Frontières / Pacific Media Watch): Political reporters covering Fiji’s first parliamentary election campaign since a coup d’état in 2006 are being...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
SUVA (Fiji Broadcasting Corporation / Pacific Media Watch): The Media Industry and Development Authority is appealing to all Fijians to refrain from using the media, including social media, to...
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...