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Media Freedom

Monday, October 20, 2014
Trevor Timm SAN FRANCISCO (Freedom Of The Press Foundation/Pacific Media Watch): On October 6, New Zealand police raided the house of one of the country’s best independent investigative...
Friday, October 17, 2014
Pasifika Connect hosted Pacific Media Network chief executive Letoa Henry Jenkins and his colleagues in the School of Communication Studies Media centre at AUT University today. They were also...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders / Pacific Media Watch): After holding French journalists Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois in the eastern Melanesian province of Papua for 70 days, the...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
PORT MORESBY (ABC / PNG Loop / International Federation of Journalists / Pacific Media Watch): The National Broadcasting Corporation of Papua New Guinea has been forced to hire a private security...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
SYDNEY (Sydney Morning Herald / Pacific Media Watch): Justice may be some time coming for five journalists killed by the Indonesian military in Timor-Leste in 1975 because the Australian police are...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The evidence for Sharri Markson’s accusations, aside from an interview she conducted with News Corp company group editorial director Campbell Reid, was that lecturers at the University of...
Monday, October 13, 2014
DENPASAR, Indonesia (The Jakarta Post/Pacific Media Watch/Thomson Foundation/Rappler): About 90 editors, journalists, press council representatives, internet service providers and broadcast...
Monday, October 13, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand  / Pacific Media Watch / The Australian): A leading Australian media law academic says new so-called "counter-terrorism laws" will effectively criminalise...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Wendy Bacon ANALYSIS: We need to recognise that the fact that major media organisations send in a collective submission does not mean they can be relied upon to actively protect their watchdog role....
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
JAKARTA (Europe Online / Pacific Media Watch): The two French journalists detained by Indonesian authorities for reporting on Indonesia's human rights atrocities in West Papua will know in...
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
CANBERRA (The Conversation / Pacific Media Watch):  The Australian Senate has passed a motion, with explicit support from the Foreign Minister’s office, expressing concern over the...
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Julia Suryakusuma, the author of Julia’s Jihad, tries to untangle the contradictions of press freedom in Indonesia with the unrelenting stranglehold on West Papua amid controversy over the...
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Julia Suryakusuma, the author of Julia’s Jihad, tries to untangle the contradictions of press freedom in Indonesia with the unrelenting stranglehold on West Papua amid controversy over the...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Nasik Swami SUVA (Pacific Scoop / The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has extended a hand of friendship to all his political opponents, calling on them...
Sunday, September 28, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand National / Pacific Media Watch): Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie has outlined a case for the repeal of the draconian Fiji media decree in the wake of...