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Media Freedom

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
COMMENT: By Keith Jackson (Asia Pacific Report/PNG Attitude/Pacific Media Watch): That was one strange weekend Malcolm Turnbull just spent in Papua New Guinea on his first official visit, even if...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
ANALYSIS: Tempo The blacklisting of Jack Hewson, a freelance journalist working for Al Jazeera, shows the Indonesian government’s paranoia towards foreign journalists. The government...
Monday, April 10, 2017
RESEARCH: Over the year, according to figures gathered by UNESCO, at least 100 journalists were killed in 2016 - making it one of the bloodiest years in recent memory. As World Press Freedom Day...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on Indonesian President Joko Widodo to keep his election promise to allow local...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
AUCKLAND (Fiji Times/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Sedition charges against several Fiji Times Limited staff have loomed larger with the Criminal Investigations Department of the Fijian...
Thursday, March 30, 2017
AUCKLAND (Amnesty International/Pacific Media Watch): The Fijian authorities must immediately drop politically-motivated sedition charges against The Fiji Times newspaper group, says Amnesty...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
SUVA (Fiji Television/Pacific Media Watch): Communications Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum claims there is "absolutely nothing" stopping investigative journalism in Fiji, the major...
Monday, March 27, 2017
JAKARTA (Asia Pacific Report/The Jakarta Post/Pacific Media Watch): Prominent Indonesian journalist Ahmad Taufik has died after an illness in Jakarta. He was 51. Taufik, known as an opposition...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
WELLINGTON (Pacific Media Watch): Author and investigative journalist Nicky Hager and war correspondent Jon Stephenson have teamed up, in a book released last night, to tell the story of a dark and...
Monday, March 20, 2017
By Nethy Dharma Somba JAYAPURA (Jakarta Post/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Indonesia’s Tembagapura Immigration Office has banned two French journalists, Jean Frank Pierre, 45,...
Saturday, March 18, 2017
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders/Pacific Media Watch): Predators of press freedom have seized on the notion of “fake news” to muzzle the media on the pretext of fighting false...
Friday, March 17, 2017
By Bruce Hill MELBOURNE (ABC Pacific Beat/Pacific Media Watch): Tongan Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva is defending his call for the national Tomgan Broadcasting Commission to be closed down or sold...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
By Kelly Vacala SUVA (Asia Pacific Report/Fijian Media Association/FBC News/Pacific Media Watch): The safety of media personnel has come under the spotlight again after an attack on a Fiji...
Monday, March 13, 2017
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Award-winning  Auckland University of Technology graduate journalist Kendall Hutt has been appointed contributing editor for the Pacific Media Watch freedom...
Saturday, March 11, 2017
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders/Pacific Media Watch): On World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released a report denouncing the readiness with which leading internet...