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Media Freedom

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...
Monday, April 7, 2014
SUVA (Fiji One News / Pacific Media Watch / Fiji Times / Fiji Sun): The Fiji government has continued its bid to clamp down on civil society ahead of the elections on September 17, this time...
Monday, April 7, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Journalists must support new models of deliberative journalism and the revival of participatory democracy if they are to play a role in helping combat climate change...
Saturday, April 5, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / Pacific Scoop): Australian suppression of secret papers about Indonesian atrocities in Timor-Leste, "behind bars" protests against Indonesian oppression in...
Friday, April 4, 2014
David Robie: OPINION: SO THERE we have it. Fiji’s Media Industry Development Authority chairperson Ashwin Raj is going to stamp out all hate and race speech in his country with the stroke of a...
Thursday, April 3, 2014
SUVA (Fiji One Television / Pacific Media Watch / Fairfax/ Republika / Fiji Times / Wansolwara): The Fiji state-controlled Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) has ruled that Fiji Television...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch): The president of the Pacific Islands Media Association says he is not concerned that the media authority in Fiji may be...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
SYDNEY (Radio Australia / Pacific Media Watch): The ABC's Pacific correspondent, Sean Dorney, has been criticised by both the Fiji Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) and the Pacific...
Monday, March 31, 2014
How ironic. For two days this week, veteran Pacific affairs correspondent Sean Dorney from Australia Network was contributing hugely to an inaugural regional business media summit organised by the...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
SUVA (The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): Fiji's Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) maintains it is willing to engage with the Vanuatu-based Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS...
Friday, March 28, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio NZ International / Pacific Media Watch): A Pacific journalism educator says the Fiji Media Industry Development Authority is putting mind-boggling demands on the media. A row...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
SUVA (Pacific Media Watch / Radio New Zealand International / Radio Australia): Fiji's media authority plans to keep a tight rein on political reporting of the upcoming general election due by...
Monday, March 24, 2014
AUCKLAND (New Zealand Herald / APNZ / Pacific Media Watch): The New Zealand Press Council will offer membership to blogs and digital media and will get tougher powers for dealing with complaints...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Perth (MEAA / Pacific Media Watch / Sydney Morning Herald): The Australian government is coming under increased pressure to enact uniform shield laws across the country to protect journalists and...