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Media Freedom

Saturday, November 22, 2014
MANILA (International Federation of Journalists/Pacific Media Watch): The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (...
Monday, November 17, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Journalism Review/Pacific Media Watch): A top Filipino investigative journalist will be speaking about the worst attack on journalists in history and her country’s culture...
Monday, November 10, 2014
Media freedom in Fiji, Philippines, Timor-Leste and West Papua will come under the spotlight at this month's Pacific Journalism Review 2014 conference. The conference, with the theme "...
Saturday, November 8, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Scoop/Pacific Journalism Review/Pacific Media Watch): Investigative journalists, film makers, academics and media freedom campaigners from across the Asia-Pacific region will...
Friday, November 7, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Islands Media Association/Pacific Media Watch): Pasifika broadcasters and community leaders say Television New Zealand’s plans to outsource programmes Tagata Pasifika and...
Friday, November 7, 2014
RANGOON (The Irrawaddy/Pacific Media Watch): The wife of journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, who was killed by the Burmese military last month, says she has seen signs of torture on her husband's body...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Commentary KYAW ZAW MOE: Both the Burmese government and the military leadership must immediately initiate a proper investigation into the killing of journalist Aung Kyaw Naing, with the inclusion of...
Sunday, November 2, 2014
WELLINGTON (Radio New Zealand / Pacific Media Watch): Radio New Zealand has rejected claims its reporting of the Fiji general election in September was racist, unbalanced, and inaccurate. The...
Saturday, November 1, 2014
PARIS (Reporters sans Frontières / Pacific Media Watch): French journalists Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat have returned to France after being detained for 11 weeks in the Indonesian...
Friday, October 31, 2014
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders / Pacific Media Watch): Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is calling for the creation of the position of special adviser to the UN secretary-general on the safety of...
Thursday, October 30, 2014
GENEVA (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch): Fiji's Media Industry Development Authority has accused Al Jazeera and Radio New Zealand of racism in their reporting of last...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
APIA (Talamua / Radio New Zealand / Pacific Media Watch): The Prime Minister of Samoa has slammed some of his country's media outlets, likening them to the worst British tabloids, just as...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Nick Xenophon COMMENTARY: Last Tuesday would have been New Zealand journalist Gary Cunningham's 67th birthday. But, tragically, Gary was killed in cold blood 39 years ago by the Indonesian...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
RANGOON (Democratic Voice of Burma / Radio Australia / BBC / The Irrawaddy / Pacific Media Watch): An experienced Burmese journalist, Aung Kyaw Naing, also known as Par Gyi, has been shot dead by a...
Saturday, October 25, 2014
JAYAPURA (France 24 / Agence France-Presse / Pacific Media Watch): Two French journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in prison yesterday for illegally reporting in Indonesia's...