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Thursday, January 23, 2014
Amy Li HONGKONG (South China Morning Post/Pacific Media Watch): An Indonesian movie's Oscar nomination has triggered heated discussions on Chinese social media this week, with the film's...
Thursday, January 23, 2014
SUVA (Radio NZ International/Pacific Media Watch): The coordinator of a political group, the United Front for a Democratic Fij (UFDF)i, says the country's media is still running endless amounts...
Sunday, January 19, 2014
OBITUARY: SYDNEY (ABC/Pacific Media Watch): Roger East, a former ABC journalist who was working as a freelance reporter when he met his death at the hands of Indonesian troops during the invasion...
Thursday, January 16, 2014
WELLINGTON: (Wellington Scoop/Pacific Media Watch). New Zealand's major independent news website Scoop’s co-founder and managing editor Alastair Thompson resigned yesterday, according...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
JAYAPURA (West Papua Media/Pacific Media Watch): Indonesian military attack helicopters and dozens of armed soldiers "secured" the travel route in an attempt to stop Melanesian Spearhead...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
PARIS (Reporters Sans Frontières/Pacific Media Watch): Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the decision by the Micronesian island nation of Nauru, which hosts an Australian government...
Friday, January 10, 2014
WELLINGTON (Radio New Zealand / Pacific Media Watch): The director of Fiji's Media Industry Development Authority says he is comfortable that news outlets in the country are producing "...
Friday, December 20, 2013
David Robie: PROFILE: While the Timor-Leste media industry was rejuvenated by a national congress in October that voted on a new code of ethics, one of the country's most independent chief...
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
AUCKLAND (JEA Ossie Awards/Cafe Pacific/Pacific Media Centre): A multimedia news report series about the torture of a fugitive prisoner and his suspected accomplice by Fiji prison officers has won...
Monday, December 16, 2013
Timor-Leste investigative journalist José Belo has been presented with one of the 2013 Sérgio Vieira de Mello human rights awards by the President, Taur Matan Ruak. David Robie...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Daniel Drageset: AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / avaaz.org): A petition to revoke the ban on media reporting from West Papua has been initiated by press freedom groups.
Friday, October 11, 2013
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / The Age / Jakarta Globe / UCA News): Australian newspaper The Age has rebuffed Papua governor Lukas Enembe's statement that the journalist blockade in West Papua...
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Ana Sovaraki SUVA (Fiji Sun / Pacific Media Watch): The Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) in Fiji will not allow any foreign media entities to hold local training sessions without first...
Monday, September 30, 2013
Daniel Drageset: AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): The newly appointed director of the Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) in Fiji Matai Akauola is critical of how New Zealand and Australian...
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
SUVA (Pacific Media Watch / FBC News): Veteran journalist and regional news media manager Matai Akauola has been appointed director of  Fiji's Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA...