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Media Freedom

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
SYDNEY (International Federation of Journalists / Pacific Media Watch): The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined Pacific Media Watch in raising concern over the arrest and...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
BRUSSELS (International Federation of Journalists / Pacific Media Watch): The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the arrest and subsequent charging of two French...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
PARIS (Reporters Sans Frontières / Pacific Media Watch): Reporters Without Borders deplores the detention of French journalists Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat in the Indonesian region...
Monday, August 11, 2014
Struan Purdie AUCKLAND (Asia-Pacific Journalism / Pacific Media Watch): Indonesia’s “relaxed” policy towards foreign journalists trying to visit West Papua is misleading, says one...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
PARIS (Pacific Media Watch / Wikileaks / Reporters Without Borders): WikiLeaks has revealed the existence of a blanket gagging order applying to all citizens and news media throughout Australia...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Shannon Gillies DILI (Pacific Media Watch / Pacific Scoop): Media will be silenced and the people will lose their voice if a controversial new Media Law is ratified in one of the Asia Pacific’s...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
WELLINGTON (Pacific Media Watch): Green Party MP Catherine Delahunty put a "genuine media freedom" in West Papua motion before the New Zealand Parliament today while visiting Jayapura...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
SYDNEY (Walkley Magazine / Pacific Media Watch): A new media book will "excite debate" around the practice of journalism, says a senior New Zealand broadcast journalist. Brent Edwards,...
Friday, July 25, 2014
Brent Edwards in The Walkley Magazine looks at journalist and academic David Robie’s scrutiny of the Pacific region’s governance and journalism. Cartoon by David Pope.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Nic Maclellan MELBOURNE (Pacific Media Watch / Inside Story): We’re sitting on the grass in the village of Matangi on the island of Futuna. This is one of the more isolated communities in...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders / Pacific Media Watch): Reporters Without Borders has warned that a proposed amendment to national security laws designed to clamp down on Edward Snowden-style...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Jaleesa Simpson and Emma Clarke PORT VILA (QUT News / Pacific Media Watch): Media workers in Vanuatu say they are upsetting the usual story of a small developing country, by getting more freedom of...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Jane Mahoney PROFILE: PORT VILA (QUT News / Pacific Media Watch): Ben Bohane’s career wrap sheet is a resumé with never a dull moment – a career memory spanning more than 20...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Shaivalini Parmar: ANALYSIS: In Fiji, one must choose between being an advocate for media freedom and a journalist. And as elections near, allegations of government intimidation and interference with...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
SUVA (The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): People's Democratic Party leader Felix Anthony has called for media freedom in Fiji ahead of the elections in September. Anthony told The Fiji...