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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...
Friday, October 24, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Islands Media Association / Pacific Media Watch): The move by Television New Zealand to outsource production of its Māori and Pacific programmes is catastrophic for the...
Friday, October 24, 2014
Banjir Ambarita JAKARTA (Jakarta Globe / Pacific Media Watch): Two French journalists arrested in Papua for operating without journalism visas should serve four months in jail and face a cursory $...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
WELLINGTON (Dominion Post / West Papua Action Auckland / Pacific Media Watch): The New Zealand government is coming under pressure to have the Australian Federal Police reopen the war crimes...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
SYDNEY (The Guardian / Pacific Media Watch): Australian federal police have dropped their investigation into the murders of five journalists who were killed by Indonesian special forces while on...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
JAYAPURA (Jakarta Globe / France 24 / Al Arabiya / Pacific Media Watch): Two French journalists jailed in West Papua by Indonesian military occupying authorities have appeared in court for the...
Monday, October 20, 2014
Trevor Timm SAN FRANCISCO (Freedom Of The Press Foundation/Pacific Media Watch): On October 6, New Zealand police raided the house of one of the country’s best independent investigative...
Friday, October 17, 2014
Pasifika Connect hosted Pacific Media Network chief executive Letoa Henry Jenkins and his colleagues in the School of Communication Studies Media centre at AUT University today. They were also...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders / Pacific Media Watch): After holding French journalists Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois in the eastern Melanesian province of Papua for 70 days, the...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
PORT MORESBY (ABC / PNG Loop / International Federation of Journalists / Pacific Media Watch): The National Broadcasting Corporation of Papua New Guinea has been forced to hire a private security...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
SYDNEY (Sydney Morning Herald / Pacific Media Watch): Justice may be some time coming for five journalists killed by the Indonesian military in Timor-Leste in 1975 because the Australian police are...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The evidence for Sharri Markson’s accusations, aside from an interview she conducted with News Corp company group editorial director Campbell Reid, was that lecturers at the University of...
Monday, October 13, 2014
DENPASAR, Indonesia (The Jakarta Post/Pacific Media Watch/Thomson Foundation/Rappler): About 90 editors, journalists, press council representatives, internet service providers and broadcast...