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Media Freedom

Monday, July 21, 2014
AUCKLAND (The Guardian / Time magazine / Human Rights Watch): Global criticism of Timor-Leste's draconian new media law is growing. Last week, both Time magazine and The Guardian carried...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Anna Majavu A new mini-documentary which celebrates 20 years of Pacific Journalism Review is set to premiere at the PJR’s 20th anniversary conference and celebration in November.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Shannon Gillies DILI (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): The government of Timor-Leste has held a national debate about a controversial new media law that will require journalists to be...
Sunday, June 15, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand Sunday / Pacific Media Watch): Global investigative journalist John Pilger has described a new book on media and human rights in the Pacific as an "extraordinary...
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Special report by Shannon Gillies in Dili: Confusion reigns over a controversial media law adopted by Parliament but yet to be promulgated in the fledgling Asia-Pacific democracy of Timor-Leste.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Nasik Swami SUVA (The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): The Fiji Times believes in being fair and unbiased, says the newspaper's editor-in-chief and publisher Fred Wesley. Responding to...
Friday, June 13, 2014
Alison McCulloch profiles Pacific Media Centre director David Robie, his new book and his lifetime commitment to media coverage of the Asia-Pacific region.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
PORT MORESBY (Pacific Media Watch / PNG Loop / EMTV / Pacific Scoop): Papua New Guinea's national TV station, EMTV, plans to lodge an official complaint after two of their journalists were...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Liam Fox SUVA (Australia Network News / Pacific Media Watch): Concerns about media freedom in Fiji are again being raised as the country gets ready for its first democratic election in nearly...
Monday, June 9, 2014
AUCKLAND (ABC Radio Australia / Pacific Media Watch): Media freedom in the Pacific is "pretty dire", especially in West Papua, with worries over Fiji, says the author of a new book on...
Friday, June 6, 2014
JAKARTA (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch / Jakarta Post): Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, one of the Indonesian presidential candidates, says if he wins the presidential...
Monday, June 2, 2014
David Robie: OPINION: JOURNALISTS and civil society critical of the flawed Fiji mediascape in the lead-up to the first post-coup general election in September should also be up in arms over the...
Friday, May 30, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / La'o Hamutuk): La'o Hamutuk, an independent development watchdog, has called on Timor-Leste President Taur Matan Ruak to veto a controversial new media law...
Thursday, May 29, 2014
PAPE'ETE (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch): The trial of the alleged killers of slain journalist, Jean-Pascal Couraud, will go ahead next year after prosecutors refused to...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
PAPE'ETE (Radio Australia / Pacific Media Watch): Les Nouvelles de Tahiti, one of French Polynesia's two daily newspapers and one of the Pacific's oldest, has closed its doors after...