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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...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
TARAWA (Radio NZ International / Kiribati Independent / Pacific Media Watch ): Radio Kiribati has suspended a reporter for disobeying management and airing a story from an Opposition MP Tebuai Uaai...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Dawn Gibson SUVA (The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): Journalists in Fiji have been commended by National Federation Party (NFP) leader Professor Biman Prasad at the party's committee...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / New Zealand Herald):  A major New Zealand television station has been barred by a High Court judge from broadcasting a trial of member of Parliament John Banks...
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Arvind Kumar AUCKLAND (Indian Weekender / Pacific Media Watch): The Asia-Pacific region is poorly reported and under reported in the New Zealand media and has been for years, says a leading...
Monday, May 19, 2014
SUVA (Wansolwara / Pacific Media Watch): A student editor from the regional University of the South Pacific has appealed for a return to “fearless, fair and determined” journalism as...
Friday, May 16, 2014
CAIRO (Pacific Media Watch / New Zealand Herald / Al Jazeera International):  Imprisoned Australian journalist Peter Greste has been hit with another setback after his Egyptian legal defence...
Friday, May 16, 2014
DILI (Jornal Independente / Pacific Media Watch):  It was a stunt that arguably in any democratic country on any given day would have led the media headlines and stopped anyone that cared...
Thursday, May 15, 2014
By Tevita Vuibau of Wansolwara Former and working journalists maintain that an element of fear exists among reporters after a Fiji TV reporter left the company in shadowy circumstances. Anish...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
SUVA (Pacific Media Watch / Radio New Zealand International): Senior journalist Anish Chand has reportedly been sacked from his position at Fiji Television after the Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed...
Monday, May 12, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand National / Pacific Media Watch): During his weekly media programme on Radio New Zealand National’s Nine to Noon programme, media commentator and former editor-in-...
Sunday, May 11, 2014
David Robie: ANALYSIS: The campaign for media freedom in the Asia-Pacific region region continues to face opponents, such as parliamentarians in Timor-Leste this week.