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Media Freedom

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
SYDNEY (Pacific Media Watch / Radio NZ International): An Australian academic says that observer missions to Fiji's elections are not going to be able to carry out their work properly because...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Michael Bachelard in Jakarta and the PMC newsdesk in Auckland JAKARTA (The Sydney Morning Herald / Pacific Media Watch): The detention of two French journalists in the Indonesian region of West Papua...
Friday, August 15, 2014
PAPE'ETE (Radio New Zealand International / Radio Australia / Pacific Media Watch): French Polynesian President Gaston Flosse has lodged defamation complaints against Fabrice Lhomme and Gerard...
Thursday, August 14, 2014
JAYAPURA (Radio NZ International / France 24 / Pacific Media Watch): A West Papuan teacher who met with the two French journalists arrested last week has himself been arrested - without a warrant.
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...