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Saturday, February 7, 2015
Timoci Vula SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch):  The Fijian Media Association is holding a vigil in Suva on Saturday night to remember and honour the slain journalists and cartoonists...
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
AUCKLAND (Radio NZ's Nine to Noon/Pacific Media Watch): After US journalist and documentary maker Laura Poitras received encrypted emails from someone with information on the US government'...
Monday, February 2, 2015
BRISBANE (Al Jazeera/Pacific Media Watch): The family of Peter Greste, who has been released by Egyptian authorities after 400 days in prison, have said the award-winning Al Jazeera journalist'...
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Serafina Silaitoga SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch):  A petition campaign to review the 2010 Fiji Media Industry Development Decree, introduced four years after a military coup, will...
Sunday, January 25, 2015
WELLINGTON (RNZ Mediawatch/Pacific Media Watch):  Reaction to the jihadist attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo earlier this month has been featured today on Radio New Zealand...
Saturday, January 24, 2015
AUCKLAND (Radio NZ International/Dateline Pacific/Pacific Media Watch): Fresh calls have been made in Fiji to change the country's media laws, now that a democracy is in place. The Media...
Friday, January 23, 2015
Joel Simon: OPINION: As technology changes how news is gathered and delivered, should journalism continue to be sharply distinguished from activism and other kinds of free speech? An extract by Joel...
Friday, January 23, 2015
PARIS (International Federation of Journalists/Reporters Without Borders/Pacific Media Watch): UNESCO has organised a conference on journalism after the January 7 massacre at the French satirical...
Friday, January 16, 2015
Michael Brull: COMMENT: Our defence of 'freedom of speech' appears to be qualified by whether or not we actually find the speech offensive.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
PARIS (France24/Pacific Media Watch): A defiant Charlie Hebdo has gone on sale in five languages and in more than 20 countries, splashing a cartoon purporting to be Muhammad on its front cover a...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
PARIS (France24/Agence France-Presse/Pacific Media Watch): Notorious French comedian Dieudonné is to stand trial for being an "apologist for terrorism" after writing a Facebook...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
SUVA (Pacific Media Watch): The Fiji parliamentary Opposition has called for an end to the eight-year-long “devastating siege” of the nation’s news media and for the media decree...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Tevita Vuibau SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch): Fiji's Media Industry Development Authority will pay special attention to freedom of expression and ethics this year, a stand revealed...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Dave Sewell OPINION: PARIS (Socialist Worker/Pacific Media Watch): Charlie Hebdo is a strange combination—a left wing magazine that’s become notorious for its racist attacks on Muslims.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
David Robie: OPINION: Nine years ago two Paris-based filmmakers, Jerôme Lambert and Philippe Picard, who have directed many documentaries for French public television, made a controversial...