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Thursday, September 4, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): Myanmar’s military government has only recently relaxed its tight control, with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi poised to run for office...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
JAYAPURA (Jakarta Globe / Pacific Media Watch): Indonesian immigration officials have extended the detention period for two arrested French journalists accused of violating the terms of their...
Friday, August 29, 2014
SYDNEY (International Federation of Journalists / Pacific Media Watch): The Sydney-based Asia-Pacific office of the International Federation of Journalists has launched a global petition protesting...
Friday, August 29, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): A baffling ballot paper with 249 numbers and no names or party logos, the government using public funds to campaign for the Fiji First party, and a...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
YANGON (Asia Times Online / Pacific Media Watch): Reforms in Myanmar are "dangling by a thread" because of the continual jailing and harassment of journalists, says a media researcher....
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post / Pacific Media Watch): NGOs and journalists have petitioned the Indonesian government to declare a national day dedicated to no violence against journalists.
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...