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Media Regulation

Monday, May 9, 2011
Taina Kami Enoka APIA: When the son of Vanuatu publisher Marc Neil-Jones was surfing the internet one day, he asked if his father was only famous for getting assaulted. When he googled...
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
AUCKLAND: As many countries in the Asia-Pacific region suffer gags, murders, assaults and other pressures on press freedom, several Pacific groups have gathered in Samoa this week to mark World Press...
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
SUVA: Two reputable NGOs in Fiji - ECREA and the CCF - made press statements on the UN World Press Freedom Day - neither of which was published in the local media, but  the media did publish a...
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
OTTAWA: Canadian Twitter users have defied an official ban on posting federal election results before all the polls closed, running the risk of a hefty fine if the government enforces the law....
Saturday, April 30, 2011
SUVA: Publisher Alsa Limited today announced the sale of Fiji’s number one magazine, Mai Life, to comply with the Media Industry Development Decree 2010 that prohibits cross-media ownership...
Thursday, April 21, 2011
OPINION: AUCKLAND: In the matter of swearing, context is all-important. Obscenities that may be acceptable to a majority of people when used in stressful situations in everyday life are offensive...
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
AUCKLAND: Television New Zealand will appeal to the High Court against a decision by the Broadcasting Standards Authority about a programme about the country's deadliest mass murder which the...
Friday, April 15, 2011
Alex Perrottet AUCKLAND: Independent journalist and documentary maker Andre Vltchek is highly critical of  the levels of self-censorship in Western mainstream and even progressive media that...
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Ismira Lutfia and Farouk Arnaz: JAKARTA: The national broadcasting regulator says it will appeal a ruling to cancel the temporary suspension of infotainment program Silet (“Razor”) for...
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Frederica Elbourne: SUVA: Fiji's Education Ministry has called for a media philosophy where readers determine what they want to learn, read and hear from the media.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
A little over two weeks into his new job as Speaker of Parliament and Sir Geoffrey Henry seems to have taken exception to reportage by the country’s daily newspaper Cook Islands News.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
In the path towards democracy, the media becomes increasingly relevant in Tonga’s political and social development.  The Tonga Chronicle/TMN caught up with Parliament’s public...