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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
AUCKLAND (The New Zealand Herald / Pacific Media Watch): OPINION: It would be a great shame if the controversial appointment of Paora Maxwell as Māori Television's new chief executive clouds...
Monday, March 31, 2014
How ironic. For two days this week, veteran Pacific affairs correspondent Sean Dorney from Australia Network was contributing hugely to an inaugural regional business media summit organised by the...
Monday, March 31, 2014
Sean Dorney: BACKGROUNDER: A major problem in the Pacific is illegal fishing. About $1.7 billion is lost through illegal and unregulated fishing activity in the Pacific.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
SUVA (The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): Fiji's Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) maintains it is willing to engage with the Vanuatu-based Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS...
Saturday, March 29, 2014
New Zealanders today took the streets in a national day of action protesting against the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and the secrecy with which it is being negotiated. More...
Saturday, March 29, 2014
SUVA (Radio NZ International / Pacific Media Watch): An academic says Fiji's new electoral decree is largely fair, and compares to those of Australia and New Zealand, but it does contain some...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
JAKARTA (Jakarta Post / Pacific Media Watch): Leading global academic and public intellectual Professor Noam Chomsky has this week given a wide-ranging interview with The Jakarta Post, claiming...
Saturday, March 15, 2014
SYDNEY (ABC Four Corners / Pacific Media Watch): Australia has been accused of trying to gag a key witness with threatened criminal charges for the Timor-Leste case against Canberra over the...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
RAROTONGA (Pacific Freedom Forum / Pacific Media Watch): The Pacific Freedom Forum (PFF), a regional media rights and monitoring network, is concerned about the state of editorial independence in...
Monday, March 10, 2014
BACKGROUNDER: Jason Brown reports on Samoa's draft Media Council Bill for fielding public complaints. A draft bill for a planned media complaints council in Samoa proposes significant new “...
Monday, March 10, 2014
YANGON, Myanmar (East-West Center / Pacific Media Watch): In a speech given in conjunction with the East-West Center's International Media Conference on “Challenges of a Free Press...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
UNITED NATIONS (UN Web / Pacific Media Watch): Vanuatu Prime Minister Moana Carcasses Kalosil has condemned the international community’s “neglect” of the voices of the Papuan...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Vanuatu Prime Minister Moana Carcasses Kalosil has condemned the international community’s “neglect” of the voices of the Papuan people in protest over the repression by Indonesia...
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
THE HAGUE (Global Voices / Sydney Morning Herald / La'o Hamutuk): The government of Timor-Leste has won an International Court of Justice case against Australian state spies. The Hague court...
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Kalafi Moala writes that Tonga’s political reform agenda is about to enter a final staging with Tonga’s longest serving parliamentarian. PROFILE: An old political veteran is about to...