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Friday, October 24, 2014
Matthew Ricketson OPINION: Journalism courses can – and should – provide a grounding in core professional skills and methods. They do, writes Professor Matthew Ricketson in response to...
Friday, October 24, 2014
Banjir Ambarita JAKARTA (Jakarta Globe / Pacific Media Watch): Two French journalists arrested in Papua for operating without journalism visas should serve four months in jail and face a cursory $...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): A fierce debate broke out during a public lecture about “abrupt climate change” last night with two academics locking horns over scientific predictions...
Friday, October 17, 2014
NEWCASTLE, NSW (Climate Change Warriors / Pacific Media Watch): Hundreds of people have blockaded the Newcastle coal port in New South Wales today. They have attempted to seal off the Australian...
Friday, October 17, 2014
Dr Steven Ratuva ANALYSIS: One of the most reassuring sights in recent years was the group photo of parliamentarians in front of Fiji’s new Parliament building, standing shoulder to shoulder,...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders / Pacific Media Watch): After holding French journalists Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois in the eastern Melanesian province of Papua for 70 days, the...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
AUCKLAND (University of Canterbury / Pacific Media Watch): Fijian academic Dr Steven Ratuva, a political sociologist at the University of Auckland, has been appointed professor in the Department of...
Monday, October 13, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand  / Pacific Media Watch / The Australian): A leading Australian media law academic says new so-called "counter-terrorism laws" will effectively criminalise...
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Shalveen Chand SUVA (The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): Learning from experts in a democratic Parliament sitting, two Fiji Times senior editorial members will be bound for New Zealand next...
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Julia Suryakusuma, the author of Julia’s Jihad, tries to untangle the contradictions of press freedom in Indonesia with the unrelenting stranglehold on West Papua amid controversy over the...
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Tevita Vuibau SUVA (The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): Pacific climate warriors from 12 Pacific Island countries will form a peaceful blockade of the Newcastle Coal Port this month to...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Nasik Swami SUVA (Pacific Scoop / The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has extended a hand of friendship to all his political opponents, calling on them...
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Mads Anneberg AUCKLAND (Pacific Scoop/Pacific Media Watch): Ricardo Morris is fighting two battles. As journalist, editor and publisher of Repúblika Magazine in Fiji, he works tirelessly...
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Alistar Kata AUCKLAND (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): Kia ora, kia orana … My name is Alistar Kata, a student journalist from New Zealand’s Auckland University of Technology...
Saturday, September 27, 2014
While last week’s Fiji general election has been heralded as an overall success by observers, the real test is likely to come with the 2018 election. Asia-Pacific Journalism's Thomas...