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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...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Rory Callinan, of The Age, Melbourne MELBOURNE (The Age/Pacific Media Watch): COMMENT: I have seen some censorship in my 20-plus years as a journalist reporting from Australia and various...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
AUCKLAND (Little Island Press/Pacific Media Watch): A comprehensive "hidden stories of the Pacific" media and communication book about the region's major issues over the past two...
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Kalafi Moala: OPINION: Pacific regional stakeholders under Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) concluded in Noumea at the 3rd Pacific Media Summit earlier this month that regulation of media is...
Friday, February 21, 2014
Marni Cordell SYDNEY (New Matilda/Pacific Scoop/Pacific Media Watch): BACKGROUNDER: A protest on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island  was the final straw for asylum seekers who had been...