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Saturday, May 17, 2014
Maj Nygaard Christensen and Angie Bexley: ANALYSIS: So far, the Indonesian presidential election campaign appears to have received surprisingly little attention in now independent Timor-Leste....
Friday, May 16, 2014
CAIRO (Pacific Media Watch / New Zealand Herald / Al Jazeera International):  Imprisoned Australian journalist Peter Greste has been hit with another setback after his Egyptian legal defence...
Friday, May 16, 2014
PORT VILA (Australia Network News / Pacific Media Watch): New Vanuatu Prime Minister Joe Natuman says Vanuautu should live within its means, after ousting Moana Carcasses Kalosil in no-confidence...
Thursday, May 15, 2014
By Tevita Vuibau of Wansolwara Former and working journalists maintain that an element of fear exists among reporters after a Fiji TV reporter left the company in shadowy circumstances. Anish...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post  / Pacific Media Watch): A human rights activist said it would be somewhat ironic if workers were to vote for a presidential candidate with a military background,...
Sunday, May 11, 2014
David Robie: ANALYSIS: The campaign for media freedom in the Asia-Pacific region region continues to face opponents, such as parliamentarians in Timor-Leste this week.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Nethy Dharma Somba  in Jayapura: The Democratic Party garnered the most votes for the House of Representatives in Papua with a total of 700,150 votes out of 2,949,189 valid votes.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Raissa Robles: ANALYSIS: The new Philippines-US military pact makes no mention of China or Manila’s South China Sea conflict with China. But this is the reality.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Women peace campaigners from Aotearoa, Australia, Hawai'i, Japan, Philippines and Polynesia/Te Ao Maohi have called for the removal of military occupation and...
Sunday, April 27, 2014
APIA (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch): Samoa's Speaker has called for the media to be investigated by Parliament's powerful Privileges and Ethics Committee. Lau...
Friday, April 25, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): A provision in the Fiji Electoral Decree 2014 has stirred debate among some university academics. Section 115 of the decree restricts any person or group...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Don't Spoil My Beautiful Face: Media, Mayhem and Human Rights in the Pacific By David Robie Foreword by Kalafi Moala        New title from Little Island Press ‐ launch...
Monday, April 21, 2014
PORT MORESBY (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch): Australian church leaders have used their Easter messages to criticise the Australian government's policy towards asylum...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Agus Sudibyo in Jakarta Until now the media, especially television, has been regarded as being extremely influential in boosting the electability of presidential candidates or political parties,...
Friday, April 11, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch): A media non-government organisation in Fiji says there needs to be more clarity about the role of institutions like the Media...