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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...
Thursday, February 20, 2014
MELBOURNE (Australian Community Radio's The Wire/Cafe Pacific/Pacific Media Watch): Reporters all over the planet die to tell stories. From the Philippines where journalists were massacred in...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
New Matilda editor Marni Cordell At least one person is dead and dozens injured after Papua New Guinean police opened fire at the Manus Island detention centre last night, a local source has...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
John Drinnan AUCKLAND (The New Zealand Herald/Pacific Media Watch): COMMENT: The fiasco of broadcaster Shane Taurima using state television's Māori and Pacific unit for opposition Labour Party...
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Samuel Berenyi SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch): Fiji has the most extreme cases of limitations on freedom of speech, says a recent regional report commissioned by the Pacific Media...
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Scott MacWilliam: ANALYSIS: When relations between economically and politically dominant and subordinate countries are described, metaphors are often employed. Australia has been described as a...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
AUCKLAND (Cafe Pacific/Pacific Media Watch): Timor-Leste Press Club has this week transformed itself into the fledgling Timor-Leste Press Union and now seeks to become affiliated to the Brussels-...
Saturday, February 1, 2014
William Boardman REPORT: When the military scientists of an advanced technological nation deliberately explode their largest nuclear bomb (and 66 others) over Pacific islands and use the...
Friday, January 31, 2014
BRISBANE (Queensland University of Technology/Pacific Media Watch): The Pacific Media Centre supports the call by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) for the release of Al Jazeera...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Boying Pimentel OPINION: MANILA (inquirer.net/Pacific Media Watch): Peace and journalism were in the spotlight last week with news involving two Filipino women. They’re also sisters.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Paul Benseman: SPECIAL REPORT: Tales emerge of a brutal crackdown on suspected West Papuan separatists by police with NZ training. 
Monday, January 27, 2014
AUCKLAND (Green Party/Pacific Media Watch): The Green Party is calling on the New Zealand government to end its $6.3 million police training programme in West Papua in light of new evidence from a...
Friday, January 24, 2014
John Drinnan OPINION: AUCKLAND (New Zealand Herald/Pacific Media Watch): Media coverage of Kim Dotcom and his businesses has missed the point and needs to be "more robust" now he has formed...