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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The University of Papua New Guinea will turn 50 this year. However, on the eve of its golden jubilee, the once premier university of the South Pacific is on the brink of losing its vault of...
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Tevita Vuibau SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch):  The Fijian Media Association has paid tribute to the 10 French Charlie Hebdo journalists and cartoonists murdered by jihadist gunmen...
Saturday, February 7, 2015
MELBOURNE (ABC News/Pacific Media Watch): A prominent Australian human rights lawyer has welcomed a statement of support for West Papuans by Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill,...
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Stefan Armbruster SYDNEY (SBS Television/Pacific Media Watch): Fiji will this year remove the Union Jack from its flag and leave behind Australia in the diminishing club of countries still flying...
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
AUCKLAND (Radio NZ's Nine to Noon/Pacific Media Watch): After US journalist and documentary maker Laura Poitras received encrypted emails from someone with information on the US government'...
Monday, February 2, 2015
BRISBANE (Al Jazeera/Pacific Media Watch): The family of Peter Greste, who has been released by Egyptian authorities after 400 days in prison, have said the award-winning Al Jazeera journalist'...
Monday, February 2, 2015
Joanna Mathers AUCKLAND (New Zealand Herald/Pacific Media Watch): Coverage of the Fijian elections by three New Zealand postgraduate student journalists has been awarded a top prize at the annual...
Friday, January 30, 2015
Spasifik After the Fijian military coup of December 5, 2006, the new interim Prime Minister Jona Senilagakali announced that elections would take place "hopefully in 12 months, two years...
Friday, January 30, 2015
Ariane Adam for Spasifik After the Fijian military coup of December 5, 2006, the new interim Prime Minister Jona Senilagakali announced that elections would take place "hopefully in 12 months, two...
Friday, January 30, 2015
Ariane Adam for Spasifik After the Fijian military coup of December 5, 2006, the new interim Prime Minister Jona Senilagakali announced that elections would take place "hopefully in 12 months, two...
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Serafina Silaitoga SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch):  A petition campaign to review the 2010 Fiji Media Industry Development Decree, introduced four years after a military coup, will...
Saturday, January 24, 2015
AUCKLAND (Radio NZ International/Dateline Pacific/Pacific Media Watch): Fresh calls have been made in Fiji to change the country's media laws, now that a democracy is in place. The Media...
Friday, January 23, 2015
Joel Simon: OPINION: As technology changes how news is gathered and delivered, should journalism continue to be sharply distinguished from activism and other kinds of free speech? An extract by Joel...
Friday, January 23, 2015
WELLINGTON (Radio New Zealand International/Pacific Media Watch): Kiribati has been praised at the United Nations Human Rights Council for its progress in recent years - especially over climate...
Friday, January 16, 2015
Michael Brull: COMMENT: Our defence of 'freedom of speech' appears to be qualified by whether or not we actually find the speech offensive.