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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...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Robert Yates in Banda Aceh On Tuesday last week, unidentified gunmen opened fire on a car decked out with political banners in Indonesia’s northernmost province, Aceh. Three people were...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Sean O'Grady SYDNEY (Altmedia / Pacific Media Watch): The University of Sydney’s student union will decide whether to dismiss its embattled vice-president, Tom Raue, at a special...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Dr Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka ANALYSIS: The economic impacts of the flood disaster in the Solomon Islands will soon be felt in the country’s coffers, and the social and psychological effects...
Monday, April 7, 2014
SUVA (Fiji One News / Pacific Media Watch / Fiji Times / Fiji Sun): The Fiji government has continued its bid to clamp down on civil society ahead of the elections on September 17, this time...
Monday, April 7, 2014
SUVA (Radio NZ International / Dateline Pacific / Pacific Media Watch): The Fiji Law Society says a decree provision allowing phone and internet monitoring in the days before the general election...
Saturday, April 5, 2014
CANBERRA (PNG Exposed / Pacific Media Watch): Two Australian academics have been paid almost A$500,000 by the Australian government for two years work towards reopening the Panguna mine in...
Saturday, April 5, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / Pacific Scoop): Australian suppression of secret papers about Indonesian atrocities in Timor-Leste, "behind bars" protests against Indonesian oppression in...
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Philip Dorling of The Sydney Morning Herald The Australian federal government has successfully blocked the release of secret archives that would reveal Australian knowledge of Indonesian war...
Friday, April 4, 2014
David Robie: OPINION: SO THERE we have it. Fiji’s Media Industry Development Authority chairperson Ashwin Raj is going to stamp out all hate and race speech in his country with the stroke of a...
Thursday, April 3, 2014
SUVA (Fiji One Television / Pacific Media Watch / Fairfax/ Republika / Fiji Times / Wansolwara): The Fiji state-controlled Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) has ruled that Fiji Television...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
SYDNEY (Radio Australia / Pacific Media Watch): The ABC's Pacific correspondent, Sean Dorney, has been criticised by both the Fiji Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) and the Pacific...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
MANUS ISLAND (Pacific Media Watch / Sydney Morning Herald): The Australian government is continuing to distance itself from the violent attack on at the deportation centre it runs on Manus Island...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
AUCKLAND (The New Zealand Herald / Pacific Media Watch): OPINION: It would be a great shame if the controversial appointment of Paora Maxwell as Māori Television's new chief executive clouds...