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Friday, August 15, 2014
PAPE'ETE (Radio New Zealand International / Radio Australia / Pacific Media Watch): French Polynesian President Gaston Flosse has lodged defamation complaints against Fabrice Lhomme and Gerard...
Thursday, August 14, 2014
SUVA (Pacific Media Watch / The Jet newspaper / Fiji Sun / Fiji Broadcasting Corporation / Fiji Times): Fiji's NGO Coalition for Human Rights has hit out at the regime's leader, Voreqe...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
PORT VILA (Radio NZ International / Pacific Media Watch): Vanuatu's Prime Minister Joe Natuman has reconfirmed his government's support for West Papuan independence aspirations to Indonesia...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
PARIS (Reporters Sans Frontières / Pacific Media Watch): Reporters Without Borders deplores the detention of French journalists Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat in the Indonesian region...
Monday, August 11, 2014
Mads Anneberg AUCKLAND (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama was treated to a warm welcome when speaking in Manukau in South Auckland at the weekend as part of...
Saturday, August 9, 2014
AUCKLAND (Fiji Times / Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): Three out of five Fiji Islanders want to see coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama elected as prime minister next month, according to a new...
Friday, August 8, 2014
AUCKLAND (Amnesty International / TV3 / Pacific Media Watch): Fiji's former military leader Voreqe Bainimarama has created a climate of fear which must be brought to an end, Amnesty...
Friday, August 8, 2014
Titi Gabi PORT MORESBY (PNG Loop / Pacific Media Watch): Editors and news directors of newsrooms in media organisations in Papua New Guinea have agreed to act as the collective group for the media...
Friday, August 8, 2014
Michael Bachelard JAKARTA (Sydney Morning Herald / Pacific Media Watch): A Western journalist has been arrested and jailed in West Papua, underlining the tough approach that Indonesian authorities...
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Kyaw Hsu Mon, a senior journalist with The Irrawaddy news magazine published in both Burmese and English, dropped in on the Pacific Media Centre today. She workshopped with a group of Danish,...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
PARIS (Pacific Media Watch / Wikileaks / Reporters Without Borders): WikiLeaks has revealed the existence of a blanket gagging order applying to all citizens and news media throughout Australia...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
WELLINGTON (Pacific Media Watch): Green Party MP Catherine Delahunty put a "genuine media freedom" in West Papua motion before the New Zealand Parliament today while visiting Jayapura...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / Scoop / CBS / Radio Australia):  New Zealand police minister Anne Tolley and defence minister Dr Jonathan Coleman must meet with the first West Papuan...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Lee Duffield: COMMENTARY: The mood in New Caledonia, the racially and ethnically divided French territory of the South-west Pacific, is there for the outsider to easily sample. It has great promise...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Shaivalini Parmar: ANALYSIS: In Fiji, one must choose between being an advocate for media freedom and a journalist. And as elections near, allegations of government intimidation and interference with...