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Monday, April 13, 2015
PORT MORESBY (PNG Loop/Pacific Media Watch): Punishing social media use could remove an essential check and balance on abuse of power in Papua New Guinea, warns the Pacific Freedom Forum. “...
Saturday, April 11, 2015
AUCKLAND (Tagata Pasifika/Pacific Media Watch): West Papua is a land rich with resources, they have the world's largest gold mine, rain forests and lots of land. For more than 50 years the...
Sunday, April 5, 2015
PORT MORESBY (The National/Pacific Media Watch):  The job of the media in maintaining equilibrium bet­ween truth and public perception and in ensuring always to remain just and objective...
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Alistar Kata AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Young New Zealanders are becoming more engaged with issues in the Pacific region by getting involved on social media sites. Human rights issues in...
Monday, March 2, 2015
Nani Afrida JAKARTA (Pacific Scoop/Pacific Media Watch): The Indonesian Military (TNI) has warned its personnel against using social media, as it says doing so may compromise national security...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Vuniwaqa Bola-Bari SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch): Citizens' Constitutional Forum (CCF) chief executive Reverend Akuila Yabaki has called on the people of Fiji to use social media...
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Mads Anneberg AUCKLAND (Pacific Scoop/Pacific Media Watch): Ricardo Morris is fighting two battles. As journalist, editor and publisher of Repúblika Magazine in Fiji, he works tirelessly...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Thomas Carnegie AUCKLAND (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): The Fiji Sun is embracing new technology to make their daily newspaper more interactive for readers.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Phelim Kine OPINION: SYDNEY (Human Rights Watch / Pacific Media Watch): Australia's stake in East Timor's media freedom is rooted in that country's hillside town of Balibo. It was there...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Jaleesa Simpson and Emma Clarke PORT VILA (QUT News / Pacific Media Watch): Media workers in Vanuatu say they are upsetting the usual story of a small developing country, by getting more freedom of...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
SUVA (Pacific Media Watch / Fiji Times): Fiji's NGO Coalition on Human Rights (NGOCHR) says the short-lived termination of a student's scholarship could have a chilling effect on youth...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Toni Mackey SYDNEY (Pacific Media Watch / Sydney Morning Herald): The Australian government has been monitoring the activities of netizens and dissidents on social media and the Department of...
Monday, April 14, 2014
PORT MORESBY (Pacific Media Watch / The Australian / Radio New Zealand International): The Papua New Guinean Opposition Leader, Belden Namah, has criticised the government's new "cyber...
Monday, March 10, 2014
PERTH (First Nations Telegraph / WA Today/ ABC): A Western Australian hotel owner has been forced to apologise for banning indigenous people from the Denver City Hotel, in Coolgardie, Western...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
SYDNEY (ABC Radio Australia / Pacific Media Watch): A female Fijian candidate has been receiving threats, including threats of rape, on social media for standing in next year's promised...