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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...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Rosi Doviverata SUVA (Pacific Media Watch / Fiji Sun): For the first time in Fijian elections, the use of social media will be on overdrive as polling day draws nearer. Political parties have...
Monday, May 27, 2013
JAKARTA (Pacific Media Watch / The Jakarta Globe): Eight out of 10 Indonesian journalists use social media to find story ideas and data for their news reports, while they also plunge into social...
Friday, May 10, 2013
OPINION: PORT VILA (Transparency Vanuatu / Daily Post / Pacific Media Watch): Daily Post readers were shocked this week to see a front page news report that a senior Vanuatu journalist, Gratien...
Thursday, November 29, 2012
WELLINGTON (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): Green MP Catherine Delahunty unfurled the West Papuan independence flag – the Morning Star banner banned by Indonesian authorities – in...
Monday, November 19, 2012
AUCKLAND (University of Auckland / Pacific Media Watch): Maria Armoudian is host and producer of the radio programmes, the Scholars’ Circle and the Insighters, which are heard on KPFK, WPRR,...
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Ioane Burese HONOLULU, Hawai'i (The Fiji Times / Pacific Media Watch): Now that the US presidential election is over and the people of the United States have returned President Barack Obama...
Saturday, October 13, 2012
SUVA (Fiji Broadcasting Corporation / Pacific Media Watch): Transparency International Fiji is proposing social media to expose youths to civic rights and responsibilities. The idea was brain...
Friday, September 21, 2012
A draft law proposes changes to New Zealand's Immigration Act 2009, defining “mass arrival” as a group of 10 people or more, and allowing for up to a six month detention period for...
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Fonua Talei SUVA (Fiji Sun / Pacific Media Watch): Participants of the Media and Democracy symposium have heard that improved communication skills from Pacific media outlets is needed to attract...
Friday, September 7, 2012
MELBOURNE (ABC Radio Australia Pacific Beat / Pacific Media Watch): Social media, like blogs, Facebook and Twitter are getting bigger and more important around the world. It was a key...