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Monday, February 11, 2019
By Marguerite Afra Sapiie JAKARTA (Jakarta Post/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Indonesian social media activist Permadi Arya has threatened to file a Rp 1 trillion (NZ$107 million)...
Sunday, February 10, 2019
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Indonesian police have apologised for wrapping a snake around an indigenous Papuan they suspected of theft, reports The Jakarta...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
By Mong Palatino of Global Voices SUVA (Global Voices/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Fiji’s Online Safety Act took effect this month amid concerns that it will be used to censor...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
By Leilani Sitagata AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): A viral spread of photos and videos from last week’s fatal crash at Nabou has highlighted a need for education...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
PARIS (Reporters Without Borders/Pacific Media Watch): Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the Papua New Guinean government’s reported declared intention to shut down access to...
Sunday, June 3, 2018
OPINION: By Keith Jackson NOOSA (PNG Attitude/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Samuel H Basil, the man who might ban Papua New Guineans from Facebook, was not always such a stern opponent...
Friday, June 1, 2018
OPINION: By Scott Waide LAE, Papua New Guinea (My Land, My Country/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Maybe it was a slip of the tongue or a misinterpreted statement. But there is no doubt...
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
By Melisha Yafoi BEIJING (PNG Post-Courier/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Students studying in Beijing, China, have described the move by Papua New Guinea’s Communications...
Sunday, April 29, 2018
COMMENTARY: By Colin Peacock WELLINGTON (RNZ Mediawatch/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Facebook has been under fire for some time for distributing misinformation and fake news to a...
Monday, July 31, 2017
AUCKLAND (MEAA/Pacific Media Watch): Australia's Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) says public interest journalism is at a "crossroads" in its submission to the country...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Translated by Khairiah A. Rahman AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Redaksi Indonesia/Pacific Media Watch): The Facebook account of Afi Nihaya Faradisa, an Indonesian high school student from the...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
SUVA (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Young injustice weary and tech-savvy Fijians are mobilising to question the country’s political elite. This is according to Mereoni Chung, a...
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
DUNEDIN (Pacific Media Watch): New Zealand news media are “ignoring” the biggest story in the Pacific region in spite of a social media revolution taking the storytelling to the world...
Monday, July 4, 2016
John Gibb of the Otago Daily Times DUNEDIN (Otago Daily Times/Pacific Media Watch): Some New Zealand government ministries risk being damaged in the long term by their refusal, at times, to engage...
Monday, July 4, 2016
DUNEDIN (Otago Daily Times/Pacific Media Watch): New Zealand diplomats remain "sceptical of megaphone diplomacy'' but are increasingly making use of social media, although not in an...