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Stop assaulting media at forum - PFF

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 7:08 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Apia, Samoa The Pacific Freedom Forum is calling on Pacific Islands Forum leaders to address the issue of over-zealous security officers, after a journalist was manhandled at the opening ceremony. “It was upsetting to hear ... More >>

Stop shortwave cut to Pacific

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:18 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

. . . “It's clear that no thought was given to the link between disaster communications and this service, or even the fact that FM is largely unreliable in bad weather and only available in urban areas” - PFF More >>

West Papua Must be Given Regional Voice - PFF

Friday, 10 April 2015, 1:48 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

West Papua must be given full membership at the Melanesian Spearhead Group, says the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>

Pacific action needed against spy net - PFF

Sunday, 8 March 2015, 12:18 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Pacific leaders need to take action against wholesale spying by foreign powers, warns the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>

Governments must act against impunity

Friday, 9 January 2015, 5:24 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

World governments including France must do much more against impunity for those who attack journalists, says the Pacific Freedom Forum. "It is no use governments just praising the Fourth Estate as vital to democracy," says PFF Chair Titi Gabi, in the ... More >>

TVNZ cuts another threat to democracy - PFF

Sunday, 26 October 2014, 7:12 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Cutbacks to Maori and Pacific Islands production by TVNZ in New Zealand are a threat to democracy and claims to regional leadership, says the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>

Australia and NZ actions on press freedoms alarming

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:18 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Global support for investigative journalism in Australia and New Zealand is a welcome response to law changes and a police raid, says the Pacific Freedom Forum More >>

PFF stands in solidarity with Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes'

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 12:00 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

The Pacific Freedom Forum (PFF), the regional media rights and monitoring network, is concerned about the state of editorial independence in New Caledonia’s only daily newspaper, Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes, and stands in solidarity with the ... More >>

NZ Spy Laws Impact Region - PFF

Monday, 19 August 2013, 5:43 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Spying on journalists by authorities in New Zealand is potentially dangerous to the future health of democracy in that country – and the region, warns the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>

Papua Police Ban On New Magazine Breaks Indonesian Press Law

Friday, 26 July 2013, 3:04 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Fidelis Jeminta, chief editor of "Pelita Papua" magazine, said police action would again deter freedom of the press in West Papua More >>

Nauru Elections Need Free Media - PFF

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 3:20 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Government should allow Nauru Broadcasting Service to fully report politics leading up to this Saturday's general elections, says the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>

Samoa Police Actions Need Investigation - PFF

Thursday, 30 May 2013, 3:37 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

PFF | Rarotonga -   Failing to intervene in a minor assault on reporters and smashing the phone of a young boy shows police in Samoa need training in freedoms enjoyed by all citizens, says the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>

Praise For Speech On Fiji Media Freedom – PFF

Wednesday, 29 May 2013, 3:40 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

PFF, Rarotonga - The Pacific Freedom Forum is welcoming publication of a speech from a speaker stopped from presenting at the University of the South Pacific on World Press Freedom Day. More >>

Indonesia Should Release West Papua Journalist Immediately

Wednesday, 29 May 2013, 3:15 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

PFF – Rarotonga - Indonesian authorities in Jakarta should immediately instruct their security forces in West Papua to release a radio host, says the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>

Vanuatu Must Look Into False Arrest

Friday, 10 May 2013, 1:05 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Charges of terrorism laid and dropped against a journalist in Vanuatu over a Facebook comment need independent investigation, states the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>

West Papua: Shootings and Arrests Attack On Human Rights

Thursday, 9 May 2013, 1:44 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Shooting peaceful protesters in West Papua and arresting a radio host for comments made on a talkback show are clear attacks on human rights by Indonesia, says the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>

PNG: Journalists Told To Avoid Spin, Keep To Ethics

Tuesday, 5 March 2013, 2:46 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

PNG: Journalists Told To Avoid Spin, Keep To Ethics http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/png-journalists-told-avoid-spin-keep-ethics-8212 More >>

Indonesia brutality towards West Papua "medieval" - PFF

Monday, 14 January 2013, 1:59 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Killing, beating, abducting and jailing journalists in West Papua remains the most immediate issue in regional affairs, states the Pacific Freedom Forum. Wrapping up its fourth year of advocacy, PFF chairs said that ongoing suppression of freedom ... More >>

KIRIBATI: Newspaper closedown a blow for news choices

Sunday, 24 June 2012, 12:39 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

News that the Kiribati newspaper at the centre of a Police investigation has stopped printing means fewer ways for people there to stay informed says media watchdog the Pacific Freedom Forum, PFF. More >>

Kiribati: PM must step in on media complaint, says PFF

Thursday, 21 June 2012, 9:47 am | Pacific Freedom Forum

PFF, Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS--Kiribati's President Anote Tong should step in and clear the air over the continued failure of his Communications minister to act on registration for a controversial newspaper currently facing Police investigations, ... More >>

 

 

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