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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 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 >>

PFF Condemns Police Bashing Of PNG Journalist

Monday, 23 April 2012, 3:31 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

PFF Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS- The Pacific Freedom Forum condemns the brutal attack by uniformed Police officers on Papua New Guinea journalist Mark Kayok on the evening of Saturday 21 April, in Port Moresby. Kayok, a Police rounds reporter with the National ... More >>

Journo Jobs, Media Freedoms Face the Axe Under New Bill

Thursday, 19 April 2012, 12:24 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Wednesday, April 18 2012, PFF Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS--Independent journalism and jobs for journalists in Palau face the axe if a proposed telecommunications bill before the country's senate becomes law, says regional media monitoring network the ... More >>

PFF Joins Call For Action Over Plane Attack In Papua

Friday, 13 April 2012, 3:51 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

PFF, Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS -- Pacific media watchdogs are keen to see closure and prosecution from Indonesia's Police forces investigating the plane attack in Indonesia's Papua province on Sunday 8 April, which killed 35 year old journalist ... More >>

PFF supports no-treason call for West Papua

Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 10:09 am | Pacific Freedom Forum

PFF, Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS --Three years in jail for five West Papua activists is a further erosion of free speech and other human rights for the province, says the Pacific Freedom Forum. “There is no treason in freedom of expression shared ... More >>

Fiji: PFF Condemns Unionist Arrests and Detentions

Thursday, 10 November 2011, 12:42 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

PFF, Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS: The arrest and detention of Fiji’s trade union movement leaders Daniel Urai and Felix Anthony continues the harassment and intimidation of citizens by the military regime, regional media freedom monitoring network the Pacific ... More >>

Solomon Islands: PFF welcomes prompt Police action

Monday, 28 March 2011, 4:29 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

PFF, Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS -- Solomon Islands police are treating the early morning torching last Thursday of a private vehicle owned by senior journalist Dorothy Wickham as suspicious; and are still ascertaining whether the vandals had personal or professional ... More >>

Editorial ethics breached in Vanuatu tragedy

Friday, 25 March 2011, 3:18 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

PFF, Rarotonga, Cook Islands -- The front page publication of the image of a dead child photographed where he died is a clear breach of media ethics in Vanuatu and must remind Pacific newsrooms to balance news journalism with decency in reporting, ... More >>

Govts must distance themselves from Vanuatu media bashing

Sunday, 6 March 2011, 7:56 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

colleagues, the PFF link at has been updated with the text and links below --with thanks for your publishing and sharing to relevant networks. More >>

Regime intimidation of Fiji journalists continues

Wednesday, 23 February 2011, 2:18 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Rarotonga, Cook Islands-- The continued campaign of fear and intimidation against journalists in Fiji has been denounced by regional media monitoring network the Pacific Freedom Forum, after the detention last week of a Fiji Times journalist for his investigative ... More >>

Cook Islands: Media Ethics and Codes of Conduct

Monday, 14 February 2011, 4:23 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Pacific journalists and government information officers have had a sombre wake up call on media ethics and codes of conduct; after mainstream newspaper the Solomon's Star decided to name the source of a controversial 'intelligence report' leaked to ... More >>

New Model for Accountability to Inspire Pacific Leaders

Monday, 14 February 2011, 4:14 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

The repealing of gag-rules for public servants in Guam provides a new model for public accountability to inspire Pacific leaders, says the Pacific Freedom Forum, PFF. More >>

PFF to Fiji regime: remove news censors

Tuesday, 8 February 2011, 11:46 am | Pacific Freedom Forum

Fiji's regime is being reminded of its promise to remove censors from newsrooms once its media decree came into force, says regional media watchdog the Pacific Freedom Forum (PFF). "Fiji's media and the public were repeatedly promised that once the ... More >>



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