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Fresh Hopes That Bainimarama Will Ease Restrictions on Media

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 2:14 pm | Pacific Media Centre

Voreqe Bainimarama took power in Fiji through a coup d'etat in 2006 but is now the elected prime minister. Image: Republika More >>

Panel: Fiji’s Return to Democracy

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 4:48 pm | Pacific Media Centre

Fiji’s post-coup elections and their impact in the Pacific o What is the role of the media in the Elections? o How might New Zealand help Fiji on its return to democracy? More >>

'Real' American occupation of Hawai'i exposed by doco

Sunday, 27 April 2014, 11:14 am | Pacific Media Centre

The real Hawai'i is one where evictions, desecration of cultural sites and sacred graves, and collusion between the academy and the United States military are the order of the day, says an indigenous Hawai'ian activist and filmmaker. More >>

PMC director launches new Pacific 'secret stories' book

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:48 pm | Pacific Media Centre

Founder of the Pacific Media Centre, Professor David Robie, will have his latest book launched at the Auckland University of Technology library next week. The book, Don't Spoil My Beautiful Face - Media, Mayhem and Human Rights in the Pacific, published ... More >>

West Papua: Indonesian military escorts for MSG

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 10:17 am | Pacific Media Centre

WEST PAPUA: Indonesian military escorts for MSG, arrests curb free expression of civil society leaders More >>

Freedom Flotilla needs media support to 'expose' Indonesians

Saturday, 24 August 2013, 4:15 pm | Pacific Media Centre

AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Aboriginal elder Kevin Buzzacott, who is on board the West Papua Freedom Flotilla, says media attention is “very important” in order to “expose what’s happening” in West Papua. More >>

PNG: New Law Looks to Expand Rural Radio

Wednesday, 29 May 2013, 2:57 pm | Pacific Media Centre

PORT MORESBY ( Pacific Media Watch / The National ): Rural communities in Papua New Guinea can look forward to improved communication services. More >>

NZ: New models of funding needed - investigative journalists

Friday, 24 May 2013, 11:53 am | Pacific Media Centre

Nicky Hager, author of The Hollow Men and Other People’s Wars, says there is not enough support for investigative journalists in countries like New Zealand. “I hope that one day there will be a return to serious public funding for investigative ... More >>

Papua: Journalist Seeks NZ Support Amid Indonesian Crackdown

Monday, 13 May 2013, 12:49 pm | Pacific Media Centre

AUCKLAND ( Pacific Media Centre / Pacific Media Watch ): A prominent West Papuan journalist and activist has visited New Zealand to gather support for West Papua’s inclusion in the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG)  while an Indonesian government ... More >>

Vanuatu: Outrage Over Heavy-Handed Crackdown On Social Media

Friday, 10 May 2013, 2:45 pm | Pacific Media Centre

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 Tiona of The Vanuatu Independent , had been ... More >>

Pacific Region: ‘Murdered For Doing Their Jobs’

Friday, 10 May 2013, 2:43 pm | Pacific Media Centre

AUCKLAND ( Pacific Media Centre / Pacific Media Watch ): Across the Pacific, advocates of media freedom hosted many World Press Freedom Day celebrations this year. More >>

NZ: 'Media Freedom Worrier' Stirs Lively Response

Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 2:10 pm | Pacific Media Centre

http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/nz-media-freedom-worrier-stirs-lively-responses-press-threats-speech-8281 More >>

West Papua: Police Arrest Reporter Over Broadcast Allegation

Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 1:50 pm | Pacific Media Centre

http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/west-papua-police-arrest-radio-reporter-over-broadcast-allegations-8280 More >>

Coups, Conflicts and Human Rights - David Robie On Media

Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 1:45 pm | Pacific Media Centre

http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/video-coups-conflicts-and-human-rights-david-robie-media-trends-8279 More >>

Pacific Media Centre hosts World Press Freedom Day

Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 12:57 pm | Pacific Media Centre

A leading Australian journalism law professor and freedom of the press advocate will give New Zealand’s inaugural UNESCO World Press Freedom Day lecture at AUT University on Friday. More >>

WEST PAPUA: Harsh Indonesian rule of political prisoners

Wednesday, 24 April 2013, 12:39 pm | Pacific Media Centre

A new website focused on West Papuan political prisoners primarily targets an international audience, says human rights advocate Paul Membrasar. He is secretary of the Institute for Human Rights Study and Advocacy of Papua (ElsHAM Papua) and is one of the founders ... More >>

Live blog: Warm welcome for Pacific political leaders forum

Friday, 19 April 2013, 9:37 am | Pacific Media Centre

Almost 70 MPs from 18 Pacific nations have arrived in Wellington tonight for the Pacific Parliamentary and Political Leaders Forum. More >>

Live blog: Pacific Parliamentary and Political Leaders Forum

Thursday, 18 April 2013, 8:54 pm | Pacific Media Centre

Thursday 09:00: Almost 70 MPs from 18 Pacific nations have arrived in Wellington. The Pacific Parliamentary and Political Leaders Forum - organised by the New Zealand Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee - will provide Pacific leaders ... More >>

NZ: PMC students honoured at AUT awards ceremony

Friday, 12 April 2013, 12:45 pm | Pacific Media Centre

Four students from the Pacific Media Centre won prizes when AUT University's School of Communication Studies hosted its annual awards ceremony at the brand new Sir Paul Reeves Building in Auckland last night. More >>

Fiji critics talk of ‘constitutional coup’ by Bainimarama

Monday, 8 April 2013, 10:08 am | Pacific Media Centre

Fijians are weighing up a controversial new draft constitution aimed at restoring democracy in the South Pacific nation for next year. But there are concerns that the document could be used by the current military ruler Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama ... More >>

 

 

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