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KIRIBATI: Human rights record to face scrutiny

Saturday, 17 January 2015, 12:16 pm | Pacific Media Watch

GENEVA ( United Nations/Pacific Media Watch ): Kiribati’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the second time on Mondayin a meeting that will be webcast live. More >>

Seven Pasifika MPs elected - highest number ever

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 9:25 am | Pacific Media Watch

AUCKLAND ( Pacific Media Watch / The New Zealand Herald ): The highest number of Pasifika MPs elected in New Zealand's history were voted in at the weekend general election. More >>

FIJI: Poll officials seek more 'rigging' proof

Sunday, 21 September 2014, 11:19 am | Pacific Media Watch

SUVA ( Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch ): Election authorities in Fiji say they say they will consider allegations of irregularities in Wednesday’s ballot but are not satisfied with documents provided so far, reports More >>

Strong support for coup leader as protesters picket NZ rally

Sunday, 10 August 2014, 10:54 am | Pacific Media Watch

AUCKLAND ( Fiji Times / Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch ): Three out of five Fiji Islanders want to see coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama elected as prime minister next month, according to a new opinion poll published today while protesters picketed ... More >>

RSF: Whistleblowers could face up to 10 years’ imprisonment

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:14 pm | Pacific Media Watch

PARIS : (Reporters Without Borders / Pacific Media Watch ): Reporters Without Borders has warned that a proposed amendment to national security laws designed to clamp down on Edward Snowden-style whistleblowers could see Australian journalists being ... More >>

Author blasts ‘copycat’ cybercrime laws

Sunday, 4 May 2014, 12:09 pm | Pacific Media Watch

AUCKLAND ( Pacific Media Watch ): The author of a new book on Pacific media and politics has hit out at copycat cybercrime laws designed to curb freedom of expression on social media and independent blog news sites. More >>

Women call for end to military bases in Asia-Pacific

Monday, 28 April 2014, 9:19 am | Pacific Media Watch

AUCKLAND ( Pacific Media Watch ): Women peace campaigners from Aotearoa, Australia, Hawai'i, Japan, Philippines and Polynesia/Te Ao Maohi have called for the removal of military occupation and bases in the Asia-Pacific region. More >>

Cost of militarisation explored at Asia-Pacific conference

Sunday, 27 April 2014, 1:52 pm | Pacific Media Watch

The Fijian military is taking up too much of the budget and ordinary citizens are losing out on vital health and social welfare benefits as a result. More >>

FIJI: Academics criticise electoral decree curb on NGOs

Saturday, 26 April 2014, 1:35 pm | Pacific Media Watch

AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): A provision in the Fiji Electoral Decree 2014 has stirred debate among some university academics. More >>

Pacific 'mayhem' book likened to real-life 'Game of Thrones'

Friday, 25 April 2014, 3:13 pm | Pacific Media Watch

AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch) : A groundbreaking new book covering Pacific journalism over the past 30 years reveals so many human rights abuses that it has been likened to "an entire series of Game of Thrones". More >>

PNG: New 'cyber crime' policy will stifle social media

Monday, 14 April 2014, 12:12 pm | Pacific Media Watch

The Papua New Guinean Opposition Leader, Belden Namah, has criticised the government's new "cyber crime" policy, saying it will have a chilling effect on dissenters who use social media to voice complaints about the ruling party. More >>

Four Corners TV probe lifts lid on oil industrial espionage

Saturday, 15 March 2014, 4:49 pm | Pacific Media Watch Four Corners investigation into the Timor-Leste allegations against Australia ... the oil stakes are high. Image: ABC More >>

Black Tuesday protest over new Cyber Crime libel law

Sunday, 2 March 2014, 2:17 pm | Pacific Media Watch

MANILA (The PCIJ Blog/Pacific Media Watch): Media organisations and netizens in the Philippines marked the 28th anniversary of the EDSA "People Power" Revolt this week with a Black Tuesday campaign to protest the Cyber Libel provision ... More >>

Climate Change In Focus As Media Hits Majuro For Forum

Tuesday, 3 September 2013, 4:27 pm | Pacific Media Watch

Pacific Islands Forum leaders hope to agree on a declaration on climate change during this year's Forum, says Marshall Islands Journal editor Giff Johnson. More >>

WEST PAPUA: Four arrested for 'treason' at prayer session

Sunday, 1 September 2013, 12:59 pm | Pacific Media Watch

Four West Papuan community leaders who attended a church meeting to pray for activists aboard the West Papua Freedom Flotilla are to be charged with treason and could be given long jail terms, it emerged on Friday. More >>

Pacific Studies PhD and MA scholarships

Tuesday, 6 August 2013, 10:17 am | Pacific Media Watch

Pacific Studies PhD and MA scholarships: University of Auckland The Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of Auckland is a global leader in the study of the Pacific Islands. The centre is an interdisciplinary unit which is home to a large group of ... More >>

Fiji: Social Media On the Rise Before Upcoming Election

Friday, 26 July 2013, 5:49 pm | Pacific Media Watch More >>

Māori online bashing on the rise

Monday, 24 June 2013, 6:56 pm | Pacific Media Watch

Ex-police officer Steve Elers says there must be a line between what is acceptable and not in terms of online bashing More >>

PMW: Track Record As Pacific Media and Protest Case Study

Wednesday, 19 June 2013, 2:31 pm | Pacific Media Watch

LONDON ( University of Westminster News / Pacific Media Watch ): A New Zealand-based media freedom monitoring and advocacy agency has played a significant independent role in the Pacific region for almost two decades, a global media and protest conference ... More >>

Turkey's ‘Woman In Red’, Protest and the Pacific Media

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 2:43 pm | Pacific Media Watch

LONDON ( Cafe Pacific / Pacific Media Watch ): The so-called “woman in red” became a reluctant icon of a people’s revolt in Turkey this month. More >>



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