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FIJI: UN 'misled' over constitution

Monday, 23 March 2015, 2:21 pm | Pacific Media Watch

SUVA ( Fijileaks/Pacific Media Watch ): The Fiji Trade Unions Congress has accused the Fiji government of "misleading" the United Nations Human Rights Council over the legitimacy of the 2013 Constitution, saying that a statement to the global ... More >>

Indonesian security forces fire on West Papuans, says AWPA

Monday, 23 March 2015, 2:02 pm | Pacific Media Watch

BACKGROUND: Student activist Maria returns to her homeland West Papua after living for several years in Melbourne, Australia. Filmmaker Izzy Brown tells the story of repression in Papua. Video: Izzy Brown Sunday, March 22, 2015 Item: 9174 More >>

Cruise Ships Bring Aid to Vanuatu

Monday, 23 March 2015, 1:25 pm | Pacific Media Watch

PORT VILA ( Vanuatu Daily Post/Pacific Media Watch ): Carnival Australia is marshalling the resources of its Australian-based cruise ships to deliver desperately needed humanitarian aid to Vanuatu still reeling from the devastation of Cyclone Pam. More >>

FIJI: Lecturer's new novel bares wounds of political turmoil

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 3:52 pm | Pacific Media Watch More >>

Video: Cyclone Pam Wreaks Havoc In Vanuatu, Pacific

Sunday, 15 March 2015, 9:28 am | Pacific Media Watch More >>

NZ 'breached our trust' over spying, says Tongan PM

Friday, 6 March 2015, 11:17 am | Pacific Media Watch

AUCKLAND (The New Zealand Herald/Television New Zealand/Pacific Media Watch): Leaders of Pacific nations are beginning to speak out about claims New Zealand has been keeping too close an eye on their people and one prime minister has called the move a breach ... More >>

East Timor Post - from nothing to success in 15 years

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 8:07 pm | Pacific Media Watch

TIMOR-LESTE: East Timor Post - from nothing to success in 15 years Rosa Garcia, a senior journalist and editor of the Timor Post. Image: Wong Pei Ting Saturday, February 28, 2015 By Bob Howarth More >>

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 >>



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