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Rappler editor Maria Ressa held on ‘cyber libel’ charge

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 11:27 am | Pacific Media Watch

PARIS ( Reporters Without Borders/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch ): The Paris-based global media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned yesterday’s arrest of Maria Ressa, editor of the independent Manila-based news ... More >>

Crikey is assembling a team of a dozen 'inquiry journalists'

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 11:18 am | Pacific Media Watch

There’s too much bad news permeating the world of journalism and its tenuous business models. But now we can report some genuinely good news. More >>

Jakarta media activist threatens to sue Facebook

Monday, 11 February 2019, 10:11 am | Pacific Media Watch

Indonesian social media activist Permadi Arya has threatened to file a Rp 1 trillion (NZ$107 million) lawsuit against Facebook after the tech giant shut down his account in a crackdown on fake news in Indonesia. More >>

New Pasifika communication award created for young women

Monday, 11 February 2019, 9:34 am | Pacific Media Watch

NZ: New Pasifika communication award created for outstanding young women More >>

No progress on press freedom under Jokowi’s watch

Sunday, 10 February 2019, 6:17 pm | Pacific Media Watch

Indonesia’s National Press Day (HPN), which falls on February 9 – yesterday, is a reminder of the murder of Radar Bali journalist Anak Agung Gede Prabangsa in 2009. More >>

Police use snake to interrogate Papuan, apologise

Sunday, 10 February 2019, 5:04 pm | Pacific Media Watch

Indonesian police have apologised for wrapping a snake around an indigenous Papuan they suspected of theft, reports The Jakarta Post . More >>

Asia-Pacific journalists plan for violence reporting

Sunday, 10 February 2019, 8:31 am | Pacific Media Watch

Asia-Pacific journalists plan strategy for gender-based violence reporting More >>

VIETNAM: Blogger critic missing and feared ‘kidnapped’

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 7:13 pm | Pacific Media Watch More >>

Press Council condemns ‘crime’ against public broadcaster

Monday, 4 February 2019, 9:22 am | Pacific Media Watch

Timor-Leste’s Press Council (TLPC) has strongly condemned political interference in the country’s public broadcasting service (RTTL) newsroom where political-appointed advisers for the president of RTTL have interfered in its coverage . More >>

Detained Manus refugee wins literary prize

Friday, 1 February 2019, 10:52 am | Pacific Media Watch

SYDNEY (France 24/AFP/Pacific Media Watch): An Iranian asylum-seeker detained in Papua New Guinea under Australian asylum laws has won Australia’s most valuable literary prize for a book he reportedly wrote using the online messaging service ... More >>

WEST PAPUA: Benny Wenda: People's petition handed over to UN

Monday, 28 January 2019, 10:14 am | Pacific Media Watch

As chairman of The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), I have presented the West Papuan People’s Petition for self-determination to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet. More >>

Freedom for cleric linked to Bali bombing? Why now?

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 2:40 pm | Pacific Media Watch

JAKARTA ( The Jakarta Post/Asia Pacific Report ): Indonesian President Joko Widodo says a radical Muslim cleric linked to the 2002 Bali bombings would only be released from jail if he pledged loyalty to the state and its ideology, following news he ... More >>

FIJI: Critics see Online Safety Act as ‘Trojan horse’

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 2:36 pm | Pacific Media Watch

SUVA ( Global Voices/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch ): Fiji’s Online Safety Act took effect this month amid concerns that it will be used to censor the internet. More >>

UN official defends Papuan rights – free speech, assembly

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 10:07 am | Pacific Media Watch

West Papuan rights to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly have been defended by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in a response to the mass arrests of Papuan protesters during flag raising ceremonies earlier this ... More >>

Rallies in Jakarta and Fiji highlight global human rights

Monday, 10 December 2018, 2:21 pm | Pacific Media Watch

JAKARTA ( CNN Indonesia/Indoleft News/ Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Centre ): Hundreds of workers from the Confederation of United Indonesian Workers (KPBI) held a protest march at the weekend in the capital of Jakarta and Fiji’s Coalition on ... More >>

Widodo wants security forces to guard development projects

Monday, 10 December 2018, 9:46 am | Pacific Media Watch

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo insists that work on the Trans-Papua road project will continue despite this week’s shooting of construction workers in the Papua regency of Nduga. More >>

Trauma research on TV journalists covering killings revealed

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 4:11 pm | Pacific Media Watch

The statistics globally are chilling. And the Asia-Pacific region bears the brunt of the killing of journalists with impunity disproportionately. More >>

PNG: RSF condemns Chinese exclusion of journalists at APEC

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 1:34 pm | Pacific Media Watch More >>

PNG: ‘Business as usual’ vows Parkop

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 1:07 pm | Pacific Media Watch

‘Business as usual’ vows Parkop after storming of Parliament Haus More >>

RSF condemns ‘tax evasion’ charge used to harass Rappler

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 1:02 pm | Pacific Media Watch

Reporters Without Borders has condemned the tax evasion charges that the Philippine Department of Justice is bringing against the independent news website Rappler and its president, journalist Maria Ressa. More >>



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