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Philippines: IFJ Protests Jailing Of Journalist

Wednesday, 11 April 2007, 10:28 am | Pacific Media Watch - Pasifik Nius

MANILA (IFJ-Asia/Pacific Media Watch) - The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has pleaded again for the decriminalisation of libel in the Philippines, after a journalist was sentenced to over four years’ jail. More >>

Political Party Militants Attack Injure Journalist

Saturday, 7 April 2007, 1:45 pm | Pacific Media Watch - Pasifik Nius

BANGKOK (SEAPA/Pacific Media Watch) - In a violence-marred presidential election campaign in Timor Leste (East Timor), militants from the incumbent party assaulted a journalist for taking their photographs while they were being searched at a security ... More >>

EU Threatens To Withdraw Aid Without Media Freedom

Friday, 9 March 2007, 9:10 am | Pacific Media Watch - Pasifik Nius

BRUSSELS ( Pacnews/IFEX/Pacific Media Watch ) - The European Union (EU) has told the military authorities in Fiji that it will stop development aid if it doesn't see enough progress on a return to democracy, human rights and media freedom. More >>

RSF Names Worst Violators Of Press Freedom

Friday, 27 October 2006, 1:15 pm | Pacific Media Watch - Pasifik Nius

PARIS (RSF Online/Pacific Media Watch): New countries have moved ahead of some Western democracies in the fifth annual Reporters Without Borders Worldwide Press Freedom Index, issued today, while the most repressive countries are still the same ones. More >>

Oz Media 'Reforms' Threaten Freedom Of Expression

Thursday, 26 October 2006, 11:35 am | Pacific Media Watch - Pasifik Nius

SYDNEY (IFJ-Asia/Pacific Media Watch): The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is calling on the Australian Government to abandon new media ownership laws that were passed by the Parliament earlier this week after the laws triggered almost ... More >>

PJR Focus On Anti-Terror Laws And Media

Monday, 16 October 2006, 9:27 am | Pacific Media Watch - Pasifik Nius

AUCKLAND (PJR Online/Pacific Media Watch): Australia’s tough anti-terror laws have impacted strongly on the media and contrasted with more relaxed policies in New Zealand and the Pacific, says a report in the latest Pacific Journalism Review. More >>

Samoan Police Probe Damage To Paper Printing Press

Wednesday, 6 September 2006, 9:13 am | Pacific Media Watch - Pasifik Nius

APIA (Pacnews/IFEX/RA/Pacific Media Watch): Police are investigating a possible case of sabotage at the Samoa Observer newspaper, Radio Australia reports A vital hose on the printing press was cut through and several other bits of machinery were found ... More >>

Pina Voices Concern Over Fiji Media Bill

Wednesday, 30 August 2006, 9:37 am | Pacific Media Watch - Pasifik Nius

SUVA (Pacnews/IFEX/Pacific Media Watch): Strong protests from Fiji’s local media against the proposed Broadcast Licensing Bill has attracted concern from the region’s main media organisation, the Pacific Islands News Association (PINA). More >>

Fiji: Proposed BLA Gives Gov. Control Over Media

Wednesday, 30 August 2006, 9:36 am | Pacific Media Watch - Pasifik Nius

PARIS (RSF/Pacific Media Watch): A bill currently before the Fiji Parliament for the creation of a Broadcast Licensing Authority would provide the government with a way to control the news media, Reporters Without Borders warned today. More >>

The Black Road: On The Front Line Of Aceh's War

Wednesday, 23 August 2006, 9:39 am | Pacific Media Watch - Pasifik Nius

Aceh, an Indonesian province located at the tip of the island of Sumatra, has been the scene of a quarter of a century of separatist struggles. More >>

Papuan Supporters Target Pacific Islands Forum

Tuesday, 22 August 2006, 8:58 am | Pacific Media Watch - Pasifik Nius

Participants at the West Papua seminar at AUT University over the weekend unanimously resolved to take the issue of the Indonesian-ruled province to the leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Tonga in October. More >>

Papua: Human Rights Focus In AUT Seminar

Friday, 18 August 2006, 10:16 am | Pacific Media Watch - Pasifik Nius

AUCKLAND (Te Waha Nui Online/Pacific Media Watch): Advocacy groups and campaigners have organised an international conference to focus on the suffering in their neighbouring Pacific countries this weekend. More >>

Freedom Of Information A Weapon Against Corruption

Monday, 31 July 2006, 10:16 am | Pacific Media Watch - Pasifik Nius

PORT VILA (Vanuatu Daily Post Online/Pacific Media Watch): Concern is rife that corruption will never really be tackled in Vanuatu unless its Secrecy law is scrapped and a Freedom of Information Law is passed. More >>

Timorese Women Journalists Expand Women's Role

Tuesday, 7 February 2006, 3:50 pm | Pacific Media Watch - Pasifik Nius

JAKARTA (Internews/Pacific Media Watch): Ten women journalists from community radio stations around Timor-Leste began a 16-week training program on January 9 that aims to provide Timor-Leste women, particularly in rural areas, with access to information ... More >>

Indonesian Govt's Controversial Broadcasting Rules

Friday, 3 February 2006, 1:38 pm | Pacific Media Watch - Pasifik Nius

JAKARTA (JP Online/Pacific Media Watch): Defying opposition from lawmakers and media groups, the Indonesian government says it will enforce a new regulation that bans local broadcasters from directly relaying news from foreign TV and radio stations. More >>

Military Versus Government In Fiji

Friday, 3 February 2006, 1:30 pm | Pacific Media Watch - Pasifik Nius

A cloud still hangs over the Fiji Military Forces. How many officers in the armed forces are against the Commander Frank Bainimarama? What role, if any, did the current government or the Home Ministry play in the January confrontation. As Fiji heads ... More >>

Howard puts shutters up on political donations

Thursday, 2 February 2006, 3:48 pm | Pacific Media Watch - Pasifik Nius

Greens Leader Bob Brown today condemned the Howard government's proposed electoral changes to put up more shutters on political donations. When passed, they will allow political donations of up to $90,000 to be given to any party in any year anonymously. More >>

Bougainville Documentary Wins Top Film Fest. Award

Thursday, 2 February 2006, 3:30 pm | Pacific Media Watch - Pasifik Nius

Bougainville Documentary Wins Top Film Festival Award http://www.pacificislands.cc/pina/pinadefault2.php?urlpinaid=19951 More >>

IFJ supports journalists' right to protect sources

Friday, 29 April 2005, 11:10 am | Pacific Media Watch - Pasifik Nius

SYDNEY (IFJ Asia-Pacific Online/Pacific Media Watch): The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has come out today in support of Fiji journalists' right to protect their sources in the face of strong pressure from government forces. More >>

Cook Is: Broadcaster Calls For 'Due Process'

Wednesday, 20 April 2005, 11:43 am | Pacific Media Watch - Pasifik Nius

RAROTONGA (Avaiki News Agency/Pacific Media Watch): Media leaders in the Cook Islands have maintained an "extraordinary" silence on reform proposals by government and proposed freedom of information legislation, says Florence Syme-Buchanan, industry ... More >>

 

 

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