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PFF | 2019 SPS Tempo awards

Monday, 11 February 2019, 5:42 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Global awards won by Indonesia-based Tempo magazine reward decades of strong reporting - and are welcome recognition of excellence and editorial leadership says PFF, the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>

Pacific should follow NZ lead on journalist murder - PFF

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 2:42 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Enemy of all states - the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a diplomatic post in Turkey has seen a wave of calls for action against Saudi Arabia. Photo / Washington Post More >>

Drop Fiji Facebook case

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 1:15 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Fiji’s prime minister and the attorney general should drop an old defamation complaint against Facebook comments made by a opposition leader, says PFF, the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>

PFF welcomes Nauru release of detained journo

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 6:31 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

News that Nauru Police have released New Zealand journalist Barbara Dreaver from detention has been welcomed by regional media watchdog body PFF, the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>

Indonesia must regain authority over “rogue” security forces

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 10:00 am | Pacific Freedom Forum

Jakarta must regain authority over Papua, demands PFF, the Pacific Freedom Forum, after the latest action by "rogue" security forces. More >>

New Year call for Samoa to consult on media crime law

Sunday, 7 January 2018, 8:43 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

> 1961 > 2017 >timeline of Samoa criminal speech laws > 1961: Outgoing NZ admin introduces criminal libel 1962: Full full independence 2013: Criminal libel withdrawn from Crimes Act 1961 2015: New Samoa Media Council 2017: Criminal libel law passed 2018: Call ... More >>

Editor autopsy needs independent review - PFF

Monday, 6 November 2017, 4:57 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

An autopsy finding no signs of trauma in the death of a Papua New Guinea editor should be independently reviewed, says PFF, the Pacific Freedom Forum. “We welcome the autopsy taking place, but challenge a preliminary finding that cause of death ... More >>

Time for reset on Tonga media - PFF

Sunday, 15 October 2017, 12:36 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

20171015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Remember the people’s right to know, and reset public media. That's the call from regional media watchdog Pacific Freedom Forum (PFF) as months of controversy continue at Tonga's public broadcaster, the Tonga Broadcasting ... More >>

Stop assaulting media at forum - PFF

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 7:08 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Apia, Samoa The Pacific Freedom Forum is calling on Pacific Islands Forum leaders to address the issue of over-zealous security officers, after a journalist was manhandled at the opening ceremony. “It was upsetting to hear ... More >>

Stop shortwave cut to Pacific

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:18 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

. . . “It's clear that no thought was given to the link between disaster communications and this service, or even the fact that FM is largely unreliable in bad weather and only available in urban areas” - PFF More >>

West Papua Must be Given Regional Voice - PFF

Friday, 10 April 2015, 1:48 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

West Papua must be given full membership at the Melanesian Spearhead Group, says the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>

Pacific action needed against spy net - PFF

Sunday, 8 March 2015, 12:18 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Pacific leaders need to take action against wholesale spying by foreign powers, warns the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>

Governments must act against impunity

Friday, 9 January 2015, 5:24 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

World governments including France must do much more against impunity for those who attack journalists, says the Pacific Freedom Forum. "It is no use governments just praising the Fourth Estate as vital to democracy," says PFF Chair Titi Gabi, in the ... More >>

TVNZ cuts another threat to democracy - PFF

Sunday, 26 October 2014, 7:12 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Cutbacks to Maori and Pacific Islands production by TVNZ in New Zealand are a threat to democracy and claims to regional leadership, says the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>

Australia and NZ actions on press freedoms alarming

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:18 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Global support for investigative journalism in Australia and New Zealand is a welcome response to law changes and a police raid, says the Pacific Freedom Forum More >>

PFF stands in solidarity with Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes'

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 12:00 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

The Pacific Freedom Forum (PFF), the regional media rights and monitoring network, is concerned about the state of editorial independence in New Caledonia’s only daily newspaper, Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes, and stands in solidarity with the ... More >>

NZ Spy Laws Impact Region - PFF

Monday, 19 August 2013, 5:43 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Spying on journalists by authorities in New Zealand is potentially dangerous to the future health of democracy in that country – and the region, warns the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>

Papua Police Ban On New Magazine Breaks Indonesian Press Law

Friday, 26 July 2013, 3:04 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Fidelis Jeminta, chief editor of "Pelita Papua" magazine, said police action would again deter freedom of the press in West Papua More >>

Nauru Elections Need Free Media - PFF

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 3:20 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Government should allow Nauru Broadcasting Service to fully report politics leading up to this Saturday's general elections, says the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>

Samoa Police Actions Need Investigation - PFF

Thursday, 30 May 2013, 3:37 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

PFF | Rarotonga -   Failing to intervene in a minor assault on reporters and smashing the phone of a young boy shows police in Samoa need training in freedoms enjoyed by all citizens, says the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>