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Indonesian journalists 'bought, broken and soul searching'

Saturday, 24 August 2019, 11:38 am | Pacific Media Watch

By Michael Andrew AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The Indonesian media is contributing to resentment and racism toward Papuans, according to a human rights researcher and former journalist. More >>

West Papua: RSF calls for immediate end to internet blackout

Saturday, 24 August 2019, 11:37 am | Pacific Media Watch

PARIS (Reporters Without Borders/Pacific Media Watch): Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for an immediate end to a two-day-old internet blackout in West Papua, where Indonesian security forces have been clashing with Papuan pro-independence ... More >>

PHILIPPINES: American environmental journalist shot

Sunday, 11 August 2019, 5:09 pm | Pacific Media Watch

MANILA (Committee To Protect Journalists/Pacific Media Watch): An American journalist working in the Philippines on indigenous environmental and human rights issues has been shot and critically wounded while fetching his daughter from school in the northern ... More >>

Iwi against Ihumātao occupation social media pages shut down

Saturday, 3 August 2019, 11:24 am | Pacific Media Watch

By Charlotte Muru-Lanning AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Controversial social media pages belonging to the New Zealand iwi opposing the occupation at Ihumātao were shut down today. More >>

Arrest of French TV crew 'jeopardises media freedom'

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 8:21 pm | Pacific Media Watch More >>

Pacific Journalism Review Upcoming Edition

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 8:19 pm | Pacific Media Watch More >>

AUSTRALIA: MEAA protests over police raid on journalist

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 7:41 pm | Pacific Media Watch

SYDNEY ( MEAA/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch ): The raid by Australian Federal Police on the home of award-winning Canberra Press Gallery journalist today has been condemned by the MEAA union as an “outrageous attack on press freedom” seeking ... More >>

Politicians, journalists condemn O’Neill social media move

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 9:17 pm | Pacific Media Watch More >>

Learn from Pacific on media freedom issues, says PMC head

Friday, 3 May 2019, 7:11 pm | Pacific Media Watch More >>

USP wins US$20,000 grant to boost environmental journalism

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 4:27 pm | Pacific Media Watch

The journalism programme at the University of the South Pacific has won a US$20,000 (F$42,617) grant in a boost environmental reporting in the Pacific. More >>

Cuba boosting Pacific connection in defiance of US blockade

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 9:36 am | Pacific Media Watch

Cuba will develop relationships with Pacific countries despite pressure from the United States, says a visiting advocate. More >>

Reporting Islam before and after 15/3

Monday, 1 April 2019, 9:16 am | Pacific Media Watch

The speech by Imam Gamal Fouda of Al Noor mosque delivered just a week after the Christchurch massacre was a remarkable celebration of love, compassion and unity. More >>

Editor Ressa arrested on new charge against Rappler

Saturday, 30 March 2019, 1:56 pm | Pacific Media Watch

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the trumped-up charges that were brought this week against Maria Ressa, executive editor of the Philippine news website Rappler, and against her managing editor and five members of the website’s 2016 board. More >>

RSF condemns China’s ‘global press freedom threat’

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 3:06 pm | Pacific Media Watch

In a report titled China’s Pursuit of a New World Media Order , the Paris-based global watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has investigated Beijing’s strategy to control information beyond its borders, a project that it says poses a threat ... More >>

NZ: How journalists can improve diversity in the media

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 3:02 pm | Pacific Media Watch

The New Zealand mainstream media has done two things in the past fortnight – it’s shown just how good it can be with excellent reporting of the Christchurch mosque terror attacks. More >>

Social media bosses face jail over terror content

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 10:46 am | Pacific Media Watch

SYDNEY (Sydney Morning Herald/Pacific Media Watch): Executives from Facebook, Google, Twitter and other social media companies could face jail time if their platforms fail to remove terrorist content under a legislative crackdown being prepared by ... More >>

NZ: How Christchurch mosque assault has made a mark on media

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 10:36 am | Pacific Media Watch

The attack in Christchurch has forced New Zealand news media to rethink the way they work, whose voices they amplify – and why. More >>

NZ: Citizens have no good use for machine guns

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 4:02 pm | Pacific Media Watch

Of all the issues the nation needs to address in the aftermath of the atrocity on Friday, the prohibition of military-style guns in civilian ownership is surely the low-hanging fruit. More >>

WEST PAPUA: ‘Not a big deal’ claim police, reject UN probe

Sunday, 24 February 2019, 10:26 am | Pacific Media Watch

aPapua Regional Police public information head Assistant Superintendent Suryadi Diaz is asking all parties not to dramatise or make a big issue out of the use of a snake during an interrogation by police. More >>

TONGA: Hard-hitting documentary explores ‘deportee dumping’

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 10:16 am | Pacific Media Watch

It’s like crabs being stuck in a bucket scratching each other to get out.” More >>



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