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Banabans climate change student documentary at festival

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 2:07 pm | Pacific Media Watch

AUCKLAND ( Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch ): Banabans of Rabi – A Story of Survival , a short documentary by Blessen Tom and Hele Ikimotu of Auckland University of Technology’s Pacific Media Centre, has been selected for the Māoriland Film ... More >>

Timorese journalists protest outside Philippine embassy

Sunday, 17 February 2019, 11:42 am | Pacific Media Watch More >>

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 >>



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