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Pacific Media Watch is compiled for the Pacific Media Centre as a regional media freedom and educational resource by a network of journalists, students, stringers and commentators.

Media freedom advocates and human rights activists are planning a "global action" for West Papua with demonstrations marking UNESCO world press freedom day events...

Indonesia's military says it is reporting an online news site to the police after it wrote about an Intercept story alleging current and retired...

Indonesia's Chief Security Minister Wiranto says it is important to maintain a "balance" between rights and duties to avoid violence against journalists on duty. Wiranto...

By Nasik Swami in Suva A Fiji opposition party has called for the immediate dismissal of Ashwin Raj as both chair of the Media Industry...

COMMENT: By Keith Jackson That was one strange weekend Malcolm Turnbull just spent in Papua New Guinea on his first official visit, even if at...

ANALYSIS: Tempo The blacklisting of Jack Hewson, a freelance journalist working for Al Jazeera, shows the Indonesian government's paranoia towards foreign journalists. The government should allow...

The Australian Centre for Independent Journalism, one of the flagships of investigative journalism, has been closed after 25 years in a controversial decision by...

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on Indonesian President Joko Widodo to keep his election promise to allow local and international journalists to operate...

The Tagata Pasifika special made to mark 20 years of the programme. Video: Sunpix For three decades Tagata Pasifika has been telling the stories of...

Pacific Media Watch Sedition charges against several Fiji Times Limited staff have loomed larger with the Criminal Investigations Department of the Fijian police force executing...

AFP's global news - "A different angle". A promotional video. Under a multi-year agreement starting tomorrow, the British public broadcaster BBC will receive edited live...

The Fijian authorities must immediately drop politically-motivated sedition charges against The Fiji Times newspaper group, says Amnesty International. “By charging The Fiji Times with sedition,...

Bruno Barrillot talking about the legacy of French nuclear testing in the Pacific in the Witnesses of the Bomb programme in a 2013 multimedia...

Communications Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum claims there is "absolutely nothing" stopping investigative journalism in Fiji, the major television network reports, Media freedom – especially for critical...

By Christina Milligan The multi-award winning feature film The Bonfire has been screened to a small but appreciative audience at Auckland University of Technology following...

With dozens of US military bases encircling China with a "giant noose," and America's historic nuclear presence in the Pacific region, a war between...

A NZ Special Air Service soldier has confirmed civilians were killed in a 2010 raid carried out by the unit and says the truth...

Radio NZ video news feed of the Hager and Stephenson media conference last night. YouTube Author and investigative journalist Nicky Hager and war correspondent Jon...

The Pacific Media Centre's popular “Bearing Witness” climate change project enters its second year next month. As part of a collaborative venture between Auckland University...

By Nethy Dharma Somba in Jayapura Indonesia's Tembagapura Immigration Office has banned two French journalists, Jean Frank Pierre, 45, and Basille Marie Longhamp, 42, from...

The struggle to expose the real truth ... human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on the silencing of Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, jailed for...

By Kelly Vacala in Suva The safety of media personnel has come under the spotlight again after an attack on a Fiji Broadcasting Corporation television...