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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.

ANALYSIS: By Malou Mangahas in Manila Eight years ago on 23 November 2009, 32 journalists were among the 58 who were killed in what is...

Amid continued “political turbulence” in the Solomon Islands, candidates for the position of prime minister have been announced, the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation reports....

Climate activists from across the Pacific region have presented a declaration on climate change to key Pacific environmental leaders at COP23. The Pacific Climate...

By Anita Roberts in Bonn The Paris Climate Agreement must be implemented swiftly as backing away will expose people to more risks, Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe...

The Solomon Islands is without a formal Prime Minister tonight after the motion of no confidence against Manasseh Sogavare passed Parliament this evening after...

Following the resignation of nine ministers last weekend Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has made moves to consolidate the coalition government. The Solomon Islands Broadcasting...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk  Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned moves by Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva’s government to "gag" the Tonga Broadcasting Commission prior to...

A change of government is likely on the horizon for the Solomon Islands after several MPs changed allegiance. The saga unfolded on Saturday following the...

ANALYSIS: By Scott Waide in Lae, Papua New Guinea In the early hours of October 23, 2017, a woman in her late 40s was dragged...

The Family, Sexual, Violence Actions office in Port Moresby has condemned news of women being violently abused in Papua New Guinea with manager Ruth...

By Nethy Dharma Somba in Jayapura First Brigadier Berry Pramana Putra, a member of the National Police’s Mobile Brigade stationed in Timika, Papua, has been...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Matangi Tonga has hit-out at what it says are attempts by the government to take over and “muzzle” the Tonga Broadcasting...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Prestige, financial prizes and the chance for your story to be read worldwide. This is what lies ahead for authors of...

By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News The Tonga Broadcasting Commission was restructured to save it from being closed down, says the commission’s chair, Dr...

By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News Two senior journalists have been ousted from the newsroom for new roles in a shake-up at the state...

Pacific Media Watch Newdesk The Geneva-based International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, reports Al Jazeera English. In...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The 77 Chinese citizens deported from Fiji by uniformed Chinese police in August were sex workers, according to an investigative report...

OPINION: By Dan McGarry It happens every time disaster strikes in the developing world. The inhabitants of the place become background players in a drama...

By Johnny Poiya and Jeffrey Elapa in Port Moresby A rampaging crowd has attacked Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s official vehicle and business...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Australian government will be offering money to refugees on Manus Island who agree to return to their home countries as...

By Repeka Nasiko in Lautoka, Fiji One accused walked away a free man yesterday while another offered to serve a life sentence if the High...

UN video sourced from the West Papua Liberation Organisation. Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas has expressed his country’s concern about the...