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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.

Golden Pen winner Maria Ressa talks about "government impunity" over "war on drugs" killings and social media hate speech. Video: Rappler Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Rappler...

By Barbara Dreaver, 1 News Pacific correspondent Over the years, many graphic and violent images of torture and beatings have emerged from the Indonesia-controlled...

By Melisha Yafoi in Beijing Students studying in Beijing, China, have described the move by Papua New Guinea's Communications Minister Sam Basil to suspend Facebook...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Papua New Guinea plans to shut down Facebook for one month to enable the government to filter out "fake users", report...

By Geraldine Panapasa, editor-in-chief of Wansolwara “Relief!” That was the word from Fiji Times Ltd publisher Hank Arts after High Court judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe acquitted...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The High Court in Suva has found the Fiji Times Ltd, its three senior executives and a letter writer not guilty...

By Elizabeth Osifelo in Suva The first edition of the University of the South Pacific’s student journalist training newspaper Wansolwara for the year has hit...

BRIEFING: By Jale Moala in Port Moresby MAY 19, 2000: As editor of the Fiji Daily Post newspaper in Suva, I was expecting some big...

By Litia Cava in Suva High Court judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe is set to deliver his verdict on Tuesday after the three assessors returned with...

By Talebula Kate in Suva The three assessors in The Fiji Times sedition trial tonight returned a unanimous not guilty opinion on all counts. They found...

By Martyn Bradbury, editor of The Daily Blog I was fortunate enough to get a guest ticket to go along with Voyager to the NZ...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Australian journalist and academic who spent more than a year in an Egyptian prison has welcomed Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's...

By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielelgaoi has accused his Tongan counterpart 'Akilisi Pohiva of being "jello" - jealous - of Samoa's media freedom...

By Colleen Murrell in Melbourne For journalists who cover Afghanistan, the bombing that killed nine local reporters last week in Kabul was a sober reminder...

By Thomas Brent, Tom O'Connell, Janelle Retka in Phnom Penh Cambodia’s last independent newspaper has had its editorial team gutted after its managing editor, web...

BOOK REVIEW: By Bambang Muryanto in Yogyakarta A Dutch freelance journalist, Rohan (a pen name), had been interested in the political turmoil in Papua...

FLASHBACK: The controversial docudrama Rebellion, screened at the 2012 NZ International Film Festival by director Mathieu Kassovitz and featuring some Kanak relatives of the...

In this World Press Freedom Day video, Filipino journalists Ed Lingao, Jason Gutierrez, Inday Espina-Varona, Ezra Acayan, and JC Gotinga speak about facing threats...

By Laiseana Nasiga in Suva Final-year student journalists at the University of the South Pacific took centre stage at this year’s World Press Freedom Day...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A senior journalist in Papua New Guinea says there is no media freedom in the country and journalists are often working...

EMTV News report on the National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA) chief executive Charles Punaha claiming the agency would move against unregistered simcards...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Operations manager of the NZ Institute for Pacific Research, Dr Evelyn Masters, presented an introduction to regional initiatives and a media...