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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.

A scuffle erupts after around as Duterte supporters arrive at a rally of thousands of Duterte critics near the People Power Monument. Video: Rappler Critics...

New Zealand's Commerce Commission ruled today that Sky Television will not be allowed to merge with Vodafone NZ. Rival telco Spark New Zealand said the...

By Tara Nissl in Jakarta Eight journalists from eight Indonesian media outlets traveled to West Papua earlier this month to investigate media freedom and the...

The Australian Press Council has welcomed its first Indigenous publication as a member - the Koori Mail, a fortnightly newspaper with a national readership...

On World Radio Day, celebrated on Monday, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) paid tribute to radio’s contribution to the fight for media freedom and urges...

By Jane Joshua in Port Vila Vanuatu’s Right To Information (RTI) Act has become law after it was published in the official Gazette, less than...

Media were still not permitted to film on Te Tii Marae premises in Waitangi, reports Māori Television. Police also restricted media from filming the arrival...

By Dr Amanda Watson in Port Moresby In Papua New Guinea, the Post-Courier featured a front-page story with the headline “PNG tops world in ‘porn’...

Comment from Vanuatu Daily Digest Knee-jerk resentment of someone else’s success, as elsewhere, is sadly a feature of Vanuatu life, so the kind of comment seen...

By Tokasa Rainima in Suva Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts’ bail variation application has been dismissed by the Suva High Court. Justice Thushara Rajasinghe told Arts...

From the Vanuatu Daily Post's celebration special edition today: Marc Neil-Jones’ newspaper Vanuatu Daily Post celebrates an historic milestone today. We need to remember how...

There are still too few Māori in New Zealand’s newsrooms, media researcher Julie Middleton says. Middleton, who has worked for the New Zealand Herald, the...

Land of the Morning Star ... the 2004 documentary on West Papua made by Mark Worth. From Pacific Media Watch / Australians for a Free...

An example of a documentary video made by a partner group of West Papua Media, AwasMIFEE. Since joining Indonesia officially in 1969, there were...

By Colette Davidson When journalist and media activist Victor Mambor wants information from inside Papua, Indonesia, he knows how to get it -- he has...

Heavily armed Papua New Guinea police in camouflage fatigues confront students before opening fire on them on 8 June 2016. Image: PMC video The shootings...

Fear and Desperation: Refugees and Migrants Pour into Greece. Prizewinning footage shot in October 2015 – March 2016, Greece. Video: Rory Peck Awards Will Vassilopoulos,...

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined its affiliate, the Media Association blong Vanuatu (MAV), in commending the recent passing of a Right...

By Matilda Simmons in Suva Two prominent Fiji lawyers and members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights had a go...

Pacific Media Watch in Auckland Thirty-three of New Zealand's most senior editors have urged the Commerce Commission to rethink its plan to reject the proposed...

The Road to Home, an award-winning feature length documentary about British-based West Papuan human rights campaigner Benny Wenda will be screening on Australian television from...

The president of Papua New Guinea's media council says there is a need for the country's media ethics codes to be revised, Radio NZ...