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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.

By RNZ Pacific A senior French Polynesian politician has been fined for defaming the president Edouard Fritch during the election campaign in April. The criminal court...

Te Rina Kowhai reports for Te Karere. Video: TVNZ Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A new app developed by Spark and Google in conjunction with the Research...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Five days after Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were sentenced to seven years in prison on a trumped-up...

By RNZ Pacific The Nauru government has taken to Twitter to warn journalists they are not above the law as they cover the Pacific Islands...

By RNZ Morning Report New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrived today for the leader's retreat at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru where she...

Television New Zealand Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver tells media of her three-hour detention by Nauru police after interviewing a refugee today. She was stripped...

By RNZ Pacific New Zealand journalist Barbara Dreaver has been detained by authorities in Nauru while covering the Pacific Islands Forum summit, reports Television New...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders has condemned the seven-year prison sentences imposed on two Reuters reporters in the Myanmar city of Yangon yesterday...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Amnesty International has joined 80 other NGOs in urging Pacific leaders to demand the closure of the Australian-funded immigration detention camp on...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The village of Baliau on Papua New Guinea's Manam island has publicly apologised to an assaulted journalist reporting for The National...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Some villagers affected by the volcanic eruption on Manam island haven taken out their anger and frustration against four journalists covering...

By RNZ Pacific The president of the Pacific Islands News Association says he is appalled and disappointed by an attack on Papua New Guinea journalist...

By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu in Apia Rudy Bartley, president of the Journalist Association of Samoa (JAWS), has supported the international call for Samoa’s government to abolish...

By Christie Stefanie in Jakarta President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo says he respects the verdict handed down by an Indonesian local court against an ethnic Chinese...

By Jessica Savike in Suva Fiji High Court judge Justice Vinsent Perera has ordered a retrial of former opposition SODELPA parliamentarian Mosese Bulitavu and Fiji...

Journalist Richard Sudan speaks out on PressTV. Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A British journalist on board last month's Freedom Flotilla mission to attempt to break the...

By Reporters Without Borders Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on Nauru to rescind its decision to bar Australia’s public radio and TV broadcaster, ABC,...

The trailer for Eka Saputri's film Melawan Arus. Video: Komunitas Kedung By Joko Santoso in Purbalingga A short film by a student whose family were victims...

By Global Voices Late on the night of August 5, 2018, award-winning Bangladeshi photographer and activist Dr Shahidul Alam was forcibly abducted from his house...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Radio 531pi Breakfast Talanoa host Brian Sagala has talked about the Rarotonga Treaty with Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie. "It...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk An Australian doctoral researcher whose honeymoon plans in Indonesia included a cultural festival in the insecure Papua region has been deported...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk An Australian-based doctoral media researcher says she has been "blacklisted" by Indonesian authorities and refused entry to the country while embarking...