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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 Kendall Hutt in Māngere Pasifika voters in South Auckland have stressed they would like to see “hand-ups, not hand-outs” following New Zealand’s 2017 general...

By Jonas Cullwick in Port Vila Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, says some South Pacific leaders at this month's Forum in Samoa backed off...

Kiwi Fair Go Debate #KiwiFairGo - tonight at 8pm. OPINION: By Martyn Bradbury of The Daily Blog I love New Zealand's democracy. It’s representative, it allows...

By Mong Palatino of Global Voices Indonesian police in East Java are investigating a veteran journalist for comparing former President Megawati Sukarnoputri to Myanmar's Aung...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Indonesia's National Police continue to dig deeper into the Saracen group, an online syndicate accused of creating and spreading hoax news and...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk New Zealand’s Māori and Pasifika community will have a stronger presence in the country’s public media if the Labour Party succeeds...

By Vaidehi Shah Environmental campaigners have accused The Australian and Courier Mail newspapers in regional Queensland of being printed on paper linked to illegal deforestation...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk In celebration of New Zealand's Māori Language Week, the Māori reversioning of the blockbuster Disney movie Moana will premiere tonight in...

The Venice film festival has just ended, and one of the most challenging movies was the documentary Human Flow by Chinese artist and activist...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk With New Zealand’s 2017 general election just two weeks away on September 23, Pacific Media Watch looks into the policies and...

By Elizabeth Ah-Hi in Apia The Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Dame Meg Taylor, has promised protesters that their voice on West Papua...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Leaders from across the Pacific are meeting in Apia, Samoa, this week to discuss the future of the region’s oceans. Under the...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk One of Cambodia's last remaining independent newspapers has announced it is closing today after 24 years, the latest in a series...

By Dan McGarry in Port Vila The clock is ticking for the Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation, operator of Radio Vanuatu and TV Blong Vanuatu. An...

Al Jazeera's Listening Post programme on the Philippine "war on drugs". ANALYSIS: Presented by Richard Gizbert The most violent week yet in President Rodrigo Duterte's Philippines...

Tagata Pasifika's first election talanoa ... Labour must engage Pacific voters. Video: Tagata Pasifika Tagata Pasifika has kicked off its election talanoa series with a...

ANALYSIS: By Hipolitus Yolisandry Ringgi Wangge in Jakarta Reports about the shooting of an indigenous Papuan by police officers early this month in Deiyai district,...

Papua New Guinea's prime minister, Peter O’Neill, has successfully obtained a stay order in the Supreme Court preventing his arrest. This comes pending a review...

Pacific Media Watch reports New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee has dismissed a call for the government to make a stand and address...

By Nellie Setepano in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea's National Court has dismissed stay orders preventing the arrest of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. This means police...

New Zealand filmmaker Paul Wolffram's What Lies That Way... "by and about magic" of Papua New Guinea. Video: Paul Wolffram. Pacific Media Watch reports Sorcery and...

Peter O'Neill has been re-elected as Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea amid a chaotic day inside parliament. The tenth sitting of parliament suffered a...