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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 Colin Peacock, editor of RNZ Mediawatch Facebook has been under fire for some time for distributing misinformation and fake news to a potential audience...

By Sylvester Gawi in Lae The greatest challenge facing journalism in Papua New Guinea today is that there is no freedom of the press. Journalists...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Chinese model of state-controlled news and information is being copied in other Asian countries, especially Vietnam and Cambodia, says the...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Facebook has censored a West Papuan image by a Vanuatu-based photojournalist for the second time in less than four days -...

By Ronald Tito'ona in Honiara Local journalists in the Solomon Islands have been again reminded of their watchdog role by keeping the government accountable in the...

By Dan McGarry in Port Vila The average Australian’s conception of Pacific island nations is so limited it makes some of us wonder if they...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie blasted some of the global coverage of the alleged Chinese military base plans for...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Cyclone Keni has moved out of Fijian waters and lies about 275km south-southwest of the Tongan capital of Nuku'alofa, reports Pacnews. The...

By Elizabeth Osifelo in Suva The French government is committed to the fight against climate change in the Pacific and hopes programmes such as the...

By Sarah Joseph in Melbourne Facebook has had a bad few weeks. The social media giant had to apologise for failing to protect the personal...

By Tony Firman in Jakarta Calls for West Papuan self-determination were prominent during a demonstration in front of the offices of PT Freeport Indonesia in...

By Tama Salim in Jakarta Indonesian Ambassador Tantowi Yahya has dismissed allegations that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had acted disrespectfully toward Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern...

Apriline Widani of the Centre for Southeast Asia Social Studies (CESASS) at the Universitas Gadjah Mada talks to the Pacific Media Centre director Professor...

BRIEFING: By Colin Peacock of RNZ Mediawatch While a former US President’s visit preoccupied the New Zealand media this week, the state visit of the...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Vanuatu Daily Post editor Jane Joshua, a journalist who has set new standards for social justice and human rights reporting in...

BRIEFING: Special report by Jodesz Gavilan and Sofia Tomacruz in Manila Human rights activists say that the conduct of both physical and communication surveillance is...

By Ryan Dagur in Jakarta A wave of protests has swept Indonesia in recent days after legislation criminalising criticism of lawmakers took effect last week. President...

By Nasik Swami in Suva Fiji might see its first woman prime minister after this year's general election, predicts New Zealand-based political sociologist Professor Steven...

Vanuatu Daily Post in Port Vila Australian-born lawyer Dane Thornburgh, who has offices in Vanuatu and Australia, employed bullying tactics yesterday morning in a tense...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk An advocacy group, West Papua Action Auckland, has urged Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to raise human rights and the "suffering of...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Pacific Media Centre project students and interns announced for the year this week include two budding documentary makers and a seasoned...

By Paterno Esmaquel II in Manila Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano claims the Philippines' withdrawal from the International Criminal Court is "a principled...