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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.

Foreign Minister Winston Peters flags a stronger NZ Pacific aid policy and prime ministers Jacinda Ardern and Malcolm Turnbull discuss New Zealand and Australia...

ANALYSIS: By Marites Dañguilan Vitug in Manila A year ago, the White House barred some members of the press from attending an informal briefing, a...

EDITORIAL OPINION: Dan McGarry and Marc Neil-Jones of the Vanuatu Daily Post call for media associations and professionals throughout the Pacific to act to...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Islands Business managing director and editor Samisoni Pareti has again been questioned by Fiji police over an online article involving a...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Islands Business managing director Samisoni Pareti and journalist Nanise Volau have been questioned by Fiji police over a story published online...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk In Papua New Guinea, community leader Joe Moses struggles to save the 3000 inhabitants of Port Moresby's Paga Hill settlement before...

What if your country was swallowed by the sea? Kiribati (pop. 100,000) is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Kodao Productions, a Philippine alternative news website, is still down after being the target of a cyber-attack six days ago and...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A postdoctoral researcher who has recently joined AUT’s Pacific Media Centre was inspired to carry out peace studies research when she...

ANALYSIS: By Dr Johan Lidberg in Melbourne Australia is a world leader in passing the most amendments to existing and new anti-terror and security laws...

By Christine O. Avendaño in Manila News website Rappler has found millions of false social media accounts spreading fake news linked originally to the 2016...

By Phil Taylor of The New Zealand Herald Crusading newspaperman Pat Booth was driven by the belief that the world needs more giraffes - people...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Indonesia is predicted to be prone to cyber attacks from this year until 2025, says a media communication and technology consultant. A.T....

On The Listening Post this week: Rappler battles with authorities plus climate sceptics and the media platforms they get. Video: Al Jazeera As Rappler, a...

By Yovinus Guntur in Banyuwangi, Indonesia An Indonesian court has convicted and sentenced an environmentalist to 10 months in prison on a charge of spreading...

By Jee Y. Geronimo in Manila After the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) decision to revoke Rappler's licence to operate in a blow to press...

OPINION: Samoa Observer editorial by Gatoaitele Savea Sano Malifa Let’s face it. For every beginning there is an end. And for every end there is...

By Joshua Lafoai in Apia A research paper by a National University of Samoa lecturer warns media freedom in Samoa still faces many challenges. Media freedom...

By Scott Waide in Lae In 2007 when Digicel entered the PNG market, Papua New Guineans realised how much in unnecessary charges they had been...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Two journalists from Timor-Leste will benefit from the Balibo Five-Roger East Fellowship in 2018, an initiative of the Media, Entertainment and...

Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from London. Video: Al Jazeera/RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders has documented the number of journalists killed or jailed...

By Walter Zweifel of RNZ Pacific It's 20 years today since French Polynesian journalist Jean-Pascal Couraud vanished. "JPK", as he was widely known, left no trace,...