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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 John Gibb of the Otago Daily Times Some New Zealand government ministries risk being damaged in the long term by their refusal, at times,...

New Zealand diplomats remain "sceptical of megaphone diplomacy'' but are increasingly making use of social media, although not in an "indiscriminate'' way, reports John...

By Michelle Curran After just one-week in New Zealand, three Pacific-based media and journalism students taking part in Pacific Cooperation Foundation’s (PCF) Media Programme have...

Le Va, in partnership with Pasifika media, has launched the "Pasifika media guidelines for reporting suicide". This whiteboard video provides an overview. OPINION: By Kalafi...

Samoa's Office of the Ombudsman has received a number of complaints in relation to the controversial article “Suicide in Church Hall” published on the...

OPINION: By Amando Doronila in Canberra Let there be no mistake about this. Since his proclamation by Congress as President-elect,  Rodrigo Duterte has engaged the...

Two digital journalists based in Makassar, in the region of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, have been attacked while attending an event held by Makassar branch...

ANALYSIS: By John Braddock Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama used what would normally have been a bland official speech in Suva earlier this month to...

The Otago Foreign Policy School next month will explore the complex and evolving interaction between government policy making and “old” and “new” forms of...

Le Va, in partnership with Pasifika media, has launched the "Pasifika media guidelines for reporting suicide". This whiteboard video provides an overview. See Samoa...

Papua New Guinea authorities deny a student has died from the police crushing of a protest at the University of PNG last Wednesday, but...

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says it is appalled by a police attack on a woman journalist during a student demonstration that was dispersed violently...

Student journalists at the University of the South Pacific have condemned the Papua New Guinea police for the "highly reckless" open firing into a...

By Nasik Swami in Suva Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has labelled the New Zealand media as "generally hostile". Speaking during the banquet to welcome New Zealand...

The Media Council of Papua New Guinea has condemned a police assault on a woman journalist during yesterday's confrontation between University of Papua New...

A short documentary about the work of Pacific Media Centre students and staff by Alistar Kata ... made to mark WJEC at AUT University...

One of Australia’s leading human rights organisations has spoken out in support of the retention of a mural in Darwin’s central business district  that...

By Marc Lino Abila in Manila The College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) is most deeply disturbed by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that murdered...

By Annette Kora in Port Moresby A TV Wan female journalist and two National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) reporters in Papua New Guinea have been assaulted...

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is outraged by Philippines President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s comment that corrupt journalists are legitimate murder targets and urges the Philippine media...

Jemima Garrett reporting for Pacific Beat Journalists, lawyers and corruption-fighters are sounding the alarm as one of the Pacific's most comprehensive online databases faces an...

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Australian authorities to halt their investigation of media outlets over leaks about overspending by the government-owned...