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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.

On World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released a report denouncing the readiness with which leading internet companies submit to the demands...

By Michelle Curran in Auckland Every morning before school, Sonal Shalveer Singh Aujla would watch the news and admire the way BBC and CNN journalists...

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Asia-Pacific affiliates today demanded meaningful action against the growth of online harassment of women journalists in...

By Vijay Narayan and Semi Turaga in Suva Fiji's Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Lee Burney has informed the High Court in Suva that the...

Tributes to the late Roger Hau’ofa have flowed in from all over Papua New Guinea and the Pacific. FM100 aired aired a special talkback...

Protesters from the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) and religious pupils from an Islamic boarding school (pesantren) have faced off against each other at the...

A new online survey by Te Ipukarea, the National Māori Language Institute at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), confirms that attitudes towards Te Reo...

Tanna may have missed out on an Oscar - but in many ways the humble South Pacific cast are the stars of the show. The...

A scuffle erupts after around as Duterte supporters arrive at a rally of thousands of Duterte critics near the People Power Monument. Video: Rappler Critics...

By Bob Makin in Port Vila The first-ever Oscar-nominated film made in Vanuatu, Tanna, continues to receive enormous praise. The movie has just been awarded the...

New Zealand's Commerce Commission ruled today that Sky Television will not be allowed to merge with Vodafone NZ. Rival telco Spark New Zealand said the...

By Tara Nissl in Jakarta Eight journalists from eight Indonesian media outlets traveled to West Papua earlier this month to investigate media freedom and the...

The Australian Press Council has welcomed its first Indigenous publication as a member - the Koori Mail, a fortnightly newspaper with a national readership...

On World Radio Day, celebrated on Monday, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) paid tribute to radio’s contribution to the fight for media freedom and urges...

By Jane Joshua in Port Vila Vanuatu’s Right To Information (RTI) Act has become law after it was published in the official Gazette, less than...

Media were still not permitted to film on Te Tii Marae premises in Waitangi, reports Māori Television. Police also restricted media from filming the arrival...

By Dr Amanda Watson in Port Moresby In Papua New Guinea, the Post-Courier featured a front-page story with the headline “PNG tops world in ‘porn’...

Comment from Vanuatu Daily Digest Knee-jerk resentment of someone else’s success, as elsewhere, is sadly a feature of Vanuatu life, so the kind of comment seen...

By Tokasa Rainima in Suva Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts’ bail variation application has been dismissed by the Suva High Court. Justice Thushara Rajasinghe told Arts...

From the Vanuatu Daily Post's celebration special edition today: Marc Neil-Jones’ newspaper Vanuatu Daily Post celebrates an historic milestone today. We need to remember how...

Land of the Morning Star ... the 2004 documentary on West Papua made by Mark Worth. From Pacific Media Watch / Australians for a Free...

There are still too few Māori in New Zealand’s newsrooms, media researcher Julie Middleton says. Middleton, who has worked for the New Zealand Herald, the...