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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.

TJ Aumua reflects on her PCF exchange scholarship in Fiji last year. PMC video Auckland University of Technology honours graduate journalist TJ Aumua has been...

Barbara Jackson, humanitarian director of CARE International, speaks about her experience of the drought in Papua New Guinea in a recent video. Thousands of Papua...

By Talebula Kate in Suva The Fiji Times is challenging the selection of the Fiji Sun as the government's exclusive carrier of newspaper advertisements for the...

By Thompson Marango in Port Vila Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, who is also minister responsible for media, said it is important for Vanuatu's national broadcaster...

Women in Vanuatu’s capital have banned together to call for an end to violence against women. The Vanuatu Daily Post reported that a  "Stop violence...

Investigative journalist Adele Ferguson has accepted the Graham Perkin journalist of the year award at the state of Victoria's Quills, using her speech to...

By Dan McGarry in Port Vila Julian Ligo recently published an online piece purporting to tell the "real" story down at the wharf, in which...

By Dan McGarry in Port Vila A brave local woman has come forward with a shocking story of out-of-control violence in Vanuatu. Bus and taxi drivers...

The ABC Four Corners news team in Malaysia have been told they will not be charged over an incident with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib...

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) has been given observer status in the board of the UN Green Climate Fund (GCF), Secretary-General Dame Meg...

An ABC Four Corners investigative programme crew has been detained by Malaysian police after trying to question Prime Minister Najib Razak over a corruption...

By Bob Makin in Port Vila Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas has terminated the board of the national broadcaster Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation...

The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) has identified rampant violations by broadcasting companies, particularly television stations, of laws that govern the content they air to...

By Gregory Walsh Nineteen-year-old Mukesh was born into a marginalised community in an impoverished region of rural India. Now he documents corruption in his region's...

By Chris Brummit in Jakarta Indonesian police will be able to detain suspects for six months under a significant expansion of powers contained in a...

By Peni Shute in Suva Digicel Fiji has been given three licenses for 12 years to fully operate Sky Pacific, six months after formally acquiring...

In a report to be released today on International Women’s Day, the Gender Council of the International Federation of Journalists highlights high levels of...

By Dr Sushil K Sharma in Suva The term "Hurricane Winston" can be used instead of Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston for brevity similar to the...

By Gayathry Venkiteswaran of IFEX An arrest of a university student for sedition and subsequent attacks against journalists covering the story in India sparked...

From Te Waha Nui/Pacific Media Watch An award-winning student journalism newspaper has condemned growing secrecy about politics and state business, saying it is "increasingly stifling"...