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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.

EDITORIAL: By Fred Wesley Today is a special day. On June 5 every year there is a concerted effort to promote awareness on the importance...

Radio Tarana's honours video message from Robert Khan. Pacific Media Watch The founder and chief executive of New Zealand’s leading Indian radio network, Tarana, has today...

By Bob Howarth in Dili, Timor-Leste A Dili District Court judge has acquitted two Timor-Leste journalists on a charge of criminal defamation on the grounds...

Pacific Media Watch News Desk President Donald Trump's move to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement is a grave moral injustice,...

Pacific Media Watch News Desk Police in Indonesia are facing allegations of torture from West Papuan independence leaders after a prominent human rights commissioner was...

Pacific Media Watch Pacific Media Watch's Kendall Hutt spoke with 95bFM's The Wire host Tess Barnett today about martial law in the southern island...

When the police roll in with bulldozers to clear a waterfront residential area in Papua New Guinea’s capital Port Moresby and make space for...

Pacific Media Watch The end of French Polynesia's airport firefighters strike has been held up in Tahiti amid a dispute between two unions, Radio New...

Pacific Media Watch News Desk Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt speaks with host of Radio 95bFM's The Wire Amanda Jane Robinson about a study on...

Charmaine Poriambep of TVWan News reports on the timely new PNG code of ethics. Pacific Media Watch News Desk Journalists, reporters and media practitioners in Papua...

By Marguerite Afra Sapiie in Jakarta Indonesians have called on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to immediately repeal Article 156a on religious blasphemy of the Criminal...

Pacific Media Watch News Desk The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined its affiliates Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and the South East...

Pacific Media Centre News Desk A group of United States security contractors engaged by Papua New Guinea's police chief to give firearms training have been...

Al Jazeera's report on the attack on the National Radio Television of Afghanistan office in Jalalabad. The Committee to Protect Journalists has strongly condemned the...

EMTV's head of news Neville Choi reports on the assault on the television crew -- see item at 4min01sec. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Watch...

After almost 14 years, the Solomon Islands police force has been rearmed. At a ceremony in Honiara last week the police force launched its limited...

By Litia Cava in Suva Social Democratic Liberal Party leader and former military coup maker Sitiveni Rabuka says the rioting and assault on some Fijians...

Pacific Media Centre News Desk An online and television news service has reported concerns over "confusion" about recent sightings of armed expatriate men in the...

Pacific Media Watch News Desk Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie speaks to Radio 95bFM's The Wire host Amanda Jane Robinson about security operations...

Pacific Media Centre News Desk Digital verification of images and videos establish that bullets were fired directly into the Manus refugee centre last month, putting...

By Bob Makin in Port Vila Cyclone Donna has moved on from Vanuatu towards New Caledonia and is now weakening. And Cyclone Ella is gathering strength...

Cyclone Donna has left destruction in its wake in Vanuatu's north and is now tracking towards New Caledonia. Authorities have issued a level one alert...