Protests over ‘captive’ photojournalist, Confucius film featured on 95bfm

Alongside his social media coverage of the protests, Dr Shahidul Alam apparently angered the authorities and the ruling party after he gave a TV interview with Al Jazeera when criticised the government. Image: Global Voices

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk

Radio 95bfm Jemima Huston is joined by AUT Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie and reporter Rahul Bhattarai about the centre’s Asia Pacific Report news stories and issues being covered.

Topics include: the detention of a Bangladeshi photojournalist, in an ongoing protest in Bangladesh; the screening of the controversial movie In the Name of Confucius; ABC’s Asia Pacific shortwave radio cutbacks; and Vanuatu appointing a special envoy for West Papua.

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Rahul Dev Bhattarai is a student journalist at Auckland University of Technology attached to the Pacific Media Centre. He is currently doing his Postgraduate Diploma in Communications Studies majoring in Journalism. Previously he graduated with a degree in Arts majoring in Philosophy and Psychology and minoring in Sociology from Massey University.