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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.

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk As four more journalists were assaulted in the Hong Kong area last Sunday, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk An American journalist working in the Philippines on indigenous environmental and human rights issues has been shot and critically wounded while...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Newly released documents show that another government agency along with the Australian Federal Police was involved in the investigation that led...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Indonesian police have not been investigating reported cases of violence against journalists, reports Indonesian news magazine Tempo. According to the Jakarta Alliance...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A journalist has been taken in for police questioning while documenting the land struggles of Temiar Orang Asli, an indigenous community...

French television journalist Hugo Clément speaking out about the arrest in Queensland on Monday. Video: Euronews Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Queensland Police Service (QPS) has...

By RNZ Pacific Eight members of Britain's House of Lords want to see their government take a strong stand on press freedom in West Papua. In...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Australian authorities to drop all charges against four French TV journalists who –...

By Royson Willie in Port Vila Two Vanuatu Daily Post journalists were literally given a pat-down by the police criminal investigation unit yesterday over a...

By RNZ Pacific New Zealand's Foreign Minister, Winston Peters, said Indonesia was making progress in West Papua with the welcoming of a press pack. Peters was...

By Jigger J. Jerusalem in Cagayan De Oro, Mindanao, Philippines In the wake of an attack against a hard-hitting Filipino broadcaster in Kidapawan City -...

Maria Ressa and the Philippines "war on truth". Video: Al Jazeera's Witness Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk International human rights lawyers Amal Clooney and Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Journalists have gathered for a three-day event at the University of the South Pacific in Suva to discuss the rise of...

By Tempo Timor in Dili Proposals to make defamation a crime in Timor-Leste have sparked public debate about a controversial law that could see people...

Mixed reactions in Hong Kong after protesters stormed the Legislative Council on Monday, the anniversary of the former British colony's 1997 return to Chinese...

By RNZ Pacific Murder charges have been laid in the case of the French Polynesian journalist Jean-Pascal Couraud, who vanished in 1997. The accused are Couraud's...

By RNZ News The New Zealand Herald’s new premium paywall could turn readers to digital competitor Stuff, warns Auckland University of Technology communication studies lecturer Dr...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Cook Islands censor has backtracked on its initial decision to ban Rocketman. Instead, the Cook Islands Internal Affairs has followed the...

By RNZ Media are a crucial part of the democratic process and accessibility to politicians is key to informing the public, say Pacific journalists visiting...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A new handbook for the existential problem of our time – climate change – has been published as a boost for...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Papua New Guinea’s Police Minister Bryan Kramer has used social media to arrest a man accused of sexually abusing his granddaughter. Kramer...

By RNZ Pacific One of Vanuatu's leading journalists has said the right to information law has contributed to an air of openness in the country. The...