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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.

COMMENTARY: By Sylvester Gawi in Lae I grew up in the 1990s listening to NBC Radio - Radio Kundu - which was informative and always...

By RNZ Pacific Democracies across Asia and the Pacific are struggling to resist disinformation and protect press freedoms, according to a new report. Reporters Without Borders...

By Christia Marie Ramos in Manila Philippine journalist, editor and publisher Maria Ressa has been named among Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Traditional chiefs, members of the Council of Pilung from the four main islands of Yap, have written to the Yap Legislature...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Fiji, New Zealand and Timor-Leste have made significant gains in the latest annual Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index while...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The party backing a presidential challenger in today's Indonesian general election claims it is reporting an independent US journalist to police...

By RNZ Pacific Fiji's opposition has called for a full investigation by an impartial committee into allegations of collusion by government officials in the destruction...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Media commentator Gavin Ellis has condemned the state of media freedom in Fiji in the wake of the arrests and detention...

By Paul of Kumparan in Jayapura The Indonesian Immigration Office in West Papua has warned that it will take firm action against foreign journalists trying...

ANALYSIS: By Dr Dominic O'Sullivan It is not unusual for Fiji to intimidate and imprison journalists. Journalists provide checks on government, parliament and business, which threatens...

Trailer for the 2013 redux version of the 1983 film Utu produced for the Cannes Film Festival. Video: Utu OBITUARY: By Matthew Theunissen of RNZ...

By RNZ News Fiji has reportedly revoked the approval of a Chinese resort project on Malolo Island. The developer Freesoul Real Estate had begun building a 350-bure...

By Rappler The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism has responded to what it called President Rodrigo Duterte’s “broadsides” aimed at PCIJ's recent reports on the...

By Colin Peacock of RNZ Mediawatch Newstalk ZB broadcaster Heather du Plessis-Allan has been censured for Pacific Island slurs in a ruling that contains uncharacteristically...

By RNZ News The man charged over the Christchurch mosque shootings last month appeared in the High Court in Christchurch today, accused of killing 50...

By Ben Strang of RNZ News Thousands of New Zealanders do not believe the official version of the mosque terror attacks in Christchurch. About 5 percent...

By RNZ News Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has apologised to three New Zealand journalists detained overnight in Suva by a "group of rogue officers" Newsroom...

PROFILE: By Scott Waide in Lae For a Tolai girl growing up in Papua New Guinea between 1960 and 1970, career options were very limited....

By RNZ News Three New Zealand journalists were detained by Fijian police in Suva last night after trying to interview a controversial Chinese resort developer. Newsroom...

By Gelo Gonzales in Manila Facebook has taken down 200 pages and accounts organised by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s social media manager in his 2016...

Al Noor Mosque imam Gamal Fouda speaking to Christchurch, New Zealand, and the watching world. He says despite the terrorist's intentions, New Zealand remains...

Maria Ressa goes with arresting Pasig police officers to post bail. Video: Rappler Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa was arrested...