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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.

COMMENT: By Scott Waide, deputy regional head of news of EMTV News Yesterday , we received a lot of criticism over our coverage of the...

Pacific Media Watch Former Papua New Guinea Defence Force commander Jerry Singirok has condemned the killing of a senior police officer allegedly by off-duty soldiers. He...

Pacific Media Watch Rappler publisher and chief editor Maria Ressa was critical today of the Philippines administration under President Rodrigo Duterte for its focus on...

Rappler justice reporter Lian Buan talks to ABS-CBN's Mike Navallo who broke the report about the shutdown. Video: Rappler Pacific Media Watch For the first time...

Pacific Media Watch The Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) has called on the Australian government to make strong diplomatic representations to Philippine...

Pacific Media Watch Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has urged the Philippine authorities to appoint a special independent team to investigate yesterday’s "shocking murder" of an...

By Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific's Melanesian affairs correspondent A West Papuan church leader has been "invited" by Indonesian police to "clarify" an article he wrote...

On World Press Freedom Day, Mar-Vic Cagurangan, editor and publisher of the Pacific Island Times, questions Guam's information management of the media amid the...

By Radio Australia There have been very few new covid-19 cases confirmed in the Pacific this week. The total number of reported cases since March stands...

The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned an op-ed by a pro-government military commander in Fiji last week defending curbs on freedom of...

By Gemma Holliani Cahya in Jakarta When the first covid-19 coronavirus pandemic cases were detected in Indonesia, one doctor at least knew right away that...

By Apenisa Waqairadovu in Suva The covid-19 coronovirus pandemic is increasingly disrupting countless industries across the world with a growing global economic crisis. However, for the media...

Pacific Media Watch The Indonesian human rights advocacy group TAPOL has denounced the sentencing by the district court of Central Jakarta which found six political...

By Galih Gumelar in Jakarta A panel of judges at the Central Jakarta District Court have found six activists guilty of committing treasonous acts for...

Pacific Media Watch The United Nations rights chief has condemned countries using the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to arrest journalists and restrict information, insisting...

Pacific Media Watch The PNG Media Council has called on Papua New Guinea's Joint Task Force National Operations Centre-19 to maintain "transparency and accountability" in...

By Sri Krishnamurthi, contributing editor of the Pacific Media Watch When Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced extending the New Zealand lockdown to past ANZAC weekend,...

Pacific Media Watch Moves to make digital platforms begin to compensate media organisations for the content they have been using for free will go some...

Pacific Media Watch Into the fourth week of  lockdown in New Zealand, and today's weekly Pacific Media Centre Southern Cross radio programme covers what...

Pacific Media Watch The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on Hong Kong authorities to drop all charges against Jimmy Lai, founder and chair of...

Pacific Media Watch Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed to learn that Indonesia’s police have been ordered to combat not only disinformation about the coronavirus...

By Raimundos Oki in Dili Journalists in Timor-Leste are facing pay cuts amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined its...
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