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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.

ANALYSIS: By Ena Manuireva The unfolding in French Polynesia of the latest judiciary entanglements of pro-independence leader Oscar Temaru versus the French administration is being...

Pacfic Media Watch Newsdesk West Papuan activists and an Indonesian human rights lawyer criticised the recent military crackdown on the two Melanesian provinces of Papua...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Papua Province Humanitarian Team for Cases of Violence Against Religious Figures in Intan Jaya Regency, Haris Azhar, has announced the...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The United Liberation Movement if West Papua (ULMWP) has accused the Indonesian government of imposing martial law on the Melanesian region...

By Jose Sarito Amaral in Balibo The Jornal Independente newspaper has been awarded Timor-Leste's mediaoutlet of the year prize in the National Press Council’s 2019...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Today, October 16, marks the 45th anniversary of the Balibo Five – the five Australian-based Australian, British and New Zealand -...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A new Fiji magazine published by a New Zealand-based media collective made its debut this weekend to mark Fiji's 50th Independence...

By AUT News Television New Zealand Breakfast host John Campbell has highlighted the essential work that translators and interpreters do. Associate Professor Ineke Crezee and Auckland...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Television New Zealand and Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Limited (PCBL) have launched a new training programme to help broadcasters across the region...

REWIND: By Crispin Maslog Filipinos under 48 today were not yet born when Martial Law was imposed on the Philippines by the late and unlamented...

COMMENTARY: By Graham Davis Stung by successive Grubsheet articles revealing how the military wants changes to the Fiji government and also revealing the name of...

France 24 Focus report on the Chinese citizen journalists still missing after investigating Covid-19 in Wuhan. By France 24 Since coming to power in 2012, Chinese...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk In its new report, Safety of Journalists Covering Protests – Preserving Freedom of the Press During Times of Civil Unrest, the...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Paris-based global media freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) suspects that a journalist gunned down yesterday in Sorsogon province, in the...

COMMENTARY: By Carmen Parahi Since 2001, I’ve worked in both mainstream news and Māori media. I love journalism but it’s a hard slog being a...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The International Federation of Journalists and the Alliance of Independent Journalists have expressed concern over reports that several local journalists have...

ANALYSIS: By John Pilger in London When I first met Julian Assange more than 10 years ago, I asked him why he had started WikiLeaks....

ANALYSIS: By Colin Peacock, RNZ Mediawatch presenter Commercial broadcasting company MediaWorks has agreed to sell its television channels to Discovery Inc. The US-based global entertainment company...

By RNZ News New Zealand's MediaWorks has confirmed it will sell its television operations to US company Discovery Inc. The deal includes channels Three and Bravo,...

The War on Journalism: The Case of Julian Assange, a film by Juan Passarelli @jlpassarelli By Simon Floth in Armidale, NSW Julian Assange is scheduled to...

ANALYSIS: By Colin Peacock, RNZ Mediawatch presenter This week The New Zealand Herald admitted a story about resentment of Auckland's covid-19 lockdowns didn’t quite...

Pacific Media Watch The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Media Entertainment Arts Alliance (MEAA) have condemned the global tech giant Facebook's threat to...