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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 Denis Muller of the University of Melbourne In their raids on media organisations, journalists and whistleblowers, the Australian Federal Police have shown themselves...

How Al Jazeera reported yesterday's raid by Australian police on the offices of the national public broadcaster ABC. The raid was over a series...

By Rebecca Ananian-Welsh of The University of Queensland The Australian Federal Police has this week conducted two high-profile raids on journalists who have exposed...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk After the latest Australian federal police raid targeting the media - this time the Sydney headquarters of the national public broadcaster...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Two raids by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on journalists and media organisations within the last 24 hours represent a disturbing...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has unreservedly condemned the Australian federal police raid yesterday on a News Corp journalist’s home in the...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The raid by Australian Federal Police on the home of award-winning Canberra Press Gallery journalist today has been condemned by the...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Concern over China’s growing influence in the Pacific has featured prominently in recent high-level meetings, announcements and in news media. China was...

By Denis Muller in Melbourne Two big media-related issues have emerged from the federal election: how opinion polls are reported and the polarisation of the...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Former Post-Courier business editor Eric Tapakau died in Port Moresby over the weekend, where he was seeking medical treatment for a...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Journalists at Newsroom, the website that exposed environmental destruction by a Chinese property developer last month,  have won three reporting and...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A Vanuatu Daily Post newspaper reader has protested over Facebook addiction, describing it as ruining the lives of teenagers and youth...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Papua New Guinea Prime Minister’s call to “crack down” on social media has created immediate controversy, with politicians and journalists...

By Gorethy Kenneth in Port Moresby Cabinet will review social media platforms in Papua New Guinea when it convenes on Thursday, says Prime Minister Peter...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has praised the release of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from a prison in...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Koori Mail, after awaiting permission from the Kapeen family, has announced with great sadness the sudden passing of Koori Mail...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A former editor of the PNG Post-Courier has condemned his old newspaper for an article “insulting the intelligence” of Papua New...

REVIEW: By Adrian Blackburn After something of a love/hate relationship with The New Zealand Herald since I joined as a cadet reporter in 1957, I...

COMMENT: By Dr Alexandra Wake No democracy is complete without access to transparent and reliable information. It is the cornerstone for building fair and impartial...

By Bruce Lloyd in Guam Pacific Island Times Yap-based correspondent Joyce McClure won't be kicked off the island as "persona non grata" as demanded by...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The head of an Auckland-based Pacific media watchdog says New Zealand “takes media freedom for granted” and could learn a lot...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk New Zealand’s major media companies have agreed to follow a strict protocol when covering the trial of the Christchurch mosque accused terrorist. The...