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Pacific Media Watch is compiled for Asia Pacific Report as a regional media freedom and educational resource by a network of journalists, students, stringers and commentators.

ANALYSIS: By Phil Thornton As chaos flows in Burma, journalists are being forced to hide in plain sight by the Burmese military, writes senior journalist...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Papua New Guinean police have released a detained EMTV staff man, Richard Magei, after he reportedly filmed officers destroying buai markets...

By Achmad Nasrudin Yahya in Jakarta The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) is calling in a pledge made by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in 2015...

ANALYSIS: By Tim Murphy and Mark Jennings, co-editors of Newsroom Less than half the New Zealand public now professes "overall trust" in news media outlets,...

International Federation of Journalists Australia’s journalists’ union – the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) – has voted to end its decades long relationship with...

By Reza Gunadha and Chyntia Sami Bhayangkara in Jayapura Victor Mambor, journalist and editor of the Papua-based Tabloid Jubi, has become the target of a...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Fiji has dropped three places in the latest Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index and been condemned for its treatment...

Reporters Without Borders The Asia-Pacific region’s authoritarian regimes have used the covid-19 pandemic to perfect their methods of totalitarian control of information, while the “dictatorial...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk In a lawsuit filed with the public prosecutor in Paris this week, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has accused Facebook of “deceptive...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for the restoration of media pluralism and unrestricted internet access in Myanmar, where the military,...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk A retired university professor and a Tahitian doctoral candidate have appealed to Auckland University of Technology to “listen” to the Asia-Pacific...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk Cutting edge nuclear science, a trove of declassified documents, and investigative journalism have exposed the human and environmental impacts of French...

Asia Pacific Report Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is dismayed by the sudden intensification of the ruling junta’s crackdown on journalists during the past three days,...

Asia Pacific Report Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned Facebook for carrying out its threat to block the sharing of its journalistic news content in...

By Kalinga Seneviratne in Sydney The tech juggernaut Facebook’s shock decision to block all news feeds from Australian media outlets this week in response to...

COMMENT: By Kasun Ubayasiri in Brisbane It has indeed been a few strange days for Australian news media. Apparently, monopolies are bad if they are...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned a proposed cyber-security law in Myanmar that would organise online censorship and force social media...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk The Chinese government has formally charged Australian journalist Cheng Lei with "illegally supplying state secrets overseas", almost half a year after...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Scores of students from the Papuan Student Association (IMP) in Medan, North Sumatra, have held a protest action this week in...

By Lusa News in Dili The Timorese Press Council today asked journalists to avoid being "messenger boys", referring to the publication of a statement about...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk Politicians, educators and civil society advocates around the region today condemned the "barbaric" and "shameful" detention and deportation of the regional...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Fiji Immigration officials and police have detained and expelled the University of the South Pacific vice-chancellor, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, and his...