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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.

By Matilda Simmons in Suva Two prominent Fiji lawyers and members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights had a go...

Pacific Media Watch in Auckland Thirty-three of New Zealand's most senior editors have urged the Commerce Commission to rethink its plan to reject the proposed...

The Road to Home, an award-winning feature length documentary about British-based West Papuan human rights campaigner Benny Wenda will be screening on Australian television from...

The president of Papua New Guinea's media council says there is a need for the country's media ethics codes to be revised, Radio NZ...

By Stefan Armbruster in Brisbane SBS World News has not been granted a journalist visa to cover Nauru’s general election this weekend, despite a direct...

By Nasik Swami in Suva The Fiji government has called for expressions of interest from public relations firms since the contract for the US-based Qorvis...

A major challenge for Pacific Island nations is how to address corruption, lack of accountability and transparency and mismanagement of public and private resources. Now...

The alternative New Zealand radio station 95bFM, based at the University of Auckland, today featured Papua New Guinea's student unrest in a live interview. Andrew...

New Zealand news media are “ignoring” the biggest story in the Pacific region in spite of a social media revolution taking the storytelling to...

By John Gibb of the Otago Daily Times Some New Zealand government ministries risk being damaged in the long term by their refusal, at times,...

New Zealand diplomats remain "sceptical of megaphone diplomacy'' but are increasingly making use of social media, although not in an "indiscriminate'' way, reports John...

By Michelle Curran After just one-week in New Zealand, three Pacific-based media and journalism students taking part in Pacific Cooperation Foundation’s (PCF) Media Programme have...

Le Va, in partnership with Pasifika media, has launched the "Pasifika media guidelines for reporting suicide". This whiteboard video provides an overview. OPINION: By Kalafi...

Samoa's Office of the Ombudsman has received a number of complaints in relation to the controversial article “Suicide in Church Hall” published on the...

OPINION: By Amando Doronila in Canberra Let there be no mistake about this. Since his proclamation by Congress as President-elect,  Rodrigo Duterte has engaged the...

Two digital journalists based in Makassar, in the region of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, have been attacked while attending an event held by Makassar branch...

ANALYSIS: By John Braddock Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama used what would normally have been a bland official speech in Suva earlier this month to...

The Otago Foreign Policy School next month will explore the complex and evolving interaction between government policy making and “old” and “new” forms of...

Le Va, in partnership with Pasifika media, has launched the "Pasifika media guidelines for reporting suicide". This whiteboard video provides an overview. See Samoa...

Papua New Guinea authorities deny a student has died from the police crushing of a protest at the University of PNG last Wednesday, but...

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says it is appalled by a police attack on a woman journalist during a student demonstration that was dispersed violently...

Student journalists at the University of the South Pacific have condemned the Papua New Guinea police for the "highly reckless" open firing into a...