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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.

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Brisbane-based Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom calls for Chinese authorities to provide due process to Australian television journalist Cheng Lei and...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Cook Islands News has appointed senior journalist Rashneel Kumar to lead the paper through a challenging time for the country and...

ANALYSIS: By Andreas Harsono in Jakarta Kate Walton wanted to cook klepon and she tweeted it – showing a bag of flour, pandan, coconut etc....

By Trevor Wahune in Port Moresby North Fly MP James Donald yesterday made an appearance in Papua New Guinea's Waigani Committal Court to face cyber...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A new newspaper was launched on Bougainville today coinciding with the historic first elections since last year's non-binding referendum that voted...

By RNZ News Journalists in Tonga are angry at new regulations they say clamp down on media freedom. The Ministry of Communication passed eight regulations in...

By Charlotte Cook, RNZ News journalist As covid-19 spreads around the world, it can be daunting keeping up with the information. For RNZ, the news...

By Hayden Donnell, RNZ Mediawatch producer The announcement that Auckland was going into lockdown for a second time was met with a deluge of conspiracy...

By Barbara Dreaver, 1 NEWS Pacific correspondent Pasifika family or just an Auckland family? There has been much debate over whether it was wrong to identify...

By RNZ Pacific Facebook has been urged by media freedom advocates to restore an article it pulled ostensibly because the piece violated its rules on...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on Facebook to restore an article that was censored for violating its rules on nudity...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders global media freedom watchdog has denounced the arrest of Jimmy Lai, the founder of Hong Kong's...

Pacific Media Watch The Pacific Media Centre has protested to Facebook over censorship of a West Papuan media freedom news item in what its director,...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Radio 95bFM The Wire's Zoë Larsen Cumming and Justin Wong talked to Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie today about...

By Tracy Neal of RNZ News A senior journalism lecturer is urging the foreign media to respect New Zealand's strict reporting restrictions for the sentencing of...

By RNZ Pacific Hostile media environments pose growing challenges to Melanesia's democracies, according to a new edition of the Pacific Journalism Review. With its first special...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom (AJF) has called on the Malaysian government to desist its current investigation of Al Jazeera English...

COMMENT: By Martyn Bradbury TVNZ have made the decision to exclude the Māori Party from their election debates. The argument being forwarded by TVNZ is that...

Police Commissioner David Manning's media conference yesterday about the K200 million drug heist. Video: Loop PNG Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Papuan New Guinea's massive drug haul...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Hostile media environments in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and West Papua pose growing challenges to the Melanesian region’s democracies, says Pacific...

Pacific Media Watch Host Zoe Larsen Cumming had much to discuss on a new documentary, the exquisitely made Loimata – The Sweetest Tears, which was...

By Lian Buan in Manila Manila Judge Rainelda Estacio-Montesa has denied the motion for partial reconsideration filed by Rappler journalists, and upheld the cyber libel...