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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 RNZ Pacific  Clinging to the top of a swaying coconut tree, Vanuatu journalist Edgar Howard carefully plucks out his phone from his pocket. He's clambered...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A prominent Cook Islands lawyer intends to take a court challenge against the censor’s impending ban of the film Rocketman, reports the...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The movie Rocketman is likely to be banned in the Cook Islands, despite having already been in the cinema for a...

OPEN LETTER: By Keith Jackson I joined the Australian Journalists Association (now the MEAA - Media Alliance) in, I think, 1971, when I still lived...

Press freedom groups are sounding the alarm over a pair of police raids on journalists in Australia. Video: Democracy Now! By Democracy Now! Press freedom groups...

Pacific Media Watch Newdesk Despite Papua New Guinea's dangerous reputation, tourists to the country are regarded as "special guests" and are seldom targeted by criminals,...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Papua New Guinea's new Police Minister Bryan Kramer intends to run a social media program where the public can get in...

COMMENTARY: By Alexandra Menzies of UTS Central News in Sydney As I stood out the front of the ABC's Sydney headquarters on Wednesday morning (June...

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...