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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.

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Nine Entertainment and News Corporation are wrong to say Google and Facebook have destroyed their business models by stealing content, according...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk The Timorese Episcopal Conference has called on the entire Catholic community in Timor-Leste to accept and respect Pope Francis' decision to...

COMMENT: By Shilo Kino What were you doing during the foreshore and seabed hīkoi in 2004? I wish I could say I was at the protest, gripping...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk More leading Indonesian figures have made racial slurs against Natalius Pigai, former chair of the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM)...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the arbitrary and opaque experiments that Google is conducting with its search engine in Australia,...

ANALYSIS: By Denis Muller, University of Melbourne Terrorism, political extremism, Donald Trump, social media and the phenomenon of “cancel culture” are confronting journalists with a...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Indonesia has pursued a strategy of aggressive arrests and violence against peaceful demonstrations for independence since the announcement of a provisional...

ANALYSIS: By Misha Ketchell, The Conversation On 10 December 2020, the Australian Senate established an inquiry into a government bill proposing a "mandatory bargaining code"...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Fiji's NGO Coalition on Human Rights has called for stronger accountability and commitment to human rights at home in response to...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticised the Indonesian government of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo for its weak health response to covid-19...

Pacific Media Watch correspondent The pro-independence conflict in West Papua with a missionary plane reportedly being shot down at Intan Jaya has stirred contrasting responses...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk In the wake of Twitter’s decision to shut down President Donald Trump’s accounts for good, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has proposed...

SPECIAL REPORT: By Victor Mambor in Jayapura – final article of a three-part investigation into the Pastor Yeremia Zanambani assassination Intan Jaya district in Papua,...

ANALYSIS: By Janine Mendes-Franco and Emma Lewis As armed supporters of outgoing US President Donald Trump forced their way into the United States Capitol last...

SPECIAL REPORT: By Victor Mambor in Jayapura – second of a three-part investigation into the Pastor Yeremia Zanambani assassination. The atmosphere on Saturday morning, 19...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Body parts and debris were hauled from waters near Indonesia's capital Jakarta today from a Boeing passenger plane that crashed shortly...

SPECIAL REPORT: By Victor Mambor in Jayapura - first of a three-part investigation into the Pastor Yeremia Zanambani assassination. The Papua Province Humanitarian Team for...

By Wanshika Kumar in Suva The 20th University of the South Pacific Journalism Student Awards in Suva last month were dedicated to retiring Pacific...

ANALYSIS: By Jonathan Cook in CounterPunch The unexpected decision by Judge Vanessa Baraitser to deny a US demand to extradite Julian Assange, foiling efforts to send...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is relieved by the January 4 ruling of UK District Judge Vanessa Baraitser to block the United...

By Benny Mawel in Jayapura The enforcement of human rights and the resolution of various cases of human rights violations in Papua in 2020 has...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Award-winning editor Mata'afa Keni Lesa is moving on from the Samoa Observer after 22 years, reports Samoa Global News. Mata’afa Keni Lesa...