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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.

By David Robie, convenor of Pacific Media Watch Along with the devastating death toll – now almost 35,000 people, hundreds of aid workers and hundreds...

By Stephen Wright and Stefan Armbruster of BenarNews Fiji’s ranking in a global press freedom index has jumped into the top tier of countries with...

Pacific Media Watch New Zealand has slumped to an unprecedented 19th place in the annual Reporters Without Borders 2024 World Press Freedom Index survey released...

Koi Tū New Zealand cannot sit back and see the collapse of its Fourth Estate, the director of Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures,...

Pacific Media Watch US President Joe Biden has spoken at the annual White House Correspondents’ dinner in Washington in spite of protests over alleged "complicity"...

Pacific Media Watch Palestine solidarity protesters today demonstrated at the Auckland headquarters of Television New Zealand, accusing the country’s major TV network of broadcasting “propaganda”...

Pacific Media Watch Journalists who report on environmental issues are encountering growing difficulties in many parts of the world, reports Reporters Without Borders. According to the...

REVIEW: By Malcolm Evans Last week’s leaked New York Times staff directive, as to what words can and cannot be used to describe the carnage...

Pacific Media Watch Australians are being urged to stay united following the horrific events in Sydney last week, reports the ABC's Saturday Extra programme. Five women...

COMMENTARY: By Eugene Doyle Helen Clark, how I miss you.  The former New Zealand Prime Minister -- the safest pair of hands this country has...

REVIEW: By 'Alopi Latukefu I came to this evening of short films not sure what to expect. I have a history with West Papua (here referring...

COMMENTARY: By Myles Thomas The announced closure of Television New Zealand’s last primetime current affairs programme seems to be the final nail in the coffin...

By Colin Peacock, RNZ Mediawatch presenter Warner Bros Discovery has done a deal with Stuff to provide news to replace Newshub. It will keep news...

This week the two biggest TV broadcasters in Aotearoa New Zealand confirmed plans to cut news programmes by midyear - and the jobs of...

Pacific Media Watch This unpublished "heartfelt" letter sent to The Press this week criticising its April 6 editorial about a "turning point" in the deadly...

Loop PNG Facilitated by ABC International Development, and conducted by veteran journalist Scott Waide, the first-of-its-kind training in Papua New Guinea aims to plug the...

COMMENTARY: By Martyn Bradbury, editor of The Daily Blog The day the news axe fell: Presenters, insiders fear ‘huge blow for democracy’ The future of New...

RNZ News Warner Bros Discovery will struggle to retain viewers in New Zealand if it has no news operation, Newshub journalist Paddy Gower predicts, as...

By Hayden Donnell, RNZ Mediawatch producer Warner Bros Discovery has confirmed its plans to shut down Newshub in Aotearoa New Zealand, including its website and...

RNZ News All of Newshub operations -- part of New Zealand's second largest television news network channel Three -- are to be shut down and...

Pacific Media Watch Just a third of New Zealanders now say they trust the news. That is the major finding of Auckland University of Technology's...

Pacific Media Watch Pacific Journalism Review, the Pacific and New Zealand's only specialist media research journal, is celebrating 30 years of publishing this year --...