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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 Mong Palatino Protests have been gathering force over the Nauru government ban on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) from entering the country to cover...

ANALYSIS: By Colin Peacock of RNZ's Mediawatch The allocation of $15 million for public broadcasting will be split between RNZ, New Zealand on Air and...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Pacific environmental and political journalist David Robie has recalled the bombing of the original Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior 33 years ago...

COMMENT: By Miranda Ward on Red Ink The Nauru government’s refusal to allow the ABC from entering the country to cover the upcoming Pacific Islands...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A group of Australia-based supporters is trying to revitalise Australian broadcasting in the Pacific and Asia region. For more than 50 years,...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for an independent inquiry into the death in detention of Muhammad Yusuf, a reporter who...

By RNZ Pacific China has taken over many of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's former shortwave radio frequencies into the Pacific. In response to budget cuts, the...

Golden Pen winner Maria Ressa talks about "government impunity" over "war on drugs" killings and social media hate speech. Video: Rappler Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Rappler...

By Barbara Dreaver, 1 News Pacific correspondent Over the years, many graphic and violent images of torture and beatings have emerged from the Indonesia-controlled...

By Melisha Yafoi in Beijing Students studying in Beijing, China, have described the move by Papua New Guinea's Communications Minister Sam Basil to suspend Facebook...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Papua New Guinea plans to shut down Facebook for one month to enable the government to filter out "fake users", report...

By Geraldine Panapasa, editor-in-chief of Wansolwara “Relief!” That was the word from Fiji Times Ltd publisher Hank Arts after High Court judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe acquitted...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The High Court in Suva has found the Fiji Times Ltd, its three senior executives and a letter writer not guilty...

By Elizabeth Osifelo in Suva The first edition of the University of the South Pacific’s student journalist training newspaper Wansolwara for the year has hit...

BRIEFING: By Jale Moala in Port Moresby MAY 19, 2000: As editor of the Fiji Daily Post newspaper in Suva, I was expecting some big...

By Litia Cava in Suva High Court judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe is set to deliver his verdict on Tuesday after the three assessors returned with...

By Talebula Kate in Suva The three assessors in The Fiji Times sedition trial tonight returned a unanimous not guilty opinion on all counts. They found...

By Martyn Bradbury, editor of The Daily Blog I was fortunate enough to get a guest ticket to go along with Voyager to the NZ...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Australian journalist and academic who spent more than a year in an Egyptian prison has welcomed Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's...

By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielelgaoi has accused his Tongan counterpart 'Akilisi Pohiva of being "jello" - jealous - of Samoa's media freedom...

By Colleen Murrell in Melbourne For journalists who cover Afghanistan, the bombing that killed nine local reporters last week in Kabul was a sober reminder...

By Thomas Brent, Tom O'Connell, Janelle Retka in Phnom Penh Cambodia’s last independent newspaper has had its editorial team gutted after its managing editor, web...