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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 Sirwan Kajjo in Dili In a deeply Catholic country, accusations that an American priest abused dozens of children at an orphanage stunned many in...

RNZ Pacific The media has been taken to task for doom-laden climate crisis presentations in a speech at an international workshop -- and told to...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Fiji police have evicted two Chinese defence attaches from a Pacific Islands Forum summit in Suva while US Vice-President Kamala Harris...

EDITORIAL: The PNG Post-Courier The headline of this editorial, we believe, expresses what every eligible voter, business house and candidate in the nation’s capital feels...

By Hayden Donnell, RNZ Mediawatch producer Some said the US Supreme Court’s controversial ruling on abortion was none of our business, because we don’t have...

East-West Center Nobel Peace Prize laureate and press freedom champion Maria Ressa wasn’t intending to make breaking news when she planned her keynote address at...

The Oekusi Post Journalist and editor-in-chief Raimundos Oki of Timor-Leste's online media Oekusipost.com was today accused of "violating legal secrets" related to his reporting about...

EDITORIAL: By the Rappler team We will continue bringing you the news, holding the powerful to account for their actions and decisions, calling attention to...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Nobel Peace Prize laureate and journalist Maria Ressa says that the Philippine government has ordered her news organisation Rappler to shut...

OBITUARY:  A personal reflection by Scott Waide in Lae Australian-born former PNG cabinet minister and Madang businessman Sir Sir Peter Leslie Charles Barter, 82 --...

RNZ News Draft legislation which would see state broadcasters RNZ and TVNZ subsumed into a new entity has been published ahead of its introduction to...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Following the United Kingdom’s decision to extradite Julian Assange to face trial in the United States, the International Federation of Journalists’...

ANALYSIS: By Holly Cullen, The University of Western Australia and Amy Maguire, University of Newcastle Last week on June 17 2022, UK Home Secretary Priti...

By Loreben Tuquero in Manila On social media, Ferdinand Marcos Jr needed to have all pieces in place to stage a Malacañang comeback: he had...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk A media freedom advocacy group has called on New Zealand to end its silence over the Julian Assange case in what...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk The UK government’s decision to uphold the application by the US Department of Justice to extradite Australian publisher Julian Assange imperils...

The bullet that killed journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Video: Ala Jazeera investigation Pacific Media Watch newsdesk An investigation by Al Jazeera has obtained an image of...

COMMENTARY: By John Minto A detailed study of the killing of journalists released this week by Countercurrents shows that Israel leads the world in this...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk The "sorry saga" of former Breakfast celebrated host Kamahl Santamaria's abrupt departure from Television New Zealand last month has created a...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned a media blackout imposed on events during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s 10-day tour of...

Pacific Media Watch Appalled by French reporter Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff’s death in Ukraine on Monday, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for a transparent investigation into...

By Sue Ahearn of The Pacific Newsroom in Canberra Pacific journalists must be allowed to do their jobs, says the head of journalism at the...