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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 Lani Diana Wijaya in Jakarta The trial of six Papuan activists will be held online or long-distance amid the enforcement of large scale social...

Pacific Media Watch The Covid-19 coronavirus is “exacerbating tensions” in Indonesia’s West Papua region and exposing the “shortcomings” of Jakarta government policy, warns a conflict...

By Benny Mawel in Jayapura Three officers from the Mamberamo Raya Police force have died while two others sustained wounds following a reported clash with...

Pacific Media Watch Papua New Guinea’s Police Minister Bryan Kramer has published an extraordinary attack on two leading journalists over their reporting of the Covid-19...

By Agung Sandy Lesmana and Ria Rizki Nirmala Sari in Jayapura The Free Papua Organisation (OPM) has offered a ceasefire in the independence struggle against...

Pacific Media Watch From the second week of lockdown in New Zealand, to Covid-19 in the Pacific and an "authoritarianism creep" by governments in the...

By Samantha Bagayas in Manila A campus journalist from the University of the East (UE) in the Philippines was allegedly forced to issue a public...

Pacific Media Watch Authorities are cracking down to try and stop the spread of the coronavirus in Fiji, which already has 12 cases, reports TVNZ...

By RNZ News New Zealand's Otago University will not respond to questions from Critic, the student magazine on campus, during the Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown. The decision...

Pacific Media Watch The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) has strongly condemned the shoot-to-kill order by President Rodrigo Duterte this week...

By Sri Krishnamurthi of Pacific Media Watch The Vanuatu government is using the Covid-19 to impose draconian measures and authoritarian rule by end of last...

By Indra Singh in Suva Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says that if Fijians continue to disregard the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic directives from authorities, a nationwide...

PACIFIC UPDATE: By Barbara Dreaver of TVNZ There are now 147 positive cases across seven countries in the Pacific region and four deaths. In Guam, cases...

Pacific Media Watch Police in Papua New Guinea have arrested nine alleged illegal border crossers and quarantined them in Vanimo, reports RNZ Pacific. The arrests came...

Pacific Media Watch Launched by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), “Tracker 19” is a tool made for an unprecedented global crisis. So named in reference not only...

Pacific Media Watch During New Zealand's national Covid-19 lockdown, educational institutions have been changing the way they function or have shut down during this period. Auckland...

By Victor Mambor in Jayapura A New Zealand employee of gold and copper mining company PT Freeport Indonesia was shot dead on Monday by gunmen...

By Elias Nanau in Vanimo Indonesia has issued a stern warning over illegal border crossers from Papua New Guinea. This follows Indonesia stepping up its security...

Pacific Media Watch New Zealand's Ministry of Health has confirmed that out of the 514 Covid-19 cases to date, approximately 4 percent of those cases...

Pacific Media Watch The President of Timor-Leste, Francisco Guterres Lú-Olo, has declared a state of emergency to enable the government to address the global Covid-19...

COMMENTARY: By Bob Howarth (self-isolating in Australia after his latest trip to Timor-Leste) After days of web surfing for Covid-19 coronavirus news around the Asia-Pacific,...

By Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific journalist A 43-year-old woman has reportedly died due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic in Indonesian-administered West Papua province. It is the...
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