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By Geraldine Panapasa in Suva Information as a public good is a powerful theme for this year’s World Press Freedom Day and serves as a...

EDITORIAL: By David Robie, editor of Asia Pacific Report Asia Pacific Report, the Auckland-based independent news and analysis website, has been increasingly targeted by Indonesian...

Asia Pacific Report Indonesian police have asked participants at a protest action against Special Autonomy (Otsus) in Papua to take covid-19 rapid tests at the...

By a special Asia Pacific Report correspondent in Jakarta It was September 2019, and exiled Indonesian human rights lawyer Veronica Koman was enjoying her final...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk The deportation of academic Professor Pal Ahluwalia last week is alarming and highlights the restrictive environment for freedom of expression in...

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...

By Lorraine Ecarma in Cebu City The University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) will continue to stand against any threats to human rights, chancellor Clement...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Indonesia's West Papua province has again been recorded as having the worst democracy index in the republic, reports CNN Indonesia. This year...

Al Jazeera’s documentary on the plight of migrant workers during covid-19 lockdown. ANALYSIS: By Ross Tapsell, of the Australian National University The recent police interrogations of...

Pacific Media Watch The Fiji authorities must respect the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly for university staff and students and immediately cease...

Pacific Media Watch Fiji police today questioned two University of the South Pacific staff over the "solidarity" rallies for the vice-chancellor last week at the...

By Ted Regencia in Manila A court in the Philippines has found Rappler chief executive and executive editor Maria Ressa, and a former Rappler reporter,...

Pacific Media Centre Former Papuan political prisoner Filep Karma says President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo promised to release Papuan political prisoners during his administration. Widodo made this...

By Assumpta Buchanan in Honiara Solomon Islands police are investigating several people, including prominent female development and social justice commentator Wendy Amangongo, for recent articles...

Pacific Media Watch The United Nations rights chief has condemned countries using the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to arrest journalists and restrict information, insisting...

Pacific Media Watch The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on Hong Kong authorities to drop all charges against Jimmy Lai, founder and chair of...

Pacific Media Watch Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed to learn that Indonesia’s police have been ordered to combat not only disinformation about the coronavirus...

By Jennifer Robinson and Veronica Koman with the support of TAPOL Sixty-three political prisoners detained on treason charges in Indonesia have made a joint urgent...

Pacific Media Watch Citizens, journalists, lawyers and international media personalities have joined together in an international open letter to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, calling...

By RNZ News Auckland University of Technology has denied bowing to Chinese government pressure to stop one of its rooms being used for an event...

French television journalist Hugo Clément speaking out about the arrest in Queensland on Monday. Video: Euronews Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Queensland Police Service (QPS) has...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Australian authorities to drop all charges against four French TV journalists who –...