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FLASHBACK: By David Robie When I arrived at my office at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji on the morning of 12 September...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk Arrested medical practitioner Dr Jone Hawea has claimed that Fiji police officers acted irresponsibly by not following to covid-19 safety protocols...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk A Fiji opposition political leader has accused the government of a "transition to a police state" with middle of the night...

RNZ Pacific Fiji's opposition MPs who were arrested after their criticism of a government land bill say they will not be intimidated or silenced. Police have...

By Luke Nacei in Suva Social media posts by two outspoken Suva-based lawyers have been raised in Parliament over a critical culture “that has been...

By Dian Erika Nugraheny in Jakarta The Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) recorded 147 digital attacks in Indonesia during 2020, the majority...

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...

ANALYSIS: By John Pilger in London When I first met Julian Assange more than 10 years ago, I asked him why he had started WikiLeaks....

The War on Journalism: The Case of Julian Assange, a film by Juan Passarelli @jlpassarelli By Simon Floth in Armidale, NSW Julian Assange is scheduled to...

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...

Pacific Media Watch Fiji's NGO Coalition on Human Rights today condemned police for it called heavy-handed intimidation of students and staff at the regional University...

Pacific Media Watch Timor-Leste's Minister of Justice plans to present to the Council of Ministers a proposal to include criminal defamation in the country’s penal...

By Antonio Sampaio in Dili Former East Timorese President José Ramos-Horta says it is not opportune for the government to be debating the possible criminalisation...

Pacific Media Watch Protests in at least 30 cities across the US following the police killing of George Floyd have resulted in violent attacks from...

By Joenner Paulo L. Enriquez and Ma. Alena O. Castillo in Manila Thomasian priests Fr Albert Alejo and Fr Flaviano Villanueva have posted P10,000 (NZ$310)...

By Lian Buan in Manila A Philippines court has issued arrest warrants against former senator Antonio Trillanes IV and 10 other people for conspiracy to...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Cook Islands censor has backtracked on its initial decision to ban Rocketman. Instead, the Cook Islands Internal Affairs has followed the...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A New Plymouth Boys’ High School student has won a national race relations competition with a speech citing examples of past...

Papua New Guinea threatened to temporarily ban Facebook earlier this year. With the APEC conference looming in November, the question remains whether this was...

By Koro Vaka'uta of RNZ Pacific The outgoing general manager and publisher of The Fiji Times says his job has been made difficult by the...

BRIEFING: By Geraldine Panapasa in Suva Like it or not, social media has become part and parcel of almost everyday discussions. Whether it’s talk about the...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Oro Governor Garry Juffa says the people of PNG find it "frightening" and "alarming"  that the Papua New Guinea government is...