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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...

A near confrontation on the floor of Parliament on Friday, with the Papua New Guinea Opposition walking out in protest over the referral of...

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 Sylvester Gawi in Lae The greatest challenge facing journalism in Papua New Guinea today is that there is no freedom of the press. Journalists...

By Ryan Dagur in Jakarta A wave of protests has swept Indonesia in recent days after legislation criminalising criticism of lawmakers took effect last week. President...

By Repeka Nasiko in Lautoka, Fiji One accused walked away a free man yesterday while another offered to serve a life sentence if the High...

By Mong Palatino of Global Voices Indonesian police in East Java are investigating a veteran journalist for comparing former President Megawati Sukarnoputri to Myanmar's Aung...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Indonesia's National Police continue to dig deeper into the Saracen group, an online syndicate accused of creating and spreading hoax news and...

ANALYSIS: By Hipolitus Yolisandry Ringgi Wangge in Jakarta Reports about the shooting of an indigenous Papuan by police officers early this month in Deiyai district,...

By Dr Joseph M Fernandez in Doha, Qatar A leading international human rights organisation has called on countries in the Gulf region to pay heed...