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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...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A Papua New Guinean court has banned political blogger Martyn Namorong from publishing "defamatory remarks" about Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato and...

By Geraldine Kalabai in Port Moresby The Media Council of Papua New Guinea is seeking a legal opinion on the effects of the government's 2016...

Pacific Media Watch Press freedom and human rights advocates, journalists and social media users have condemned a demand by Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries...

Silencing Al Jazeera was a high priority when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Yemen moved to isolate Qatar earlier this month,...

Translated by Khairiah A. Rahman The Facebook account of Afi Nihaya Faradisa, an Indonesian high school student from the village of Banyuwangi in eastern Java...

ANALYSIS: By Pat Walsh The recent sentencing of Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, the Christian Chinese-Indonesian Governor of Jakarta, to two years in jail for blasphemy...

Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta on the sentencing of Ahok to two years in prison for insulting the Quran. Pacific Media Centre newsdesk Parliamentarians...