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By Meri Radinibaravi in Suva Fiji's Constitution does not require everything related to the government to be called Fijian, says Attorney-General Siromi Turaga. Speaking during a...

ANALYSIS: By Jack Heinemann, University of Canterbury Late last year, the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) initiated a process to eliminate 170 academic jobs to...

By Jairo Bolledo in Manila The Philippines Court of Appeals has denied the motion for reconsideration filed by Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Rappler CEO...

ANALYSIS: By Maria O'Sullivan, Monash University During the present period of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, public sensitivities in the United Kingdom and Australia are...

By Jairo Bolledo of Rappler in Manila Former Philippines vice-presidential candidate and Laban ng Masa chairperson Walden Bello has been arrested for two counts of...

RNZ Pacific A Fiji political leader is calling out the Australian and New Zealand governments on their "deafening silence" over human rights issues in the...

ANALYSIS: By Biman Chand Prasad in Suva The Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ meeting has ended and what is intriguing is the deafening silence on declining...

ANALYSIS: By Richard Shaw, Massey University; Andrew Dickson, Massey University; Bevan Erueti, Massey University; Glenn Banks, Massey University; John O'Neill, Massey University, and Roger...

By Pekai Kotoisuva in Suva Some Fiji government ministers are “held on a tight leash” and afraid to make open ended statements in public, claims...

COMMENTARY: EMTV's deputy news editor Jack Lapauve Jr in Port Moresby writes in defence of the newsroom's decision to walk out in protest over...

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...