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By Robert Iroga in Honiara Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare insists his government will push on with the temporary suspension of Facebook while lawmakers...

By Trevor Wahune in Port Moresby North Fly MP James Donald yesterday made an appearance in Papua New Guinea's Waigani Committal Court to face cyber...

By RNZ Pacific Hostile media environments pose growing challenges to Melanesia's democracies, according to a new edition of the Pacific Journalism Review. With its first special...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Sixty press freedom groups and civil society organisations, journalism institutions, filmmakers, and other supporters have formed a coalition in support of...

By Lian Buan  in Manila Rappler chief executive Maria Ressa and former researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr have filed a motion for partial reconsideration, appealing...

By Lian Buan in Manila Rappler chief executive and executive editor Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos have been convicted today...

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...

By Sri Krishnamurthi, contributing editor of Pacific Media Watch  The New South Wales Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal which sought to challenge a...

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...

ANALYSIS: By Peter Greste of The University of Queensland It is easy to assume Australia has a free press. Our squawky newspapers are filled with...

By RSF in London During the first week of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing in London, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) was concerned by...

Pacific Media Watch The Philippines top state lawyer has filed a lawsuit against the country’s key television broadcaster with “guns blazing” but he ought to...

By Felipe F. Salvosa II in Manila Solicitor-General Jose Calida asked the Supreme Court today to issue a gag order against ABS-CBN, claiming the Philippines’...

Solicitor-General Jose Calida has shocked media freedom defenders by filing a petition against the television network giant ABS-CBN barely a month before its franchise...

By David Robie in Manila Rappler, the innovative online publisher that has been at the media freedom frontline in the Philippines for the past three...

By Royson Willie in Port Vila Two Vanuatu Daily Post journalists were literally given a pat-down by the police criminal investigation unit yesterday over a...

Maria Ressa and the Philippines "war on truth". Video: Al Jazeera's Witness Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk International human rights lawyers Amal Clooney and Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC...

By Tempo Timor in Dili Proposals to make defamation a crime in Timor-Leste have sparked public debate about a controversial law that could see people...

By Rebecca Ananian-Welsh of The University of Queensland The Australian Federal Police has this week conducted two high-profile raids on journalists who have exposed...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Two raids by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on journalists and media organisations within the last 24 hours represent a disturbing...

By RNZ Pacific Democracies across Asia and the Pacific are struggling to resist disinformation and protect press freedoms, according to a new report. Reporters Without Borders...