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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...

By RNZ News The man charged over the Christchurch mosque shootings last month appeared in the High Court in Christchurch today, accused of killing 50...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Samoan anti-government blogger Malele Paulo has been arrested, reports RNZ Pacific. Malele, who uses the pseudonym "King Faipopo", was held in police...

By Dieqy Hasbi Widhana in Jakarta Indonesia's National Press Day (HPN), which falls on February 9 - yesterday, is a reminder of the murder of...

By Mong Palatino of Global Voices Fiji’s Online Safety Act took effect this month amid concerns that it will be used to censor the internet. The...

Nepal has recently updated its legal system with new civil and criminal  codes. However, writes Rahul Bhattarai of Asia Pacific Report, failure to consult...

By Andrea Carson in Melbourne   If you value the media’s watchdog role in democracy, then the opening words in the deal enabling Channel Nine to...

By Bob Howarth in Dili, Timor-Leste The Dili Dialogue Forum, sponsored by UNESCO and organised by the Timor-Leste Press Council, will be held again next...

Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, the Minister responsible for Telecommunications, has informed Parliament that a cyber crime bill currently being developed will address 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...

By Geraldine Panapasa, editor-in-chief of Wansolwara “Relief!” That was the word from Fiji Times Ltd publisher Hank Arts after High Court judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe acquitted...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The High Court in Suva has found the Fiji Times Ltd, its three senior executives and a letter writer not guilty...