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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...

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...

BRIEFING: Special report by Jodesz Gavilan and Sofia Tomacruz in Manila Human rights activists say that the conduct of both physical and communication surveillance is...

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...

Vanuatu Daily Post in Port Vila Australian-born lawyer Dane Thornburgh, who has offices in Vanuatu and Australia, employed bullying tactics yesterday morning in a tense...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Philippine authorities to stop hounding Rappler, after officials confirmed that a previously dismissed...

On The Listening Post this week: Rappler battles with authorities plus climate sceptics and the media platforms they get. Video: Al Jazeera As Rappler, a...

OPINION: Samoa Observer editorial by Gatoaitele Savea Sano Malifa Let’s face it. For every beginning there is an end. And for every end there is...

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...

Kim Dotcom ... the "most wanted man online". Video: Caught in the Web Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web is the new...

By Bob Howarth in Dili, Timor-Leste A Dili District Court judge has acquitted two Timor-Leste journalists on a charge of criminal defamation on the grounds...