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Nauru, Fiji and Pacific Facebook gags criticised in Asia-Pacific media freedom summit

Published By   /  July 14, 2018  /  Analysis, Arts, Censorship, David Robie, Editor's Picks, Facebook, Fiji, Lead, Media, Media Freedom, media killings, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reporters Sans Frontieres, RSF  /  Comments Off on Nauru, Fiji and Pacific Facebook gags criticised in Asia-Pacific media freedom summit

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific. – [embedded content]Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire talks about the global threat against journalists.Video: Café PacificBy David Robie in ParisWHEN Reporters Without Borders chief Christophe Deloire introduced the Paris-based global media watchdog’s Asia-Pacific press freedom defenders to his overview last week, it was grim listening. First […]

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Pacific news journalists grapple with challenges of social media, harsh laws

Published By   /  June 14, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Conferences, Cyber-censorship, Facebook, Fake news, Featured, Fiji, freedom of expression, Freedom of speech, Human Rights, Media, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Islands News Association, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PINA, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Social Media, Technology  /  Comments Off on Pacific news journalists grapple with challenges of social media, harsh laws

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 economy or the latest development and trends, large and influential platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn have become the go-to source for news and information. Add […]

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Juffa accuses O’Neill government of ‘shutting down’ free speech in PNG

Published By   /  June 5, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Facebook, Featured, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Freedom of speech, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Social Media  /  Comments Off on Juffa accuses O’Neill government of ‘shutting down’ free speech in PNG

Oro Govenor Gary Juffa … not just about Facebook, a matter of democracy. Image: PNG Parliament 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 making a move towards shutting down their opportunity to have access to information and […]

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Keith Jackson: Did dumb just get dumber and Sam Basil dig a hole?

Published By   /  June 3, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, Facebook, Featured, Free speech, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Freedom of speech, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Social Media, Telecommunications  /  Comments Off on Keith Jackson: Did dumb just get dumber and Sam Basil dig a hole?

A near confrontation on the floor of Parliament on Friday, with the Papua New Guinea Opposition walking out in protest over the referral of Madang MP Bryan Kramer, to the Parliamentary Privileges Committee following a Facebook posting. Video: EMTV News OPINION: By Keith Jackson in Noosa Samuel H Basil, the man who might ban Papua […]

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PNG students in China say Facebook move is ‘irrelevant’ and damaging

Published By   /  May 30, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, China, Cyber-censorship, Education, Facebook, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Global, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Social Media, Surveillance  /  Comments Off on PNG students in China say Facebook move is ‘irrelevant’ and damaging

Papua New Guinean students in China protesting over a separate issue. A file picture of the Shenyang PNG Students Association members protesting over the shooting of students at the University of PNG in 2016. Image: Loop PNG By Melisha Yafoi in Beijing Students studying in Beijing, China, have described the move by Papua New Guinea’s […]

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Fiji Times Four ‘relieved’ sedition newspaper freedom ordeal is over

Published By   /  May 23, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Press Release, Race relations, Reports, Sedition  /  Comments Off on Fiji Times Four ‘relieved’ sedition newspaper freedom ordeal is over

Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts waves to supporters and the media after he and two senior officials of the newspaper and a letter writer were acquitted of sedition charges in the Suva High Court yesterday. With him is a Fiji Times director, Rajesh Patel (left). Image: Jovesa Naisua/Fji Times By Geraldine Panapasa, editor-in-chief of Wansolwara […]

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Fiji newspaper sedition trial – Fiji Times Four found not guilty

Published By   /  May 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Featured, Fiji, High Court, justice, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sedition  /  Comments Off on Fiji newspaper sedition trial – Fiji Times Four found not guilty

Not guilty … a Fiji Times celebration huddle outside the High Court in Suva today. Fiji Times editor-in-chief Fred Wesley is on the right. Image: The Fiji Times 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 of sedition, […]

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Mass staff walkout at Phnom Penh Post owner’s self-censorship order

Published By   /  May 9, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Cambodia, Cambodia Daily, Censorship, Malaysia, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Newspapers, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Phnom Penh Post, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Self-censorship  /  Comments Off on Mass staff walkout at Phnom Penh Post owner’s self-censorship order

By Thomas Brent, Tom O’Connell, Janelle Retka in Phnom Penh Cambodia’s last independent newspaper has had its editorial team gutted after its managing editor, web editor and two senior journalists resigned following a demand from the Phnom Penh Post’s new owner to take down an article reporting on the sale of the paper over the […]

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Another Facebook photo ‘community filtering’ policy failure

Published By   /  April 29, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, Editor's Picks, Facebook, Featured, Free West Papua, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, OPM, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Photography, Photojournalism, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Pulitzer Prize, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Another Facebook photo ‘community filtering’ policy failure

The Facebook “censored” Ben Bohane image after a “facelift” by the Vanuatu Daily Post. By Colin Peacock of RNZ Mediawatch Facebook has been under fire for some time for distributing misinformation and fake news to a potential audience of around two billion users. Only now is it making a concerted effort to filter it out. […]

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Facebook still censors West Papua photo – ‘nudity’ or politics?

Published By   /  April 26, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, ben bohane, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, Editor's Picks, Facebook, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Photojournalism, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, The Black Islands, Vanuatu, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Facebook still censors West Papua photo – ‘nudity’ or politics?

The Facebook “censored” Ben Bohane image after a “facelift” by the Vanuatu Daily Post. Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Facebook has censored a West Papuan image by a Vanuatu-based photojournalist for the second time in less than four days – this time “within one minute” after the photograph was posted. Port Vila resident Ben Bohane has […]

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