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Bainimarama attacks opposition ‘lies’ for promoting Fiji ethnic hatred

Published By   /  June 28, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Chinese aid, Democracy, Elections, Ethnicity, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Muslim, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Voreqe Bainimarama  /  Comments Off on Bainimarama attacks opposition ‘lies’ for promoting Fiji ethnic hatred

Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama giving a public address. Image: The Fiji Times File By RNZ Pacific Fiji’s prime minister Voreqe Bainimarama has again hit out at opposition parties, calling them liars and accusing them of sowing division in the ethnically diverse country. Bainimarama devoted much of his speech at the opening of a provincial […]

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Journalists’ free alliance advocate calls on minister to use UN ‘leverage’

Published By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Democracy, Featured, freedom of expression, Global, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Myanmar, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Reuters, The Australian  /  Comments Off on Journalists’ free alliance advocate calls on minister to use UN ‘leverage’

UNESCO professor of journalism Peter Greste …. posing for a photograph when he was an Al Jazeera journalist in Kibati village, near Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on 7 August 2013. Image: IFEX media freedom Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Australian journalist and academic who spent more than a year in an […]

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Jale Moala: The Fiji coup that started it all

Published By   /  May 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Fiji, Fiji coups, Fiji democracy movement, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Military coups, Military Forces, Military leaders, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Jale Moala: The Fiji coup that started it all

The 14 May 1987 Fiji military coup by Lieutenant-Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka … sparked off the legacy of the so-called “coup culture”. Image: File FLASHBACK: By Jala Moala, a former editor of the Fiji Daily Post, recalls the day of Fiji’s coup. It is the morning of 14 May 1987, just after 10am, and I am […]

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Timorese vote in fresh general election after tense campaign

Published By   /  May 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Dr Mari Alkatiri, Elections, Featured, Infrastructure, José Ramos-Horta, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Timor-Leste, Timor-Leste elections, Xanana Gusmao, Youth  /  Comments Off on Timorese vote in fresh general election after tense campaign

By Michael Leach in Dili After a tense month-long campaign and two rest days, East Timorese cast their votes today in the Timor-Leste’s latest parliamentary elections. With the campaign characterised by considerable bitterness between the major parties, much is at stake. Despite narrowly prevailing at the election just nine months ago, the Fretilin-led minority government […]

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China’s media control threatens Asia-Pacific democracies, says RSF

Published By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Democracy, Global, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, RSF  /  Comments Off on China’s media control threatens Asia-Pacific democracies, says RSF

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Chinese model of state-controlled news and information is being copied in other Asian countries, especially Vietnam and Cambodia, says the Paris-based Reporters Without Borders watchdog in its latest World Press Freedom Index. North Asia’s democracies are struggling to establish themselves as alternative models. Violence against journalists is increasingly worrying in […]

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Watchdog role of media highlighted in USP journalism talk

Published By   /  April 24, 2018  /  Anti-corruption, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Democracy, journalism, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Solomon Islands, University of the South Pacific, USP, Watchdogs  /  Comments Off on Watchdog role of media highlighted in USP journalism talk

Dr Shailendra Singh … “news media is an important and a crucial pillar of democracy.” Image: Solomon Star By Ronald Tito’ona in Honiara Local journalists in the Solomon Islands have been again reminded of their watchdog role by keeping the government accountable in the fight against corruption. Head of the University of South Pacific journalism strand […]

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Public broadcasting and an advocate’s ‘disaster readiness’ revival mission

Published By   /  April 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Better Public Media Trust, David Beatson, Democracy, Digital Media, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, NZ Listener, Online media, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Public broadcasting, Public Trust, Radio, Radio New Zealand, Reports, RNZ, Television  /  Comments Off on Public broadcasting and an advocate’s ‘disaster readiness’ revival mission

TRIBUTE: By Geoff Lealand in Auckland David Beatson, broadcaster, editor, journalist, public intellectual and media visionary, proposed a new, or renewed, role for New Zealand public broadcasting in anticipating and managing risk – such as natural disasters and technological crises, says an academic in his public tribute. Speaking at an inaugural memorial lecture in Ponsonby […]

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How Philippine state surveillance is used as a tool to silence critics

Published By   /  March 23, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Democracy, Featured, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Human Rights, Media, Media censorship, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, state surveillance, Surveillance  /  Comments Off on How Philippine state surveillance is used as a tool to silence critics

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: How Philippine state surveillance is used as a tool to silence critics 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 prone to abuse and is a violation of […]

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