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David Robie – Free media week killings underscore crimes of impunity against journalists

Published By   /  May 3, 2018  /  Analysis, Arts, David Robie, Editor's Picks, Extrajudicial killings, freedom of expression, ifj, Journalist safety, Lead, Media, Media Freedom, media killings, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reporters Sans Frontieres, RSF, UNESCO, World Press Freedom Day  /  Comments Off on David Robie – Free media week killings underscore crimes of impunity against journalists

Article by Professor David Robie (Café Pacific.) MONDAY – just three days before today’s World Press Freedom Day – was the deadliest day for news media in Afghanistan in 17 years. The killing of nine journalists and media workers among 26 people who died in dual suicide bomb attacks in Kabul was the worst day for the press since the fall […]

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Free media week killings underscore crimes of impunity against journalists

Published By   /  May 3, 2018  /  Analysis, Arts, David Robie, Editor's Picks, Extrajudicial killings, freedom of expression, ifj, Journalist safety, Lead, Media, Media Freedom, media killings, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reporters Sans Frontieres, RSF, UNESCO, World Press Freedom Day  /  Comments Off on Free media week killings underscore crimes of impunity against journalists

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific.A press freedom protest in the Philippines capital of Manila over the latest killing of a radiojournalist this week. Image: RSF By David RobieMONDAY – just three days before today’s World Press Freedom Day – was the deadliest day for news media in Afghanistanin 17 years. The killing […]

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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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The Ben Bohane photo that Facebook censored on an article about Indonesia

Published By   /  April 24, 2018  /  Analysis, Arts, ben bohane, Censorship, China, David Robie, Editor's Picks, Facebook, Indonesia, internet censorship, Lead, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post, West Papua  /  Comments Off on The Ben Bohane photo that Facebook censored on an article about Indonesia

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific.The original version of this photo, of West Papuan nambas (traditional penis gourds), which was publishedin the weekend edition of the family newspaper Vanuatu Daily Post and then by Asia Pacific Report,was deemed to have breached Facebook’s “community standards”. The photo was by award-winningphotojournalist Ben Bohane, who lives […]

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Ben Bohane: China? No, let’s face the elephant in the Pacific room

Published By   /  April 23, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, China, Editor's Picks, Featured, Free West Papua, Global, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Media, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Ben Bohane: China? No, let’s face the elephant in the Pacific room

BRIEFING: By Ben Bohane in Port Vila China … China … China … All the talk is of increasing Chinese influence in our region. But this is to wilfully see past the elephant in the room. Contrary to most commentary, the biggest destabilising player in Melanesia over the past five years is not China but […]

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Chinese ‘baseless rumour’, Nauru ‘justice’ for refugees and Fiji diabetes

Published By   /  April 23, 2018  /  95bfm, Analysis, Arts, David Robie, Diabetes, Editor's Picks, Health, Injustice, Lead, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Radio, Southern Cross, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Chinese ‘baseless rumour’, Nauru ‘justice’ for refugees and Fiji diabetes

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific.David Robie talks on 95bFM about current Pacific issues Reuben McLaren of 95bFM talks to Professor David Robie, director of the PacificMedia Centre at Auckland University of Technology, on the centre’s Southern Cross radio programme. David speaks about various upheavals around the Pacific, including the alleged Chinese military […]

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