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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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Protests sweep Indonesia over new law criminalising ‘criticism’ of MPs

Published By   /  March 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Contempt of Parliament, Criticism, Featured, freedom of expression, Freedom of speech, Human Rights, Indonesia, justice, Media, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Protests sweep Indonesia over new law criminalising ‘criticism’ of MPs

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Protests sweep Indonesia over new law criminalising ‘criticism’ of MPs Members of the Indonesia Catholic Students Association (PMKRI) place a freedom of speech coffin in front of the Parliament building during a protest in Manila last week. Image: Gun Halilintar/PMKRI By Ryan Dagur in Jakarta […]

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Marites Vitug: Duterte’s dangerously zero idea of independent journalism

Published By   /  March 1, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Censorship, Democracy, dictatorship, Featured, freedom of expression, Malacañang, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, Pia Rañada, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on Marites Vitug: Duterte’s dangerously zero idea of independent journalism

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Marites Vitug: Duterte’s dangerously zero idea of independent journalism ANALYSIS: By Marites Dañguilan Vitug in Manila A year ago, the White House barred some members of the press from attending an informal briefing, a rarity in a country that was regarded as the beacon of […]

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Philippine bishops call for vigilance amid ‘creeping dictatorship’

Published By   /  February 26, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bishops, Civil Society, Culture, Democracy, dictatorship, EDSA, Featured, Ferdinand Marcos, freedom of expression, Human Rights, Indigenous, Innovation, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, People Power, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Religion, Reports  /  Comments Off on Philippine bishops call for vigilance amid ‘creeping dictatorship’

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Philippine bishops call for vigilance amid ‘creeping dictatorship’ By Paterno Esmaquel II in Manila Bishops have called for vigilance in the face of a “creeping dictatorship,” as the Philippines marked the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution yesterday – February 25. Caloocan Bishop […]

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Vanuatu Daily Post: A call to action for endangered Pacific media freedom

Published By   /  February 16, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Dan McGarry, Featured, freedom of expression, justice, Marc Neil-Jones, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Truth, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu Daily Post: A call to action for endangered Pacific media freedom

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Vanuatu Daily Post: A call to action for endangered Pacific media freedom EDITORIAL OPINION: Dan McGarry and Marc Neil-Jones of the Vanuatu Daily Post call for media associations and professionals throughout the Pacific to act to protect their freedom. It’s becoming far too common: Journalists […]

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RSF condemns new gagging threats to outspoken Philippine media outlets

Published By   /  February 8, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Catholic Media Network, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, Featured, freedom of expression, Global, Hacking, Human Rights, justice, Kodao Productions, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, United Nations  /  Comments Off on RSF condemns new gagging threats to outspoken Philippine media outlets

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: RSF condemns new gagging threats to outspoken Philippine media outlets The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) is now organising regular “Black Friday” demonstrations in support of media outlets that have been the victims of government hostility. Image: RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk […]

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New bill would make Australia worst in free world for criminalising journalism

Published By   /  February 2, 2018  /  Anti-terror laws, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Cabinet papers, Criminalisation, Featured, freedom of expression, Human Rights, Journalism is not a crime, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, National security, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Research, Security, Watchdogs  /  Comments Off on New bill would make Australia worst in free world for criminalising journalism

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: New bill would make Australia worst in free world for criminalising journalism Would the ABC’s publication of confidential cabinet documents be in breach of a proposed government bill? Image: Joel Carrett/The Conversation By Dr Johan Lidberg in Melbourne Australia is a world leader in passing […]

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Duterte vs Rappler: Declaration of war against Philippine media?

Published By   /  January 28, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Censorship, Featured, Filipino media, freedom of expression, justice, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, News Media, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on Duterte vs Rappler: Declaration of war against Philippine media?

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Duterte vs Rappler: Declaration of war against Philippine media? 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 popular Manila news website, battles with authorities, news media in the […]

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UN critics join global outrage over Duterte’s Rappler ‘free press’ attack

Published By   /  January 27, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Human Rights, Malou Mangahas, Maria Ressa, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, PCIJ, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Rappler, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on UN critics join global outrage over Duterte’s Rappler ‘free press’ attack

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: UN critics join global outrage over Duterte’s Rappler ‘free press’ attack Rappler’s CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa says that the Philippine government spends a lot of effort to turn journalism into a crime which shouldn’t be the case. Video: Rappler BACKGROUNDER: By David Robie […]

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Indonesian court convicts mining protester over ‘communist’ symbol

Published By   /  January 26, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Communism, Environment, Featured, freedom of expression, Indonesia, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mining, Mining protest, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, political prisoners, Politics, Press Release, Prison, Protest, Protests, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesian court convicts mining protester over ‘communist’ symbol

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Indonesian court convicts mining protester over ‘communist’ symbol Protesters gather in front of Banyuwangi District Court in Indonesia’s East Java province, this week in the freedom of expression case. Image: Yovinus Guntur/BenarNews By Yovinus Guntur in Banyuwangi, Indonesia An Indonesian court has convicted and sentenced […]

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