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Media freedom commentators condemn Nauru ‘gag’ actions

Published By   /  September 5, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Media freedom commentators condemn Nauru ‘gag’ actions

Television New Zealand Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver talks to media in Nauru yesterday following her release after being detained by police for almost four hours. Image: RNZ Pacific By RNZ Morning Report New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrived today for the leader’s retreat at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru where she is expected […]

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PNG Facebook ban threat casts shadow over Pacific media freedom

Published By   /  August 9, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Facebook, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Freedom of speech, 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  /  Comments Off on PNG Facebook ban threat casts shadow over Pacific media freedom

Papua New Guinea threatened to temporarily ban Facebook earlier this year. With the APEC conference looming in November, the question remains whether this was an attack on freedom of speech. Jessica Marshall of Asia-Pacific Journalism reports in a two-part series on the Pacific internet.In March, it was revealed that the data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica […]

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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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Vanuatu Daily Post editor wins top award for leadership among women

Published By   /  March 24, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Awards, Freedom of Information, Gender, Hanson Mataskelekele Award, Human Rights, Jane Joshua, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post, Women leaders  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu Daily Post editor wins top award for leadership among women

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Vanuatu Daily Post editor wins top award for leadership among women Vanuatu Daily Post editor Jane Joshua … winner of this year’s Hanson Mataskelekele award for leadership among women. Image: Dan McGarry/Vanuatu Daily Post Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Vanuatu Daily Post editor Jane Joshua, a […]

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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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Journalism under duress in Asia-Pacific – an introduction

Published By   /  December 1, 2017  /  Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured story, Freedom of Information, Front page, Journalist killings, Killings, Media, Media Freedom, Melanesia, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Special Report, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Journalism under duress in Asia-Pacific – an introduction

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Journalism under duress in Asia-Pacific – an introduction When the Pacific Media Centre was founded at AUT a decade ago in October 2007 — and launched by Laumanuvao Winnie Laban while she was Minister of Pacific Island Affairs – the region faced a turbulent era. […]

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Livestreaming: Journalism under duress in Asia-Pacific

Published By   /  November 30, 2017  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Freedom of Information, Human Rights, Livestream, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Livestreaming: Journalism under duress in Asia-Pacific

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Livestreaming: Journalism under duress in Asia-Pacific The Pacific Media Centre at Auckland University of Technology is highlighting the threats to media freedom in the Asia-Pacific region in an event today marking its 10th anniversary. Following the International Day of Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists earlier […]

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