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Media prize a ‘defeat’ for Australian refugee censorship, says author

Published By   /  October 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Behrouz Boochani, Detention Centres, Editor's Picks, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, justice, Manus Island, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugee Crisis, Refugees, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Media prize a ‘defeat’ for Australian refugee censorship, says author

Behrouz Boochani … Australian government used “systematic censorship” to control refugee information. Image: Hoda Afshar/Behrouz Boochani/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific A refugee journalist detained on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island says winning an Italian award for investigative journalism could end censorship of offshore detention in the Australian media. Behrouz Boochani, who has made a documentary […]

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RSF condemns jail terms for two Myanmar journalists in ‘sham trial’

Published By   /  September 4, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Atrocities, Censorship, Democracy, Featured, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, justice, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Myanmar, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Official secrets, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Trial  /  Comments Off on RSF condemns jail terms for two Myanmar journalists in ‘sham trial’

Turmoil outside the Yangon court at the end of the trial of Kyaw Soe Oo (below) and Wa Lone in Myanmar yesterday. Image: Ye Aung Tha/AFP/RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders has condemned the seven-year prison sentences imposed on two Reuters reporters in the Myanmar city of Yangon yesterday at the end of […]

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RSF condemns Nine-Fairfax merger as threat to media pluralism in Australia

Published By   /  August 2, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Channel Nine, Editor's Picks, Fairfax, Fairfax Media, Featured, Investigative journalism, Media, Media Freedom, Media merger, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Nine Network, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on RSF condemns Nine-Fairfax merger as threat to media pluralism in Australia

There is concern about the editorial independence of The Age newspaper, one of the jewels of the Fairfax Media empire, now that it is to be run by Nine Entertainment. Image: William West /RSF/AFP Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely concerned about pluralism and respect for editorial independence in the new […]

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Nine-Fairfax merger warning for investigative media – and democracy

Published By   /  August 1, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Channel Nine, Democracy, Fairfax, Fairfax Media, Featured, Investigative journalism, Media, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, public interest, Reports, Research  /  Comments Off on Nine-Fairfax merger warning for investigative media – and democracy

If you value the media’s watchdog role in democracy, then the opening words in the deal enabling Channel Nine to acquire Fairfax Media, the biggest single shake-up of the Australian media in more than three decades, ring alarm bells. The opening gambit is an appeal to advertisers, not readers. It promises to enhance “brand” and […]

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‘A cloud over Bukidnon forest’ – the Lumad indigenous rights struggle in Mindanao

Published By   /  April 7, 2018  /  Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Forestry, Front page, Indigenous, Investigative journalism, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Research  /  Comments Off on ‘A cloud over Bukidnon forest’ – the Lumad indigenous rights struggle in Mindanao

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: ‘A cloud over Bukidnon forest’ – the Lumad indigenous rights struggle in Mindanao THE MOOD in the chapel on the outskirts of Malaybalay, capital of Bukidnon province was somber. Six datu (chiefs) and several delegates of the indigenous tribal Lumad people of the region were […]

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WestConnex M4 East violates Australian pollution standards – even before tunnel opens

Published By   /  April 7, 2018  /  Air pollution, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Roading, Super tollways, Transport, WestConnex  /  Comments Off on WestConnex M4 East violates Australian pollution standards – even before tunnel opens

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: WestConnex M4 East violates Australian pollution standards – even before tunnel opens A talk by Dr Paul Torzillo at a meeting of Camperdown Residents against WestConnex on Air Pollution and Impacts on our Health. Video: Spontaneous 45 Since the New South Wales State government was […]

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‘Tenacious’ crusading journalist and editor Pat Booth dies aged 88

Published By   /  February 1, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Editor's Picks, Featured, History, Investigative journalism, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, New Zealand Herald, News, Obituary, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on ‘Tenacious’ crusading journalist and editor Pat Booth dies aged 88

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: ‘Tenacious’ crusading journalist and editor Pat Booth dies aged 88 FLASHBACK: Pat Booth (left) talks to Allan Thomas and Ray Thomas, family members of Arthur Allan Thomas. Image: Auckland Star By Phil Taylor of The New Zealand Herald Crusading newspaperman Pat Booth was driven by […]

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