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A future in journalism in the age of ‘media phobia’ – USP media awards

Published By   /  October 25, 2018  /  Analysis, Arts, David Robie, Editor's Picks, Extrajudicial killings, jamal khashoggi, Journalism awards, Lead, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reporters Sans Frontieres, RSF, Student Press, Students, University of the South Pacific, USP  /  Comments Off on A future in journalism in the age of ‘media phobia’ – USP media awards

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific. – Fiji Sun managing editor business Maraia Vula (middle) flanked by USP Journalism coordinatorDr Shailendra Singh (left), joint winners Koroi Tadulala and Elizabeth Osifeloand Professor David Robie (right). Image: Harry Selmen/Wansolwara Keynote address by Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie at The University of the South […]

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Timor-Leste state media group sacks editor over role on Press Council

Published By   /  October 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Media, Media councils, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Newspapers, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reports, Timor-Leste  /  Comments Off on Timor-Leste state media group sacks editor over role on Press Council

GMN news editor Francisco Simões Belo … elected to represent Timor-Leste journalists in the TL Press Council. Image: RTTL Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The news editor for National Media Group (GMN) in Timor-Leste has been dismissed due to his role as the TL Press Union (TLPU) representative on the country’s Press Council. The International Federation […]

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Vanuatu Daily Post … latest news hot off the free press

Published By   /  October 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Free press, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Newspapers, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Press Release, Printing, publishing, Reports, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu Daily Post … latest news hot off the free press

“How your newspaper gets to you” … Vanuatu Daily Press press rolling with the day’s news. Video: VDP Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Vanuatu Daily Post, only daily newspaper in Vanuatu, and a leading champion of a free press in the South Pacific, has posted a video of its printing press in action in Port […]

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Peter Manning: Despite her good intentions, Michelle Guthrie was never the right fit for the ABC

Published By   /  September 25, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting, Digital Media, Featured, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Peter Manning: Despite her good intentions, Michelle Guthrie was never the right fit for the ABC

Sacked as ABC head … Michelle Guthrie, “wrong choice from the start”. Image: PMC ANALYSIS: By Peter Manning Michelle Guthrie has been badly treated – not by being sacked, but by being hired in the first place. As a former head of ABC TV News and Current Affairs, I met Guthrie several times at functions […]

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Climate change and security big focus for Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru

Published By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Accreditation, APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Barbara Dreaver, Climate, Donald Trump, Environment, Featured, Global, Global Warming, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Paris Agreement, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reports, Text  /  Comments Off on Climate change and security big focus for Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru

Climate change is a major worry to the Pacific Islands and it was the major talking point at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) earlier this month. Barbara Dreaver of Television New Zealand, who was detained and questioned in Nauru, talks to Sri Krishnamurthi of Asia-Pacific Report. Two significant events happened at the 49th Pacific Islands […]

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John Pilger: ‘Hold the front page. The reporters are missing’

Published By   /  September 22, 2018  /  Analysis, Arts, David Robie, Democracy, Editor's Picks, Independent media, john pilger, Lead, Media, media bias, Media Freedom, media integrity, media lens, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release, publishing  /  Comments Off on John Pilger: ‘Hold the front page. The reporters are missing’

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific. – John Pilger … how “fearful ‘democracies’ regress behind a media facade of narcissistic spectacle”.Image: Media Lens By John PilgerForeword to Propaganda Blitz published today.* The death of Robert Parry earlier this year felt like a farewell to the age of the reporter. Parry was “a trailblazer […]

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RSF open letter plea to Suu Kyi for Myanmar journalists’ freedom

Published By   /  September 8, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Atrocities, Featured, Human Rights, Massacres, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, Myanmar, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Nobel Peace Prize, Open letter, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on RSF open letter plea to Suu Kyi for Myanmar journalists’ freedom

RSF open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi … “How are we to understand the sentence passed on these two journalists at the start of the week? What credibility can the rule of law and judicial independence have in Myanmar after this farce?” Image: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Five days after Reuters […]

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Pacific Island leaders tightening the screws on press freedom, dissent

Published By   /  September 5, 2018  /  Analysis, APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Human Rights, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Balance, China, Civil Society, Fairness, Featured, Fiji, Free speech, Indonesia, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Samoa, Sexual abuse  /  Comments Off on Pacific Island leaders tightening the screws on press freedom, dissent

ANALYSIS: The three-hour “detention” of television New Zealand Pacific affairs reporter Barbara Dreaver for “breaking protocols” over interviewing refugees on Nauru. But Josef Benedict reports this is just part of the dismal media freedom scene in the Pacific. At this week’s gathering of key Pacific Island leaders on the Micronesian island of Nauru, conspicuously missing […]

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