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Report fake page to Facebook plea from Fiji Times editor

Published By   /  November 13, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Elections, Fake news, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Report fake page to Facebook plea from Fiji Times editor

Fiji Times appeals to readers on its website today to report the fake page to Facebook. Image: PMC Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Fiji Times has appealed to readers to report a fake Facebook account purporting to be the official page of the daily newspaper. In a message posted on the newspaper’s website today, editor-in-chief […]

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Solomon Islands students impressive at 18th USP journalism awards

Published By   /  October 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Featured, Fiji, Journalism awards, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific media, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Student journalists, University of the South Pacific, USP, Youth  /  Comments Off on Solomon Islands students impressive at 18th USP journalism awards

Fiji Sun managing editor business Maraia Vula (middle) flanked by USP Journalism coordinator Dr Shailendra Singh (left), joint winners Koroi Tadulala and Elizabeth Osifelo and Professor David Robie (right). Image: Harrisson Selmen/Wansolwara By Wansolwara Staff Solomon Islands student journalists impressed at the annual University of the South Pacific media awards marking the 50th year of […]

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Next ABC chief must be advocate for public broadcasting, says MEAA

Published By   /  September 24, 2018  /  ABC, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting, MEAA, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Next ABC chief must be advocate for public broadcasting, says MEAA

Dumped ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie … her term will be remembered for “historically low” funding, redundancies. Image: SBS Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The next managing director of the ABC must be prepared to fight for better funding and independence, and to champion public broadcasting in a hostile political environment, says the union representing the […]

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Stick to our Forum visa rules, Nauru warns media via Twitter

Published By   /  September 5, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Barbara Dreaver, Featured, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Stick to our Forum visa rules, Nauru warns media via Twitter

Detained, released and now reinstated TVNZ Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver … Nauru government “displeased” with NZ reporting on the refugee issue. Image: Barbara Dreaver/Twitter By RNZ Pacific The Nauru government has taken to Twitter to warn journalists they are not above the law as they cover the Pacific Islands Forum. Journalists covering the Forum are […]

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TVNZ Pacific reporter released after being detained in Nauru

Published By   /  September 4, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PIF, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on TVNZ Pacific reporter released after being detained in Nauru

Television New Zealand Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver tells media of her three-hour detention by Nauru police after interviewing a refugee today. Her was stripped of her Forum accreditation. Video: RNZ Pacific Pool By RNZ Pacific Journalist Barbara Dreaver has been released after being detained in Nauru today while covering the Pacific Islands Forum summit, reports […]

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Nauru authorities detain TVNZ Pacific reporter for interviewing refugee

Published By   /  September 4, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Censorship, Featured, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru Agreement, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Television  /  Comments Off on Nauru authorities detain TVNZ Pacific reporter for interviewing refugee

TVNZ’s Barbara Dreaver … a respected Pacific correspondent who has reported the region for many years. Image: TVNZ screenshot By RNZ Pacific New Zealand journalist Barbara Dreaver has been detained by authorities in Nauru while covering the Pacific Islands Forum summit, reports Television New Zealand. TVNZ said Dreaver was conducting an interview with a refugee […]

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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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Aid groups call on Pacific leaders to end Nauru refugee ‘stain in region’

Published By   /  September 1, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Child refugees, Children, Development, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, justice, Manus Island, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugee Crisis, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Aid groups call on Pacific leaders to end Nauru refugee ‘stain in region’

Some of the children in the refugee camp on the island of Nauru. Image: SBS/Rural Australians for Fefugees/File Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Amnesty International has joined 80 other NGOs in urging Pacific leaders to demand the closure of the Australian-funded immigration detention camp on Nauru  when they meet in the Pacific nation next week, reports SBS […]

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Graphic Fiji crash images highlight need for social media education

Published By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Accidents, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Featured, Fiji, Graphic images, Human Rights, Media, media education, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Security, Social Media  /  Comments Off on Graphic Fiji crash images highlight need for social media education

The Raiova family lay flowers at the accident site at Nabou, Nadroga, last week which has now claimed the lives of seven Fijians. They hoped to fulfil the wishes of their daughter, Paulini Raiova, 16, who had hoped all along to visit the site and pay respect after having witnessed on social media the wreckage […]

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ABC’s shortwave cutback ‘weakens thin link’ for Pacific, says PMC

Published By   /  August 9, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Broadcasting, Broadcasting review, Development, Development Communication, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on ABC’s shortwave cutback ‘weakens thin link’ for Pacific, says PMC

Australian broadcasting cutbacks “sorry loss to people and cultures” in the Pacific. Image: ABC Pacific Beat By Leilani Sitagata of Pacific Media Watch The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s cutback in services to the Asia-Pacific region has “weakened the thin link” that many parts of the region have with the “outside world”, says the Pacific Media Centre. […]

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