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Nauru, Fiji and Pacific Facebook gags criticised in Asia-Pacific media freedom summit

Published By   /  July 14, 2018  /  Analysis, Arts, Censorship, David Robie, Editor's Picks, Facebook, Fiji, Lead, Media, Media Freedom, media killings, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reporters Sans Frontieres, RSF  /  Comments Off on Nauru, Fiji and Pacific Facebook gags criticised in Asia-Pacific media freedom summit

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific. – [embedded content]Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire talks about the global threat against journalists.Video: Café PacificBy David Robie in ParisWHEN Reporters Without Borders chief Christophe Deloire introduced the Paris-based global media watchdog’s Asia-Pacific press freedom defenders to his overview last week, it was grim listening. First […]

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‘Sick joke’, threats cited in Asia-Pacific declining media freedom summit

Published By   /  July 11, 2018  /  Afghanistan, Ampatuan massacre, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Global, Hong Kong, Human Rights, India, Japan, justice, Media, Media Freedom, Media Freedom Index, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Miloš Zeman, Multimedia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Rappler, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, War on drugs, Warlords  /  Comments Off on ‘Sick joke’, threats cited in Asia-Pacific declining media freedom summit

Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire talks about the global threat against journalists. Video: Café Pacific By David Robie in Paris When Reporters Without Borders chief Christophe Deloire introduced the Paris-based global media watchdog’s Asia-Pacific press freedom defenders to his overview last week, it was grim listening. First up in RSF’s catalogue of crimes and […]

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Duterte says as ‘parent of nation,’ he can order detention of ‘tambays’

Published By   /  June 23, 2018  /  APR, arrests, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Featured, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Killings, Loitering, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Police brutality, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Tambays, Youth  /  Comments Off on Duterte says as ‘parent of nation,’ he can order detention of ‘tambays’

‘Father of the nation’ President Rodrigo Duterte defends his order against loiterers. Image: Malacañang By Pia Ranada in Manila President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has cited the power of the state to act as parents of persons needing protection as a defence of his order against “tambays” (loiterers). “Of course, I can accost you. […]

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‘Fake news’ and millennials’ lack of media judgment a challenge, says leading Indian academic

Published By   /  June 12, 2018  /  AMIC, AMIC2018, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, community journalism, Education, Fake news, Featured, Global, India, Innovation, Journalism Education, Media, media education, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Millennials, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Social justice, Social Media  /  Comments Off on ‘Fake news’ and millennials’ lack of media judgment a challenge, says leading Indian academic

By David Robie in Manipal, India “Fake news” combined with a lack of critical media judgment by many in the millennial generation is a major challenge to democracies across the world, says a leading Indian communication academic. Speaking at the 26th annual conference of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) conference with the […]

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Duterte holding bilateral talks with PNG prime minister O’Neill

Published By   /  May 16, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Diplomacy, Education, Featured, Filipino diaspora, Health care, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Duterte holding bilateral talks with PNG prime minister O’Neill

Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O’Neill being welcomed on a state visit to the Philippines in Manila yesterday. Image: Loop PNG By Rosalie Coz in Manila President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines was due to hold bilateral talks later today with Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O’Neill who arrived in Manila yesterday on […]

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Journalists’ free alliance advocate calls on minister to use UN ‘leverage’

Published By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Democracy, Featured, freedom of expression, Global, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Myanmar, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Reuters, The Australian  /  Comments Off on Journalists’ free alliance advocate calls on minister to use UN ‘leverage’

UNESCO professor of journalism Peter Greste …. posing for a photograph when he was an Al Jazeera journalist in Kibati village, near Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on 7 August 2013. Image: IFEX media freedom Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Australian journalist and academic who spent more than a year in an […]

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‘Sword of Damocles’ condemned after Philippines judges oust chief justice

Published By   /  May 13, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Constitution, Constitutional justice, Impeachment, justice, Legal issues, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Supreme Court, Sword of Damocles  /  Comments Off on ‘Sword of Damocles’ condemned after Philippines judges oust chief justice

Ousted … Philippines Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno waves to supporters the day she returned to the Supreme Court on May 9, 2018, after two months on leave. Image: Maria Tan/Rappler By Ralf Rivas in Manila After the ousting of the Philippines’ Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the six justices who voted against the quo […]

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PMC director condemns ‘targeting’ of journalists and silence on West Papua

Published By   /  May 5, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Civil Society, David Robie, Featured, Free West Papua, freedom of expression, Indonesia, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Vietnam, West Papua, World Press Freedom Day, WPFD2017  /  Comments Off on PMC director condemns ‘targeting’ of journalists and silence on West Papua

By Jean Bell in Auckland An alarming number of “targeted” journalists being killed and West Papua media for independence were just some of the topics covered in wide-ranging seminar by the director of the Pacific Media Centre last night. Professor David Robie called for the media, universities and journalism schools to take their Pacific “backyard” […]

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Journalists talk press freedom – ‘be afraid, but do the job’

Published By   /  May 4, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Conflict reporting, Featured, Journalism is not a crime, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Threats, World Press Freedom Day, World Press Freedom Index  /  Comments Off on Journalists talk press freedom – ‘be afraid, but do the job’

In this World Press Freedom Day video, Filipino journalists Ed Lingao, Jason Gutierrez, Inday Espina-Varona, Ezra Acayan, and JC Gotinga speak about facing threats against the press, and why it’s important to keep reporting. Video: Rappler By Patricia Evangelista in Manila The threat against press freedom, say local journalists in the Philippines, one of the […]

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Free media week killings underscore crimes impunity against journalists

Published By   /  May 3, 2018  /  Afghanistan, Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, China, Featured, Fiji, Health and Fitness, Indonesia, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua, World Press Freedom Day, World Press Freedom Index  /  Comments Off on Free media week killings underscore crimes impunity against journalists

The media freedom monitoring group Reporters Without Borders details how it has trained journalists in Afghanistan to be aware of double suicide bomb attacks. Video: Euronews BRIEFING: By David Robie Monday – just three days before today’s World Press Freedom Day – was the deadliest day for news media in Afghanistan in 17 years. The […]

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