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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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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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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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Fiji Times Four ‘relieved’ sedition newspaper freedom ordeal is over

Published By   /  May 23, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Press Release, Race relations, Reports, Sedition  /  Comments Off on Fiji Times Four ‘relieved’ sedition newspaper freedom ordeal is over

Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts waves to supporters and the media after he and two senior officials of the newspaper and a letter writer were acquitted of sedition charges in the Suva High Court yesterday. With him is a Fiji Times director, Rajesh Patel (left). Image: Jovesa Naisua/Fji Times By Geraldine Panapasa, editor-in-chief of Wansolwara […]

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Tuilaepa accuses Pohiva of being ‘jello’ over Samoan press freedom

Published By   /  May 11, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reports, Samoa, Samoa Observer, Tonga, Tonga Broadcasting Commission, World Press Freedom Index  /  Comments Off on Tuilaepa accuses Pohiva of being ‘jello’ over Samoan press freedom

Tongan Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva … something “odd” with the world press freedom rankings. Image: Samoa Observer By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielelgaoi has accused his Tongan counterpart ‘Akilisi Pohiva of being “jello” – jealous – of Samoa’s media freedom ranking. Tuilaepa made the comment in response to Pohiva questioning Samoa’s ranking on […]

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‘Time of anxiety’ – a depressing new normal for local journalists in conflict zones

Published By   /  May 9, 2018  /  Afghanistan, Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Journalist killings, Journalist safety, Kabul, Media, Media fixers, Media Freedom, Media workers, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reports, Suicide Bomber, Western media  /  Comments Off on ‘Time of anxiety’ – a depressing new normal for local journalists in conflict zones

Afghan journalists light candles to remember the local reporters killed in last week’s Kabul bomb blast. Image: Hedayatullah Amid/EPA/The Conversation By Colleen Murrell in Melbourne For journalists who cover Afghanistan, the bombing that killed nine local reporters last week in Kabul was a sober reminder of the dangers the media continue to face in the […]

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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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Student journalists speak up – not all glamour but risky in ‘real world’

Published By   /  May 4, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Featured, Fiji, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reports, Student journalism, Student journalists, Student Press, World Press Freedom Day, Youth  /  Comments Off on Student journalists speak up – not all glamour but risky in ‘real world’

Student journalists Iliesa Moceituba (left) speaks to Carolyn Kitione at the University of the South Pacific’s World Press Freedom Day seminar yesterday. Image: Wansolwara By Laiseana Nasiga in Suva Final-year student journalists at the University of the South Pacific took centre stage at this year’s World Press Freedom Day celebrations in Fiji by participating in […]

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David Robie – Free media week killings underscore crimes of impunity against journalists

Published By   /  May 3, 2018  /  Analysis, Arts, David Robie, Editor's Picks, Extrajudicial killings, freedom of expression, ifj, Journalist safety, Lead, Media, Media Freedom, media killings, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reporters Sans Frontieres, RSF, UNESCO, World Press Freedom Day  /  Comments Off on David Robie – Free media week killings underscore crimes of impunity against journalists

Article by Professor David Robie (Café Pacific.) MONDAY – just three days before today’s World Press Freedom Day – was the deadliest day for news media in Afghanistan in 17 years. The killing of nine journalists and media workers among 26 people who died in dual suicide bomb attacks in Kabul was the worst day for the press since the fall […]

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