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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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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 Free media week killings underscore crimes of impunity against journalists

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific.A press freedom protest in the Philippines capital of Manila over the latest killing of a radiojournalist this week. Image: RSF By David RobieMONDAY – just three days before today’s World Press Freedom Day – was the deadliest day for news media in Afghanistanin 17 years. The killing […]

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How Philippine state surveillance is used as a tool to silence critics

Published By   /  March 23, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Democracy, Featured, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Human Rights, Media, Media censorship, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, state surveillance, Surveillance  /  Comments Off on How Philippine state surveillance is used as a tool to silence critics

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: How Philippine state surveillance is used as a tool to silence critics BRIEFING: Special report by Jodesz Gavilan and Sofia Tomacruz in Manila Human rights activists say that the conduct of both physical and communication surveillance is prone to abuse and is a violation of […]

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RSF calls on Philippine state to ‘stop hounding’ Rappler in ‘laughable’ move

Published By   /  March 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Featured, Human Rights, justice, Lawsuit, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Press Freedom, Press Release, Rappler, Reports, taxation, United Nations  /  Comments Off on RSF calls on Philippine state to ‘stop hounding’ Rappler in ‘laughable’ move

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: RSF calls on Philippine state to ‘stop hounding’ Rappler in ‘laughable’ move Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Philippine authorities to stop hounding Rappler, after officials confirmed that a previously dismissed defamation action against the independent news website had […]

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‘This isn’t the time to be silent,’ say writers defending Rappler

Published By   /  January 25, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Censorship, Constitution, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PEN, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Press Release, Rappler, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on ‘This isn’t the time to be silent,’ say writers defending Rappler

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: ‘This isn’t the time to be silent,’ say writers defending Rappler Rappler media freedom issue … several Filipino literary writers groups have spoken up after the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to revoke Rappler’s licence to operate. Graphic: Rappler By Jee Y. Geronimo in Manila […]

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