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PNG Facebook ban threat casts shadow over Pacific media freedom

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Evening Report, Facebook, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Freedom of speech, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Social Media  /  Comments Off on PNG Facebook ban threat casts shadow over Pacific media freedom

Papua New Guinea threatened to temporarily ban Facebook earlier this year. With the APEC conference looming in November, the question remains whether this was an attack on freedom of speech. Jessica Marshall of Asia-Pacific Journalism reports in a two-part series on the Pacific internet. In March, it was revealed that the data analytics firm Cambridge […]

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Keith Jackson: Did dumb just get dumber and Sam Basil dig a hole?

By   /  June 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, Evening Report, Facebook, Featured, Free speech, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Freedom of speech, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Social Media, Telecommunications  /  Comments Off on Keith Jackson: Did dumb just get dumber and Sam Basil dig a hole?

A near confrontation on the floor of Parliament on Friday, with the Papua New Guinea Opposition walking out in protest over the referral of Madang MP Bryan Kramer, to the Parliamentary Privileges Committee following a Facebook posting. Video: EMTV News MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ

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Protests sweep Indonesia over new law criminalising ‘criticism’ of MPs

By   /  March 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Contempt of Parliament, Criticism, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Freedom of speech, Human Rights, Indonesia, Justice, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Protests sweep Indonesia over new law criminalising ‘criticism’ of MPs

Members of the Indonesia Catholic Students Association (PMKRI) place a freedom of speech coffin in front of the Parliament building during a protest in Manila last week. Image: Gun Halilintar/PMKRI By Ryan Dagur in Jakarta A wave of protests has swept Indonesia in recent days after legislation criminalising criticism of lawmakers took effect last week. […]

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Endangered – the frontline journalism of outrage

By   /  January 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Book Reviews, Evening Report, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Freedom of speech, Global, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Reviews, Security, Telecommunications  /  Comments Off on Endangered – the frontline journalism of outrage

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz War Reporters, a short video launched by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) last year to honour journalists facing “danger zones”. Its release coincided with the publication of RSF’s 50th book in the “100 photos for press freedom” series – this one dedicated to the work of Robert Capa. REVIEW: […]

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Why the ‘treason’ arrests in Indonesia are a worry for Asia-Pacific

By   /  December 7, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Blasphemy, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Freedom of speech, Human Rights, Impeachment, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Muslim, Pacific Media Centre, People Power, PMC Reportage, Race relations, Reports, Thailand, Treason  /  Comments Off on Why the ‘treason’ arrests in Indonesia are a worry for Asia-Pacific

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Abdul Qowi Bastian Sri Bintang Pamungkas was arrested in his home in Cibubur, in the outskirts of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, on early Friday morning, December 2. The civil society leader of People Power Indonesia 2016 – a group that aims to repeal the constitution before it is […]

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Political parties need permits, say Fiji Police

By   /  November 7, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji politics, Freedom of speech, Human Rights, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Political parties need permits, say Fiji Police

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Chief operations assistant commissioner of Police, Rusiate Tudravu, says that even those in government will need to require a permit and all circumstances are thoroughly considered before the granting of a permit. Image: FijiTV Police in Fiji have advised political parties that they would need a permit if […]

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