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Media freedom in Pacific a growing challenge, says journalism academic

By   /  December 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, EMTV, EMTV News, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, Journalism Education, KB, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Social Issues, Social justice  /  Comments Off on Media freedom in Pacific a growing challenge, says journalism academic

EMTV journalist Scott Waide … “Papua New Guinea is a democracy and the media is free to hold those in authority to account.” Image: PMC By Blessen Tom Pacific media freedom and ignorance of Pacific issues by mainstream media in New Zealand are growing challenges for the region, says a journalism academic “There are so […]

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Stop harassing Rappler, media advocacy groups tell Duterte

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Freedom of Information, Global, KB, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Rappler, Reports, tax evasion  /  Comments Off on Stop harassing Rappler, media advocacy groups tell Duterte

Two global media freedom advocacy groups accuse the Philippine government of trying to “silence” Rappler and its journalists. Image: Rappler Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) have written a joint open letter to the prosecutor-general of the Philippines calling for an end to the orchestrated harassment […]

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Trauma research on TV journalists covering killings revealed in Pacific Journalism Review

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Journalist killings, Journalist safety, Journalists, KB, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, Security, Timor-Leste, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Trauma research on TV journalists covering killings revealed in Pacific Journalism Review

Part of the cover of the latest Pacific Journalism Review. Image: © Fernando G Sepe Jr/ABS-CBN Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The statistics globally are chilling. And the Asia-Pacific region bears the brunt of the killing of journalists with impunity disproportionately. Revelations in research published in the latest edition of Pacific Journalism Review on the trauma […]

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Bryan Kramer: Who was culprit behind O’Neill government revenge on Waide?

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, EMTV, EMTV News, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, KB, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Television  /  Comments Off on Bryan Kramer: Who was culprit behind O’Neill government revenge on Waide?

Revenge against one of PNG’s leading journalists Scott Waide, says opposition MP for Madang = Bryan Kramer. Image: Bryan Kramer Facebook COMMENT: By Bryan Kramer, MP for Madang Papua New Guinea’s O’Neill government has taken revenge against senior EMTV Reporter Scott Waide, who was suspended over his broadcasting of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s […]

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PNG Media Council says bring back Waide – stop attacking free media

By   /  November 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, Maserati, Maseratis, Media, Media Council of PNG, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Newshub, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Television  /  Comments Off on PNG Media Council says bring back Waide – stop attacking free media

NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as she appeared on the “negative” EMTV News during APEC – she refused to ride in a Maserati luxury sedan and criticised the funding. Image: PMC screenshot from EMTV News Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Media Council of PNG has called on the board and management of Media NiuginiLimited to […]

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Open letter from MP for Wabag: EMTV move ‘dictatorship before our eyes’

By   /  November 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, dictatorship, DJF, EMTV, EMTV News, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Internet, KB, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, scott waide, Television  /  Comments Off on Open letter from MP for Wabag: EMTV move ‘dictatorship before our eyes’

Papua New Guinean journalists at APEC 2018 … “freedom of speech and expression are a fundamental right … and entrenched in the constitution”. Image: Loop PNG OPINION: By Dr Lino Jeremaih Tom, MP for Wabag The suspension of EMTV deputy news editor Scott Waide has brought us to a new low in Papua New Guinea’s […]

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Scott Waide: PNGFM news boss calls for investigations, penalties for troops who assaulted journalists

By   /  November 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Assault, Crime, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, KB, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Police brutality, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Scott Waide: PNGFM news boss calls for investigations, penalties for troops who assaulted journalists

Parliament Haus in Waigani … scene of the reported assault against PNGFM journalists. Image Scott Waide’s blog Scott Waide’s blog highlights an open letter by Genesis Ketan, director of news, PNGFM: As director of News for PNGFM, I am very disappointed at the manner at which two of my reporters – one male and one […]

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A future in journalism in the age of ‘media phobia’ – USP media awards

By   /  October 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, David Robie, DJF, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, jamal khashoggi, Journalism awards, KB, KB, Lead, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Reporters Sans Frontieres, RSF, Student Press, students, University of the South Pacific, USP  /  Comments Off on A future in journalism in the age of ‘media phobia’ – USP media awards

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific. – Fiji Sun managing editor business Maraia Vula (middle) flanked by USP Journalism coordinatorDr Shailendra Singh (left), joint winners Koroi Tadulala and Elizabeth Osifeloand Professor David Robie (right). Image: Harry Selmen/Wansolwara Keynote address by Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie at The University of the South […]

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Timor-Leste state media group sacks editor over role on Press Council

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, KB, KB, Media, Media councils, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Newspapers, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, 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

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Free press, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Newspapers, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, 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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Peter Manning: Despite her good intentions, Michelle Guthrie was never the right fit for the ABC

By   /  September 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting, Digital Media, Evening Report, Featured, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Peter Manning: Despite her good intentions, Michelle Guthrie was never the right fit for the ABC

Sacked as ABC head … Michelle Guthrie, “wrong choice from the start”. Image: PMC ANALYSIS: By Peter Manning Michelle Guthrie has been badly treated – not by being sacked, but by being hired in the first place. As a former head of ABC TV News and Current Affairs, I met Guthrie several times at functions […]

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Climate change and security big focus for Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, accreditation, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Barbara Dreaver, Climate, Donald Trump, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Global Warming, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Paris Agreement, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, 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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John Pilger: ‘Hold the front page. The reporters are missing’

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, David Robie, Democracy, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Independent media, john pilger, Lead, media bias, Media Freedom, media integrity, media lens, MIL NZ OSI, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Publishing  /  Comments Off on John Pilger: ‘Hold the front page. The reporters are missing’

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific. – John Pilger … how “fearful ‘democracies’ regress behind a media facade of narcissistic spectacle”.Image: Media Lens By John PilgerForeword to Propaganda Blitz published today.* The death of Robert Parry earlier this year felt like a farewell to the age of the reporter. Parry was “a trailblazer […]

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RSF open letter plea to Suu Kyi for Myanmar journalists’ freedom

By   /  September 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Atrocities, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Massacres, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Myanmar, Nobel Peace Prize, Open letter, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on RSF open letter plea to Suu Kyi for Myanmar journalists’ freedom

RSF open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi … “How are we to understand the sentence passed on these two journalists at the start of the week? What credibility can the rule of law and judicial independence have in Myanmar after this farce?” Image: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Five days after Reuters […]

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Pacific Island leaders tightening the screws on press freedom, dissent

By   /  September 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Human Rights, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Balance, China, Civil Society, Evening Report, fairness, Featured, Fiji, Free speech, Indonesia, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, 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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Media freedom commentators condemn Nauru ‘gag’ actions

By   /  September 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Media freedom commentators condemn Nauru ‘gag’ actions

Television New Zealand Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver talks to media in Nauru yesterday following her release after being detained by police for almost four hours. Image: RNZ Pacific By RNZ Morning Report New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrived today for the leader’s retreat at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru where she is expected […]

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TVNZ Pacific reporter released after being detained in Nauru

By   /  September 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Zealand, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PIF, PMC Reportage, Politics, 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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