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Philippine media freedom riskier, traumatic under Duterte, says PCIJ director

By   /  December 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Rule of Law, War on drugs, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Philippine media freedom riskier, traumatic under Duterte, says PCIJ director

By Kendall Hutt in Auckland Being a journalist in the Philippines has become a lot tougher, riskier and traumatic in the face of  President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called “war on drugs” which has seen more than 7000 people killed in the Philippines in the last 18 months, says a leading media researcher and advocate. In a […]

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Pacific Media Centre turns ten, talks media freedom under violent threat

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Human Rights, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Independent media, Indonesia, Journalism Education, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, University media, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Pacific Media Centre turns ten, talks media freedom under violent threat

PCIJ’s Malou Mangahas speaking at the AUT Pacific Media Centre summit “Journalism Under Duress” in Auckland. Image: Kendall Hutt /PMC Auckland University of Technology’s Pacific Media Centre has marked its tenth anniversary with a seminar discussing two of the wider region’s most critical media freedom crises. The “Journalism Under Duress” seminar examined media freedom and […]

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PMC journalists, academics, students and mentors celebrate 10 years

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Gallery, Images, journalism, Journalism Education, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Reports  /  Comments Off on PMC journalists, academics, students and mentors celebrate 10 years

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Participants at the Pacific Media Centre’s 10th anniversary celebration last Thursday held a silent vigil calling for justice for the victims of the 2009 Ampatuan massacre and in protest against the spate of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. Calling for “Justice Now!”, “Never again to martial law” and “Stop the killings”, […]

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Tribute to a NZ media mentor: How Yasmine Ryan taught me how to write

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arab Spring, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Freelance journalism, Global, Investigative journalism, Journalism accuracy, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Obituary, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Reports, War journalism, Yasmine Ryan  /  Comments Off on Tribute to a NZ media mentor: How Yasmine Ryan taught me how to write

Yasmine Ryan, an award-winning New Zealand journalist who died tragically on Thursday, was the first Western journalist to begin writing about the beginning of the Arab Spring in Tunisia in 2011. This video interview was with media commentator Gavin Ellis last month. Video: The Spinoff By Murat Sofuoglu in Istanbul I have no idea how […]

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Philippines reporting risks grow under ‘The Punisher’, says PCIJ advocate

By   /  December 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Colin Peacock, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Human Rights, Malou Mangahas, Media, Media Freedom, Mediawatch, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PCIJ, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Reports  /  Comments Off on Philippines reporting risks grow under ‘The Punisher’, says PCIJ advocate

Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism executive director Malou Mangahas speaking at the Pacific Media Centre’s 10th anniversary media freedom summit at Auckland University of Technology. Image: Khairiah A. Rahman/PMC Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Journalists in the Philippines take their life in their hands doing their job. What was already one of the world’s riskiest places […]

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PMC photojournalism book offers ‘window’ into Pacific culture, issues

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, David Robie, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, pasifika, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Reports  /  Comments Off on PMC photojournalism book offers ‘window’ into Pacific culture, issues

Pacific Media Centre’s 10th anniversary in pictures. Video: Kendall Hutt/PMC By Kendall Hutt in Auckland The Pacific Media Centre kicked off its 10th anniversary celebrations last night with a launch of an investigative photojournalism book. The book, Conflict, Custom & Conscience: Photojournalism and the Pacific Media Centre 2007-2017, was launched by Professor Berrin Yanıkkaya, head […]

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Livestreaming: Journalism under duress in Asia-Pacific

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Freedom of Information, Human Rights, Livestream, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Livestreaming: Journalism under duress in Asia-Pacific

The Pacific Media Centre at Auckland University of Technology is highlighting the threats to media freedom in the Asia-Pacific region in an event today marking its 10th anniversary. Following the International Day of Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists earlier this month, the PMC is hosting two guest speakers in a panel addressing the so-called “war […]

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Media freedom under the spotlight in PMC 10th anniversary event

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Reports, War on drugs, West Papua human rights, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Media freedom under the spotlight in PMC 10th anniversary event

Pacific Media Centre … highlights threats to media freedom in anniversary. Image: PMC Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Threats to media freedom in the Asia-Pacific region are under the spotlight at the Pacific Media Centre’s 10th anniversary event tomorrow. Since 2007, the PMC has examined whether the region is at a tipping point in media freedom […]

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Indonesian double standards over press freedom endanger safety of Papuan journalists

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured story, Front page, Journalist safety, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Research, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Indonesian double standards over press freedom endanger safety of Papuan journalists

Street art posters in support of protecting journalists in a “free media” West Papua in Jakarta, Indonesia, during WPFD2017. Image: David Robie Pacific Media Centre Friday, November 24, 2017 Abstract It was ironical that the most evocative demonstration of freedom of the press in Indonesia since the draconian Suharto era two decades ago was also […]

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Police brutally attack Papuan journalist in Timika, says human rights group

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Journalists, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Police, Politics, Reports, Security, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua Media  /  Comments Off on Police brutally attack Papuan journalist in Timika, says human rights group

Journalist Saldi Hermanto … attacked for making social media criticisms of police conduct in Timika, Papua. Image: Tabloid Jubi Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has condemned a brutal attack against journalist Saldi Hermanto in Timika, Papua, and called for a campaign of letter protests. Hermanto was attacked by the police […]

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IFJ blasts ‘press freedom attack’ on Iranian-Kurdish journalist in PNG

By   /  November 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, arrests, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Detention, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Global, Human Rights, Journalist safety, Journalists, Manus Island, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on IFJ blasts ‘press freedom attack’ on Iranian-Kurdish journalist in PNG

Two PNG police officers led away Behrouz Boochani in handcuffs on Manus Island earlier today. Image: Aziz58825713/Twitter Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) in condemning the reported arrest of Iranian-Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani by Papua New Guinea police earlier today. The IFJ […]

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Philippines under Duterte – acute impunity and fettered information

By   /  November 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Ampatuan massacre, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Freedom of Information, Human Rights, Maguindanao massacre, Massacres, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Security  /  Comments Off on Philippines under Duterte – acute impunity and fettered information

Eight years later, families of the 58 people massacred in Maguindanao – including 32 journalists – continue to wait for justice. Image: UCANews ANALYSIS: By Malou Mangahas in Manila Eight years ago on 23 November 2009, 32 journalists were among the 58 who were killed in what is now known as the Maguindanao Massacre, until […]

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Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 10 November 2017

By   /  November 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Critical Politics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, journalism, Lawsuit, Lead, Legal issues, Media, Media ethics, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Pacific Region  /  Comments Off on Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 10 November 2017

Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 10 November 2017 – Today’s content Editor’s Note: Here below is a list of the main issues currently under discussion in New Zealand and links to media coverage. The Beehive and Parliament Buildings. Below are the links to the items online. The full text of these items are contained […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Winston Peters’ fight against “filthy” politics

By   /  November 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Investigation, journalism, Lawsuit, Lead, Media, Media ethics, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Pacific Region  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Winston Peters’ fight against “filthy” politics

Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Winston Peters’ fight against “filthy” politics Dr Bryce Edwards. No one should have been surprised by Winston Peters taking legal action this week over what he calls “filthy politics”. After all, he signaled before the election that he was determined to use the law to get justice. And although most of […]

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Press freedom fact-finding mission to West Papua faces challenges

By   /  February 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Fact-finding, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Media, Media Freedom, Media safety, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua, World Press Freedom Day  /  Comments Off on Press freedom fact-finding mission to West Papua faces challenges

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The WAN-IFRA fact-finding team present their report. Image: Una Sunarti/WAN-IFRA By Tara Nissl in Jakarta Eight journalists from eight Indonesian media outlets traveled to West Papua earlier this month to investigate media freedom and the safety of journalists in the region, after an international delegation called on Indonesia […]

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Philippines press freedom still under pressure with journalist killings

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Freedom of Information, Human Rights, Impunity, International Press Institute, IPI, Journalist killings, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Philippines press freedom still under pressure with journalist killings

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Florence Peschke Seven months into the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, press freedom remains under pressure in the Philippines. The country has been one of the most dangerous for journalists in recent years – the International Press Institute (IPI) has recorded the deaths of 128 journalists in […]

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Court bars overseas travel for accused Fiji Times publisher

By   /  January 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, communal antagonism, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji Times, Human Rights, incitement, Indigenous, Lawsuit, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nai Lalakai, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports  /  Comments Off on Court bars overseas travel for accused Fiji Times publisher

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts outside court today with editor-in-chief Fred Wesley in the background. Image: FBC News By Tokasa Rainima in Suva Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts’ bail variation application has been dismissed by the Suva High Court. Justice Thushara Rajasinghe told Arts and his lawyer that […]

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The future of media freedom – we can’t take it for granted

By   /  January 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Dan McGarry, Evening Report, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post, World Press Freedom Day  /  Comments Off on The future of media freedom – we can’t take it for granted

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Dan McGarry, media director of the Vanuatu Daily Post Media freedom is everyone’s freedom. We can’t take it for granted. My education in the challenges of reporting the news began in a hurry. I got my first threatening lawyer’s letter less than half an hour after sitting […]

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Vanuatu Daily Post marks 5000 issues – celebrating a pioneer of Pacific media freedom

By   /  January 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Newspapers, Pacific media, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu Daily Post marks 5000 issues – celebrating a pioneer of Pacific media freedom

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Celebration in Port Vila … the Vanuatu Daily Post’s 5000th edition since it was launched 26 years ago. From the Vanuatu Daily Post’s celebration special edition today. Marc Neil-Jones’ newspaper Vanuatu Daily Post celebrates an historic milestone today. We need to remember how it came about. Marc Neil-Jones […]

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