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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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Nauru authorities detain TVNZ Pacific reporter for interviewing refugee

By   /  September 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Censorship, Evening Report, Featured, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru Agreement, Nauru detention centre, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Television  /  Comments Off on Nauru authorities detain TVNZ Pacific reporter for interviewing refugee

TVNZ’s Barbara Dreaver … a respected Pacific correspondent who has reported the region for many years. Image: TVNZ screenshot By RNZ Pacific New Zealand journalist Barbara Dreaver has been detained by authorities in Nauru while covering the Pacific Islands Forum summit, reports Television New Zealand. TVNZ said Dreaver was conducting an interview with a refugee […]

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RSF condemns jail terms for two Myanmar journalists in ‘sham trial’

By   /  September 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Atrocities, Censorship, Democracy, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, Justice, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Myanmar, Official secrets, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Trial  /  Comments Off on RSF condemns jail terms for two Myanmar journalists in ‘sham trial’

Turmoil outside the Yangon court at the end of the trial of Kyaw Soe Oo (below) and Wa Lone in Myanmar yesterday. Image: Ye Aung Tha/AFP/RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders has condemned the seven-year prison sentences imposed on two Reuters reporters in the Myanmar city of Yangon yesterday at the end of […]

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Aid groups call on Pacific leaders to end Nauru refugee ‘stain in region’

By   /  September 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Child refugees, children, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Justice, Manus Island, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugee Crisis, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Aid groups call on Pacific leaders to end Nauru refugee ‘stain in region’

Some of the children in the refugee camp on the island of Nauru. Image: SBS/Rural Australians for Fefugees/File Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Amnesty International has joined 80 other NGOs in urging Pacific leaders to demand the closure of the Australian-funded immigration detention camp on Nauru  when they meet in the Pacific nation next week, reports SBS […]

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Dan McGarry: Fighting for media freedom and truth in the Pacific

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, China, Evening Report, Featured, Justice, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific journalism, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peace Ark, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Dan McGarry: Fighting for media freedom and truth in the Pacific

When the host country Nauru banned the pool broadcaster, ABC, from the Pacific Islands summit set for next month, it was condemned widely for an attack on freedom on the media. Lee Duffield recently paid a visit to Dan McGarry, media director of the Vanuatu Daily Post, who took a lead, declaring his outlet would […]

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Nauru media ban on ABC targets Australian detention centre gag

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, ABC, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Corruption, Detention Centres, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media ban, Media Freedom, Media gag, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Nauru media ban on ABC targets Australian detention centre gag

There has been much wringing of hands over Nauru’s ban on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for next month’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ summit. But, reports Sri Krishnamurthi of Asia Pacific Journalism, even more perplexing is Canberra’s relative silence. MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ

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‘Don’t play with fire’ warning in Samoa’s social media threat

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Blogging, Evening Report, Facebook, Featured, Free speech, Internet, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Online media, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Samoa, Social Media  /  Comments Off on ‘Don’t play with fire’ warning in Samoa’s social media threat

Many Samoans are angry over a threat by the prime minister earlier this year to ban the social media platform Facebook amid growing pressure by politicians and officials across the Pacific against “fundamental freedoms”. Mike Mohr reports for Asia Pacific Journalism in the second of a two-part series on online media. MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ

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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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Pacific Media Centre condemns ‘flagrant’ Nauru ban on ABC at Forum

By   /  July 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asia-Pacific Nius, Australia, Education, Featured story, Front page, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Pacific Media Centre condemns ‘flagrant’ Nauru ban on ABC at Forum

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC The New Zealand-based Pacific Media Centre has condemned the selective ban by the Nauru government in what it says is an authoritarian affront to media freedom in the region. “Clearly the Nauru government is determined to gag any independent efforts to speak truth to power,” […]

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RSF strategic media freedom summit planned for Asia-Pacific

By   /  May 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage  /  Comments Off on RSF strategic media freedom summit planned for Asia-Pacific

Event date and time:  Wednesday, July 4, 2018 – 08:00 – Friday, July 6, 2018 – 17:00 THE PACIFIC MEDIA CENTRE will be participating in a Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Asia Pacific region summit in Paris. RSF is running training courses and assessing its work in the region. Colleagues from Australia, Timor-Leste and the Pacific […]

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