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MIL-Evening Report: Critics see Fiji’s Online Safety Act as ‘Trojan horse’ for online censors

By   /  January 23, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, CTF, Cyber Security, Cyber-censorship, Cyber-crime laws, Cyberbullying, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Internet, KB, Media, Media Law, MIL OSI, Online safety, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Science-Technology  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Critics see Fiji’s Online Safety Act as ‘Trojan horse’ for online censors

By Mong Palatino of Global Voices Fiji’s Online Safety Act took effect this month amid concerns that it will be used to censor the internet. The law was passed in May 2018 two months after the Attorney-General’s office submitted it for Parliament deliberation. The government deemed it necessary to make the internet a safe space […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Sacked head of Timor-Leste state broadcaster claims ‘political axe’

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, KB, Lusa News, Media, Media censorship, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, RTTL, Television, Timor-Leste, Timor-Leste Radio and Television  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Sacked head of Timor-Leste state broadcaster claims ‘political axe’

Ousted Timorese RTTL television chief fought hard to prevent political pressure on his journalists. Video: RTTLEP Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The former president of of Timor-Leste’s public television network says he has been sacked for political reasons. Gil da Costa was removed this month from the post of chairperson of the board of directors of […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Open letter from MP for Wabag: EMTV move ‘dictatorship before our eyes’

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

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 downward spiral. Freedom of speech and expression are a fundamental constitutional right entrenched in the constitution, are pillars of democracy and this suspension is a breach […]

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MIL-Evening Report: RSF condemns Chinese exclusion of journalists at APEC side events

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, China, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, KB, Media, Media censorship, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: RSF condemns Chinese exclusion of journalists at APEC side events

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the discrimination practised by the Chinese delegation against local and international media at the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) held last weekend in Papua New Guinea and attended by President Xi Jinping. During the APEC leaders summit, held from November 17-18 in Port […]

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MIL-OSI NGOs: Singapore: Government harassment of news editor for critical article must end

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  AM-NC, Amnesty International, Censorship, CTF, DJF, English, KB, MIL OSI, NGOs, Non Government Organisations, Non Government Organizations - MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Singapore  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI NGOs: Singapore: Government harassment of news editor for critical article must end

Source: Amnesty International – A news editor facing a criminal investigation over an article that criticised the Singapore government is the latest victim of an escalating crackdown on freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said today. The Singapore police yesterday raided the home of Terry Xu, editor-in-chief of news site The Online Citizen […]

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