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MIL-Evening Report: PNG Facebook ban threat casts shadow over Pacific media freedom

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, English, Evening Report, Facebook, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Freedom of Speech, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Social Media  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: 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 Analytica […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Pacific news journalists grapple with challenges of social media, harsh laws

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Conferences, Cyber-censorship, English, Evening Report, Facebook, Fake News, Featured, Fiji, freedom of expression, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Media, Media Law, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Islands News Association, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PINA, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Social Media, Technology  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Pacific news journalists grapple with challenges of social media, harsh laws

BRIEFING: By Geraldine Panapasa in Suva Like it or not, social media has become part and parcel of almost everyday discussions. Whether it’s talk about the economy or the latest development and trends, large and influential platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn have become the go-to source for news and information. Add […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Juffa accuses O’Neill government of ‘shutting down’ free speech in PNG

By   /  June 5, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, English, Evening Report, Facebook, Featured, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Social Media  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Juffa accuses O’Neill government of ‘shutting down’ free speech in PNG

Oro Govenor Gary Juffa … not just about Facebook, a matter of democracy. Image: PNG Parliament Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Oro Governor Garry Juffa says the people of PNG find it “frightening” and “alarming”  that the Papua New Guinea government is making a move towards shutting down their opportunity to have access to information and […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Keith Jackson: Did dumb just get dumber and Sam Basil dig a hole?

By   /  June 3, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, English, Evening Report, Facebook, Featured, free speech, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Freedom of Speech, Media, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Social Media, Telecommunications  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: 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 OPINION: By Keith Jackson in Noosa Samuel H Basil, the man who might ban Papua […]

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