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MIL-Evening Report: Philippine website editor Maria Ressa held on ‘cyber libel’ charge

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Criminal defamation, CTF, Cyber libel, Cyber-censorship, Cyber-crime laws, Defamation, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Rappler, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Philippine website editor Maria Ressa held on ‘cyber libel’ charge

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Paris-based global media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned yesterday’s arrest of Maria Ressa, editor of the independent Manila-based news website Rappler, on a “cyber libel” (defamation) charge. It is referring the Philippine government’s “repeated persecution” of this journalist and her website to the United Nations Secretary-General. Chosen […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Samoan police arrest anti-government blogger ‘King Faipopo’

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Blogging, Criminal libel, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, KB, Media, Media Freedom, Media Law, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Samoa  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Samoan police arrest anti-government blogger ‘King Faipopo’

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Samoan anti-government blogger Malele Paulo has been arrested, reports RNZ Pacific. Malele, who uses the pseudonym “King Faipopo”, is being held in police custody. RNZ reported Malele had been charged with making threatening social media statements towards the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, under a new criminal libel law. Malele, who […]

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MIL-Evening Report: No progress on press freedom, impunity under Jokowi’s watch

By   /  February 10, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Joko Widodo, KB, Media, Media Freedom, Media Freedom Index, Media Law, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, press freedom, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: No progress on press freedom, impunity under Jokowi’s watch

By Dieqy Hasbi Widhana in Jakarta Indonesia’s National Press Day (HPN), which falls on February 9 – yesterday, is a reminder of the murder of Radar Bali journalist Anak Agung Gede Prabangsa in 2009. Based on the results of an investigation by the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), which was later published under the title […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Philippine website accused in ‘absurd’ seven-year-old media libel case

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Criminal defamation, Criminal libel, CTF, Defamation, Digital Media, DJF, English, Evening Report, Human Rights, KB, Media, Media Freedom, Media Freedom Index, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Philippine website accused in ‘absurd’ seven-year-old media libel case

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the latest “absurd charges” that the Philippine Justice Department is planning to bring against the news website Rappler – this time libel charges in connection with an article posted in 2012 – and has called for the case to be dismissed. The Justice Department has […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Vietnamese blogger critic missing and feared ‘kidnapped’ in Bangkok

By   /  February 7, 2019  /  Abduction, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Citizen Journalist, CTF, Cyber-censorship, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Internet, KB, Kidnapping, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, press freedom, Reportage, Reports, Vietnam, World Press Freedom Index  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Vietnamese blogger critic missing and feared ‘kidnapped’ in Bangkok

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Thai authorities to shed all possible light on the disappearance of Truong Duy Nhat, a famous Vietnamese blogger who went missing in Bangkok last month, one day after going to the local office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to apply for […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Timor-Leste Press Council condemns ‘crime’ against public broadcaster

By   /  February 3, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Human Rights, Justice, KB, Media, Media Councils, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, press freedom, Reportage, Reports, Timor-Leste, Timor-Leste Radio and Television, World Press Freedom Index  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Timor-Leste Press Council condemns ‘crime’ against public broadcaster

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Timor-Leste’s Press Council (TLPC) has strongly condemned political interference in the country’s public broadcasting service (RTTL) newsroom where political-appointed advisors for the president of RTTL have interfered in its coverage. During a press conference at the TLPC’s offices in Dili, chairperson Virgílio Guterres said it was the first political interference in […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Media freedom in Pacific a growing challenge, says journalism academic

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

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 many issues in the Pacific that are simply ignored by the mainstream media,” Pacific Media Centre director Professor Robie bluntly told the two-day Oceans and […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Stop harassing Rappler, media advocacy groups tell Duterte

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Freedom of Information, Global, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Rappler, Reportage, Reports, Tax evasion  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Stop harassing Rappler, media advocacy groups tell Duterte

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 of the news website Rappler and its editor, Maria Ressa, which began more than a year ago. The website, which […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Trauma research on TV journalists covering killings revealed in Pacific Journalism Review

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

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 experienced by television journalists in the Philippines covering President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called ‘war on drugs’ are […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Bryan Kramer: Who was culprit behind O’Neill government revenge on Waide?

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, EMTV, EMTV News, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, 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, Reportage, Reports, Television  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Bryan Kramer: Who was culprit behind O’Neill government revenge on Waide?

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 comments about the Maserati scandal. I was informed soon after APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) that the O’Neil  actually planned on […]

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