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MIL-Evening Report: Keith Jackson: Act now over grave threat facing Australian press freedom

By   /  June 15, 2019  /  ABC, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CTF, Democracy, DJF, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, News Corp, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Politics, Public health and safety, public interest, Reportage, Shield laws, Truth-telling, whistleblowers  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Keith Jackson: Act now over grave threat facing Australian press freedom

OPEN LETTER: By Keith Jackson I joined the Australian Journalists Association (now the MEAA – Media Alliance) in, I think, 1971, when I still lived and worked in Papua New Guinea. When I formally retired from paid work a few years back, I was given honorary membership but, to bolster the journalism profession and its […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Press freedom under police attack – Democracy Now! probes ABC raid

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  ABC, ABC police raid, Afghanistan, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, Annika Smethurst, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CTF, Democracy, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Joseph M Fernandez, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peter Greste, Police, Police raid, Police raids, Politics, press freedom, Reportage  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Press freedom under police attack – Democracy Now! probes ABC raid

Press freedom groups are sounding the alarm over a pair of police raids on journalists in Australia. Video: Democracy Now! By Democracy Now! Press freedom groups are sounding the alarm over a pair of police raids on journalists. Last week, Australian Federal Police swept into the headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Sydney, reviewing […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Mekim Nius: South Pacific media, politics and education

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, Censorship, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Front page, history, Journalism Education, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Mekim Nius: South Pacific media, politics and education

An excerpt from the cover of Mekim Nius – Tok Pisin for “newsmaking”. Wednesday, June 12, 2019 The news media is the watchdog of democracy. But in the South Pacific today the Fourth Estate role is under threat from governments seeking statutory regulation, diminished media credibility, dilemmas over ethics and uncertainty over professionalism and training. […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Mekim Nius: South Pacific media, politics and education

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Analysis, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Censorship, CTF, Education, English, Fiji, Front page, history, Journalism Education, KB, law, Legal, Media, Media Freedom, Media Intelligence, Melanesia, MIL OSI, NATO, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Technology, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Mekim Nius: South Pacific media, politics and education

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC An excerpt from the cover of Mekim Nius- Tok Pisin for “newsmaking”. David Robie Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Abstract The news media is the watchdog of democracy. But in the South Pacific today the Fourth Estate role is under threat from governments seeking statutory regulation, […]

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MIL-OSI Reportage: Mekim Nius: South Pacific media, politics and education

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, Censorship, CTF, Education, English, Front page, history, Journalism Education, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Reportage, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Reportage: Mekim Nius: South Pacific media, politics and education

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC An excerpt from the cover of Mekim Nius- Tok Pisin for “newsmaking”. David Robie Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Abstract The news media is the watchdog of democracy. But in the South Pacific today the Fourth Estate role is under threat from governments seeking statutory regulation, […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Police raids on ABC: The day news theory became reality

By   /  June 8, 2019  /  ABC, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Censorship, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Police raid, Police raids, press freedom, Reportage, Student journalism, Surveillance, The Afghan Papers  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Police raids on ABC: The day news theory became reality

COMMENTARY: By Alexandra Menzies of Central News in Sydney As I stood out the front of the ABC’s Sydney headquarters on Wednesday morning (June 5), I couldn’t help but feel the conflicting senses of both pride and anxiety. Just moments earlier, a group of first-year UTS Journalism students, including myself, had raced from our lecture […]

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MIL-Evening Report: ABC raid over Afghan Files atrocities allegations ‘chilling’ for freedom of press

By   /  June 7, 2019  /  afghan files, Afghanistan, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Atrocities, Australia, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, KB, Lead, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Region, press freedom, Reportage, Special forces, Surveillance  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ABC raid over Afghan Files atrocities allegations ‘chilling’ for freedom of press

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific. – By Pacific Media Watch AN Australian police raid on public broadcaster ABC risks having a chilling effect on freedom of the press, its editorial director says. Police officers left the ABC’s Sydney headquarters more than eight hours after a raid began over allegations it had published […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Media raids raise questions of police power over journalists, whistleblowers

By   /  June 7, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Censorship, Crimes Act, CTF, Democracy, DJF, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, Journalists, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Police, Police raid, Police raids, Politics, press freedom, Reportage, Surveillance, Whistleblower law, whistleblowers  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Media raids raise questions of police power over journalists, whistleblowers

By Denis Muller of University of Melbourne In their raids on media organisations, journalists and whistleblowers, the Australian Federal Police have shown themselves to be the tool of a secretive, ruthless and vindictive executive government. Secretive because the extensive web of laws passed under the rubric of national security, on top of the secrecy provisions […]

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MIL-Evening Report: ABC raid ‘chilling’ for freedom of press, says editorial chief

By   /  June 6, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Military, Morning Report, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Police, Police raid, Police raids, Politics, press freedom, Reportage, RNZ Pacific, The Afghan Files  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ABC raid ‘chilling’ for freedom of press, says editorial chief

How Al Jazeera reported yesterday’s raid by Australian police on the offices of the national public broadcaster ABC. The raid was over a series of stories from 2017 on killings allegedly carried out by Australian special forces in Afghanistan. Video: Al Jazeera By RNZ News An Australian police raid on public broadcaster ABC risks having […]

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MIL-Evening Report: MEAA blasts ‘disturbing assaults’ on press freedom after new ABC raid

By   /  June 5, 2019  /  ABC, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, KB, Media, Media Freedom, Media Law, MIL OSI, national security, News Corp, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Police, Police raid, Politics, press freedom, Reportage, Security, Surveillance, Truth, whistleblowers  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: MEAA blasts ‘disturbing assaults’ on press freedom after new ABC raid

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Two raids by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on journalists and media organisations within the last 24 hours represent a disturbing attempt to intimidate legitimate news journalism that is in the public interest, says the union for Australian journalists, the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA). Yesterday’s raid on a News […]

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