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MIL-Evening Report: Nine-Fairfax merger warning for investigative media – and democracy

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Channel Nine, Democracy, English, Evening Report, Fairfax, Fairfax Media, Featured, Investigative journalism, Media, Media Law, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, public interest, Reportage, Reports, Research  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Nine-Fairfax merger warning for investigative media – and democracy

If you value the media’s watchdog role in democracy, then the opening words in the deal enabling Channel Nine to acquire Fairfax Media, the biggest single shake-up of the Australian media in more than three decades, ring alarm bells. The opening gambit is an appeal to advertisers, not readers. It promises to enhance “brand” and […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Bid to unite Asia-Pacific press councils takes off in Timor-Leste

By   /  July 25, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, English, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, Media Councils, Media Freedom, Media Freedom Index, Media Law, Media Regulation, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Self-regulation, Thailand, Timor-Leste, UNESCO  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Bid to unite Asia-Pacific press councils takes off in Timor-Leste

Former Timor-Leste President Jose Ramos-Horta (second from left) in the front row during the Dili Dialogue. Image: Bob Howarth/PMW By Bob Howarth in Dili, Timor-Leste The Dili Dialogue Forum, sponsored by UNESCO and organised by the Timor-Leste Press Council, will be held again next year after the inaugural successful one last week. It is a […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu plans cyber crime law to target Facebook ‘false claims’

By   /  June 26, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Charlot Salwai, Crime, Defamation, English, Evening Report, Facebook, freedom of expression, Human Rights, Justice, Media, Media Freedom, Media Law, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Sato Kilman, Social Media, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu plans cyber crime law to target Facebook ‘false claims’

Cyber crime law planned for Vanuatu … “people are using Facebook for political gain, attacking and making false statements or allegations.” Image: File Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, the Minister responsible for Telecommunications, has informed Parliament that a cyber crime bill currently being developed will address the increasing issues and concerns regarding social media, especially […]

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MIL-Evening Report: ‘We cannot footnote our way to freedom’

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, English, Evening Report, Front page, Hawaii, Indigenous, Legal Issues, Media, Media Law, Micronesia, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Self Determination, Special Report  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ‘We cannot footnote our way to freedom’

The Pacific Media Centre’s Dr Sylvia C. Frain talks to human rights lawyer Julian Aguon, who recently won a landmark case in the Guam Supreme Court upholding the separation of powers doctrine, on issues ranging from law school and social justice to indigenous peoples and the right of self-determination in Guam, West Papua and beyond. […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: ‘We cannot footnote our way to freedom’

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, Analysis, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Defence, Education, English, Environment, Exploration, Fiji, Front page, Hawaii, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Intelligence, International Law, Justice, law, Legal, Legal Issues, Media, Media Intelligence, Media Law, Melanesia, Micronesia, MIL OSI, Mining, New Zealand, Oceania, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Polynesia, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Security, Self Determination, Solomon Islands, Special Report, Technology, Tertiary Education, Tonga, Trade, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: ‘We cannot footnote our way to freedom’

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC The Pacific Media Centre’s Dr Sylvia C. Frain talks to human rights lawyer Julian Aguon, who recently won a landmark case in the Guam Supreme Court upholding the separation of powers doctrine, on issues ranging from law school and social justice to indigenous peoples and […]

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MIL-OSI Reportage: ‘We cannot footnote our way to freedom’

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, Education, English, Front page, Hawaii, Indigenous, Legal Issues, Media, Media Law, Micronesia, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Reportage, Self Determination, Special Report, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Reportage: ‘We cannot footnote our way to freedom’

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC The Pacific Media Centre’s Dr Sylvia C. Frain talks to human rights lawyer Julian Aguon, who recently won a landmark case in the Guam Supreme Court upholding the separation of powers doctrine, on issues ranging from law school and social justice to indigenous peoples and […]

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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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