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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: 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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MIL-Evening Report: Pacific media freedom and news ‘black holes’ worsen for World Press Freedom Day

By   /  May 5, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, fsm, Journalism, KB, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, press freedom, Reportage, Reporters Sans Frontieres, World Press Freedom Day, World Press Freedom Index  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Pacific media freedom and news ‘black holes’ worsen for World Press Freedom Day

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific. –  By David Robie  While Pacific countries have got off rather lightly in a major global media freedom report last month with most named countries apparently “improving”, the reality on World Press Freedom Day is that politicians are becoming more intolerant and belligerent towards news media and […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Student journos call for quality, factual reporting in USP free media debate

By   /  May 4, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Fiji, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Politics, press freedom, Reportage, Students, Tertiary, University of the South Pacific, World Press Freedom Day  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Student journos call for quality, factual reporting in USP free media debate

By Wansolwara staff in Suva Links between quality information, elections and democracy topped discussions among panelists at this year’s World Press Freedom Day celebration hosted by the University of the South Pacific’s journalism programme at Laucala campus in Suva yesterday. Reflecting on the universal theme, “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation”, […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Pacific media freedom and news ‘ black holes’ worsen for World Press Day

By   /  May 3, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, CTF, DJF, EMTV, English, Evening Report, Featured, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Freesoul Real Estate, guam, Indonesia, KB, Media, Media Freedom, Media Freedom Index, MIL OSI, Newsroom, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Island Times, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, press freedom, Reportage, Reporters Without Borders, Samoa, Tonga, West Papua, World Press Freedom Day  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Pacific media freedom and news ‘ black holes’ worsen for World Press Day

By David Robie, convenor of Pacific Media Watch While Pacific countries have got off rather lightly in a major global media freedom report last month with most named countries apparently “improving”, the reality is that politicians are becoming more intolerant and belligerent towards news media and information “black holes” are growing. The Pacific is at […]

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