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Fiji media law a blow to media freedom

Press Release – Amnesty International

The new media law promulgated on 25 June 2010 will further restrict media freedom in Fiji and perpetuate violations of people’s right to freedom of expression, warns Amnesty International. Read more »

Fiji media law a blow to media freedom

Press Release – Amnesty International

The new media law promulgated on 25 June 2010 will further restrict media freedom in Fiji and perpetuate violations of people’s right to freedom of expression, warns Amnesty International. Read more »

Northlanders’ chance to be part of Rugby World Cup

Press Release – Northland 2011

The Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011) volunteer roadshow hits Northland next week – and you’re invited along. Read more »

Northlanders’ chance to be part of Rugby World Cup

Press Release – Northland 2011

The Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011) volunteer roadshow hits Northland next week – and you’re invited along. Read more »

King of the Crabs

Press Release – NIWA

“We are the king crab capital of the world,” says NIWA scientist, Dr Shane Ahyong. He has recently formally described 14 species that are new to science. “From a diversity perspective it’s just fantastic,” he says. Read more »

Radio Adelaide: All Whites Return + Lost Aunty

Article – Scoop Audio

Radio Adelaide: Selwyn Manning & Peter Godfrey – Heroes Welcome For All Whites + Long Lost Aunty Found In Hawaii Radio Adelaide Audio: Scoop’s Selwyn Manning and Radio Adelaide’s Peter Godfrey discuss how New Zealand’s soccer World Cup team, the … Read more »

McCully names new High Commissioner to Tonga

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Tonga will be career diplomat Jonathan Austin, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said today. Read more »

King of the Crabs

Press Release – NIWA

“We are the king crab capital of the world,” says NIWA scientist, Dr Shane Ahyong. He has recently formally described 14 species that are new to science. “From a diversity perspective it’s just fantastic,” he says. Read more »

30 Guadalcanal Victims Testified Before the TRC

Press Release – UNDP

VISALE, 25 June – From Wednesday to Friday this week more 30 victims have testified in the second regional hearing by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Solomon Islands. By telling their stories, many of the victims express relief and a will … Read more »

Lack of reporters, resources big challenge for Pacific media, say local journalists

From left, NZ Herald reporter Vaimoana Tapaleao, Matangi Tonga Online photojournalist Linny Folau, University of Auckland's Steven Ratuva (back), Cook Islands News political journalist Nerys Case and Samoa Observer editor Mata'afa Keni Lesa at last week's media panel. (Photo by Josephine Latu.)

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By Josephine Latu, Pacific Media Watch.

A serious lack of reporters and financial resources means that “some stories do not get told”, according to some journalists from the region.

Three visiting correspondents from the Pacific Islands, including Samoa Observer editor Mata’afa Keni Lesa, Matangi Tonga photojournalist Linny Folau and Cook Islands News political journalist Nerys Case, discussed the challenges faced by local media during a public forum held on Friday at the University of Auckland. Read more »

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