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News reporting hit by Internet blackout in West Papua

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NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for an immediate end to a two-day-old Internet blackout in West Papua, where Indonesian security forces have been clashing with Papuan pro-independence demonstrators. The blackout violates the freedom to inform and makes it hard for journalists to work, RSF said.

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Gabonese regulator bans RFI reporter from working for two months

21 hours 43 minutes ago
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that Gabon’s High Authority for Communication (HAC) has banned Radio France Internationale correspondent Yves-Laurent Goma from practicing journalism for two months for violating a taboo about referring to President Ali Bongo’s health.

The country’s media regulator, the HAC has repeatedly imposed summary sanctions on journalists for broaching the subject of the president’s health, which has been off limits ever since he suffered

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Indonesian journalists ‘bought, broken and soul searching’

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Article – Pacific Media Watch By Michael Andrew AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The Indonesian media is contributing to resentment and racism toward Papuans, according to a human rights researcher and former journalist.WEST PAPUA: Indonesian journalists ‘bought, broken and soul searching’, says researcher By Michael Andrew AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The Indonesian […]
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West Papua: RSF calls for immediate end to internet blackout

1 day 1 hour ago
Press Release – Pacific Media Watch PARIS (Reporters Without Borders/Pacific Media Watch): Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for an immediate end to a two-day-old internet blackout in West Papua, where Indonesian security forces have been clashing with Papuan pro-independence …West Papua: RSF calls for immediate end to internet blackout PARIS (Reporters Without Borders/Pacific Media […]
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Indonesian journalists ‘bought, broken and soul searching’, says researcher

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By Michael Andrew The Indonesian media is contributing to resentment and racism toward Papuans, according to a human rights researcher and former journalist. Andreas Harsono of Human Rights Watch Jakarta told Pacific Media Watch many Indonesian journalists either view Papuans as enemy “separatists” or deviants and their reporting tends to convey these stereotypes. Papuan anger has erupted in
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Israel prevents Palestinian journalist from returning to her job in Turkey

1 day 3 hours ago
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) is shocked to learn that Israeli intelligence prevented a Palestinian journalist from returning to her job in Turkey after spending Eid with her family in the West Bank city of Nablus. In the absence of any explanation, this arbitrary ban must be lifted at once, RSF says.

Majdoleen Hassona, who works for the Arabic-language service of the Turkish state-owned TV broadcaster TRT in Istanbul, was

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New Zealand launches Pacific Defence Gender Network in Apia

2 days 4 hours ago
Press Release – New Zealand Government Minister of Defence Ron Mark has announced the launch of a Pacific Defence Gender Network to promote the meaningful participation of women in Pacific defence forces through annual seminars and increased collaboration.Hon Ron Mark Minister of Defence 22 August 2019 Media Statement Minister of Defence Ron Mark has announced […]
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West Papua riots: Why Indonesia needs to answer for its broken promises

2 days 4 hours ago
ANALYSIS: By Camellia Webb-Gannon of the University of Wollongong Last weekend, the Indonesian police took 43 West Papuan students into custody for allegedly disrespecting the Indonesian flag during an independence day celebration (an allegation the students deny). Police stormed the students’ dorm and used teargas to force them out, while bystanders and officers called them
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Guinea: RSF decries judicial harassment of Conakry radio station

2 days 4 hours ago
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the illegal judicial harassment of two Guinean radio journalists who have been placed under judicial control because of the corruption allegations made by a listener during a phone-in programme. The proceedings against these journalists must be dropped.

Boubacar Alghassimou Diallo, the host of the “Œil du lynx” phone-in programme on Conakry-based Lynx FM, was placed under judicial control

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$178 000 raised for Child Cancer Foundation

2 days 16 hours ago
Press Release – Child Cancer Foundation $178 000 raised for Child Cancer Foundation at Auckland Champions Luncheon The Child Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce that $178 000 was raised at the second Auckland Champions Luncheon on the 16th of August at Aotea Centre. Hosted by local businessman …$178 000 raised for Child Cancer Foundation […]
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FWRM condemns domestic violence. Enough is Enough!

2 days 21 hours ago
Press Release – Fiji Women’s Rights Movement FWRM strongly condemns the horrific and brutal killing of Fijian women in intimate partner violence and stand with women across Fiji to call for action. Yet again, we add another death to the gruesome statistics we have for fatalities through domestic … FWRM strongly condemns the horrific and […]
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City Gallery Wellington presents Eavesdropping

3 days ago
Press Release – City Gallery Wellington City Gallery Wellington presents Eavesdropping an exhibition that explores the politics of listening in our post-Snowden moment. But it isnt just about big data, surveillance, and security, its also about our personal responsibilities as earwitnesses.22 August They’re listening … but so are you. City Gallery Wellington presents Eavesdropping. On […]
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PNG journalists, media unite against ‘unacceptable’ Choi sacking

3 days 3 hours ago
By Michael Andrew Journalists across Papua New Guinea have spoken out in support of EMTV news director Neville Choi after his “unacceptable” termination from a role he had held for six years. A public statement released on Monday listed the reasons for his termination, one of which was his refusal to bury a February 2019
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Papuan protests continue as Widodo urges forgiveness

3 days 7 hours ago
By Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific Protests are spreading in Indonesia-ruled West Papua in response to harassment of Papuans during explosive incidents in Javanese cities last week. Indonesia’s president has urged calm after some of the protests turned violent, but he’s been criticised for not directly addressing a festering racism problem. The unrest was triggered
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Missing for three days, Pakistani journalist found in police custody

3 days 20 hours ago
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for Pakistani local newspaper editor Ahmed Muneeb’s immediate release and condemns the way the police in the southern city of Karachi held him incommunicado for nearly 72 hours after his arrest on 10 August with the clear aim of intimidating local journalists.

Ahmed Muneeb’s wife, Isbah Muneeb, told RSF that the family took nearly three days to locate him after soldiers and police arrived at their home at around 4 a.m.

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Two Chadian editors detained illegally for defamation

4 days ago
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of two editors who have been detained for the past four days on the orders of Chad’s prosecutor-general in connection with their coverage of a trial, despite the fact that press offences have been decriminalized in Chad since 2010.

Abderamane Boukar Koyon, the editor of the satirical newspaper Le Moustik, and Martin Inoua Doulguet, the editor of the quarterly Salam Info, hav

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20 libraries to open in Tongan villages

4 days ago
Press Release – University of Auckland Twenty new libraries brimming with books donated by the University of Auckland community will soon open in Tonga.WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2019 Twenty new libraries brimming with books donated by the University of Auckland community will soon open in Tonga. University staff members, alumni and supporters responded overwhelmingly to a […]
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