The Papua New Guinea government has banned a film documenting the struggle at Paga Hill settlement.
The reported unprovoked assault on journalist Dorothy Mark, who received facial injuries, should be condemned in the strongest terms and those responsible be arrested and charged, said PINA President Kora Nou. Mr Nou is equally concerned with the online abuse targeted at Samoan journalist Ms Lani Wendt Young.
This month marks the fifth anniversary of refugees suffering on Manus, Nauru islands
This statement was originally published on globalvoices.org on 8 June 2018. It is republished here under Creative Commons license CC-BY 3.0. Papua New Guinea’s reported plan to ban Facebook for a month has raised concerns about government suppression of free speech. On 29 May 2018, the Post-Courier newspaper reported on a proposal of the Communications […]
Threats, verbal abuse, and arrest of media workers in the Pacific are on the rise.
A Papua New Guinean court has banned political blogger Martyn Namorong from publishing “defamatory remarks” about an election officer.
Australia and Papua New Guinea must review media relations after two separate but equally “shocking” bans on PNG press, says PFF, the Pacific Freedom Forum.
In September 2015, a coalition of international and Australian human rights groups launched a campaign on behalf of Kurdish Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani, then held in immigration detention on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG) where he had been sent by Australian officials against his will.
Following a machete attack on two journalists, Papua New Guinea media bosses were urged to provide more security and insurance to protect their staff.
How documentary filmmakers used black screens & actors to fight legal injunctions that threatened to silence their film.
In the panic and pandemonium caused by police tear gas and shooting at unarmed citizens, a female journalist was assaulted while covering a protest in Papua New Guinea.
The IFJ’s new report provides an insight into the media landscape and working conditions for media workers in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
There are strong concerns about the media restrictions that surround Australia’s asylum seeker policy and its offshore immigration detention centres in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.
Forcing social media users to reveal their identities could endanger activists and remove an essential check on abuse of power in Papua New Guinea.