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Indonesia ‘arrests’ Mongabay editor – one month after first detaining him
Wed, 22 Jan 2020
Pacific Media Watch Philip Jacobson, an award-winning editor for the non-profit environmental science news outlet Mongabay, has been arrested for an alleged visa violation in Palangkaraya, Central Kal...

Fiji school workbook condemned for promoting ‘harmful’ gender roles
Wed, 22 Jan 2020
By Koro Vaka’uta of RNZ Pacific A school workbook containing “harmful” messages is being circulated in Fiji’s schools, says a local activist. Roshika Deo said her attention was...

West Papua: Sad plight of the Nduga internally displaced children
Tue, 21 Jan 2020
SPECIAL REPORT: By Arnold Belau, Ligia Giay, Febriana Firdaus and Belinda Lopez of the Voice of Papua newsletter Everything about what happened in the Papuan provincial regency of Nduga just over a ye...

Hidden women of history: Australian undercover journalist in hospitals
Tue, 21 Jan 2020
By Kerrie Davies and Willa McDonald in Sydney In 1886, a year before American journalist Nellie Bly feigned insanity to enter an asylum in New York and became a household name, Catherine Hay Thomson a...

Textbooks should highlight Marcos dictatorship atrocities, says Robredo
Mon, 20 Jan 2020
By Llanesca T. Panti in Manila Textbooks should be changed to underscore the atrocities committed by the Philippines martial law regime of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos, rather than make light of t...