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University of the South Pacific annual journalism awards - celebrating 50 years
Mon, 15 Oct 2018

The Pacific Media Centre's director, Professor David Robie, has been invited as keynote speaker for the annual journalism awards at the University of the South Pacific.

The ceremony is part of events marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of USP and 18 years since the awards were first launched by Dr Robie.

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TIMOR-LESTE: GMN media group 'sacks' editor over role on Press Council
Sun, 14 Oct 2018

DILI (International Federation of Journalists/Pacific Media Watch): The news editor for National Media Group (GMN) in Timor-Leste has been dismissed due to his role as the TL Press Union (TLPU) representative on the country’s Press Council.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the TLPU has condemned the dismissal of the editor as “outrageous” and called for his immediate reinstatement.

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PNG: Paga Hill iconic human rights film banned from PNG festival
Sat, 13 Oct 2018

PORT MORESBY (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): An internationally acclaimed investigative documentary about Paga Hill community’s fight for justice from the illegal eviction and demolition of their homes in Papua New Guinea’s capital of Port Moresby has been banned from screening today at the PNG Human Rights Festival.

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PNG: Media prize a ‘defeat’ for Australian censorship, says refugee
Fri, 12 Oct 2018

WELLINGTON (RNZ Pacific/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): A refugee journalist detained on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island says winning an Italian award for investigative journalism could end censorship of offshore detention in the Australian media.

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AUSTRALIA: Victoria top court rejects student's lawsuit over dogwork failure
Fri, 12 Oct 2018

MELBOURNE (The Guardian/Pacific Media Watch): An Australian student from Melbourne who sued his own university after he failed an assignment about dogs has had his case dismissed by the Victorian Supreme Court.

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