Analysis

Open letter: On NZ news media and ‘faceless, nameless’ Palestinians

Pacific Media Watch This rejected “heartfelt” letter sent to The Press this week criticising its April 6 editorial about a “turning point” in the deadly war on Gaza by Earthwise...

French security forces in Nouméa ahead of two opposing marches today

By Patrick Decloitre Security forces reinforcements were sent from France ahead of two rival marches in the capital Nouméa...

Indonesian military’s crimes in West Papua and the democratic solution

By Sharon Muller On Friday, March 22, a video circulated of TNI (Indonesian military) soldiers torturing a civilian in...

It is time to de-demonise Hamas – the intifada will go on until justice

ANALYSIS: By Eugene Doyle Who would not condemn the Hamas attack of 7 October 2023 when hundreds of...

Gordon Campbell: Israel’s murderous use of AI in Gaza and the ‘kill lists’

COMMENTARY: By Gordon Campbell This may seem like a dumb question -- but how come Israel has managed to...

Behind the News: Media freedom, public interest and The Fiji Times

By John Mitchell in Suva In any true democracy, the role of journalists and the media outlets they represent is to inform the people so...

Steven Ratuva: What an election in Fiji – some reflections, lessons

ANALYSIS: By Professor Steven Ratuva The highly anticipated 2022 election last month was a very close, emotionally charged and highly controversial affair. All that is behind...

2022 wrap: Pacific political upheavals eclipse fierce Tongan volcano

2022 PACIFIC REVIEW: By David Robie The Pacific year started with a ferocious eruption and global tsunami in Tonga, but by the year’s end several...

A knife-edge election in Fiji sees power shift – and a chance to bring back real democracy

ANALYSIS: By Steven Ratuva, University of Canterbury When the final election results were announced around 4pm on Sunday, many Fijians, at home and around the...

Yamin Kogoya: While West Papuans face an ‘existential threat’ under Indonesia, PNG plans defence pact with Jakarta

ANALYSIS: By Yamin Kogoya “We are part of them and they are part of us,” declared politician Augustine Rapa, founder and president of the PNG...

Showdown between two former coup leaders in fight for Fiji’s democracy

By Ravindra Singh Prasad in Suva It is an ironic fact in Fiji, a multiethnic Pacific nation of under one million people, that coups don’t...