Stories about Oceania

3 May 2017

‘We Told You So': Australian Federal Police Accessed Journalist's Phone Records Illegally

Australian police have breached the law by accessing a journalist's phone records without a warrant in order to trace a leak.

8 January 2014

WikiLeaks Supporters Shocked by Visit With Syria's Assad

The view from down under: A late December meeting between Australia's Wikileaks Party and Bashar al-Assad has raised critical questions about the WikiLeaks Party and platform.

8 June 2013

VIDEO: How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Could Hurt Internet Users

A new animated video explains how the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade agreement being negotiated by the United States and ten governments from around the Pacific region, could have...

13 July 2009

Australia debates internet censorship

It is not only China or Iran. Australia is debating internet censorship, in its case to protect children from online predators. But the proposal is off to a rocky start...

17 October 2008

Australia embraces web censorship

The issue of internet censorship generally involves countries deemed non-democratic or “repressive” (something I discuss in my new book, The Blogging Revolution.) We regularly read reports about the regimes in...

23 May 2007

Fijian Freedom bloggers and the military junta

It seems that the persecution faced by the anti-military Fijian Freedom Bloggers – who are using blogs to protest against the coup of December 5th, 2006- has subsided following a...

16 May 2007

Fiji: Blogs are a threat to national security

On May 14th, Intelligentsiya reported that the army's Land Force Commander has a list of about 20 people who will be arrested in connection with anti-military blogs. It has also...