Stories about Solomon Islands
Guns and Kung Fu: Australia and China help militarize the Solomon Islands’ police force
"In these times of hyper-geopolitical competition, the arming of police forces with assault weapons could result in dangerous outcomes in the future."
The Chinese foreign minister's visit to the Solomon Islands has been shrouded in secrecy and press restrictions
"Giving credentials to selected journalists is a sign of favouritism. Journalists should be allowed to do their job without fear or favour."
Citizens start clean-up and recovery efforts after protests and riots in Solomon Islands
"We bring hardships and struggles upon ourselves, our family members, relatives and community members by involving in unlawful activities like riots, arson and looting."
Solomon Islands bans Facebook for ‘harmful content’
"Do not go into public life and make laws and decisions for your own good or for your own protection as is seen with the banning of Facebook."
Rift over Solomon Islands’ new ‘One China’ policy makes chaos of COVID-19 response
"I call on the government to stop dancing to Beijing’s tune and prioritise our people’s health and safety."
Melanesian journalists decry growing threats against media freedom
"Melanesian governments cannot pay lip service to international conventions and commitments to democratic freedoms and in the same breath issue orders to clamp down on journalists' right to expression."