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It's no secret that the Pacific Islands will face rising sea levels, coastal flooding, and deadly storms as a result of climate change, a fact reiterated in this week's report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Unfortunately, few people realize that these island nations are also home to a disappearing press sector.
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Any proposed legislation which takes jobs away from Palau's citizens, and impacts on the independent flow of news and information to the public, raises the question of the agenda behind the changes, says PFF.
A suit filed by "Palau Horizon" journalist Bernadette Carreon led to a Supreme Court ruling that a registration fee scheme by President Johnson Toribiong's government was unconstitutional.
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