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Former Speaker sentenced to 15 years in prison in Indonesia’s e-ID graft case

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Former Speaker Setya Novanto (left) attending a hearing at the Jakarta Corruption Court. Image: Dhoni Setiawan/Jakarta Post By Kharishar Kahfi in Jakarta The Jakarta Corruption Court judges today sentenced former House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of graft. Reading out the court’s verdict, presiding judge Yanto […]

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Watchdog role of media highlighted in USP journalism talk

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Dr Shailendra Singh … “news media is an important and a crucial pillar of democracy.” Image: Solomon Star By Ronald Tito’ona in Honiara Local journalists in the Solomon Islands have been again reminded of their watchdog role by keeping the government accountable in the fight against corruption. Head of the University of South Pacific journalism strand […]

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The Ben Bohane photo that Facebook censored on an article about Indonesia

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Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific.The original version of this photo, of West Papuan nambas (traditional penis gourds), which was publishedin the weekend edition of the family newspaper Vanuatu Daily Post and then by Asia Pacific Report,was deemed to have breached Facebook’s “community standards”. The photo was by award-winningphotojournalist Ben Bohane, who lives […]

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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – April 24 2018 – Today’s content

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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – April 24 2018 – Today’s content Editor’s Note: Here below is a list of the main issues currently under discussion in New Zealand and links to media coverage. The Beehive and Parliament Buildings. Below are the links to the items online. The full text of these items are contained in the […]

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Ben Bohane: China? No, let’s face the elephant in the Pacific room

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BRIEFING: By Ben Bohane in Port Vila China … China … China … All the talk is of increasing Chinese influence in our region. But this is to wilfully see past the elephant in the room. Contrary to most commentary, the biggest destabilising player in Melanesia over the past five years is not China but […]

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Chinese ‘baseless rumour’, Nauru ‘justice’ for refugees and Fiji diabetes

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Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific.David Robie talks on 95bFM about current Pacific issues Reuben McLaren of 95bFM talks to Professor David Robie, director of the PacificMedia Centre at Auckland University of Technology, on the centre’s Southern Cross radio programme. David speaks about various upheavals around the Pacific, including the alleged Chinese military […]

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Dr Paul Buchanan – On intelligence oversight, a broader perspective.

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Dr Paul Buchanan, founder of 36th Parallel Assessments. Paul Buchanan On intelligence oversight, a broader perspective. – 36th Parallel Assessments Introduction. Dr Paul Buchanan, co-founder of 36th Parallel Assessments. 36th Parallel Assessments’ Director Paul G. Buchanan has been named as a member of the New Zealand Inspector General of Intelligence and Security’s Reference Group, an […]

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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – April 23 2018 – Today’s content

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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – April 23 2018 – Today’s content Editor’s Note: Here below is a list of the main issues currently under discussion in New Zealand and links to media coverage. The Beehive and Parliament Buildings. Below are the links to the items online. The full text of these items are contained in the […]

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