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BDS activists reject Israeli fine, raise $33,000 for Gaza stress health

Published By   /  October 16, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Charity, Featured, Gaza, Global, Human Rights, Israel, Israeli occupation, justice, Media, Mental Health, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Press Release, PTSD, Reports  /  Comments Off on BDS activists reject Israeli fine, raise $33,000 for Gaza stress health

Lorde cancelled her concert in Tel Aviv days after BDS activists appealed to the singer in an open letter. Image: YouTube screenshot Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Two New Zealand activists have raised thousands of dollars through crowdfunding after an Israeli court fined them for their role in singer Lorde cancelling her show in Tel Aviv, […]

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PNG government faces mounting pressure over Maseratis splurge

Published By   /  October 15, 2018  /  APEC, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Development, Featured, Global, Maserati, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Sri Lanka, Transport  /  Comments Off on PNG government faces mounting pressure over Maseratis splurge

One of the 40 Maseratis imported by Papua New Guinea for APEC 2018 … threatened two-day strike looms. Image: EMTV News By Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific Papua New Guinea’s government is under mounting pressure to account for a purchase of 40 luxury vehicles for next month’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the […]

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O’Neill replies on Maseratis, shuns ‘racist’ critic as opponents call strike

Published By   /  October 15, 2018  /  APEC, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Featured, Global, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Public tender, Racism, Reports, Socio-Economics, State vehicles, Strikes, Transport, Vietnam  /  Comments Off on O’Neill replies on Maseratis, shuns ‘racist’ critic as opponents call strike

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says the Papua New Guinean government will not spend any money on the purchase of 40 Maserati luxury sedans to be used to ferry APEC world leaders next month. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says all 40 Maserati executive vehicles being delivered to Papua New […]

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Timor-Leste state media group sacks editor over role on Press Council

Published By   /  October 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Media, Media councils, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Newspapers, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reports, Timor-Leste  /  Comments Off on Timor-Leste state media group sacks editor over role on Press Council

GMN news editor Francisco Simões Belo … elected to represent Timor-Leste journalists in the TL Press Council. Image: RTTL Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The news editor for National Media Group (GMN) in Timor-Leste has been dismissed due to his role as the TL Press Union (TLPU) representative on the country’s Press Council. The International Federation […]

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Paga Hill iconic human rights film banned from PNG festival

Published By   /  October 13, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Documentaries, Featured, Human Rights, Human rights defenders, Human rights journalism, Indigenous, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG media, PNG Supreme Court, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Paga Hill iconic human rights film banned from PNG festival

A Frontline Insight item about Joe Moses and the Paga Hill struggle for justice in Papua New Guinea. Video: Reuters Foundation Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk An internationally acclaimed investigative documentary about Paga Hill community’s fight for justice from the illegal eviction and demolition of their homes in Papua New Guinea’s capital of Port Moresby has […]

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Police shut down Bali people’s global conference against World Bank

Published By   /  October 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bali, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Innovation, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, People Power, People's Global Conference, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Radio Republic Indonesia, Reports, RRI, Security, World Bank  /  Comments Off on Police shut down Bali people’s global conference against World Bank

Protesters picket the Nirmala Hotel after the second cancellation of the People’s Global Conference in Bali. Image: PGC By Rio Apinino in Denpasar, Bali Indonesian police have closed down the Peoples’ Global Conference Against the IMF-World Bank which should have opened earlier today at the Radio Republic Indonesia (RRI) Auditorium in Denpasar, Bali. As its […]

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Media prize a ‘defeat’ for Australian refugee censorship, says author

Published By   /  October 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Behrouz Boochani, Detention Centres, Editor's Picks, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, justice, Manus Island, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugee Crisis, Refugees, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Media prize a ‘defeat’ for Australian refugee censorship, says author

Behrouz Boochani … Australian government used “systematic censorship” to control refugee information. Image: Hoda Afshar/Behrouz Boochani/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific A refugee journalist detained on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island says winning an Italian award for investigative journalism could end censorship of offshore detention in the Australian media. Behrouz Boochani, who has made a documentary […]

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Vanuatu Daily Post … latest news hot off the free press

Published By   /  October 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Free press, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Newspapers, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Press Release, Printing, publishing, Reports, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu Daily Post … latest news hot off the free press

“How your newspaper gets to you” … Vanuatu Daily Press press rolling with the day’s news. Video: VDP Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Vanuatu Daily Post, only daily newspaper in Vanuatu, and a leading champion of a free press in the South Pacific, has posted a video of its printing press in action in Port […]

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To conserve West Papua, start with land rights and forget past mistakes

Published By   /  October 10, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bird's Head, Climate, Climate Change, Environment, Featured, Forests, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Native forests, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Poverty, Press Release, Reports, Socio-economic development, West Papua, West Papuan deforestation  /  Comments Off on To conserve West Papua, start with land rights and forget past mistakes

ANALYSIS:  By Bernadinus Steni and Daniel Nepstad Large landscapes of intact tropical forests will figure prominently in global strategies to avert catastrophic climate change and conserve biodiversity. In this context, the extensive forests of Papua and West Papua provinces in Indonesia are now becoming the focus of international conservation efforts. There are many inherent perils […]

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Japan’s Kasai nominated as Western Pacific’s next WHO regional director

Published By   /  October 10, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Niue, Pacific health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, WHO, World Health Organisation  /  Comments Off on Japan’s Kasai nominated as Western Pacific’s next WHO regional director

Japan’s candidate, Dr Takeshi Kasai … elected in spite of strong Pacific campaign over the World Health Organisation (WHO) post for Western Pacific. Image: WHO Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Japan’s candidate, Dr Takeshi Kasai, has been elected as the next World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for the Western Pacific. Health ministers and other senior […]

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