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NZ teacher ‘superheroes’ call for a better deal in first strike in 24 years

Published By   /  August 15, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Featured, Labour, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Strikes, Teacher strike, Teachers, teaching  /  Comments Off on NZ teacher ‘superheroes’ call for a better deal in first strike in 24 years

Multimedia story by Leilani Sitagata in Auckland About 30,000 primary and intermediate school teachers and principals went on strike for the first time in almost a quarter century today. A total of 1479 schools were closed – about threequarters of the number in New Zealand – with an impact on more than 400,000 children across […]

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Dan McGarry: Fighting for media freedom and truth in the Pacific

Published By   /  August 15, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, China, Featured, justice, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific journalism, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peace Ark, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Dan McGarry: Fighting for media freedom and truth in the Pacific

When the host country Nauru banned the pool broadcaster, ABC, from the Pacific Islands summit set for next month, it was condemned widely for an attack on freedom on the media. Lee Duffield recently paid a visit to Dan McGarry, media director of the Vanuatu Daily Post, who took a lead, declaring his outlet would […]

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RSF calls on Nauru to allow banned ABC to cover Pacific Islands Forum

Published By   /  August 15, 2018  /  ABC ban, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Detention Centres, Featured, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports  /  Comments Off on RSF calls on Nauru to allow banned ABC to cover Pacific Islands Forum

ABC ban … “The Nauruan government should not be allowed to dictate who fills the positions in an Australian media pool.” Image: David Robie/PMC By Reporters Without Borders Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on Nauru to rescind its decision to bar Australia’s public radio and TV broadcaster, ABC, from covering the Pacific Islands Forum […]

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Ralph Regenvanu: Pacific regionalism, climate finance and women in politics

Published By   /  August 15, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Development policy, Diplomacy, Environment, Featured, Foreign Policy, Gender, Green Climate Fund, Human Rights, Media, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Vanuatu, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Ralph Regenvanu: Pacific regionalism, climate finance and women in politics

Tess Newton Cain talks to Ralph Regenvanu During a recent trip to Port Vila, Tess Newton Cain caught up with Ralph Regenvanu, Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade in the Vanuatu government. Regenvanu describes himself as a Port Vila citizen. He has lived for most of his life in the capital of […]

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Mission accomplished: Why ‘blockade buster’ boats to Gaza still succeed

Published By   /  August 15, 2018  /  Analysis, Anti-apartheid, Apartheid regimes, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Gaza, Gaza blockade, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Global, Human Rights, Kia Ora Gaza, Media, Mike Treen, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Roger Fowler  /  Comments Off on Mission accomplished: Why ‘blockade buster’ boats to Gaza still succeed

ANALYSIS: By Ramzy Baroud, recently in New Zealand When Mike Treen, the national director of the Unite Union in New Zealand, arrived at the airport in Auckland earlier this month, a group of people were anxiously waiting for him at the terminal with Palestinian flags and flowers. They hugged him, chanted for Palestinian freedom and […]

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Graphic Fiji crash images highlight need for social media education

Published By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Accidents, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Featured, Fiji, Graphic images, Human Rights, Media, media education, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Security, Social Media  /  Comments Off on Graphic Fiji crash images highlight need for social media education

The Raiova family lay flowers at the accident site at Nabou, Nadroga, last week which has now claimed the lives of seven Fijians. They hoped to fulfil the wishes of their daughter, Paulini Raiova, 16, who had hoped all along to visit the site and pay respect after having witnessed on social media the wreckage […]

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Protests over ‘captive’ photojournalist, Confucius film featured on 95bfm

Published By   /  August 13, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bangladesh, Featured, Films, Global, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific radio, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Radio, Reports, Student protest, Students, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Protests over ‘captive’ photojournalist, Confucius film featured on 95bfm

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Radio 95bfm Jemima Huston is joined by AUT Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie and reporter Rahul Bhattarai about the centre’s Asia Pacific Report news stories and issues being covered. Topics include: the detention of a Bangladeshi photojournalist, in an ongoing protest in Bangladesh; the screening of the controversial movie […]

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Eight die in Papua plane crash – teenager boy lone survivor

Published By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Air crashes, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Civil aviation, Disasters, Featured, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oksibil, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Eight die in Papua plane crash – teenager boy lone survivor

Wreckage of the plane that crashed near Paniai, Papua, close to the Papua New Guinea border on Saturday. Image: Jakarta Post By Nethy Dharma Somba in Jayapura A plane crashed in the mountainous Gunung Menuk area in Pegunungan Bintang regency of Indonesia’s Papua province on Saturday, killing eight people on board, including the pilot and […]

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Nauru media ban on ABC targets Australian detention centre gag

Published By   /  August 12, 2018  /  ABC, APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Corruption, Detention Centres, Editor's Picks, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media ban, Media Freedom, Media gag, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Nauru media ban on ABC targets Australian detention centre gag

There has been much wringing of hands over Nauru’s ban on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for next month’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ summit. But, reports Sri Krishnamurthi of Asia Pacific Journalism, even more perplexing is Canberra’s relative silence. The elephant in the room about the Australian Broadcasting Corporation ban that has people tip-toeing through the […]

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Vanuatu names founding PM’s daughter Laura as Papua envoy

Published By   /  August 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Editor's Picks, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Kanak independence, Laura Lini, Media, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, ULMWP, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Vanuatu, Walter Lini, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu names founding PM’s daughter Laura as Papua envoy

A Port Vila solidarity rally in support of West Papuan desire for self-determination. Image: The Vanuatu Independent By the Vanuatu Independent The Vanuatu government has appointed Laura Lini, daughter of founding prime minister Father Walter Lini, as special envoy for West Papua. United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) spokesperson Jacob Rumbiak welcomed the move, […]

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