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Protests gather force over Nauru ban on ABC from Pacific Forum

Published By   /  July 14, 2018  /  ABC, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Featured, Human Rights, ifj, International Federation of Journalists, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Islands News Association, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Security, Surveillance  /  Comments Off on Protests gather force over Nauru ban on ABC from Pacific 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 Mong Palatino Protests have been gathering force over the Nauru government ban on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) from entering the country to cover the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Summit […]

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Pacific Media Centre condemns ‘flagrant’ Nauru ban on ABC at Forum

Published By   /  July 14, 2018  /  Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Nius, Australia, Featured story, Front page, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Pacific Media Centre condemns ‘flagrant’ Nauru ban on ABC at Forum

The New Zealand-based Pacific Media Centre has condemned the selective ban by the Nauru government in what it says is an authoritarian affront to media freedom in the region. “Clearly the Nauru government is determined to gag any independent efforts to speak truth to power,” said director Professor David Robie. “The fact that the ABC […]

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‘Sick joke’, threats cited in Asia-Pacific declining media freedom summit

Published By   /  July 11, 2018  /  Afghanistan, Ampatuan massacre, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Global, Hong Kong, Human Rights, India, Japan, justice, Media, Media Freedom, Media Freedom Index, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Miloš Zeman, Multimedia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Rappler, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, War on drugs, Warlords  /  Comments Off on ‘Sick joke’, threats cited in Asia-Pacific declining media freedom summit

Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire talks about the global threat against journalists. Video: Café Pacific By David Robie in Paris When Reporters Without Borders chief Christophe Deloire introduced the Paris-based global media watchdog’s Asia-Pacific press freedom defenders to his overview last week, it was grim listening. First up in RSF’s catalogue of crimes and […]

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China takes up Australia’s former radio frequencies in Pacific

Published By   /  June 23, 2018  /  ABC, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting, China, Frequencies, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific broadcasting, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific radio, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Radio, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on China takes up Australia’s former radio frequencies in Pacific

A ni-Vanuatu family with their shortwave radio … vital for news and current affairs. Image: Vila Times By RNZ Pacific China has taken over many of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s former shortwave radio frequencies into the Pacific. In response to budget cuts, the ABC last year ceased shortwave broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific region ahead of […]

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Journalists’ free alliance advocate calls on minister to use UN ‘leverage’

Published By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Democracy, Featured, freedom of expression, Global, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Myanmar, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Reuters, The Australian  /  Comments Off on Journalists’ free alliance advocate calls on minister to use UN ‘leverage’

UNESCO professor of journalism Peter Greste …. posing for a photograph when he was an Al Jazeera journalist in Kibati village, near Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on 7 August 2013. Image: IFEX media freedom Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Australian journalist and academic who spent more than a year in an […]

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Manus refugees ‘in the dark’ as healthcare provider pulls out

Published By   /  April 30, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Detention, Detention Centres, Featured, Health and Fitness, Health care, Human Rights, Manus Island, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Manus refugees ‘in the dark’ as healthcare provider pulls out

An SBS graphic screen shot from a Pacific detention centres timeline video. By Nick Baker of SBS NewsThe Australian government has been slammed for a lack of transparency amid news that the healthcare provider for refugees on Manus Island will wrap up its work today. The International Health and Medical Services (IHMS) has been providing […]

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

Published By   /  April 23, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, China, Editor's Picks, Featured, Free West Papua, Global, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Media, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Ben Bohane: China? No, let’s face the elephant in the Pacific room

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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Dan McGarry: Want to lead in the Pacific? Try listening first

Published By   /  April 17, 2018  /  Aid, Aid policy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australian aid, Balance, Cartoons, China, Culture, Fairness, Featured, Foreign Policy, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Military bases, New Releases, New Zealand, News, News Media, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post  /  Comments Off on Dan McGarry: Want to lead in the Pacific? Try listening first

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Dan McGarry: Want to lead in the Pacific? Try listening first Cathy Wilcox’s Sydney Morning Herald cartoon is a showcase for everything that’s wrong with Australian foreign policy. Cartoon: Cathy Wilcox/SMH/VDP By Dan McGarry in Port Vila The average Australian’s conception of Pacific island nations […]

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Baseless rumours: why talk of Chinese military base in Vanuatu misses point

Published By   /  April 13, 2018  /  ABC Pacific Beat, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, China, Espiritu Santo, Featured, Global, Luganville, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Military bases, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Beat, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific War, PMC Reportage, Politics, Port Vila, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, World War II  /  Comments Off on Baseless rumours: why talk of Chinese military base in Vanuatu misses point

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Baseless rumours: why talk of Chinese military base in Vanuatu misses point How the Vanuatu Daily Post reacted to the Australian “news” of a possible Chinese military base plan. Image: VDP BRIEFING: By Dan McGarry in Port Vila The “news” this week that Vanuatu was […]

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