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Reviving the ‘lost skills’ of traditional waka Pacific voyaging

Published By   /  June 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Navigation, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Ocean, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Sailing, Samoa, Va'a, Video, Voyaging, Waka  /  Comments Off on Reviving the ‘lost skills’ of traditional waka Pacific voyaging

Waka (or va’a) voyager and environmental advocate Schannel van Dijken talks about the Pacific and Samoan ocean sailing traditions and the challenges of climate change. Video: Pacific Media Centre By Hele Ikimotu The president of the Samoa Voyaging Society (SVS), Schannel van Dijken, says humans cannot thrive without looking after our landscapes and seascapes. As […]

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Strongest climate solutions ‘developed together’, says PaCE-SD chief

Published By   /  April 27, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Change, Climate research, Fiji, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, PACE-SD, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific research, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Research, Science-Technology, Television, University of the South Pacific, USP  /  Comments Off on Strongest climate solutions ‘developed together’, says PaCE-SD chief

Blessen Tom’s video interview with PaCE-SD director Professor Elisabeth Holland in Suva. Video: PMC Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The University of the South Pacific’s environmental centre spearheading climate change research believes in working together for shared solutions. Director Professor Elisabeth Holland says the Pacific Centre for the Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD) has a culture […]

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Fiji’s first climate change village forced to move from sea to ‘promised land’

Published By   /  April 27, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Relocation, Climate Refugees, Fiji, Gallery, Human Rights, Kenani village, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, relocation, Reports, Vunidogoloa  /  Comments Off on Fiji’s first climate change village forced to move from sea to ‘promised land’

Blessen Tom’s feature drone video of Vunidogoloa. By Hele Ikimotu with visuals by Blessen Tom Vunidogoloa was the first village in Fiji to be relocated – barely three years ago – due to sea level rise. The village was in the Cakaudrove province and had backyard views of beautiful Natewa Bay on Vanua Levu Island. […]

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Rabi landslide? Not a big problem, horseback and walking the answer

Published By   /  April 27, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, cyclone keni, Cyclones, Development, Disasters, Fiji, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Rabi Island, Reports, Road construction, Roading, Roads, Self Determination, Transport  /  Comments Off on Rabi landslide? Not a big problem, horseback and walking the answer

Riding on horseback is the main way to get around Rabi Island after the landslide blocked the road … or just walk. Image: Blessen Tom/Bearing Witness By Hele Ikimotu on Rabi, Fiji The rebuilding of a road on Fiji’s northern Rabi Island is currently in the works. Fiji’s most recent natural disaster, Tropical Cyclone Keni, […]

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Life on Fiji’s Rabi Island – simple, peaceful and full of smiles

Published By   /  April 25, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Banaba, Banabans, Bearing Witness, Climate, Environment, Fiji, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Rabi Island, Reports  /  Comments Off on Life on Fiji’s Rabi Island – simple, peaceful and full of smiles

Hele Ikimotu’s “peace in Rabi” video reflections. Video: Pacific Media Centre By Hele Ikimotu on Rabi Island, Fiji Our trip to Rabi was a long journey, first starting with a bus ride from Suva, driving straight onto a ferry in Natovi and arriving in Nabouwalu. That trip alone was about seven to eight hours. From […]

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USP students raise Pacific climate change awareness using cellphones

Published By   /  April 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Education, Environment, ePOP, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific youth, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Smartphones, Youth, Youth storytelling  /  Comments Off on USP students raise Pacific climate change awareness using cellphones

Bearing Witness talks to ePOP climate change video makers. Video: Pacific Media Centre By Hele Ikimotu with visuals by Blessen Tom in Suva Ten students from the University of the South Pacific have captured the effects of climate change on their smartphone devices. The task was organised through an eParticipatory Observers Project (ePOP) workshop last […]

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USP celebrates 50 years and leads research action on climate change

Published By   /  April 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Education, Environment, Featured, Fiji, Media, media education, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, PACE-SD, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Real climate action, Reports, Research, University media, University of the South Pacific, USP, Video  /  Comments Off on USP celebrates 50 years and leads research action on climate change

Bearing Witness crew Blessen Tom and Hele Ikimotu’s video story of USP’s ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations and climate change. Video: AUT Pacific Media Centre By Hele Ikimotu with visuals by Blessen Tom in Suva This year, the University of the South Pacific is celebrating 50 years since its opening in Fiji in  1968. The university’s […]

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Solar panels the way to go for Pacific, says USP physics academic

Published By   /  April 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Environment, Fiji, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Renewable energy, Reports, Solar energy, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Development Goals, Technology, University of the South Pacific, USP  /  Comments Off on Solar panels the way to go for Pacific, says USP physics academic

The University of the South Pacific’s lower campus 45kw solar pv power system. Image: Hele Ikimotu/Bearing Witness By Hele Ikimotu in Suva Affordable energy enhances the livelihood of Pacific communities, says an associate professor in physics at the Fiji-based University of the South Pacific. Dr Atul Raturi presented a seminar as part of the Pacific […]

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PMC’s Bearing Witness 2018 crew arrive in Fiji

Published By   /  April 15, 2018  /  Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Nius, Bearing Witness, Climate Change, Environment, Featured story, Fiji, Front page, Media, Melanesia, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release  /  Comments Off on PMC’s Bearing Witness 2018 crew arrive in Fiji

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: PMC’s Bearing Witness 2018 crew arrive in Fiji Author profile:  Touchdown Fiji … Last week: Our intrepid Pacific Media Centre Bearing Witness climate media team Blessen Tom (left below) and Hele Ikimotu Christopher prepping in Auckland before departure … Now: On the ground at the […]

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Bearing Witness students win big at AUT communications studies awards

Published By   /  April 13, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Auckland University of Technology, AUT, Awards, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Environment, Featured, Fiji, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, School of Communication Studies, USP  /  Comments Off on Bearing Witness students win big at AUT communications studies awards

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Bearing Witness students win big at AUT communications studies awards Spasifik Magazine’s Laumata Lauano (from left) with winners Julie Cleaver, Kendall Hutt, and Pacific Media Centre’s chair Associate Professor Camille Nakhid and Storyboard donor Professor David Robie (rear) at last night’s AUT communication studies awards. […]

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