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

Published By   /  April 24, 2018  /  Analysis, Arts, ben bohane, Censorship, China, David Robie, Editor's Picks, Facebook, Indonesia, internet censorship, Lead, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post, West Papua  /  Comments Off on The Ben Bohane photo that Facebook censored on an article about Indonesia

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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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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NZ Foreign Minister questions China’s influence in the Pacific

Published By   /  March 4, 2018  /  Aid policy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, China, Climate, Development, Diplomacy, Disasters, Environment, Featured, Fisheries, Forests, Global, 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  /  Comments Off on NZ Foreign Minister questions China’s influence in the Pacific

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: NZ Foreign Minister questions China’s influence in the Pacific Foreign Minister Winston Peters flags a stronger NZ Pacific aid policy and prime ministers Jacinda Ardern and Malcolm Turnbull discuss New Zealand and Australia friendship and differences in policies. Video: Qldaah/ABC New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Winston […]

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Tongan police charge Lord Tu’ivakanō with bribery in passport saga probe

Published By   /  March 3, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bribery, China, Corruption, Crime, Development, Featured, Human Rights, Lord Tu’ivakanō, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Money laundering, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, Passports, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Tonga, Tongan nobles, Tongan Reserve Bank  /  Comments Off on Tongan police charge Lord Tu’ivakanō with bribery in passport saga probe

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Tongan police charge Lord Tu’ivakanō with bribery in passport saga probe By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News The king’s noble and former Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakanō has been charged with passport offences, money laundering and bribery. Police arrested the former Speaker of Parliament yesterday. […]

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