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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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Chinese president meets PNG’s O’Neill, pledging ‘deepening cooperation’

Published By   /  June 23, 2018  /  Aid, Aid policy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Belt and road, Bilateral trade, China, Chinese aid, Development, Diplomacy, Economics, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, One China, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Chinese president meets PNG’s O’Neill, pledging ‘deepening cooperation’

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in Beijing. Image: CCTV+ Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Chinese President Xi Jinping has met Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in Beijing, pledging to work with the country to push the bilateral relations to a new level. Xi said Papua New Guinea is a […]

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PNG students in China say Facebook move is ‘irrelevant’ and damaging

Published By   /  May 30, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, China, Cyber-censorship, Education, Facebook, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Global, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, 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, Social Media, Surveillance  /  Comments Off on PNG students in China say Facebook move is ‘irrelevant’ and damaging

Papua New Guinean students in China protesting over a separate issue. A file picture of the Shenyang PNG Students Association members protesting over the shooting of students at the University of PNG in 2016. Image: Loop PNG By Melisha Yafoi in Beijing Students studying in Beijing, China, have described the move by Papua New Guinea’s […]

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US looks at defence, foreign policy and impact of Chinese aid in Micronesia

Published By   /  May 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, Compacts of Free Association, Featured, Federated States of Micronesia, Global, Marshall Islands, Media, Micronesia, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Palau-Belau, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, US military  /  Comments Off on US looks at defence, foreign policy and impact of Chinese aid in Micronesia

Reagan Test Site at Kwajalein Atoll … implications for American defence and foreign policy interests of China’s economic aid in island nations under review. Image: RNZ Pacific RNZ Pacific The US Defense Department is to report to the US Congress by December 1 on a range of security concerns in the northern Pacific island groups […]

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Free media week killings underscore crimes impunity against journalists

Published By   /  May 3, 2018  /  Afghanistan, Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, China, Featured, Fiji, Health and Fitness, Indonesia, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua, World Press Freedom Day, World Press Freedom Index  /  Comments Off on Free media week killings underscore crimes impunity against journalists

The media freedom monitoring group Reporters Without Borders details how it has trained journalists in Afghanistan to be aware of double suicide bomb attacks. Video: Euronews BRIEFING: By David Robie Monday – just three days before today’s World Press Freedom Day – was the deadliest day for news media in Afghanistan in 17 years. The […]

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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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