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Angore landowners set LNG machinery on fire in more PNG unrest

Published By   /  June 20, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Development, Featured, Hela, Human Rights, Indigenous, Landowner protest, Media, Mendi, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports  /  Comments Off on Angore landowners set LNG machinery on fire in more PNG unrest

Charred machinery at the PD8 LPG development site in Hela province, PNG Highlands. Image: Michael Passingan/PNG News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk In a show of frustration over the nonpayment of a business development grant, Angore landowners in Hela province have set fire to the massive Hides development LNG machinery on PDL 8 site as unrest […]

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Mendi community leaders welcome emergency state in PNG ‘wake up call’

Published By   /  June 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Editor's Picks, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, Mendi, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, riot, Rioting, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on Mendi community leaders welcome emergency state in PNG ‘wake up call’

Southern Highlands community leaders talk about the post-election crisis in their province. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Community leaders from the troubled Southern Highlands province have welcomed the Papua New government’s decision to declare a State of Emergency and plans to suspend the provincial government. Speaking in Port Moresby, they urged political leaders […]

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PNG cellphone users given new SIM card registration reprieve

Published By   /  May 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Featured, Media, Media policy, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Public policy, Reports, SIM card registration, Technology, Telecommunications  /  Comments Off on PNG cellphone users given new SIM card registration reprieve

Digicel staff members register customers at a temporary stand while others wait in Port Moresby. Image: Amanda H A Watson/Devpolicy Blog By Amanda Watson Papua New Guinea’s Communications Minister Sam Basil has decided to extend the deadline for mobile phone subscriber identity module (SIM) card registration by more than two months – to July 31. […]

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PMC director condemns ‘targeting’ of journalists and silence on West Papua

Published By   /  May 5, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Civil Society, David Robie, Featured, Free West Papua, freedom of expression, Indonesia, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Vietnam, West Papua, World Press Freedom Day, WPFD2017  /  Comments Off on PMC director condemns ‘targeting’ of journalists and silence on West Papua

By Jean Bell in Auckland An alarming number of “targeted” journalists being killed and West Papua media for independence were just some of the topics covered in wide-ranging seminar by the director of the Pacific Media Centre last night. Professor David Robie called for the media, universities and journalism schools to take their Pacific “backyard” […]

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Opposition PNG MP wins court phone reprieve for ‘at risk’ lives

Published By   /  May 1, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Featured, Health and Fitness, Health care, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, mobile phones, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Telecommunications  /  Comments Off on Opposition PNG MP wins court phone reprieve for ‘at risk’ lives

EMTV News report on the National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA) chief executive Charles Punaha claiming the agency would move against unregistered simcards with the deadline at midnight last night. Video: EMTV Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Papua New Guinea’s controversial planned deactivation of 1.4 million unregistered simcards has been put on hold following concerns […]

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PNG court overturns loggers ban on custom landowners entering own land

Published By   /  April 4, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CELCOR, Civil Society, Development, Environment, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, justice, Landowner protest, Landowners, Lawsuit, Logging, Logging companies, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Politics, Pomio, Press Release, Reports, SABL, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on PNG court overturns loggers ban on custom landowners entering own land

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: PNG court overturns loggers ban on custom landowners entering own land Landowners win six-year legal battle in Pomio District, site of a controversial Special Agriculture Business Lease (SABL) where large tracts of rainforest have been logged and replaced by oil palm plantations. Image: Scott Waide/EMTV […]

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Why data power of social media giants like Facebook troubles human rights

Published By   /  April 3, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cambridge Analytica, Civil Society, data mining, ethnic cleansing, Facebook, Free speech, Gatekeepers, Global, Human Rights, Internet, Mainstream media, Marketplace of ideas, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, News sources, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Social Media, Surveillance, Technology, Telecommunications  /  Comments Off on Why data power of social media giants like Facebook troubles human rights

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Why data power of social media giants like Facebook troubles human rights By Sarah Joseph in Melbourne Facebook has had a bad few weeks. The social media giant had to apologise for failing to protect the personal data of millions of users from being accessed […]

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Life after the PNG quakes and more really tough decisions ahead

Published By   /  March 27, 2018  /  Aid, Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Blogs, Civil Society, Disasters, Earthquakes, Environment, Featured, helicopters, Media, Medical aid, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mougalu, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, scott waide, Western Province  /  Comments Off on Life after the PNG quakes and more really tough decisions ahead

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Life after the PNG quakes and more really tough decisions ahead SPECIAL REPORT: Anton Lutz in Mougulu profiles what life is like on the border of Western Province and Hela at the epicentre three weeks after Papua New Guinea’s earthquakes. This week a disaster relief […]

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Changing politics trigger predictions for Fiji’s first woman prime minister

Published By   /  March 21, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Democracy, Elections, Fiji, Fiji elections, Gender, Gender empowerment, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Changing politics trigger predictions for Fiji’s first woman prime minister

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Changing politics trigger predictions for Fiji’s first woman prime minister Lenora Qereqeretabua, 2018 National Federation Party’s provisional candidate Picture: http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=433103 Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Fiji might see its first woman prime minister after this year’s general election, predicts New Zealand-based political sociologist, Professor Steven Ratuva. […]

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Philippine bishops call for vigilance amid ‘creeping dictatorship’

Published By   /  February 26, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bishops, Civil Society, Culture, Democracy, dictatorship, EDSA, Featured, Ferdinand Marcos, freedom of expression, Human Rights, Indigenous, Innovation, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, People Power, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Religion, Reports  /  Comments Off on Philippine bishops call for vigilance amid ‘creeping dictatorship’

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Philippine bishops call for vigilance amid ‘creeping dictatorship’ By Paterno Esmaquel II in Manila Bishops have called for vigilance in the face of a “creeping dictatorship,” as the Philippines marked the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution yesterday – February 25. Caloocan Bishop […]

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