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Paga Hill iconic human rights documentary banned from PNG festival

Published By   /  October 13, 2018  /  Analysis, APEC, Arts, David Robie, Documentary, Editor's Picks, Free speech, Human Rights, joe moses, Land rights, Lead, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Paga Hill, PMC Reportage, png, Press Release, Squatters, the opposition  /  Comments Off on Paga Hill iconic human rights documentary banned from PNG festival

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific. – Activist lawyer Jose Moses as he appears in a Frontline Insight item about the Paga Hill struggle for justicein Papua New Guinea. Video: Reuters Foundation By Pacific Media Watch An internationally acclaimed investigative documentary about Paga Hill community’s fight for justice from the illegal eviction and […]

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John Pilger: ‘Hold the front page. The reporters are missing’

Published By   /  September 22, 2018  /  Analysis, Arts, David Robie, Democracy, Editor's Picks, Independent media, john pilger, Lead, Media, media bias, Media Freedom, media integrity, media lens, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release, publishing  /  Comments Off on John Pilger: ‘Hold the front page. The reporters are missing’

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific. – John Pilger … how “fearful ‘democracies’ regress behind a media facade of narcissistic spectacle”.Image: Media Lens By John PilgerForeword to Propaganda Blitz published today.* The death of Robert Parry earlier this year felt like a farewell to the age of the reporter. Parry was “a trailblazer […]

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Nuclear free and independent Pacific – how the zone began 33 years ago and what now?

Published By   /  August 16, 2018  /  531pi, Analysis, anti-nuclear, Arts, David Robie, Editor's Picks, eyes of fire, Lead, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Nuclear Free, Pacific Media Centre, pacific radio network, pacific radio news, PMC Reportage, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Nuclear free and independent Pacific – how the zone began 33 years ago and what now?

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific. – [embedded content] From Pacific Media Watch RADIO 531pi Breakfast Talanoa host Ma’a Brian Sagala has talked about the Rarotonga Treaty with Café Pacific publisher David Robie. It was hugely significant for the Pacific. It was sort of like a threshold for the Pacific really standing up to […]

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Nauru, Fiji and Pacific Facebook gags criticised in Asia-Pacific media freedom summit

Published By   /  July 14, 2018  /  Analysis, Arts, Censorship, David Robie, Editor's Picks, Facebook, Fiji, Lead, Media, Media Freedom, media killings, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reporters Sans Frontieres, RSF  /  Comments Off on Nauru, Fiji and Pacific Facebook gags criticised in Asia-Pacific media freedom summit

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific. – [embedded content]Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire talks about the global threat against journalists.Video: Café PacificBy David Robie in ParisWHEN 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 […]

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This week in history – the Rainbow Warrior bombing as told to ABC’s Nightlife

Published By   /  July 10, 2018  /  ABC, Analysis, anti-nuclear, Arts, David Robie, Editor's Picks, eyes of fire, Lead, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, nuclear bombs, Nuclear Free, Nuclear Testing, nuclear tests, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Radio, rainbow warrior, rongelap, state terrorism  /  Comments Off on This week in history – the Rainbow Warrior bombing as told to ABC’s Nightlife

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific. – Journalist, media educator and author David Robie … Rainbow Warrior bombing reflectionsafter 33 years. Image: PMC Pacific Media Watch NewsdeskPacific environmental and political journalist David Robie has recalled the bombing of the original Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior 33 years ago in an interview with host Sarah […]

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Former military chief warns PNG soldiers could be ‘outgunned’ in Mendi strife

Published By   /  June 21, 2018  /  Analysis, Arts, Conflict reporting, David Robie, Editor's Picks, extraction industry, Landowners, Lead, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, png, PNG Defence Force, political protest, Press Release, Protest  /  Comments Off on Former military chief warns PNG soldiers could be ‘outgunned’ in Mendi strife

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific. – Deadly MAG 58 Model 60-20 machine guns mounted on a cabin-top truck in the Southern Highlands.Image: PNGAttitude From Asia Pacific Report A former Papua New Guinea military commander has warned that he is “concerned, if not frightened” that the PNG Defence Force may be deploying police […]

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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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David Robie – Free media week killings underscore crimes of impunity against journalists

Published By   /  May 3, 2018  /  Analysis, Arts, David Robie, Editor's Picks, Extrajudicial killings, freedom of expression, ifj, Journalist safety, Lead, Media, Media Freedom, media killings, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reporters Sans Frontieres, RSF, UNESCO, World Press Freedom Day  /  Comments Off on David Robie – Free media week killings underscore crimes of impunity against journalists

Article by Professor David Robie (Café Pacific.) MONDAY – just three days before today’s World Press Freedom Day – was the deadliest day for news media in Afghanistan in 17 years. The killing of nine journalists and media workers among 26 people who died in dual suicide bomb attacks in Kabul was the worst day for the press since the fall […]

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Free media week killings underscore crimes of impunity against journalists

Published By   /  May 3, 2018  /  Analysis, Arts, David Robie, Editor's Picks, Extrajudicial killings, freedom of expression, ifj, Journalist safety, Lead, Media, Media Freedom, media killings, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reporters Sans Frontieres, RSF, UNESCO, World Press Freedom Day  /  Comments Off on Free media week killings underscore crimes of impunity against journalists

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific.A press freedom protest in the Philippines capital of Manila over the latest killing of a radiojournalist this week. Image: RSF By David RobieMONDAY – just three days before today’s World Press Freedom Day – was the deadliest day for news media in Afghanistanin 17 years. The killing […]

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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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