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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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SODELPA’s Rabuka confident of winning power in Fiji election

Published By   /  September 15, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Culture, Democracy, Elections, Featured, Fiji constitution, Fiji elections, FijiFirst, IntJourn Project, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, National Federation Party, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sitiveni Rabuka, SODELPA  /  Comments Off on SODELPA’s Rabuka confident of winning power in Fiji election

By Sri Krishnamurthi of the Pacific Media Centre Fiji’s Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) leader Sitiveni Rabuka is confident of winning government benches in the 2018 general election. SODELPA, the largest opposition party from the 2014 election in Fiji, currently has 15 seats while FijiFirst has 32 and the National Federation Party has three in […]

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Prasad confident NFP could be in Fiji’s post-election government

Published By   /  September 11, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Elections, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, National Federation Party, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Prasad confident NFP could be in Fiji’s post-election government

Fiji’s National Federation Party (NFP) leader, Professor Biman Prasad could find himself in the same position as New Zealand’s deputy prime minister and leader of the New Zealand First Party, Winston Peters, if there is a major swing against the ruling FijiFirst Party. Sri Krishnamurthi talks to the man who might be the kingmaker after […]

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Fiji stabilises, growth positive but still a big question over military role

Published By   /  September 6, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, capacity-building, Constitution, Democracy, Development, Featured, Fiji, Fiji constitution, Fiji coups, Human Rights, Innovation, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military coups, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reconstruction, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji stabilises, growth positive but still a big question over military role

The 4ha Carpenters Fiji waterfront development in downtown Suva … an example of urban renewal development. Image: Carpenters Fiji As Fiji lurches towards stability and democracy, the military’s overwhelming presence is a reminder of what once was, and could happen again, as the Pacific Media Centre’s Sri Krishnamurthi talks to an academic who does not […]

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RSF condemns jail terms for two Myanmar journalists in ‘sham trial’

Published By   /  September 4, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Atrocities, Censorship, Democracy, Featured, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, justice, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Myanmar, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Official secrets, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Trial  /  Comments Off on RSF condemns jail terms for two Myanmar journalists in ‘sham trial’

Turmoil outside the Yangon court at the end of the trial of Kyaw Soe Oo (below) and Wa Lone in Myanmar yesterday. Image: Ye Aung Tha/AFP/RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders has condemned the seven-year prison sentences imposed on two Reuters reporters in the Myanmar city of Yangon yesterday at the end of […]

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Sedition, coup-era media law and nerves keep lid on Fiji press

Published By   /  September 3, 2018  /  Analysis, APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Democracy, Elections, Featured, Fiji, Fiji coups, Fiji elections, Human Rights, Images, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Military coups, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Text, Video  /  Comments Off on Sedition, coup-era media law and nerves keep lid on Fiji press

With the date for this year’s second Fiji general election since the 2006 coup yet to be announced, one of the questions is will there be a free media for the campaign? Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva talks to some media commentators who are not optimistic. The frenzy of the forthcoming elections is just starting to […]

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Indonesian police arrest 49 in attack, vandalising of Papuan dormitory

Published By   /  August 16, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Democracy, Featured, Global, History, Human Rights, Indonesia, justice, Language, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papuan Student Alliance, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, West Papua, West Papuan self-determination, West Papuan students  /  Comments Off on Indonesian police arrest 49 in attack, vandalising of Papuan dormitory

The 49 arrested Papuan students in Surabaya police station after the protest. Image: Suara Papua By Bastian Tebai in Surabaya Indonesian police last night arrested 49 Papuan students who live at the Kamasan Papuan Dormitory in the East Java provincial capital of Surabaya and they are being held at the district police headquarters (Polrestabes). There […]

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