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Watchdog role of media highlighted in USP journalism talk

Published By   /  April 24, 2018  /  Anti-corruption, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Democracy, journalism, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Solomon Islands, University of the South Pacific, USP, Watchdogs  /  Comments Off on Watchdog role of media highlighted in USP journalism talk

Dr Shailendra Singh … “news media is an important and a crucial pillar of democracy.” Image: Solomon Star By Ronald Tito’ona in Honiara Local journalists in the Solomon Islands have been again reminded of their watchdog role by keeping the government accountable in the fight against corruption. Head of the University of South Pacific journalism strand […]

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Public broadcasting and an advocate’s ‘disaster readiness’ revival mission

Published By   /  April 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Better Public Media Trust, David Beatson, Democracy, Digital Media, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, NZ Listener, Online media, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Public broadcasting, Public Trust, Radio, Radio New Zealand, Reports, RNZ, Television  /  Comments Off on Public broadcasting and an advocate’s ‘disaster readiness’ revival mission

TRIBUTE: By Geoff Lealand in Auckland David Beatson, broadcaster, editor, journalist, public intellectual and media visionary, proposed a new, or renewed, role for New Zealand public broadcasting in anticipating and managing risk – such as natural disasters and technological crises, says an academic in his public tribute. Speaking at an inaugural memorial lecture in Ponsonby […]

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How Philippine state surveillance is used as a tool to silence critics

Published By   /  March 23, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Democracy, Featured, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Human Rights, Media, Media censorship, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, state surveillance, Surveillance  /  Comments Off on How Philippine state surveillance is used as a tool to silence critics

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: How Philippine state surveillance is used as a tool to silence critics BRIEFING: Special report by Jodesz Gavilan and Sofia Tomacruz in Manila Human rights activists say that the conduct of both physical and communication surveillance is prone to abuse and is a violation of […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The logic of the Greens’ question-time giveaway

Published By   /  March 21, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis Assessment, Arts, Democracy, Editor's Picks, Lead, Media, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, News Media, NZ Politics, Pacific Region, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The logic of the Greens’ question-time giveaway

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The logic of the Greens’ question-time giveaway Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The logic of the Greens’ question-time giveaway Dr Bryce Edwards. Even many Green supporters are bewildered and unhappy about James Shaw’s announcement that the party has given away their allocation […]

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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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Marites Vitug: Duterte’s dangerously zero idea of independent journalism

Published By   /  March 1, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Censorship, Democracy, dictatorship, Featured, freedom of expression, Malacañang, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, Pia Rañada, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on Marites Vitug: Duterte’s dangerously zero idea of independent journalism

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Marites Vitug: Duterte’s dangerously zero idea of independent journalism ANALYSIS: By Marites Dañguilan Vitug in Manila A year ago, the White House barred some members of the press from attending an informal briefing, a rarity in a country that was regarded as the beacon of […]

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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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42 years after Timor-Leste’s declared independence, a democracy plea

Published By   /  November 28, 2017  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Democracy, Development, Featured, Human Rights, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Political Stability, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Social justice, Timor-Leste, Timor-Leste resistance  /  Comments Off on 42 years after Timor-Leste’s declared independence, a democracy plea

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: 42 years after Timor-Leste’s declared independence, a democracy plea ETAN members at the time of the award of the Order of Timor-Leste, the country’s highest honour, in 2012: John M. Miller (second from right), and Charles Scheiner (right), with other special awardees Father Domingos Morato […]

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