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Typhoon Mangkhut devastates north of Philippines with at least 25 dead

Published By   /  September 16, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Disasters, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, natural disaster, natural disasters, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Typhoon, Typhoon Mangkhut, Typhoon Ompong, Weather  /  Comments Off on Typhoon Mangkhut devastates north of Philippines with at least 25 dead

Typhoon Mangkhut as seen from the foyer of the of the Mira de Polaris hotel about 15 km from the heart of San Nicolas. Video: Jeremaiah M. Opiniano/Cafe Pacific By Jeremaiah M. Opiniano in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte Howling winds and heavy volumes of rainfall brought more than a third of the Philippines and its […]

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Gallery: Climate change, disasters spark Indonesian-NZ research publication

Published By   /  September 1, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate research, Disasters, Education, Environment, Featured, Fiji, Gallery, Indonesia, Maritime disasters, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, publishing, Reports, Research, Research journals, Rising sea level  /  Comments Off on Gallery: Climate change, disasters spark Indonesian-NZ research publication

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk AUT Indonesia Centre director Lester Finch and Auckland Indonesia Community representative Maman Baboe spoke strongly last night in support of Indonesian and New Zealand collaborative ventures such as the “Disasters, Cyclones and Communication” edition of Pacific Journalism Review, the first such joint media publication. The Yoyakarta-based Center for Southeast Asian Social […]

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Baliau village apologises for assault on PNG’s volcano island journalist

Published By   /  August 30, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Manam, 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, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Volcano, Volcanoes  /  Comments Off on Baliau village apologises for assault on PNG’s volcano island journalist

Manam volcano in the wake of the eruption. Image: James Tuguru/The PNG News Page Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The village of Baliau on Papua New Guinea’s Manam island has publicly apologised to an assaulted journalist reporting for The National daily newspaper and praised media coverage in the wake of . Henry Konaka, chair of the […]

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Pacific media freedom groups blast assault on reporters on volcano island

Published By   /  August 29, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Assault, Crime, Disasters, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, Manam, 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, Press Release, Reports, The National, Volcano, Volcanoes  /  Comments Off on Pacific media freedom groups blast assault on reporters on volcano island

The National reporter Dorothy Mark … assaulted while reporting on the volcano eruption in a village on Papua New Guinea’s Manam island. This photograph was taken on a different occasion. Image: poboxblog Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Some villagers affected by the volcanic eruption on Manam island haven taken out their anger and frustration against four […]

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Desperate call for food, water from 5000 on Manam volcano island

Published By   /  August 28, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disaster relief, Disasters, Featured, Manam, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Security, Volcano, Volcanoes  /  Comments Off on Desperate call for food, water from 5000 on Manam volcano island

EMTV’s Madang correspondent Martha Louis reports from Manam island. Video: EMTV Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk More than 5000 people, including children, on Papua New Guinea’s Manam Island are without food and clean water since the volcano erupted on Saturday morning. Many houses were also destroyed by volcanic lava, while two villages were completely destroyed by […]

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PNG deploys ships and soldiers to Manam for emergency evacuation

Published By   /  August 26, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, Featured, Manam, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Security, Volcano, Volcanoes  /  Comments Off on PNG deploys ships and soldiers to Manam for emergency evacuation

The Manam volcano eruption. Image: Scott Waide/EMTV News By Scott Waide in Lae Madang Governor Peter Yama confirmed today that at least two Papua New Guinea Defence Force vessels were being sent to conduct emergency evacuations from Manam Island following the volcanic eruption yesterday. “The Prime Minister has been very supportive since the he was […]

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PNG’s Manam volcano erupts again, forcing islanders to evacuate

Published By   /  August 25, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, Eruption, Featured, Manam, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Volcano, Volcanoes  /  Comments Off on PNG’s Manam volcano erupts again, forcing islanders to evacuate

The new Manam eruption today. Image: Scott Waide blog Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Manam volcano in Papua New Guinea has erupted again, reports journalist Scott Waide on his blog. This is his blog’s picture of the eruption early today. Islanders reported that ash and other debris from the eruption was so thick that sunlight had […]

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Village on the broken mountain – the plight of PNG’s quake-hit Highlands

Published By   /  August 21, 2018  /  Aid, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Disasters, Earthquakes, Featured, Highlands, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Self Determination, Southern Highlands, Yalanda village  /  Comments Off on Village on the broken mountain – the plight of PNG’s quake-hit Highlands

Special report by Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific “We have no home, our village is devastated, therefore I have to move my people to another location.” The words of the village leader from a remote earthquake-affected village in Papua New Guinea’s Highlands region had an unmistakable desperation. LISTEN: More on Dateline Pacific (duration 6m40s) Richard […]

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Eight die in Papua plane crash – teenager boy lone survivor

Published By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Air crashes, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Civil aviation, Disasters, Featured, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oksibil, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Eight die in Papua plane crash – teenager boy lone survivor

Wreckage of the plane that crashed near Paniai, Papua, close to the Papua New Guinea border on Saturday. Image: Jakarta Post By Nethy Dharma Somba in Jayapura A plane crashed in the mountainous Gunung Menuk area in Pegunungan Bintang regency of Indonesia’s Papua province on Saturday, killing eight people on board, including the pilot and […]

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Tourists flee Lombok as Indonesian quake death toll hits 98

Published By   /  August 7, 2018  /  Airlines, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Destruction, Disasters, Earthquakes, Evacuation, Featured, Homes, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Rescue, Tourism, Tsunami warning  /  Comments Off on Tourists flee Lombok as Indonesian quake death toll hits 98

Rescuers are still struggling to get to parts of Lombok island to assess the full extent of the damage from the earthquake. Video: Al Jazeera Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Tourists have been fleeing the Indonesian island of Lombok since yesterday after a magnitude-6.9 earthquake killed at least 98 people – a death toll expected to […]

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