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Nauru media ban on ABC targets Australian detention centre gag

Published By   /  August 12, 2018  /  ABC, APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Corruption, Detention Centres, Editor's Picks, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media ban, Media Freedom, Media gag, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Nauru media ban on ABC targets Australian detention centre gag

There has been much wringing of hands over Nauru’s ban on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for next month’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ summit. But, reports Sri Krishnamurthi of Asia Pacific Journalism, even more perplexing is Canberra’s relative silence. The elephant in the room about the Australian Broadcasting Corporation ban that has people tip-toeing through the […]

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Vanuatu names founding PM’s daughter Laura as Papua envoy

Published By   /  August 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Editor's Picks, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Kanak independence, Laura Lini, Media, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, ULMWP, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Vanuatu, Walter Lini, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu names founding PM’s daughter Laura as Papua envoy

A Port Vila solidarity rally in support of West Papuan desire for self-determination. Image: The Vanuatu Independent By the Vanuatu Independent The Vanuatu government has appointed Laura Lini, daughter of founding prime minister Father Walter Lini, as special envoy for West Papua. United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) spokesperson Jacob Rumbiak welcomed the move, […]

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Media freedom groups protest over detained Bangladeshi photojournalist

Published By   /  August 10, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bangladesh, Civil Society, Editor's Picks, Featured, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Photojournalism, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, Student protest  /  Comments Off on Media freedom groups protest over detained Bangladeshi photojournalist

Alongside his social media coverage of the protests, Dr Shahidul Alam apparently angered the authorities and the ruling party after he gave a TV interview with Al Jazeera when criticised the government. Image: Global Voices By Global Voices Late on the night of August 5, 2018, award-winning Bangladeshi photographer and activist Dr Shahidul Alam was […]

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Dr Swee Ang: We can’t accept this – speak up against Israeli brutality

Published By   /  August 6, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Atrocities, Doctors, Editor's Picks, Featured, Gaza, Gaza blockade, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, justice, Kia Ora Gaza, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Dr Swee Ang: We can’t accept this – speak up against Israeli brutality

Dr Swee Ang’s “SOS” call broadcast from the Al Awda as the boat was being hijacked in international waters last week. (Poor quality audio – click on the “subtitles” icon). Video: Freedom Flotilla Coalition Dr Swee Ang, doctor on board Al Awda, reports on the events from July 29 when Israeli navy commandos stormed the […]

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Tasered, beaten, handcuffed but Mike Treen says ‘I would do it all again’

Published By   /  August 2, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Editor's Picks, Featured, Gaza, Gaza blockade, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Human Rights, justice, Kia Ora Gaza, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Tasered, beaten, handcuffed but Mike Treen says ‘I would do it all again’

Unite Union leader Mike Treen (second from right), Kia Ora Gaza spokesperson Roger Fowler and Palestinian human rights supporters Billy Hania and Heidi Jia at Auckland International Airport today. Image: Rahul Bhattarai/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai in Auckland Unite Union national director Mike Treen arrived in Auckland today and told of his brutal experience at the […]

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RSF condemns Nine-Fairfax merger as threat to media pluralism in Australia

Published By   /  August 2, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Channel Nine, Editor's Picks, Fairfax, Fairfax Media, Featured, Investigative journalism, Media, Media Freedom, Media merger, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Nine Network, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on RSF condemns Nine-Fairfax merger as threat to media pluralism in Australia

There is concern about the editorial independence of The Age newspaper, one of the jewels of the Fairfax Media empire, now that it is to be run by Nine Entertainment. Image: William West /RSF/AFP Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely concerned about pluralism and respect for editorial independence in the new […]

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An open letter to Israel: The global ‘blockade busters’ sail in peace

Published By   /  July 26, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Editor's Picks, Featured, Gaza blockade, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Global, Human Rights, Israeli occupation, justice, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports  /  Comments Off on An open letter to Israel: The global ‘blockade busters’ sail in peace

By Chris Graham on board the Al Awda By the time you read this, I’ll be sailing on an old, converted fishing trawler from Sicily, Italy, headed for Gaza, Palestine, the tiny sea port in the bottom right corner of the Mediterranean Sea. I’m on board the Al Awda as a journalist, covering the Freedom […]

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