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Police claim raid on Papuan students to block ‘Bloody Biak’ film screening

Published By   /  July 10, 2018  /  APR, Armed police, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Biak massacre, Bloody Biak, Documentaries, Education, Featured, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indoleft News Service, Indonesian military, Indonesian security forces, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Police, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Students, West Papua, West Papuan students, Youth  /  Comments Off on Police claim raid on Papuan students to block ‘Bloody Biak’ film screening

The scene at the Indonesian police raid on Papuan student quarters in Surabaya over the film Bloody Biak. Image: Suara.com By Pebriansyah Ariefana in Surabaya Indonesian police have revealed that police and military officers raided a Papuan student dormitory in the East Java provincial capital of Surabaya in Indonesia at the weekend because the students […]

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Former PCF media intern welcomes Pacific newbies on NZ exchange

Published By   /  June 29, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, AUT, Education, Featured, Fiji, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, National University of Samoa, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Cooperation Foundation, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Samoa, School of Communication Studies, Solomon Islands, University of the South Pacific, Wansolwara, Youth  /  Comments Off on Former PCF media intern welcomes Pacific newbies on NZ exchange

Adi Anaesini Civavonovono of Fiji (left) and Elizabeth Osifelo of the Solomon Islands (both of the University of the South Pacific) against the green screen in the television studios during their visit to Auckland University of Technology this week. Behind them are the Pacific Cooperation Foundation’s Suzanne Suisuiki (partially hidden) along with AUT students Leilani […]

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‘Fake news’ and millennials’ lack of media judgment a challenge, says leading Indian academic

Published By   /  June 12, 2018  /  AMIC, AMIC2018, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, community journalism, Education, Fake news, Featured, Global, India, Innovation, Journalism Education, Media, media education, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Millennials, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Social justice, Social Media  /  Comments Off on ‘Fake news’ and millennials’ lack of media judgment a challenge, says leading Indian academic

By David Robie in Manipal, India “Fake news” combined with a lack of critical media judgment by many in the millennial generation is a major challenge to democracies across the world, says a leading Indian communication academic. Speaking at the 26th annual conference of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) conference with the […]

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PNG students in China say Facebook move is ‘irrelevant’ and damaging

Published By   /  May 30, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, China, Cyber-censorship, Education, Facebook, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Global, Human Rights, 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, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Social Media, Surveillance  /  Comments Off on PNG students in China say Facebook move is ‘irrelevant’ and damaging

Papua New Guinean students in China protesting over a separate issue. A file picture of the Shenyang PNG Students Association members protesting over the shooting of students at the University of PNG in 2016. Image: Loop PNG By Melisha Yafoi in Beijing Students studying in Beijing, China, have described the move by Papua New Guinea’s […]

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Dr Schram absconds on bail – claims PNG prosecution is ‘political’

Published By   /  May 28, 2018  /  Albert Schram, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bail, Doctorates, Education, Evidence, False news, Featured, Human Rights, justice, Lawsuit, Malicious prosecution, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Press Release, Reports, Truth, Unitech  /  Comments Off on Dr Schram absconds on bail – claims PNG prosecution is ‘political’

Dr Albert Schram … his Netherlands passport was returned last week and he now says he will not go back to PNG to face trial with no guarantee of justice. Image: Dr Schram’s blog By Keith Jackson in Noosa In a shock development in Papua New Guinea’s Schram case, the former vice-chancellor of the PNG […]

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Time for Xanana Gusmao to step up and fix Timor-Leste’s problems

Published By   /  May 26, 2018  /  Alliance of Change and Progress, Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Development, Economics, Education, Fretilin, Health and Fitness, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oil and gas, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Petroleum Fund, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Timor, Timor-Leste, Tmor Sea Treaty, Xanana Gusmao  /  Comments Off on Time for Xanana Gusmao to step up and fix Timor-Leste’s problems

By Jose Belo in Dili, Timor-Leste Timor-Leste’s parliamentary elections on May 12 have returned Xanana Gusmao to the Government Palace in Dili in an alliance that gives him enough votes to govern in his own right. While Gusmao has won an election held only 10 months after the July 2017 poll, his CNRT (Party for […]

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Hot off the press – Wansolwara marks USP’s 50th anniversary

Published By   /  May 21, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Fiji, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Student journalism, Student journalists, Student Press, University of the South Pacific, Wansolwara  /  Comments Off on Hot off the press – Wansolwara marks USP’s 50th anniversary

Wansolwara supervising editor-in-chief Geraldine Panapasa, broadcast teaching assistant Eliki Drugunalevu and USP journalism programme co-ordinator Dr Shailendra Singh browse through the latest edition of Wansolwara alongside students Elizabeth Osifelo and Kritika Rukmani (right). Image: Koroi Tadulala/Wansolwara By Elizabeth Osifelo in Suva The first edition of the University of the South Pacific’s student journalist training newspaper […]

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Duterte holding bilateral talks with PNG prime minister O’Neill

Published By   /  May 16, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Diplomacy, Education, Featured, Filipino diaspora, Health care, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Duterte holding bilateral talks with PNG prime minister O’Neill

Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O’Neill being welcomed on a state visit to the Philippines in Manila yesterday. Image: Loop PNG By Rosalie Coz in Manila President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines was due to hold bilateral talks later today with Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O’Neill who arrived in Manila yesterday on […]

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Former Unitech VC takes legal steps in ‘scary’ PNG education controversy

Published By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Albert Schram, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bureaucracy, Credentials, Education, Featured, Human Rights, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Press Release, Reports, Unitech, University  /  Comments Off on Former Unitech VC takes legal steps in ‘scary’ PNG education controversy

Former Unitech vice-chancellor Albert Schram (right) talks to a colleague on the institution’s Lae campus. Image: Johnny Blades/RNZ The former vice-chancellor of Papua New Guinea’s Unitech will seek leave from the National Court to retrieve his original PhD certificate from Italy, reports RNZ Pacific. Albert Schram was arrested earlier this month and charged with obtaining […]

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RNZ enters content partnership with Pacific Media Centre

Published By   /  May 16, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Content sharing, Education, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific news, Pacific Partnerships, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on RNZ enters content partnership with Pacific Media Centre

RNZ Pacific … “Our Pacific journalism has long been recognised for its quality”. RNZ has announced a formal content sharing partnership with the Auckland-based Pacific Media Centre – Te Amokura. The arrangement will allow content from rnz.co.nz, The Wireless, and respective RNZ YouTube channels to be published by the Pacific Media Centre. The Pacific Media […]

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