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Fiji youth open up about what they expect from this year’s election

Published By   /  September 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Elections, Featured, Fiji, Fiji constitution, Fiji elections, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Youth  /  Comments Off on Fiji youth open up about what they expect from this year’s election

By Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva It’s wrong to think that the youth in Fiji are unaware of the forthcoming election. They are engaging through social media but want a bit more education on the electoral system in Fiji. “A whole lot of young people are on social media and you can see a lot of […]

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Kupu: New app translates objects into te reo Māori

Published By   /  September 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Education, Featured, Indigenous education, Language, Maori culture, Maori language, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Te Reo, Te Reo Maori  /  Comments Off on Kupu: New app translates objects into te reo Māori

Te Rina Kowhai reports for Te Karere. Video: TVNZ Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A new app developed by Spark and Google in conjunction with the Research Team of the Te Aka Māori – English, English – Māori Dictionary in Te Ipukarea ~The National Māori Language Institute, has taken New Zealand by storm this Māori Language […]

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‘Do your job without fear or favour’, says veteran former Fiji journalist

Published By   /  September 11, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Auckland University of Technology, Education, Elections, Featured, Fiji, Journalism Education, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Research, University of the South Pacific  /  Comments Off on ‘Do your job without fear or favour’, says veteran former Fiji journalist

Veteran journalist – now postgraduate student – Sri Krishnamurthi (left) with USP Journalism staff members from right, Eliki Drugunalevu, Dr Shailendra Singh and Geraldine Panapasa at the the University of the South Pacific’s Laucala Bay campus, Suva. Image: Wansolwara By Chris Ha’arabe of Wansolwara News Fiji-born veteran journalist Sri Krishnamurthi has some simple advice for […]

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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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Why Papuans feel differently about Indonesia’s Independence Day

Published By   /  August 23, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Featured, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Morning Star, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua protest, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence, West Papuan students  /  Comments Off on Why Papuans feel differently about Indonesia’s Independence Day

A Papuan protester with a hand painted version of the Morning Star independence flag. Jayapura police chief says the use of Morning Star attributes could be linked to “treason”. Image: Free West Papua Campaign By Ivany Atina Arbi and Nethy Dharma Somba in Jakarta and Jayapura The 73rd celebration of Indonesia’s Independence Day last week […]

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Pioneering Samoan academic wins key social sciences role at UNESCO

Published By   /  August 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Education, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific studies, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Social sciences, UNESCO  /  Comments Off on Pioneering Samoan academic wins key social sciences role at UNESCO

Tagaloatele Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop … research and training in development and family issues across the Pacific region. Image: AUT By RNZ Pacific A leading Samoan academic from Auckland University of Technology has been appointed to a key role at New Zealand’s branch of United Nations culture agency UNESCO. Tagaloatele Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop, foundation professor of […]

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Second expat vice-chancellor flees ‘for safety’ as PNG universities turn nasty

Published By   /  August 20, 2018  /  Academic freedom, Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG universities, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Security, Universities, University of Natural Resources and Environment, UNRE  /  Comments Off on Second expat vice-chancellor flees ‘for safety’ as PNG universities turn nasty

Professor John Warren … forced to leave PNG as threats and lawlessness descend on universities targeting senior expatriate administrators. Image: PNG Attitude By Keith Jackson A letter from the former vice-chancellor of Papua New Guinea’s University of Natural Resources and Environment (UNRE) in Rabaul says senior staff urged him to leave the country for his […]

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Rodrigo Duterte’s killing season now opens fire on Lumads and the Left

Published By   /  August 19, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Communism, Education, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Insurgencies, Lumad, lumads, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New People's Army, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oplan Tokhang, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, purges, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Security  /  Comments Off on Rodrigo Duterte’s killing season now opens fire on Lumads and the Left

By Bong S Sarmiento in Mindanao Tactics used to target Filipino drug suspects are now being deployed against leftist activists and alleged supporters of an outlawed communist movement Last year, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to bomb the schools of indigenous Lumad people in mountainous areas of the southern island of Mindanao for allegedly teaching […]

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NZ teacher ‘superheroes’ call for a better deal in first strike in 24 years

Published By   /  August 15, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Featured, Labour, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Strikes, Teacher strike, Teachers, teaching  /  Comments Off on NZ teacher ‘superheroes’ call for a better deal in first strike in 24 years

Multimedia story by Leilani Sitagata in Auckland About 30,000 primary and intermediate school teachers and principals went on strike for the first time in almost a quarter century today. A total of 1479 schools were closed – about threequarters of the number in New Zealand – with an impact on more than 400,000 children across […]

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Graphic Fiji crash images highlight need for social media education

Published By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Accidents, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Featured, Fiji, Graphic images, Human Rights, Media, media education, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Security, Social Media  /  Comments Off on Graphic Fiji crash images highlight need for social media education

The Raiova family lay flowers at the accident site at Nabou, Nadroga, last week which has now claimed the lives of seven Fijians. They hoped to fulfil the wishes of their daughter, Paulini Raiova, 16, who had hoped all along to visit the site and pay respect after having witnessed on social media the wreckage […]

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