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Fiji’s provident fund frees up $5.3m for natural disaster assistance

Published By   /  April 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Cyclone Josie, cyclone keni, Cyclones, Development, Disasters, Environment, Fiji, Fiji National Provident Fund, FNPF, Kadavu, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Savings, Self Determination, Weather  /  Comments Off on Fiji’s provident fund frees up $5.3m for natural disaster assistance

A spate of tropical cyclones has hit Fiji and other Pacific Islands in the past few months, causing widespread damage and flooding in low-lying areas. Image: Dept of Information/Wansolwara By Wansolwara News staff The Fiji National Provident Fund has released $5.33 million in flood assistance funds to 6351 members in the aftermath of two recently […]

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USP students raise Pacific climate change awareness using cellphones

Published By   /  April 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Education, Environment, ePOP, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific youth, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Smartphones, Youth, Youth storytelling  /  Comments Off on USP students raise Pacific climate change awareness using cellphones

Bearing Witness talks to ePOP climate change video makers. Video: Pacific Media Centre By Hele Ikimotu with visuals by Blessen Tom in Suva Ten students from the University of the South Pacific have captured the effects of climate change on their smartphone devices. The task was organised through an eParticipatory Observers Project (ePOP) workshop last […]

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USP celebrates 50 years and leads research action on climate change

Published By   /  April 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Education, Environment, Featured, Fiji, Media, media education, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, PACE-SD, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Real climate action, Reports, Research, University media, University of the South Pacific, USP, Video  /  Comments Off on USP celebrates 50 years and leads research action on climate change

Bearing Witness crew Blessen Tom and Hele Ikimotu’s video story of USP’s ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations and climate change. Video: AUT Pacific Media Centre By Hele Ikimotu with visuals by Blessen Tom in Suva This year, the University of the South Pacific is celebrating 50 years since its opening in Fiji in  1968. The university’s […]

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Solar panels the way to go for Pacific, says USP physics academic

Published By   /  April 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Environment, Fiji, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Renewable energy, Reports, Solar energy, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Development Goals, Technology, University of the South Pacific, USP  /  Comments Off on Solar panels the way to go for Pacific, says USP physics academic

The University of the South Pacific’s lower campus 45kw solar pv power system. Image: Hele Ikimotu/Bearing Witness By Hele Ikimotu in Suva Affordable energy enhances the livelihood of Pacific communities, says an associate professor in physics at the Fiji-based University of the South Pacific. Dr Atul Raturi presented a seminar as part of the Pacific […]

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PMC’s radio show features Chinese ‘base’ claim, justice and diabetes

Published By   /  April 17, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Diabetes, Featured, Fiji, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military bases, Multimedia, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Radio, Radio 95bFM, Refugees, Reports, Southern Cross, Vanuatu, Wansolwara  /  Comments Off on PMC’s radio show features Chinese ‘base’ claim, justice and diabetes

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: PMC’s radio show features Chinese ‘base’ claim, justice and diabetes Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie blasted some of the global coverage of the alleged Chinese military base plans for Vanuatu, describing it as speculative and “scaremongering”. He praised the […]

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Diabetes ‘ongoing disaster’ tops Fiji health bill at $124 million

Published By   /  April 16, 2018  /  advocacy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Diabetes, Disability, Featured, Fiji, Health and Fitness, Health media, Health Policy, Health services, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, NCDs, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Non-communicable diseases, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Premature death, Press Release, Reports, Socio-Economics, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Diabetes ‘ongoing disaster’ tops Fiji health bill at $124 million

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Diabetes ‘ongoing disaster’ tops Fiji health bill at $124 million The increasing number of diabetes cases has raised red flags in the health sector, a burden Fiji health authorities hope to tackle through the media. Image: Creative Commons/Wansolwara By Adi Ana Civavonovono in Suva The […]

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PMC’s Bearing Witness 2018 crew arrive in Fiji

Published By   /  April 15, 2018  /  Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Nius, Bearing Witness, Climate Change, Environment, Featured story, Fiji, Front page, Media, Melanesia, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release  /  Comments Off on PMC’s Bearing Witness 2018 crew arrive in Fiji

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: PMC’s Bearing Witness 2018 crew arrive in Fiji Author profile:  Touchdown Fiji … Last week: Our intrepid Pacific Media Centre Bearing Witness climate media team Blessen Tom (left below) and Hele Ikimotu Christopher prepping in Auckland before departure … Now: On the ground at the […]

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Bearing Witness students win big at AUT communications studies awards

Published By   /  April 13, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Auckland University of Technology, AUT, Awards, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Environment, Featured, Fiji, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, School of Communication Studies, USP  /  Comments Off on Bearing Witness students win big at AUT communications studies awards

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Bearing Witness students win big at AUT communications studies awards Spasifik Magazine’s Laumata Lauano (from left) with winners Julie Cleaver, Kendall Hutt, and Pacific Media Centre’s chair Associate Professor Camille Nakhid and Storyboard donor Professor David Robie (rear) at last night’s AUT communication studies awards. […]

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Urgent call for help on Kadavu island after Keni’s Fiji devastation

Published By   /  April 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, cyclone keni, Cyclones, Disasters, Editorials, Farming, Featured, Fiji, Fred Wesley, Kadavu, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Superstorms, The Fiji Times, Weather  /  Comments Off on Urgent call for help on Kadavu island after Keni’s Fiji devastation

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Urgent call for help on Kadavu island after Keni’s Fiji devastation This house at Namara Village in Sanima on Kadavu had its roof blown off. Image: The Fiji Times By Vilimaina Naqelevuki in Suva A resort owner on Kadavu has called on Fijians to urgently […]

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Devastating Cyclone Keni moves out of Fijian waters, clean up begins

Published By   /  April 11, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cyclone, Disasters, Fiji, Kadavu, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Weather  /  Comments Off on Devastating Cyclone Keni moves out of Fijian waters, clean up begins

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Devastating Cyclone Keni moves out of Fijian waters, clean up begins Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Cyclone Keni has moved out of Fijian waters and lies about 275km south-southwest of the Tongan capital of Nuku’alofa, reports Pacnews. The Fiji Met Service said the cyclone still remains […]

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