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China isn’t the real threat to liberal democracy – ‘we are’, say academics

Published By   /  October 4, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, China, Chinese Communist Party, Chinese influence, Falun Gong, freedom of expression, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Organ transplants, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on China isn’t the real threat to liberal democracy – ‘we are’, say academics

Analysing China … Dr Stephen Noakes (from left), Dr David Williams (host), Professor David Matas and Barry Wilson talking to the audience at the University of Auckland last week. Image: Rahul Bhattarai/PMC The Chinese government is accused of illegally harvesting the organs of Falun Gong members. However, a leading academic says that China isn’t the […]

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Media freedom commentators condemn Nauru ‘gag’ actions

Published By   /  September 5, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Media freedom commentators condemn Nauru ‘gag’ actions

Television New Zealand Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver talks to media in Nauru yesterday following her release after being detained by police for almost four hours. Image: RNZ Pacific By RNZ Morning Report New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrived today for the leader’s retreat at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru where she is expected […]

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Controversial ‘Confucius’ doco gets mixed response at NZ universities

Published By   /  August 10, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Censorship, China, Culture, Documentary, Falun Gong, Featured, Filmmaking, freedom of expression, Global, Human Rights, In The Name of Confucius, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Controversial ‘Confucius’ doco gets mixed response at NZ universities

In The Name Of Confucius trailer for the 52-minute documentary. A Chinese government-sponsored cultural and education programme offers Mandarin lessons around the world. But a new film raises questions about a darker side of the Confucius Institutes, reports Rahul Bhattarai of Asia Pacific Journalism. Chinese-born Canadian film director Doris Liu has had her visa to […]

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PNG Facebook ban threat casts shadow over Pacific media freedom

Published By   /  August 9, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Facebook, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Freedom of speech, 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  /  Comments Off on PNG Facebook ban threat casts shadow over Pacific media freedom

Papua New Guinea threatened to temporarily ban Facebook earlier this year. With the APEC conference looming in November, the question remains whether this was an attack on freedom of speech. Jessica Marshall of Asia-Pacific Journalism reports in a two-part series on the Pacific internet.In March, it was revealed that the data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica […]

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PMC Seminar: Okinawa’s media response to US military presence

Published By   /  August 6, 2018  /  Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Event, freedom of expression, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release  /  Comments Off on PMC Seminar: Okinawa’s media response to US military presence

Event date and time:  Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – 16:30 – 18:00 OKINAWA MEDIA AND THE MILITARYThe US military presence in Okinawa has been at the center of Okinawa’s politics, its relations with the central government in Tokyo and the US-Japan relations since 1945. The US bases and facilities occupy 20 percent of the island […]

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Vanuatu plans cyber crime law to target Facebook ‘false claims’

Published By   /  June 26, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Charlot Salwai, Crime, Defamation, Facebook, freedom of expression, Human Rights, justice, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sato Kilman, Social Media, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu plans cyber crime law to target Facebook ‘false claims’

Cyber crime law planned for Vanuatu … “people are using Facebook for political gain, attacking and making false statements or allegations.” Image: File Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, the Minister responsible for Telecommunications, has informed Parliament that a cyber crime bill currently being developed will address the increasing issues and concerns regarding social media, especially […]

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Disturbing Asia-Pacific millennials in the digital communication ecosystem

Published By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Digital Media, Featured story, freedom of expression, Front page, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Research, Special Report  /  Comments Off on Disturbing Asia-Pacific millennials in the digital communication ecosystem

The digital age and the power and challenges of the Millennials as presented by keynote speaker Professor B P Sanjay, pro vice-chancellor of the University of Hyderabad, at the AMIC2018 conference at Manipal, Karnataka, India, on 7-9 June 2018. The theme of the 26th AMIC (Asian Media Information and Communication) annual conference focuses on disturbing […]

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Disturbing Asian millennials in the digital communication ecosystem

Published By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Digital Media, Featured story, freedom of expression, Front page, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Research, Special Report  /  Comments Off on Disturbing Asian millennials in the digital communication ecosystem

The digital age and the power and challenges of the Millennials as presented by keynote speaker Professor B P Sanjay, pro vice-chancellor of the University of Hyderabad, at the AMIC2018 conference at Manipal, Karnataka, India, on 7-9 June 2018. The theme of the 26th AMIC (Asian Media Information and Communication) annual conference focuses on disturbing […]

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Pacific news journalists grapple with challenges of social media, harsh laws

Published By   /  June 14, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Conferences, Cyber-censorship, Facebook, Fake news, Featured, Fiji, freedom of expression, Freedom of speech, Human Rights, Media, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Islands News Association, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PINA, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Social Media, Technology  /  Comments Off on Pacific news journalists grapple with challenges of social media, harsh laws

BRIEFING: By Geraldine Panapasa in Suva Like it or not, social media has become part and parcel of almost everyday discussions. Whether it’s talk about the economy or the latest development and trends, large and influential platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn have become the go-to source for news and information. Add […]

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