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NZ must help Solomon Islands tackle unemployment ‘time bomb’, says Clark

Published By   /  September 2, 2018  /  Agriculture, Aid, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Featured, Gender, Gender violence, Global, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Indigenous, Jobless youth, Labour, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, NZ aid, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Solomon Islands, Thailand, UNDP, Unemployment, United Nations Development Programme, Youth  /  Comments Off on NZ must help Solomon Islands tackle unemployment ‘time bomb’, says Clark

Former PM Helen Clark at the National Council of Women conference yesterday … New Zealand should rethink its aid structure. Image: Del Abcede/PMC By Jessica Marshall in Auckland The Solomon Islands faces a “time bomb” with a youth unemployment rate of 82 percent and New Zealand needs to do more to help the Pacific country, […]

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Gallery: Stimulating insights, vision for gender diversity summit

Published By   /  September 2, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate gender, Cultural diversity, Diversity, Editor's Picks, Featured, Gallery, Gender, Gender education, Gender empowerment, He Toa Takitini, Helen Clark, Human Rights, Indigenous, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, National Council for Women, NCW, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Gallery: Stimulating insights, vision for gender diversity summit

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark is the new patron for the National Council of Women and she shared her stimulating thoughts and insights at the national conference in Auckland yesterday. In an interview format with NCW chief executive Dr Gill Greer, Clark talked about violence against women, pay equity, […]

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Jokowi unmoved by growing support for ‘noise’ blasphemy case woman

Published By   /  August 26, 2018  /  Adzan, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Blasphemy, Call to prayer, Civil Society, Culture, Environment, Featured, Forests, Gender, Human Rights, Indonesia, Joko Widodo, justice, Media, Meiliana, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Religion, Religious freedom, Religious tolerance, Reports  /  Comments Off on Jokowi unmoved by growing support for ‘noise’ blasphemy case woman

Meiliana, a Chinese-Indonesian woman of the Buddhist faith, who has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for complaining about the volume of the adzan (Islamic call to prayer) from a speaker at a mosque near her house in Tanjungbalai, North Sumatra. Image: Jakarta Post By Christie Stefanie in Jakarta President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo says […]

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Indonesian president’s belated call for tolerance leaves minorities at risk

Published By   /  August 18, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Culture, Featured, Gender, Harassment, HIV, Human Rights, Indonesia, justice, LGBT, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Religion, Religious tolerance, Reports, Sexual harassment, Sexual Minorities, Tolerance  /  Comments Off on Indonesian president’s belated call for tolerance leaves minorities at risk

Indonesian President Joko Widodo gestures during an interview at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia. Image: Human Rights Watch/R file By Phelim Kine Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo did something extraordinary in his annual State of the Nation address this week – he issued a plea for tolerance. “I am sure if the Indonesian people […]

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Ralph Regenvanu: Pacific regionalism, climate finance and women in politics

Published By   /  August 15, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Development policy, Diplomacy, Environment, Featured, Foreign Policy, Gender, Green Climate Fund, Human Rights, Media, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Vanuatu, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Ralph Regenvanu: Pacific regionalism, climate finance and women in politics

Tess Newton Cain talks to Ralph Regenvanu During a recent trip to Port Vila, Tess Newton Cain caught up with Ralph Regenvanu, Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade in the Vanuatu government. Regenvanu describes himself as a Port Vila citizen. He has lived for most of his life in the capital of […]

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PNG facelifts for APEC but neglects gender-based violence

Published By   /  August 8, 2018  /  APEC, APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Crime, Culture, Featured, Gender, Gender violence, Human Rights, Indigenous, justice, Law, Law enforcement, Media, 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, Safehouse, scott waide, Social discord  /  Comments Off on PNG facelifts for APEC but neglects gender-based violence

The Papua New Guinean government has been working tirelessly to clean up its capital city in preparation for APEC, instead of attending to serious issues such as gender-based violence. Pauline Mago-King of Asia-Pacific Journalism reports on the challenge. With just three months to go until the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders summit in November, […]

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India’s ‘tribal’ minister visits NZ for relationships but skirts rape culture

Published By   /  May 25, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Culture, Dialysis, Gender, Human Rights, India, Indigenous, Media, Medical aid, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Rape, Rape culture, Reports, Rural policy, Samoa, Tribal affairs  /  Comments Off on India’s ‘tribal’ minister visits NZ for relationships but skirts rape culture

India’s Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Jasvantsinh Bhabhor greeting members of the community on his first visit to New Zealand. Image: Vandhna Bhan/Te Waha Nui By Vandhna Bhan in Auckland India’s Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Jasvantsinh Bhabhor visited Auckland briefly last Saturday to talk about building international relations, but avoided comment on […]

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PNG condemned for sorcery attacks, police brutality and over refugees

Published By   /  May 24, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Corruption, Crime, Domestic violence, Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Manus Island, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Police brutality, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on PNG condemned for sorcery attacks, police brutality and over refugees

Refugees and asylum seekers on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island have suffered repeated violent attacks and robberies by locals, says Human Rights Watch. Video: HRW Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Papua New Guinea has been condemned for violent mob attacks on people accused of sorcery – especially women or girls, repeated assaults and robberies on refugees, […]

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