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Indonesia risks ending up with a doomed ‘can’t-do’ climate plan

Published By   /  July 17, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Climate, Climate Change, COP23, Economics, Emissions, Environment, Forests, Fossil Fuels, Global, Global Warming, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nationally Determined Contribution, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Paris Agreement, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sustainability, UN, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Indonesia risks ending up with a doomed ‘can’t-do’ climate plan

By Warief Djajanto Basorie Three hundred schoolchildren from the greater Jakarta area sat on a red carpet covering the cavernous Soedjarwo auditorium—named to honour the country’s first forestry minister—at the Ministry of the Environment and Forestry in January this year. They were there to participate in the government-led Climate Festival; the theme was “Three Years […]

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Five Palestinians cheering for France at the World Cup 20 years on

Published By   /  July 15, 2018  /  Al Jazeera, Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Featured, Football, Football World Cup Russia 2018, Free Palestine, Global, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Palestine, Palestinian rights, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sports, World Cup  /  Comments Off on Five Palestinians cheering for France at the World Cup 20 years on

French football fans hold a minute of silence to mark the one-year anniversary of the November 13 Paris attacks ahead of the 2018 World Cup group A qualifying football match between France and Sweden at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on November 11, 2016. Images: FIFA.com By Marwan Bishara Twenty years […]

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Why Indonesia must ratify the global nuclear weapon ban treaty

Published By   /  July 13, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, ASEAN, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, NAM, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Nuclear ban treaty, Nuclear disarmament, Nuclear War, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear-free law, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Security, UN nuclear weapons ban  /  Comments Off on Why Indonesia must ratify the global nuclear weapon ban treaty

Say No to Nuclear … Members attend the signing ceremony for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on September 20, 2017 at the United Nations in New York. Image: Jakarta Post By Deandra Madeena Moerdaning in ViennaA year ago on July 7, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution that pushes […]

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‘Sick joke’, threats cited in Asia-Pacific declining media freedom summit

Published By   /  July 11, 2018  /  Afghanistan, Ampatuan massacre, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Global, Hong Kong, Human Rights, India, Japan, justice, Media, Media Freedom, Media Freedom Index, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Miloš Zeman, Multimedia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Rappler, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, War on drugs, Warlords  /  Comments Off on ‘Sick joke’, threats cited in Asia-Pacific declining media freedom summit

Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire talks about the global threat against journalists. Video: Café Pacific By David Robie in Paris When Reporters Without Borders chief Christophe Deloire introduced the Paris-based global media watchdog’s Asia-Pacific press freedom defenders to his overview last week, it was grim listening. First up in RSF’s catalogue of crimes and […]

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Journalist tells of Rainbow Warrior bombing, Pacific fallout on ABC

Published By   /  July 10, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Environment, Featured, Global, Greenpeace International, Greenpeace NZ, Greenpeace Pacific, Health and Fitness, History, Human Rights, Humanitarian relief, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Nuclear Free, Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Movement, Nuclear free Pacific, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, rainbow warrior, Reports, Rongelap Atoll, state terrorism, Terrorism  /  Comments Off on Journalist tells of Rainbow Warrior bombing, Pacific fallout on ABC

Journalist, media educator and author David Robie … Rainbow Warrior bombing reflections after 33 years. Image: PMC Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Pacific environmental and political journalist David Robie has recalled the bombing of the original Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior 33 years ago in an interview with host Sarah Macdonald on the ABC’s Nightlife programme. Dr […]

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Dan McGarry: Strings attached, please – but the choice isn’t so easy

Published By   /  June 26, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Charlot Salwai, Communications, Development, fibre-optic, Fiji, Global, Innovation, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Submarine cable, Telecommunications  /  Comments Off on Dan McGarry: Strings attached, please – but the choice isn’t so easy

ANALYSIS: By Dan McGarry in Port Vila It’s been widely reported that Prime Minister Charlot Salwai wants a new submarine cable for Vanuatu. It’s at the top of his wish list as he visits Canberra this week. And Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop stopped only a hair shy of agreeing to fund it before they’d […]

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Activists fear Indian proposal for coal reserves in Indonesian-ruled Papua

Published By   /  June 13, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Coal mining, Economic growth, Energy, Environment, Global, Human Rights, India, Indigenous, Indigenous forests, Indigenous rights, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mining, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Activists fear Indian proposal for coal reserves in Indonesian-ruled Papua

By Febriana Firdaus in Jakarta As it seeks to diversify its sources of fuel, India is looking to get in on the ground floor of coal mining in previously unexploited deposits in Indonesian-ruled Papua. In exchange for technical support and financing for geological surveys, officials say India is pushing for special privileges, including no-bid contracts […]

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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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Scott Waide: Any Facebook shutdown in PNG dangerous on many levels

Published By   /  May 31, 2018  /  APEC, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Facebook, Global, Human Rights, ICT, Innovation, 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 Post-Courier, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sam Basil, Security, Social Media, Surveillance, Telecommunications  /  Comments Off on Scott Waide: Any Facebook shutdown in PNG dangerous on many levels

The Post-Courier story that stirred up the Facebook ban controversy … now mixed messages from the PNG government. Image: PMC screenshot of PC OPINION: By Scott Waide in Lae Maybe it was a slip of the tongue or a misinterpreted statement… But there is no doubt that whatever it was that Papua New Guinea’s Minister […]

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New Caledonia referendum offers chance to turn page, says journo

Published By   /  May 31, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, France, Global, Independence, Kanak independence, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Radio Djiido, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on New Caledonia referendum offers chance to turn page, says journo

The Kanak flag and the French Tricolour …. an independence vote is due on November 4. Image: RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific This year’s referendum on independence from France is a chance to turn a new page on New Caledonia’s past, says a Kanak journalist. The referendum is is due on November 4 – more […]

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