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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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Mendi mayhem destroyed 42,000 vaccine shots for PNG children

Published By   /  June 30, 2018  /  APR, Arson, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Development, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Media, Mendi, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, riot, Rioting, Security, Southern Highlands, Vaccines  /  Comments Off on Mendi mayhem destroyed 42,000 vaccine shots for PNG children

The blazing Air Niugini Link PNG aircraft at Mendi airport. Image: EMTV News By Sally Pokiton in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea’s mayhem in the Southern Highlands capital of Mendi earlier this month caused destruction of 42,000 vaccine innoculations meant for children aged under 5. The innoculations were ruined when the Air Niugini Dash 8 […]

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Diabetes deaths in Fiji worst in the world, says watchdog

Published By   /  May 30, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Diabetes, Fiji, Health and Fitness, Herbal treatment, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, Medicine, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Traditional medicine  /  Comments Off on Diabetes deaths in Fiji worst in the world, says watchdog

By RNZ’s Dateline Pacific The latest life expectancy world rankings show Fiji has the highest death rate from diabetes in the world with 188 of 100,000 fatalities being attributed to the disease. The head of Diabetes Fiji says the ranking highlights the magnitude of the problem and the need for a more proactive approach. Jenny […]

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Time for Xanana Gusmao to step up and fix Timor-Leste’s problems

Published By   /  May 26, 2018  /  Alliance of Change and Progress, Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Development, Economics, Education, Fretilin, Health and Fitness, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oil and gas, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Petroleum Fund, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Timor, Timor-Leste, Tmor Sea Treaty, Xanana Gusmao  /  Comments Off on Time for Xanana Gusmao to step up and fix Timor-Leste’s problems

By Jose Belo in Dili, Timor-Leste Timor-Leste’s parliamentary elections on May 12 have returned Xanana Gusmao to the Government Palace in Dili in an alliance that gives him enough votes to govern in his own right. While Gusmao has won an election held only 10 months after the July 2017 poll, his CNRT (Party for […]

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Timor-Leste finally has a government. But what happens now?

Published By   /  May 17, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Economic growth, Elections, Featured, Health and Fitness, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oil industry, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peace, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Public health, Public service, Reports, Timor-Leste, Youth  /  Comments Off on Timor-Leste finally has a government. But what happens now?

By Guteriano Neves in Dili After nearly a year of political deadlock resulting from a minority government, and a divisive political campaign, Timor-Leste is set to have a stable government after an early election, held last Saturday. The forthcoming government will face an uneasy task in delivering on the promises made during the campaign. The […]

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Free media week killings underscore crimes impunity against journalists

Published By   /  May 3, 2018  /  Afghanistan, Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, China, Featured, Fiji, Health and Fitness, Indonesia, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua, World Press Freedom Day, World Press Freedom Index  /  Comments Off on Free media week killings underscore crimes impunity against journalists

The media freedom monitoring group Reporters Without Borders details how it has trained journalists in Afghanistan to be aware of double suicide bomb attacks. Video: Euronews BRIEFING: By David Robie Monday – just three days before today’s World Press Freedom Day – was the deadliest day for news media in Afghanistan in 17 years. The […]

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Opposition PNG MP wins court phone reprieve for ‘at risk’ lives

Published By   /  May 1, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Featured, Health and Fitness, Health care, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, mobile phones, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Telecommunications  /  Comments Off on Opposition PNG MP wins court phone reprieve for ‘at risk’ lives

EMTV News report on the National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA) chief executive Charles Punaha claiming the agency would move against unregistered simcards with the deadline at midnight last night. Video: EMTV Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Papua New Guinea’s controversial planned deactivation of 1.4 million unregistered simcards has been put on hold following concerns […]

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Manus refugees ‘in the dark’ as healthcare provider pulls out

Published By   /  April 30, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Detention, Detention Centres, Featured, Health and Fitness, Health care, Human Rights, Manus Island, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Manus refugees ‘in the dark’ as healthcare provider pulls out

An SBS graphic screen shot from a Pacific detention centres timeline video. By Nick Baker of SBS NewsThe Australian government has been slammed for a lack of transparency amid news that the healthcare provider for refugees on Manus Island will wrap up its work today. The International Health and Medical Services (IHMS) has been providing […]

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‘We’re dying slowly’, says Palauan leader in response to telehealth talk

Published By   /  April 29, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Lifestyle diseases, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Media, Micronesia, Micronesian Islands Forum, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Palau-Belau, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Saipan, Telehealth, Telemedicine, Tommy Remengesau  /  Comments Off on ‘We’re dying slowly’, says Palauan leader in response to telehealth talk

Chuuk Governor Johnson Elimo (right) shares a laugh with Pohnpei Governor Marcel Peterson at the 23rd Micronesian Islands Forum in Saipan this week. Image: Erwin Encinares/Saipan Tribune By Erwin Encinares in Saipan Palau President Tommy Remengesau says Pacific people of Micronesian descent are “dying slowly” because of dietary imbalances on the islands when commenting on […]

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