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Ben Bohane: China? No, let’s face the elephant in the Pacific room

Published By   /  April 23, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, China, Editor's Picks, Featured, Free West Papua, Global, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Media, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Ben Bohane: China? No, let’s face the elephant in the Pacific room

BRIEFING: By Ben Bohane in Port Vila China … China … China … All the talk is of increasing Chinese influence in our region. But this is to wilfully see past the elephant in the room. Contrary to most commentary, the biggest destabilising player in Melanesia over the past five years is not China but […]

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Vanuatu pressing ahead with Ambae volcano island evacuation plan

Published By   /  April 20, 2018  /  Ambae, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, Environment, Eruption, Evacuation, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, relocation, Reports, Vanuatu, Volcano, Volcanoes  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu pressing ahead with Ambae volcano island evacuation plan

A file photo of the last Ambae evacuation in September 2017. Image: Vanuatu Daily Post By Len Garae in Port Vila Vanuatu is still pressing ahead with its plan to evacuate Ambae island for the second time in six months in the face of rumbling and ash-spewing from Mt Lombenden volcano. A government delegation comprising […]

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‘Great relief’ for rights advocates after Philippines ‘releases’ Australian nun

Published By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Activism, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Human Rights, International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on ‘Great relief’ for rights advocates after Philippines ‘releases’ Australian nun

Sister “Pat” Fox … “her duty to protect anyone who was oppressed or poor.” Image: Rappler By Jean Bell in Auckland Detained Australian missionary Sister Patricia “Pat” Fox’s “release” by the Philippines Bureau of Immigration has been greeted with relief by human rights advocates Peter Murphy, chair of the International Coalition for Human Rights in […]

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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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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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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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Philippine soldiers harass mission probing rights abuses in Mindanao

Published By   /  April 8, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Fact-finding, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous rights, justice, Lumad, lumads, Marawi City, Martial Law, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Military occupation, Mindanao, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, save our schools, Security  /  Comments Off on Philippine soldiers harass mission probing rights abuses in Mindanao

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Philippine soldiers harass mission probing rights abuses in Mindanao Soldiers stop a human rights mission delegates in Northern Mindanao stopped in a checkpoint yesterday. Image: Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas By Ronalyn V. Olea in Manila   Philippine state security forces have repeatedly blocked members of […]

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Gallery: Lumad campaigners appeal for NZ support to defend schools

Published By   /  April 7, 2018  /  Ancestral land, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Education, Gallery, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous education, Indigenous rights, Lumad, lumads, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, save our schools  /  Comments Off on Gallery: Lumad campaigners appeal for NZ support to defend schools

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Gallery: Lumad campaigners appeal for NZ support to defend schools Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk New Zealand and Filipino teachers, community advocates and students this week launched an open letter appealing to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to end military abuses against indigenous Lumad people in the […]

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