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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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Where in the world is the Pacific? NZ researchers talk strategy reset

Published By   /  June 29, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Where in the world is the Pacific? NZ researchers talk strategy reset

A diverse group of scholars discuss resetting New Zealand’s Pacific-oriented foreign policy agenda. Video: NZ Institute of Pacific Research By Sri Krishnamurthi Debate has been lively and vigorous in response to the New Zealand government signalling a shift in foreign policy towards the Pacific Islands region. To have a look closer at that debate the […]

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Elisabeth Holland: Pacific climate change persistence – we’re all in the same canoe

Published By   /  June 25, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, C, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate Change, Climate Change law, Climate Change Relocation, Development, Elisabeth Holland, Environment, Environmental destruction, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Elisabeth Holland: Pacific climate change persistence – we’re all in the same canoe

The University of the South Pacific’s environmental centre spearheading climate change research believes in working together for shared solutions, says Professor Elisabeth Holland.  Video: Pacific Media Centre’s Bearing Witness project INTERVIEW: Lars Ursin of 2°C talks to Elisabeth Holland The Pacific Islands are already struggling with the consequences of climate change. But they are not […]

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Chinese president meets PNG’s O’Neill, pledging ‘deepening cooperation’

Published By   /  June 23, 2018  /  Aid, Aid policy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Belt and road, Bilateral trade, China, Chinese aid, Development, Diplomacy, Economics, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, One China, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Chinese president meets PNG’s O’Neill, pledging ‘deepening cooperation’

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in Beijing. Image: CCTV+ Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Chinese President Xi Jinping has met Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in Beijing, pledging to work with the country to push the bilateral relations to a new level. Xi said Papua New Guinea is a […]

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Mendi community leaders welcome emergency state in PNG ‘wake up call’

Published By   /  June 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Editor's Picks, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, Mendi, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, riot, Rioting, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on Mendi community leaders welcome emergency state in PNG ‘wake up call’

Southern Highlands community leaders talk about the post-election crisis in their province. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Community leaders from the troubled Southern Highlands province have welcomed the Papua New government’s decision to declare a State of Emergency and plans to suspend the provincial government. Speaking in Port Moresby, they urged political leaders […]

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Keith Jackson: Did dumb just get dumber and Sam Basil dig a hole?

Published By   /  June 3, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, Facebook, Featured, Free speech, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Freedom of speech, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Social Media, Telecommunications  /  Comments Off on Keith Jackson: Did dumb just get dumber and Sam Basil dig a hole?

A near confrontation on the floor of Parliament on Friday, with the Papua New Guinea Opposition walking out in protest over the referral of Madang MP Bryan Kramer, to the Parliamentary Privileges Committee following a Facebook posting. Video: EMTV News OPINION: By Keith Jackson in Noosa Samuel H Basil, the man who might ban Papua […]

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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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‘Cheated’ PNG landowners threaten to close five fish processing plants

Published By   /  May 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Featured, Fisheries, Human Rights, justice, Lae, Land rights, Landowner protest, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Self Determination, Tuna canneries, Tuna Fisheries  /  Comments Off on ‘Cheated’ PNG landowners threaten to close five fish processing plants

Lae landowners have given the papua New Guinean government seven days to review existing agreements or they will close the disputed tuna fish canneries. Video: EMTV News By Scott Waide in Lae Landowning clans in the Papua New Guinean city of Lae are threatening to close down five fish processing plants if the government does […]

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‘New dawn’ for Malaysia, pledges freed Anwar Ibrahim after full pardon

Published By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Anwar Ibrahim, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Elections, Featured, Human Rights, justice, Malaysia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pakatan Harapan, PMC Reportage, Political rights, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Royal Pardon  /  Comments Off on ‘New dawn’ for Malaysia, pledges freed Anwar Ibrahim after full pardon

Anwar Ibrahim’s royal pardon paves the way for a return to politics for the former opposition leader who was jailed three years ago for alleged sodomy. Video: Al Jazeera Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has been released from prison after receiving a full pardon from the king yesterday, reports […]

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