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Media prize a ‘defeat’ for Australian refugee censorship, says author

Published By   /  October 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Behrouz Boochani, Detention Centres, Editor's Picks, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, justice, Manus Island, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugee Crisis, Refugees, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Media prize a ‘defeat’ for Australian refugee censorship, says author

Behrouz Boochani … Australian government used “systematic censorship” to control refugee information. Image: Hoda Afshar/Behrouz Boochani/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific A refugee journalist detained on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island says winning an Italian award for investigative journalism could end censorship of offshore detention in the Australian media. Behrouz Boochani, who has made a documentary […]

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Loss of MSF mental health carers from Nauru heightens fears for children

Published By   /  October 7, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Children, Doctors Without Borders, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Media, Mental Health, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, MSF, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Loss of MSF mental health carers from Nauru heightens fears for children

Doctors Without Borders staff at a display tent during Nauru’s 50th independence celebrations in January. Image: MSF Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Health and human rights advocates fear the mental ill-health of refugees on Nauru could worsen following the Pacific government’s move to scrap a vital support service. Doctors Without Borders (MSF – Médecins Sans Frontières) […]

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Refugees, journalist detention in Nauru ‘overshadow Pacific issues’

Published By   /  September 22, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Asylum Seekers, Barbara Dreaver, Climate, Climate Change, Environment, Featured, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific issues, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Text  /  Comments Off on Refugees, journalist detention in Nauru ‘overshadow Pacific issues’

Support was widespread for journalist Barbara Dreaver’s detention at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru earlier this month. But, reports Maxine Jacobs for Asia Pacific Journalism, some commentators argue journalists should abide by their host nation’s reporting regulations and the Nauru refugee crisis is not as important to Pacific nations as it is to New […]

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Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

Published By   /  September 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Child rights, Children, Detention Centres, Featured, Human Rights, Manus Island, Media, Migration, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political asylum, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, United Nations, Youth  /  Comments Off on Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

Children outside RPC3 tents in Nauru … situation “untenable”. Image: Refugee Action Coalition/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific A legal advocacy group has told the UN Human Rights Council that more than 100 asylum seeker and refugee children are living without hope on Nauru. The Human Rights Law Centre addressed the latest council session in Geneva. […]

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Pacific Island leaders tightening the screws on press freedom, dissent

Published By   /  September 5, 2018  /  Analysis, APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Human Rights, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Balance, China, Civil Society, Fairness, Featured, Fiji, Free speech, Indonesia, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Samoa, Sexual abuse  /  Comments Off on Pacific Island leaders tightening the screws on press freedom, dissent

ANALYSIS: The three-hour “detention” of television New Zealand Pacific affairs reporter Barbara Dreaver for “breaking protocols” over interviewing refugees on Nauru. But Josef Benedict reports this is just part of the dismal media freedom scene in the Pacific. At this week’s gathering of key Pacific Island leaders on the Micronesian island of Nauru, conspicuously missing […]

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Stick to our Forum visa rules, Nauru warns media via Twitter

Published By   /  September 5, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Barbara Dreaver, Featured, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Stick to our Forum visa rules, Nauru warns media via Twitter

Detained, released and now reinstated TVNZ Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver … Nauru government “displeased” with NZ reporting on the refugee issue. Image: Barbara Dreaver/Twitter By RNZ Pacific The Nauru government has taken to Twitter to warn journalists they are not above the law as they cover the Pacific Islands Forum. Journalists covering the Forum are […]

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Media freedom commentators condemn Nauru ‘gag’ actions

Published By   /  September 5, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Media freedom commentators condemn Nauru ‘gag’ actions

Television New Zealand Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver talks to media in Nauru yesterday following her release after being detained by police for almost four hours. Image: RNZ Pacific By RNZ Morning Report New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrived today for the leader’s retreat at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru where she is expected […]

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Pacific Islands Forum masking Nauru human rights abuse, says advocate

Published By   /  September 5, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Pacific Islands Forum masking Nauru human rights abuse, says advocate

A ward at the RON Hospital on Nauru Image: Asylum Seeker Resource Centre/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific A refugee advocate says behind the scenes of the Pacific Islands Forum on Nauru human rights abuses are continuing. Ian Rintoul from the Refugee Action Coalition said journalists attending the forum need to look at the bigger picture. […]

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