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Mission accomplished: Why ‘blockade buster’ boats to Gaza still succeed

Published By   /  August 15, 2018  /  Analysis, Anti-apartheid, Apartheid regimes, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Gaza, Gaza blockade, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Global, Human Rights, Kia Ora Gaza, Media, Mike Treen, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Roger Fowler  /  Comments Off on Mission accomplished: Why ‘blockade buster’ boats to Gaza still succeed

ANALYSIS: By Ramzy Baroud, recently in New Zealand When Mike Treen, the national director of the Unite Union in New Zealand, arrived at the airport in Auckland earlier this month, a group of people were anxiously waiting for him at the terminal with Palestinian flags and flowers. They hugged him, chanted for Palestinian freedom and […]

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Dr Swee Ang: We can’t accept this – speak up against Israeli brutality

Published By   /  August 6, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Atrocities, Doctors, Editor's Picks, Featured, Gaza, Gaza blockade, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, justice, Kia Ora Gaza, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Dr Swee Ang: We can’t accept this – speak up against Israeli brutality

Dr Swee Ang’s “SOS” call broadcast from the Al Awda as the boat was being hijacked in international waters last week. (Poor quality audio – click on the “subtitles” icon). Video: Freedom Flotilla Coalition Dr Swee Ang, doctor on board Al Awda, reports on the events from July 29 when Israeli navy commandos stormed the […]

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Sylvester Gawi: Papua New Guinea, a dream of the new Singapore?

Published By   /  July 25, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Blogging, Development, Development Communication, Economics, Featured, 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 Economics, Press Release, Reports, Resources, Singapore  /  Comments Off on Sylvester Gawi: Papua New Guinea, a dream of the new Singapore?

Silvester Gawi … “Our politicians should stop coming to Singapore for medical treatment alone, they should start focusing on making PNG become the next Singapore.” Image: Silvester Gawi By Sylvester Gawi in Singapore I hope you are reading this with ease and a positive mindset to help change the course of this beautiful country of […]

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Mike Treen: Gaza Freedom Flotilla sets sail from Sicily

Published By   /  July 23, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Free Palestine, Gaza, Gaza blockade, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Global, Human Rights, Israel, Israeli occupation, justice, Kia Ora Gaza, Media, Mike Treen, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Palestine, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Youssef Sammour  /  Comments Off on Mike Treen: Gaza Freedom Flotilla sets sail from Sicily

By Mike Treen on board the Freedom Flotilla After months of preparation and training, the Freedom Flotilla is ready to depart for Gaza today. The converted fishing trawler I am travelling on, the Al Awda (Return), along with three sailing yachts have been under constant guard as previous flotillas have been sabotaged in foreign ports […]

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Kiwis on board Freedom Flotilla in bid to break illegal Gaza blockade

Published By   /  July 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Gaza, Gaza blockade, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Global, Human Rights, justice, Kia Ora Gaza, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, RT, Scoop Independent News  /  Comments Off on Kiwis on board Freedom Flotilla in bid to break illegal Gaza blockade

The situation in Gaza “is criminal and genocide”, says Injustice author Miko Peled in an interview about the latest Israeli bombing attack on Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip. Video: RT BACKGROUND: By Lois Griffiths of Scoop Independent News Once again, a small number of individuals from several countries are trying to break the illegal […]

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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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Colin Peacock: New era heralded in broadcasting – or more of the same?

Published By   /  July 13, 2018  /  ABC, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Colin Peacock, Digital Media, Digital policy, Featured, Indigenous broadcasting, Labour Party, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Public broadcasting, Reports, RNZ, RNZ Mediawatch, RNZ Pacific, SBS  /  Comments Off on Colin Peacock: New era heralded in broadcasting – or more of the same?

Minister Claire Curran … “shameful and embarrassing” how public broadcasting spending in other countries dwarfs NZ. Image: Richard Tindiller/RNZ ANALYSIS: By Colin Peacock of RNZ’s Mediawatch The allocation of $15 million for public broadcasting will be split between RNZ, New Zealand on Air and a new fund targeting “under-served audiences”. It’s the biggest single boost […]

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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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Indonesia beefing up disputed Papua border force in bid for minerals

Published By   /  June 29, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Border disputes, Featured, Korkit, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Mining, Mining industry, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Nuclear, Ok Tedi, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua border, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Pusaka, Reports, Security, Thorium, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Indonesia beefing up disputed Papua border force in bid for minerals

Papua’s disputed border with Papua New Guinea … hunt on for mineral riches. Image: PNG Blogs By Albert Agua in Waigani Indonesia is driving towards the Papua New Guinea border because of a recent discovery of huge mineral deposits in the Star Mountain regency just at the back of Tabubil Ok Tedi mine. “Reportedly, there […]

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