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Freeport’s $3.8b divestment mine deal – what it actually means

Published By   /  July 15, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Divestment, Economics, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport McMoRan, Freeport mine, Grasberg, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mining, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Freeport’s $3.8b divestment mine deal – what it actually means

By Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman in Jakarta Four Indonesian ministers gathered to witness the signing of an agreement between state-owned mining holding group PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) and Freeport-McMoran (FCX) to take over Papua’s PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) in complex deals worth $3.85 billion. Under the agreement, Indonesia will take control of 51 percent of […]

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Protests gather force over Nauru ban on ABC from Pacific Forum

Published By   /  July 14, 2018  /  ABC, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Featured, Human Rights, ifj, International Federation of Journalists, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Islands News Association, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Security, Surveillance  /  Comments Off on Protests gather force over Nauru ban on ABC from Pacific Forum

ABC ban … “The Nauruan government should not be allowed to dictate who fills the positions in an Australian media pool.” Image: David Robie/PMC By Mong Palatino Protests have been gathering force over the Nauru government ban on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) from entering the country to cover the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Summit […]

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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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Police claim raid on Papuan students to block ‘Bloody Biak’ film screening

Published By   /  July 10, 2018  /  APR, Armed police, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Biak massacre, Bloody Biak, Documentaries, Education, Featured, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indoleft News Service, Indonesian military, Indonesian security forces, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Police, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Students, West Papua, West Papuan students, Youth  /  Comments Off on Police claim raid on Papuan students to block ‘Bloody Biak’ film screening

The scene at the Indonesian police raid on Papuan student quarters in Surabaya over the film Bloody Biak. Image: Suara.com By Pebriansyah Ariefana in Surabaya Indonesian police have revealed that police and military officers raided a Papuan student dormitory in the East Java provincial capital of Surabaya in Indonesia at the weekend because the students […]

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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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Former PCF media intern welcomes Pacific newbies on NZ exchange

Published By   /  June 29, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, AUT, Education, Featured, Fiji, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, National University of Samoa, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Cooperation Foundation, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Samoa, School of Communication Studies, Solomon Islands, University of the South Pacific, Wansolwara, Youth  /  Comments Off on Former PCF media intern welcomes Pacific newbies on NZ exchange

Adi Anaesini Civavonovono of Fiji (left) and Elizabeth Osifelo of the Solomon Islands (both of the University of the South Pacific) against the green screen in the television studios during their visit to Auckland University of Technology this week. Behind them are the Pacific Cooperation Foundation’s Suzanne Suisuiki (partially hidden) along with AUT students Leilani […]

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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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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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Bainimarama attacks opposition ‘lies’ for promoting Fiji ethnic hatred

Published By   /  June 28, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Chinese aid, Democracy, Elections, Ethnicity, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Muslim, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Voreqe Bainimarama  /  Comments Off on Bainimarama attacks opposition ‘lies’ for promoting Fiji ethnic hatred

Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama giving a public address. Image: The Fiji Times File By RNZ Pacific Fiji’s prime minister Voreqe Bainimarama has again hit out at opposition parties, calling them liars and accusing them of sowing division in the ethnically diverse country. Bainimarama devoted much of his speech at the opening of a provincial […]

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