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Duterte holding bilateral talks with PNG prime minister O’Neill

Published By   /  May 16, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Diplomacy, Education, Featured, Filipino diaspora, Health care, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Duterte holding bilateral talks with PNG prime minister O’Neill

Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O’Neill being welcomed on a state visit to the Philippines in Manila yesterday. Image: Loop PNG By Rosalie Coz in Manila President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines was due to hold bilateral talks later today with Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O’Neill who arrived in Manila yesterday on […]

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Journalists’ free alliance advocate calls on minister to use UN ‘leverage’

Published By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Democracy, Featured, freedom of expression, Global, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Myanmar, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Reuters, The Australian  /  Comments Off on Journalists’ free alliance advocate calls on minister to use UN ‘leverage’

UNESCO professor of journalism Peter Greste …. posing for a photograph when he was an Al Jazeera journalist in Kibati village, near Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on 7 August 2013. Image: IFEX media freedom Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Australian journalist and academic who spent more than a year in an […]

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‘Sword of Damocles’ condemned after Philippines judges oust chief justice

Published By   /  May 13, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Constitution, Constitutional justice, Impeachment, justice, Legal issues, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Supreme Court, Sword of Damocles  /  Comments Off on ‘Sword of Damocles’ condemned after Philippines judges oust chief justice

Ousted … Philippines Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno waves to supporters the day she returned to the Supreme Court on May 9, 2018, after two months on leave. Image: Maria Tan/Rappler By Ralf Rivas in Manila After the ousting of the Philippines’ Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the six justices who voted against the quo […]

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PMC director condemns ‘targeting’ of journalists and silence on West Papua

Published By   /  May 5, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Civil Society, David Robie, Featured, Free West Papua, freedom of expression, Indonesia, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Vietnam, West Papua, World Press Freedom Day, WPFD2017  /  Comments Off on PMC director condemns ‘targeting’ of journalists and silence on West Papua

By Jean Bell in Auckland An alarming number of “targeted” journalists being killed and West Papua media for independence were just some of the topics covered in wide-ranging seminar by the director of the Pacific Media Centre last night. Professor David Robie called for the media, universities and journalism schools to take their Pacific “backyard” […]

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Journalists talk press freedom – ‘be afraid, but do the job’

Published By   /  May 4, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Conflict reporting, Featured, Journalism is not a crime, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Threats, World Press Freedom Day, World Press Freedom Index  /  Comments Off on Journalists talk press freedom – ‘be afraid, but do the job’

In this World Press Freedom Day video, Filipino journalists Ed Lingao, Jason Gutierrez, Inday Espina-Varona, Ezra Acayan, and JC Gotinga speak about facing threats against the press, and why it’s important to keep reporting. Video: Rappler By Patricia Evangelista in Manila The threat against press freedom, say local journalists in the Philippines, one of the […]

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Free media week killings underscore crimes impunity against journalists

Published By   /  May 3, 2018  /  Afghanistan, Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, China, Featured, Fiji, Health and Fitness, Indonesia, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua, World Press Freedom Day, World Press Freedom Index  /  Comments Off on Free media week killings underscore crimes impunity against journalists

The media freedom monitoring group Reporters Without Borders details how it has trained journalists in Afghanistan to be aware of double suicide bomb attacks. Video: Euronews BRIEFING: By David Robie Monday – just three days before today’s World Press Freedom Day – was the deadliest day for news media in Afghanistan in 17 years. The […]

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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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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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Manila brands volunteer teachers as ‘terrorists’, say Lumad advocates

Published By   /  April 5, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous forests, Indigenous rights, lumads, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Militants, Mining, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, save our schools, Schools  /  Comments Off on Manila brands volunteer teachers as ‘terrorists’, say Lumad advocates

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Manila brands volunteer teachers as ‘terrorists’, say Lumad advocates By Jean Bell in Auckland Volunteer teachers are being wrongly labelled as “terrorists” by the Philippine government while paramilitary and mining activity increases in the country, say visiting indigenous Lumad education advocates. Fritizi Junance Magbanua, a […]

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