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‘Most important years in history’ – last chance over climate, says UN report

Published By   /  October 9, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate change resilience, Climate policy, Editor's Picks, Environment, Featured, Forests, Global, History, Human Rights, Innovation, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Real climate action, Reports, Self Determination, UN, United Nations  /  Comments Off on ‘Most important years in history’ – last chance over climate, says UN report

Warming beyond 1.5C will unleash a frightening set of consequences and scientists say only a global transformation, beginning now, can avoid it. Climate Home News reviews the warnings in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change research report released yesterday. Only the remaking of the human world in a generation can now prevent serious, far […]

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Tukuitonga goes into battle on behalf of Pacific for WHO position

Published By   /  October 8, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Featured, Global, Health and Fitness, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Niue, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Tukuitonga goes into battle on behalf of Pacific for WHO position

Dr Colin Tukuitonga, a New Zealander of Niuean descent and proposed by New Zealand, was given resounding support for his nomination from Pacific countries. Image: AUT By Sri Krishnamurthi Health challenges in the Pacific Islands require acute and immediate attention from the World Health Organisation, says Dr Colin Tukuitonga, a New Zealander of Niuean descent […]

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Palu quake and tsunami sweeps away key Indonesian human rights activism

Published By   /  October 8, 2018  /  1965 Indonesian purge, 30th September Movement, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, assassinations, Disasters, Editor's Picks, Extrajudicial killings, History, Human Rights, Indonesia, Indonesian Communist Party, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Palu tsunami, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Palu quake and tsunami sweeps away key Indonesian human rights activism

Palu mayor Rusdy Mastura (seen on the billboard), apologised in 2012 for the mass killings of Communists in Indonesia, becoming the first and only Indonesian official to do so. This paved the way for family and victims of the massacre to receive aid. Image: Ulet Ifansasti ANALYSIS: By Dr Vannessa Hearman When the earthquake and […]

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Memo NZ: ‘Get on the right side of history’ over West Papua

Published By   /  October 7, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Featured, Fiji, Media, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PIF, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Memo NZ: ‘Get on the right side of history’ over West Papua

Vanuatu says New Zealand should get on the right side of history and support West Papuan self-determination. However, reports James Halpin of Asia Pacific Journalism, Indonesian diplomacy with its Pacific allies Australia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea are defiantly undermining Pacific “solidarity” on the issue. Vanuatu’s Foreign Minister Ralph Regenvanu has called on New Zealand […]

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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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Climate change advocacy calls for more ‘action’ response to Ardern’s UN plea

Published By   /  October 7, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Featured, Global, Global Warming, Green Fund, Human Rights, Jacinda Ardern, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific climate, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sustainability, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Climate change advocacy calls for more ‘action’ response to Ardern’s UN plea

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently addressed the UN General Assembly about the reality of climate change in the Pacific, and the threat inaction holds for the island nations. Maxine Jacobs reports for Asia Pacific Journalism that while climate and energy commentators welcome her leadership, they call for an even stronger “action” approach. New Zealand Prime […]

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Listen to Pacific ‘voices’ or climate will spark conflict, say advocates

Published By   /  October 5, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Human Rights, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate policy, Environment, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, Identity, Indigenous, Marshall Islands, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, NCPACS, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Toda Peace Institute, Tuvalu, Vanua  /  Comments Off on Listen to Pacific ‘voices’ or climate will spark conflict, say advocates

Policy makers, academics and NGO representatives discussed the urgent issue of climate change in the Pacific, where many communities have been forced to relocate. However, Michael Andrew of Asia Pacific Report, found that participants in last weekend’s workshop believe the Pacific voices of those most affected must be heard if conflict is to be avoided. […]

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Banabans of Rabi short climate change documentary chosen for Nuku’alofa

Published By   /  October 4, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Banabans, Banabans of Rabi, Bearing Witness, Climate, Culture, Documentary, Featured, Fiji, Kiribati, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Student journalists, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Banabans of Rabi short climate change documentary chosen for Nuku’alofa

The trailer for Hele Ikimotu and Blessen Tom’s short Bearing Witness documentary. Video: Banabans of Rabi Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A short documentary, Banabans of Rabi – A Story of Survival, by Hele Ikimotu and Blessen Tom of Auckland University of Technology’s Pacific Media Centre, has been selected for the 2018 Nuku’alofa Film Festival in […]

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Rights violations, censorship threatens EU-Vietnam deal, says watchdog

Published By   /  October 4, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, Dissent, Free trade, Free trade agreement, Gender, Human Rights, Human rights defenders, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Peaceful protest, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Vietnam  /  Comments Off on Rights violations, censorship threatens EU-Vietnam deal, says watchdog

Vietnam’s human rights record could jeopardise an upcoming free trade deal with the European Union, according to Human Rights Watch. Asia-Pacific Journalism’s Jessica Marshall reports. A global human rights watchdog claims that Vietnam’s human rights record could jeopardise a free trade deal with the European Union. A warning letter by Human Rights Watch, dated September […]

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China isn’t the real threat to liberal democracy – ‘we are’, say academics

Published By   /  October 4, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, China, Chinese Communist Party, Chinese influence, Falun Gong, freedom of expression, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Organ transplants, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on China isn’t the real threat to liberal democracy – ‘we are’, say academics

Analysing China … Dr Stephen Noakes (from left), Dr David Williams (host), Professor David Matas and Barry Wilson talking to the audience at the University of Auckland last week. Image: Rahul Bhattarai/PMC The Chinese government is accused of illegally harvesting the organs of Falun Gong members. However, a leading academic says that China isn’t the […]

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