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PNG government faces mounting pressure over Maseratis splurge

Published By   /  October 15, 2018  /  APEC, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Development, Featured, Global, Maserati, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Sri Lanka, Transport  /  Comments Off on PNG government faces mounting pressure over Maseratis splurge

One of the 40 Maseratis imported by Papua New Guinea for APEC 2018 … threatened two-day strike looms. Image: EMTV News By Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific Papua New Guinea’s government is under mounting pressure to account for a purchase of 40 luxury vehicles for next month’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the […]

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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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Air Niugini plane overshoots runway into Chuuk lagoon – all 47 safe

Published By   /  September 28, 2018  /  Air crashes, Air safety, Air Travel, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Featured, Federated States of Micronesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security  /  Comments Off on Air Niugini plane overshoots runway into Chuuk lagoon – all 47 safe

By RNZ Pacific An Air Niugini plane which landed in a Micronesian lagoon apparently overshot the runway on landing. The Boeing 737-800 was scheduled to stop in Chuuk on its way from Pohnpei to Port Moresby. All 47 people on board are reported to be safe by the national police. LATEST UPDATES AT RNZ PACIFIC […]

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NZ aid workers’ open letter condemns broadcaster for Pacific ‘leeches’ attack

Published By   /  September 21, 2018  /  Aid policy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Balance, Broadcasting, Fairness, hate speech, Hatred, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Solomon Islands  /  Comments Off on NZ aid workers’ open letter condemns broadcaster for Pacific ‘leeches’ attack

By RNZ Pacific OPINION: An open letter to broadcaster Heather du Plessis-Allan on behalf of New Zealanders who have worked, and those are who are still working, in development in Solomon Islands: Heather du Plessis-Allan’s recent comments on [Newstalk ZB] that the Pacific are leeches on New Zealand is dangerously ignorant, insulting to Pacific Islanders […]

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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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Tahiti’s Salmon fined for defaming president with ‘vote buying’ claim

Published By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Abuse of public funds, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Elections, Featured, Lawsuit, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Tahiti  /  Comments Off on Tahiti’s Salmon fined for defaming president with ‘vote buying’ claim

Tahiti President Edouard Fritch wins election defamation case against rival … awarded US$2000 pay out in damages. Image: French Polynesia govt By RNZ Pacific A senior French Polynesian politician has been fined for defaming the president Edouard Fritch during the election campaign in April. The criminal court in Tahiti found the Territorial Assembly leader of […]

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How PNG brought back polio and the key lessons learned

Published By   /  September 17, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Polio, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, World Health Organisation  /  Comments Off on How PNG brought back polio and the key lessons learned

By Jamie Tahana, RNZ Pacific journalist When Max Manape received the confirmation in Papua New Guinea his heart sank. A 22-month-old girl had been diagnosed with polio. She was paralysed. A few days later, another confirmation came. A two-year-old boy had been taken to a clinic with weakness in his legs. Workers sent away for […]

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NZ welcomes new Boe Pacific security plus climate declaration

Published By   /  September 6, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Boe Declaration, Climate, Cybercrime, cybersecurity, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific security, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security, Transnational crime  /  Comments Off on NZ welcomes new Boe Pacific security plus climate declaration

By RNZ Pacific New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is describing the newly signed Boe Declaration as the most significant statement on regional security by Pacific leaders in a generation. “All Pacific leaders recognise the security issues we face in our region are ever-changing. The Pacific is also becoming increasingly complex and crowded,” Ardern said. […]

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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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