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Boe climate and security pact big step forward, but lacks a gender drive

Published By   /  September 21, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Boe Declaration, Climate, Climate gender, Environment, Featured, Gender, Global Warming, History, Human Rights, Images, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, natural disaster, natural disasters, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oxfam, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Science-Technology, Security, Text, Tsunami  /  Comments Off on Boe climate and security pact big step forward, but lacks a gender drive

The major item on the agenda at last week’s Pacific Islands Forum was climate change. However, a gender gap appears to be at play within climate change itself. Jessica Marshall reports for Asia Pacific Journalism. The content of the Boe Declaration, signed at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru earlier this month, is not widely […]

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RSF open letter plea to Suu Kyi for Myanmar journalists’ freedom

Published By   /  September 8, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Atrocities, Featured, Human Rights, Massacres, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, Myanmar, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Nobel Peace Prize, Open letter, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on RSF open letter plea to Suu Kyi for Myanmar journalists’ freedom

RSF open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi … “How are we to understand the sentence passed on these two journalists at the start of the week? What credibility can the rule of law and judicial independence have in Myanmar after this farce?” Image: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Five days after Reuters […]

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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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Desperate call for food, water from 5000 on Manam volcano island

Published By   /  August 28, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disaster relief, Disasters, Featured, Manam, 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, Security, Volcano, Volcanoes  /  Comments Off on Desperate call for food, water from 5000 on Manam volcano island

EMTV’s Madang correspondent Martha Louis reports from Manam island. Video: EMTV Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk More than 5000 people, including children, on Papua New Guinea’s Manam Island are without food and clean water since the volcano erupted on Saturday morning. Many houses were also destroyed by volcanic lava, while two villages were completely destroyed by […]

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PNG deploys ships and soldiers to Manam for emergency evacuation

Published By   /  August 26, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, Featured, Manam, 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, Security, Volcano, Volcanoes  /  Comments Off on PNG deploys ships and soldiers to Manam for emergency evacuation

The Manam volcano eruption. Image: Scott Waide/EMTV News By Scott Waide in Lae Madang Governor Peter Yama confirmed today that at least two Papua New Guinea Defence Force vessels were being sent to conduct emergency evacuations from Manam Island following the volcanic eruption yesterday. “The Prime Minister has been very supportive since the he was […]

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Former BRA and BLF fighters break arrows to heal Bougainville wounds

Published By   /  August 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, BLF, Bougainville, Bougainville independence, Bougainville referendum, Bougainville war, BRA, Elections, Featured, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peace, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Former BRA and BLF fighters break arrows to heal Bougainville wounds

Breaking bows and arrows … the people of Haku show their commitment to the future of Bougainville. Image: Radio New Dawn FM News By Aloysius Laukai in Buka The people of Haku have demonstrated their commitment to the Bougainville peace process by reconciling former fighters from the Bougainville Revolutionary Army and the Buka Liberation Front […]

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Second expat vice-chancellor flees ‘for safety’ as PNG universities turn nasty

Published By   /  August 20, 2018  /  Academic freedom, Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, 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 universities, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Security, Universities, University of Natural Resources and Environment, UNRE  /  Comments Off on Second expat vice-chancellor flees ‘for safety’ as PNG universities turn nasty

Professor John Warren … forced to leave PNG as threats and lawlessness descend on universities targeting senior expatriate administrators. Image: PNG Attitude By Keith Jackson A letter from the former vice-chancellor of Papua New Guinea’s University of Natural Resources and Environment (UNRE) in Rabaul says senior staff urged him to leave the country for his […]

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Rodrigo Duterte’s killing season now opens fire on Lumads and the Left

Published By   /  August 19, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Communism, Education, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Insurgencies, Lumad, lumads, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New People's Army, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oplan Tokhang, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, purges, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Security  /  Comments Off on Rodrigo Duterte’s killing season now opens fire on Lumads and the Left

By Bong S Sarmiento in Mindanao Tactics used to target Filipino drug suspects are now being deployed against leftist activists and alleged supporters of an outlawed communist movement Last year, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to bomb the schools of indigenous Lumad people in mountainous areas of the southern island of Mindanao for allegedly teaching […]

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Graphic Fiji crash images highlight need for social media education

Published By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Accidents, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Featured, Fiji, Graphic images, Human Rights, Media, media education, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Security, Social Media  /  Comments Off on Graphic Fiji crash images highlight need for social media education

The Raiova family lay flowers at the accident site at Nabou, Nadroga, last week which has now claimed the lives of seven Fijians. They hoped to fulfil the wishes of their daughter, Paulini Raiova, 16, who had hoped all along to visit the site and pay respect after having witnessed on social media the wreckage […]

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Nauru media ban on ABC targets Australian detention centre gag

Published By   /  August 12, 2018  /  ABC, APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Corruption, Detention Centres, Editor's Picks, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media ban, Media Freedom, Media gag, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Nauru media ban on ABC targets Australian detention centre gag

There has been much wringing of hands over Nauru’s ban on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for next month’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ summit. But, reports Sri Krishnamurthi of Asia Pacific Journalism, even more perplexing is Canberra’s relative silence. The elephant in the room about the Australian Broadcasting Corporation ban that has people tip-toeing through the […]

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