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MASI aims to develop regional journalism with USP boost

Published By   /  October 24, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, journalism, Journalism awards, MASI, Media, Media Association of Solomon Islands, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Solomon Islands, University of the South Pacific, USP, Wansolwara, Youth  /  Comments Off on MASI aims to develop regional journalism with USP boost

Media Association of Solomon Islands president Charles Kadamana, a University of the South Pacific journalism alumni, with wantok student journalists Rosalie Nongebatu (left) and joint top award winner Elizabeth Osifelo. Image: Harrison Selmen/Wansolwara By Geraldine Panapasa in Suva The Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) plans to work closely with the University of the South […]

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Gallery: Pacific student journalists show their stuff on USP awards night

Published By   /  October 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Awards, Education, Featured, Fiji, Gallery, journalism, Journalism Education, Media, Media awards, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Solomon Islands, University of the South Pacific, USP  /  Comments Off on Gallery: Pacific student journalists show their stuff on USP awards night

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Student journalists have celebrated the end of the academic year with their 18th annual awards at the University if the South Pacific. They were in jovial spirits as 14 awards and cash prizes to the tune of $6000 were awarded to many of the students in a ceremony on Friday evening. […]

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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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Japanese development aid funding splits Pacific unity on key WHO post

Published By   /  September 21, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, Japan, Malaysia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Islands health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, WHO, World Health Organisation  /  Comments Off on Japanese development aid funding splits Pacific unity on key WHO post

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 The Western Pacific post for the World Health Organisation is a vitally important role for the region. However, reports Sri Krishnamurthi for Asia Pacific Journalism, the earlier unity over […]

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NZ must help Solomon Islands tackle unemployment ‘time bomb’, says Clark

Published By   /  September 2, 2018  /  Agriculture, Aid, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Featured, Gender, Gender violence, Global, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Indigenous, Jobless youth, Labour, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, NZ aid, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Solomon Islands, Thailand, UNDP, Unemployment, United Nations Development Programme, Youth  /  Comments Off on NZ must help Solomon Islands tackle unemployment ‘time bomb’, says Clark

Former PM Helen Clark at the National Council of Women conference yesterday … New Zealand should rethink its aid structure. Image: Del Abcede/PMC By Jessica Marshall in Auckland The Solomon Islands faces a “time bomb” with a youth unemployment rate of 82 percent and New Zealand needs to do more to help the Pacific country, […]

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NZ and Pacific countries contest Asian influence for WHO regional director

Published By   /  August 20, 2018  /  Aid, Aid policy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Health, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, Health services, 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, Solomon Islands, WHO, World Health Organisation  /  Comments Off on NZ and Pacific countries contest Asian influence for WHO regional director

Hundreds of millions of health dollars are at stake as the Pacific region grapples with a number of crises including diabetes and even the re-emergence of polio. Image: TVNZ By Barbara Dreaver Battlelines are being drawn as New Zealand and Pacific countries lobby for an important appointment at the World Health Organisation. The region’s health […]

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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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Watchdog role of media highlighted in USP journalism talk

Published By   /  April 24, 2018  /  Anti-corruption, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Democracy, journalism, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Solomon Islands, University of the South Pacific, USP, Watchdogs  /  Comments Off on Watchdog role of media highlighted in USP journalism talk

Dr Shailendra Singh … “news media is an important and a crucial pillar of democracy.” Image: Solomon Star By Ronald Tito’ona in Honiara Local journalists in the Solomon Islands have been again reminded of their watchdog role by keeping the government accountable in the fight against corruption. Head of the University of South Pacific journalism strand […]

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Cook Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu win medals at Games

Published By   /  April 11, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Commonwealth Games, Cook Islands, Featured, Indigenous, Javelin, Lawn bowls, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Olympics, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Solomon Islands, Sports, Vanuatu, Weightlifting, Women's sport  /  Comments Off on Cook Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu win medals at Games

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Cook Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu win medals at Games Celebrating Pacific successes at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Image: SBS By Stefan Armbruster of SBS News Three countries that have never won a medal in Commonwealth Games history are celebrating after bagging […]

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NZ to give $6 million boost for USPNet telecommunications upgrade

Published By   /  March 27, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Education, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Niue, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Satellite, Solomon Islands, Technology, Telecommunications, Tertiary, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, USP, USPNet  /  Comments Off on NZ to give $6 million boost for USPNet telecommunications upgrade

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: NZ to give $6 million boost for USPNet telecommunications upgrade USPNet … the regional University of the South Pacific’s satellite educational communications system. Image: USP By Salote Qalubau in Suva The New Zealand government has committed $NZ6 million ($F8.84 million) to improve the University of […]

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