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Tongan scholars lodge protests over broadcaster’s Pacific ‘leeches’ jibe

Published By   /  September 20, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Broadcasting, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, News Media, Opinion, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Tongan scholars lodge protests over broadcaster’s Pacific ‘leeches’ jibe

Broadcaster Heather du Plessis-Allan … controversial attack on the Pacific Islands and Pacific Islanders. Image: Screenshot of Newstalk ZB By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News Tongan community leaders and top scholars in New Zealand will complain to the Human Rights Commission against broadcaster Heather du Plessis-Allan’s outspoken comments against Pacific people. The complaint will […]

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PMC Seminar series: Folk wisdom: Superstition and ‘old wives’ tales’ across the Pacific

Published By   /  July 30, 2018  /  Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cook Islands, Event, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Research, Samoa, Seminars, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga  /  Comments Off on PMC Seminar series: Folk wisdom: Superstition and ‘old wives’ tales’ across the Pacific

Event date and time:  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – 16:30 – 18:00 PACIFIC MEDIA CENTRE SEMINAR: Why is folk wisdom important?  In this presentation, Jourdene Aguon will explore and discuss the intersection between Pacific island communities (Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand and the Cook Islands, Guam and the Marianas) and their oral traditions, focusing on folk wisdom and […]

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Tongan PM seeks royal audience after lawyer’s constitutional advice on law

Published By   /  May 21, 2018  /  'Akilisi Pohiva, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, justice, King Tupou VI, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Tonga, Tongan constitution, Tongan laws  /  Comments Off on Tongan PM seeks royal audience after lawyer’s constitutional advice on law

Tonga’s King Tupou VI and Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva … vetoed laws issue. Image: Kaniva News By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News The government of Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva has planned an audience with the King of Tonga after a New Zealand legal expert advised that the king had no right to judge the […]

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Tuilaepa accuses Pohiva of being ‘jello’ over Samoan press freedom

Published By   /  May 11, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reports, Samoa, Samoa Observer, Tonga, Tonga Broadcasting Commission, World Press Freedom Index  /  Comments Off on Tuilaepa accuses Pohiva of being ‘jello’ over Samoan press freedom

Tongan Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva … something “odd” with the world press freedom rankings. Image: Samoa Observer By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielelgaoi has accused his Tongan counterpart ‘Akilisi Pohiva of being “jello” – jealous – of Samoa’s media freedom ranking. Tuilaepa made the comment in response to Pohiva questioning Samoa’s ranking on […]

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Review of laws passed by Parliament ‘not in Tongan king’s power’

Published By   /  May 4, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Constitution, Constitutional justice, Featured, justice, King Tupou VI, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Tonga, Tongan constitution, Tongan royalty  /  Comments Off on Review of laws passed by Parliament ‘not in Tongan king’s power’

King Tupou VI … 2010 Constitution “excludes” the King and Privy Council from “governing” the Kingdom. Image: Linny Folau/Matangi Tonga By Philip Cass of Kaniva News The King of Tonga has no right to judge the merits of legislation passed by Parliament, according to a New Zealand constitutional legal expert. Dr Rodney Harrison said that […]

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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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Tongan ban on girls playing rugby and boxing ‘not our policy’, says Pohiva

Published By   /  March 24, 2018  /  'Akilisi Pohiva, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Quick Rip, Reports, Rugby ban, Rugby Union, Sports, Tonga, Tonga High School, Women's rights, Women's rugby  /  Comments Off on Tongan ban on girls playing rugby and boxing ‘not our policy’, says Pohiva

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Tongan ban on girls playing rugby and boxing ‘not our policy’, says Pohiva A ban on girls playing rugby in state schools in Tonga has polarised public opinion. Image: Matangi Tonga Online By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva disagrees […]

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Data collection on children in Pacific ‘poor’, says UNICEF

Published By   /  March 16, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Children, Education, Federated States of Micronesia, Health, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, SDG, Social issues, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, UNICEF, Youth  /  Comments Off on Data collection on children in Pacific ‘poor’, says UNICEF

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Data collection on children in Pacific ‘poor’, says UNICEF Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Poor data collection in several Pacific Island countries is obstructing UNICEF’s first assessment to measure progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for children according to a report. UNICEF’s report Progress for Children in […]

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Tongan police charge Lord Tu’ivakanō with bribery in passport saga probe

Published By   /  March 3, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bribery, China, Corruption, Crime, Development, Featured, Human Rights, Lord Tu’ivakanō, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Money laundering, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, Passports, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Tonga, Tongan nobles, Tongan Reserve Bank  /  Comments Off on Tongan police charge Lord Tu’ivakanō with bribery in passport saga probe

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Tongan police charge Lord Tu’ivakanō with bribery in passport saga probe By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News The king’s noble and former Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakanō has been charged with passport offences, money laundering and bribery. Police arrested the former Speaker of Parliament yesterday. […]

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Tongan churches failing to provide climate leadership, says researcher

Published By   /  February 26, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate communication, Climate community, Disasters, Environment, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018, Pacific Conference of Churches, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Religion, Reports, Research, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Tongan churches failing to provide climate leadership, says researcher

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Tongan churches failing to provide climate leadership, says researcher By Philip Cass of Kaniva News Tonga’s churches are failing to provide leadership over climate change and it is up to young people to join with church goers to take action, according to research by an […]

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