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Vanuatu plans cyber crime law to target Facebook ‘false claims’

Published By   /  June 26, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Charlot Salwai, Crime, Defamation, Facebook, freedom of expression, Human Rights, justice, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sato Kilman, Social Media, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu plans cyber crime law to target Facebook ‘false claims’

Cyber crime law planned for Vanuatu … “people are using Facebook for political gain, attacking and making false statements or allegations.” Image: File Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, the Minister responsible for Telecommunications, has informed Parliament that a cyber crime bill currently being developed will address the increasing issues and concerns regarding social media, especially […]

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Vanuatu court orders release of ‘wanted’ Fiji man, seeks papers

Published By   /  June 1, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Contempt of Court, Crime, Deportation, Featured, Human Rights, Immigration, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Supreme Court, Vanuatu, Wanted man  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu court orders release of ‘wanted’ Fiji man, seeks papers

Vanuatu’s Supreme Court … relevant documents from Fiji needed by June 12. Image: Vanuatu govt By Royson Willie and Kizzy Kalsakau in Port Vila Vanuatu’s Supreme Court has asked the police and immigration to release Fijian citizen Mohammed Rizwan and to substantiate the claim that he is a wanted man in Fiji. Rizwan’s lawyer, Frederick […]

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Vanuatu walks the talk – and becomes first country to ban plastic straws

Published By   /  May 16, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Environment, Featured, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Plastic straws, Plastic waste, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, SPREP, The Blue Pacific, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu walks the talk – and becomes first country to ban plastic straws

Plastic straws … strategic workshop to plan how to implement Vanuatu’s plastic waste ban. Image: Greenpeace By Jilda Shem in Port Vila It’s a Pacific island nation that has beaten the global community across the finish line with Vanuatu officially becoming the first nation in the world to legally ban the use of plastic straws. […]

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Free media week killings underscore crimes impunity against journalists

Published By   /  May 3, 2018  /  Afghanistan, Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, China, Featured, Fiji, Health and Fitness, Indonesia, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua, World Press Freedom Day, World Press Freedom Index  /  Comments Off on Free media week killings underscore crimes impunity against journalists

The media freedom monitoring group Reporters Without Borders details how it has trained journalists in Afghanistan to be aware of double suicide bomb attacks. Video: Euronews BRIEFING: By David Robie Monday – just three days before today’s World Press Freedom Day – was the deadliest day for news media in Afghanistan in 17 years. The […]

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Pacific research strategies get airing on PMC’s Southern Cross radio

Published By   /  April 30, 2018  /  95bfm, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Facebook, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific research, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Radio, Radio 95bFM, Reports, Research, Southern Cross, Vanuatu, West Papua, World Press Freedom Index  /  Comments Off on Pacific research strategies get airing on PMC’s Southern Cross radio

Pacific Media Centre journalist and digital media student with NZ Institute for Pacific Research operations manager Evelyn Masters at University of Auckland’s Radio 95bFM today. Image: David Robie/PMC Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Operations manager of the NZ Institute for Pacific Research, Dr Evelyn Masters, presented an introduction to regional initiatives and a media outreach plan […]

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Another Facebook photo ‘community filtering’ policy failure

Published By   /  April 29, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, Editor's Picks, Facebook, Featured, Free West Papua, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, OPM, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Photography, Photojournalism, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Pulitzer Prize, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Another Facebook photo ‘community filtering’ policy failure

The Facebook “censored” Ben Bohane image after a “facelift” by the Vanuatu Daily Post. By Colin Peacock of RNZ Mediawatch Facebook has been under fire for some time for distributing misinformation and fake news to a potential audience of around two billion users. Only now is it making a concerted effort to filter it out. […]

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Facebook still censors West Papua photo – ‘nudity’ or politics?

Published By   /  April 26, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, ben bohane, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, Editor's Picks, Facebook, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Photojournalism, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, The Black Islands, Vanuatu, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Facebook still censors West Papua photo – ‘nudity’ or politics?

The Facebook “censored” Ben Bohane image after a “facelift” by the Vanuatu Daily Post. Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Facebook has censored a West Papuan image by a Vanuatu-based photojournalist for the second time in less than four days – this time “within one minute” after the photograph was posted. Port Vila resident Ben Bohane has […]

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The Ben Bohane photo that Facebook censored on an article about Indonesia

Published By   /  April 24, 2018  /  Analysis, Arts, ben bohane, Censorship, China, David Robie, Editor's Picks, Facebook, Indonesia, internet censorship, Lead, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post, West Papua  /  Comments Off on The Ben Bohane photo that Facebook censored on an article about Indonesia

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific.The original version of this photo, of West Papuan nambas (traditional penis gourds), which was publishedin the weekend edition of the family newspaper Vanuatu Daily Post and then by Asia Pacific Report,was deemed to have breached Facebook’s “community standards”. The photo was by award-winningphotojournalist Ben Bohane, who lives […]

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Ben Bohane: China? No, let’s face the elephant in the Pacific room

Published By   /  April 23, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, China, Editor's Picks, Featured, Free West Papua, Global, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Media, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Ben Bohane: China? No, let’s face the elephant in the Pacific room

BRIEFING: By Ben Bohane in Port Vila China … China … China … All the talk is of increasing Chinese influence in our region. But this is to wilfully see past the elephant in the room. Contrary to most commentary, the biggest destabilising player in Melanesia over the past five years is not China but […]

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Chinese ‘baseless rumour’, Nauru ‘justice’ for refugees and Fiji diabetes

Published By   /  April 23, 2018  /  95bfm, Analysis, Arts, David Robie, Diabetes, Editor's Picks, Health, Injustice, Lead, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Radio, Southern Cross, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Chinese ‘baseless rumour’, Nauru ‘justice’ for refugees and Fiji diabetes

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific.David Robie talks on 95bFM about current Pacific issues Reuben McLaren of 95bFM talks to Professor David Robie, director of the PacificMedia Centre at Auckland University of Technology, on the centre’s Southern Cross radio programme. David speaks about various upheavals around the Pacific, including the alleged Chinese military […]

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