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42 years after Timor-Leste’s declared independence, a democracy plea

By   /  November 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Democracy, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Political Stability, Politics, Reports, Social justice, Timor-Leste, Timor-Leste resistance  /  Comments Off on 42 years after Timor-Leste’s declared independence, a democracy plea

ETAN members at the time of the award of the Order of Timor-Leste, the country’s highest honour, in 2012: John M. Miller (second from right), and Charles Scheiner (right), with other special awardees Father Domingos Morato da Cunha (left) and Father Reinaldo Cardoso at the presidential ceremony. Image: ETAN OPINION: Open letter by Charles Scheiner, […]

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Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 7 November 2017

By   /  November 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Democracy, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Pacific Region  /  Comments Off on Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 7 November 2017

Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 7 November 2017 – Today’s content Editor’s Note: Here below is a list of the main issues currently under discussion in New Zealand and links to media coverage. The full text of these items are contained in the PDF file (click to download). The Beehive and Parliament Buildings. AUS-NZ […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: NZ’s radical new government of change

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Democracy, Elections, Evening Report, governance, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: NZ’s radical new government of change

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: NZ’s radical new government of change Dr Bryce Edwards. Could we be witnessing the beginning of a radical new time in New Zealand politics? The newly announced Labour-NZF-Greens coalition government is certainly starting out by making some rather radical statements and promises. The first radical declaration came […]

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Extremism and its discontents

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Democracy, Global Affairs, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Extremism and its discontents

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Extremism and its discontents Another scar on global democracy appeared recently, this time in Germany.It seems that the number of soldiers on duty with extremist political leanings has become a concern to the military leadership in that country. Soldiers were found openly possessing Nazi memorabilia. […]

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Bryce Edwards on Labour’s demographically challenging party list

By   /  May 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Democracy, Demographics, diversity, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Indepth, Labour, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards on Labour’s demographically challenging party list

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ New Zealand Labour Party leader, Andrew Little. Dr Bryce Edwards. Analysis by Dr Bryce Edwards – Labour’s demographically challenging party list Challenging demographic requirements in Labour played a part in causing this week’s difficulties with its party’s list.  Creating and announcing Labour’s party list for the 2017 election was clearly a challenging […]

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Families Before Dollars

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, BCIR, Conservative Party, Conservative Party News, Democracy, Easter, Families, Family, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Families Before Dollars

MIL OSI – Source: Conservative Party – Release/Statement Headline: Families Before Dollars by Leighton Baker: It is the Government’s role to protect its citizens’ life, freedoms, and property, and abdicating that role, by giving authority to individual councils in regards to trading hours, lets down those that need its protection. Whilst retailers complain that they […]

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Winston’s return to democracy welcomed! Pity it took over 6 years to get there!

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservative Party, Conservative Party News, Democracy, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Winston’s return to democracy welcomed! Pity it took over 6 years to get there!

MIL OSI – Source: Conservative Party – Release/Statement Headline: Winston’s return to democracy welcomed! Pity it took over 6 years to get there! by The Conservative Party wishes to congratulate Winston Peters for finally agreeing to honour the wishes of New Zealanders. Whilst the majority of New Zealand First MPs voted for the anti-smacking legislation, […]

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National killed the radio station

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Broadcasting, Democracy, dunedin, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, Media, Opposition News, Politics, Public broadcasting, public service broadcasting, Radio New Zealand, Radio NZ, RNZ  /  Comments Off on National killed the radio station

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: National killed the radio station The Buggles song ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ probably isn’t the best comparison but National’s anti-public broadcasting ideology is slowing starving our only public broadcaster, RNZ. As it once again demonstrated over the recent earthquakes, it’s a national treasure that […]

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‘Grow your community roots,’ PNG political parties told

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Elections, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG elections, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on ‘Grow your community roots,’ PNG political parties told

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Quintina Naime in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea’s Registry of Political Parties is encouraging political parties to cultivate and grow their roots in the communities throughout the country. Registrar of Political Parties Dr Alphonse Gelu said parties must not exist only in the capital of Port Moresby […]

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PNG’s general election faces ‘limbo’ threat over preparations, says Polye

By   /  February 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Democracy, Don Polye, Electoral Commission, Evening Report, Featured, General election, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on PNG’s general election faces ‘limbo’ threat over preparations, says Polye

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Opposition Leader Don Polye … Common rolls are not completed for the general election, ballot papers have issues. Image: PNG Development Opposition Leader Don Polye says this year’s general election in Papua New Guinea may be in limbo if the government does not help the Electoral Commission. Polye […]

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Tonga’s Democracy Coalition faces uncertain future, says academic

By   /  January 27, 2017  /  'Akilisi Pohiva, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Education, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Newspapers, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Tonga’s Democracy Coalition faces uncertain future, says academic

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz ‘Atenisi Institute’s Dr Michael Horowitz with two Tongan newspapers — Koe Kele’a and Talaki — at last night’s seminar at Auckland University of Technology. Image: Del Abcede/PMC By Kendall Hutt The future of Tonga’s Democracy Coalition remains uncertain as next year’s election looms, a Nuku’alofa-based educator has concluded […]

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African Resolve over Gambia – Lessons for the Pacific?

By   /  January 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Africa, African Union, Democracy, Elections, Fiji, Gambia, Global Affairs, Green Party, International Criminal Court, Kennedy Graham, Opposition News, Pacific Affairs, Pacific,, peace, Politics, Security  /  Comments Off on African Resolve over Gambia – Lessons for the Pacific?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: African Resolve over Gambia – Lessons for the Pacific? Last month I was in Senegal representing the NZ branch of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA).  The conference focused on the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC has had its tribulations since its birth 15 years […]

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Peter Solo Kinjap: Confronting corruption – know our rights and insist on them

By   /  December 8, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Corruption, Democracy, Evening Report, leadership, Leadership codes, Melanesian, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Public office, Reports, Western, westminster  /  Comments Off on Peter Solo Kinjap: Confronting corruption – know our rights and insist on them

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz OPINION: By Peter S. Kinjap in Port Moresby Many current Papua New Guinean parliamentarians are highly respected individuals in their own areas – successful in business, education or public service. With such backgrounds, they routinely attract great respect. This drives their popularity and ability to attract votes when […]

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IFJ praises ‘historic milestone’ with new information law in Vanuatu

By   /  December 7, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Evening Report, Freedom of Information, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Right to Information, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on IFJ praises ‘historic milestone’ with new information law in Vanuatu

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz People from Utanlangi Village are informed about the Right to Information Act, Nguna Island, Vanuatu. Image: Transparency International Vanuatu (TIV) The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined its affiliate, the Media Association blong Vanuatu (MAV), in commending the recent passing of a Right to Information (RTI) Act […]

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Myanmar media chiefs detained over defamation

By   /  November 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Corruption, Defamation, Democracy, Evening Report, Global, Human Rights, Justice, Language, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Myanmar, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Social Media, Technology  /  Comments Off on Myanmar media chiefs detained over defamation

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Media monitors say Myanmar’s restrictive media laws raise concerns about press freedom under the government of Aung San Suu Kyi, who is well-known for advocating for democracy and human rights in the region. Video: Radio Free Asia The chief-executive and the chief-editor of Myanmar’s largest daily newspaper have […]

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Political parties need permits, say Fiji Police

By   /  November 7, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji politics, Freedom of speech, Human Rights, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Political parties need permits, say Fiji Police

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Chief operations assistant commissioner of Police, Rusiate Tudravu, says that even those in government will need to require a permit and all circumstances are thoroughly considered before the granting of a permit. Image: FijiTV Police in Fiji have advised political parties that they would need a permit if […]

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