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Vanuatu Daily Post marks 5000 issues – celebrating a pioneer of Pacific media freedom

Published By   /  January 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Newspapers, Pacific media, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu Daily Post marks 5000 issues – celebrating a pioneer of Pacific media freedom

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Celebration in Port Vila … the Vanuatu Daily Post’s 5000th edition since it was launched 26 years ago. From the Vanuatu Daily Post’s celebration special edition today. Marc Neil-Jones’ newspaper Vanuatu Daily Post celebrates an historic milestone today. We need to remember how it came about. Marc Neil-Jones […]

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NZ leads global marches in defence of women’s rights

Published By   /  January 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Global, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, International Women's Day, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Women's Health  /  Comments Off on NZ leads global marches in defence of women’s rights

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Auckland protesters, some chanting “Human rights are women’s rights”, marching up Queen Street to Myers Park in central Auckland yesterday. Video: Del Abcede/Pacific Media Centre More than a million people have poured into the United States capital to march in opposition to President Donald Trump, a day after the […]

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Obama’s legacy is bittersweet – and its chance of survival hangs in the balance

Published By   /  January 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Evening Report, Featured, Global, leadership, Legacy, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Presidency, Reports  /  Comments Off on Obama’s legacy is bittersweet – and its chance of survival hangs in the balance

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Professor Thomas Clark The grace. The elegance. The deftness of touch. The quick intelligence. The soaring rhetoric. The unlimited aspirations. The hope of a better life for all. Though Barack Obama’s legacy is rather lesser than some might have hoped for when he was inaugurated president of […]

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President Trump – best and worst case scenarios over next four years

Published By   /  January 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Donald Trump, Evening Report, Featured, Global, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Religion, Reports, Scenarios, Youth  /  Comments Off on President Trump – best and worst case scenarios over next four years

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to pack into downtown Washington today for a women’s march in opposition to newly inaugurated President Donald Trump. Thousands more will also protest at marches in London and around the world on the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency. What […]

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‘Stop killing Melanesians’ Vanuatu plea to Canberra over West Papua

Published By   /  January 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Melanesian, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on ‘Stop killing Melanesians’ Vanuatu plea to Canberra over West Papua

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Archival footage from ABC News on Australian SAS training of Indonesian special forces in 2010 republished on the Special Forces News channel on YouTube late last year. By Len Garae in Port Vila The five most prominent ni-Vanuatu charitable organisations in the country — led by the Vanuatu […]

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Despite Trump, 2017 should be another top year for global wind

Published By   /  January 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Post-truth politics, Refugees, renewable energy, Renewables, Reports, wind power  /  Comments Off on Despite Trump, 2017 should be another top year for global wind

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz President-elect Dinald Trump … “bunch of climate-denying billionaires [named] as his key cabinet nominees”. Image: 21stCentTech ANALYSIS: By Steve Sawyer Looking back at 2016, it’s easier to come up with a list of bad things that happened than good: Brexit, Trump and the rise of post-truth politics; the […]

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Audit finds Canberra spent $1b on offshore detention without authorisation

Published By   /  January 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Audit, Contracts, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Audit finds Canberra spent $1b on offshore detention without authorisation

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Asylum seekers housed in Delta compound look on from behind a fence as a court appointed party inspects the Manus Island detention centre in 2014. Image: SBS/AAP By Kerrie Armstrong An independent audit has slammed the Australian Department of Immigration’s running of the Nauru and Manus Island detention […]

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NZ ‘relentlessly Pākehā’ newsrooms improving, says researcher

Published By   /  January 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, diversity, Evening Report, Featured, Language, Mainstream media, Maori, Maori culture, Maori language, Maori newspapers, Maori radio, Media, Media plurality, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Research, te reo maori  /  Comments Off on NZ ‘relentlessly Pākehā’ newsrooms improving, says researcher

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Journalists find there is a tension between honouring tikanga and needing to file stories to a deadline, says Julie Middleton. Image: 123RF There are still too few Māori in New Zealand’s newsrooms, media researcher Julie Middleton says. Middleton, who has worked for the New Zealand Herald, the Listener, […]

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Timorese have had a Timor Sea treaty win but could still lose big-time

Published By   /  January 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CMATS, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Maritime boundaries, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Oil industry, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sustainability, Timor Gap, Timor Sea, Timor-Leste  /  Comments Off on Timorese have had a Timor Sea treaty win but could still lose big-time

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz ANALYSIS: By Frank Brennan Without any media fanfare, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop published a statement on 9 January 2017 announcing that Australia and Timor-Leste had agreed to terminate the 2006 Treaty on Certain Maritime Arrangements in the Timor Sea (CMATS). This news is more welcome to the […]

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HSBC accused of being ‘dirty banker’ financing palm oil forest destruction

Published By   /  January 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Business, deforestation, Economics, Environment, Environmental activism, Evening Report, Featured, GreenPeace, Greenpeace NZ, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Palm Oil, PMC Reportage, Rainforests, Reports  /  Comments Off on HSBC accused of being ‘dirty banker’ financing palm oil forest destruction

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz This undercover footage by Greenpeace shows bulldozers destroying Indonesian rainforest. HSBC, one of the biggest banks in the world, is accused of lending millions to palm oil companies in the Salim group, which is claimed to be behind this destruction. British-based group HSBC, Europe’s largest bank, has been […]

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Indonesia and Japan agree to step up maritime security, plan rail link

Published By   /  January 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arms development, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, China, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, Investment, Japan, Maritime law, Maritime security, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Nuclear Testing, nuclear weapons, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Railway, Reports, Security, Technology  /  Comments Off on Indonesia and Japan agree to step up maritime security, plan rail link

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right) talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the Bogor Palace, West Java, on Sunday. Image: Beawiharta/Jakarta Globe/R Indonesia and Japan have agreed to step up maritime security and start discussions on a major railway project to link Jakarta and Surabaya in East […]

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Flashback: Honouring independent journalist and film maker Mark Worth

Published By   /  January 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, film, Filmmaking, Human Rights, Mark Worth, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Obituary, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Flashback: Honouring independent journalist and film maker Mark Worth

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Land of the Morning Star … the 2004 documentary on West Papua made by Mark Worth. From Pacific Media Watch / Australians for a Free West Papua Darwin Australian award-winning journalist and film maker Mark Worth died in West Papua on January 15, 2004 – suspiciously just two […]

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Biman Prasad: COP23 presidency — facing the gravity of the task for Fiji

Published By   /  January 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, Cyclone Winston, Development, Economics, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Innovation, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Oceans, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Science-Technology, Small Island States, Sustainability, Technology, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Biman Prasad: COP23 presidency — facing the gravity of the task for Fiji

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The narrativeIt is noteworthy that there was no communications or consultations nationally, regionally or internationally as Fiji lobbied to get the presidency for COP23 in Marrakech. Even our fellow members of the Pacific and SIDS (Small Islands Developing States) were caught unaware. A robust consultation nationally would have […]

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Vanuatu company accused of exporting kava ‘trash’ throws industry in turmoil

Published By   /  January 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Agriculture, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Culture, Development, Evening Report, exports, Featured, Global, kava, kava exports, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, plantations, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sarami Plantation, Sustainability, Trade, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu company accused of exporting kava ‘trash’ throws industry in turmoil

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Tainted kava threatens Vanuatu’s kava export industry. Pictured is ground Vanuatu kava sold by a US retailer. Image: Vanuatu Daily Digest By Len Garae in Port Vila The writing is on the wall for the fate of Peter Colmar’s kava exporting company, Sarami Plantation, now that the Minister […]

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Florida airport shootings – few basic questions being raised

Published By   /  January 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Crime, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Terrorism, Tourism, United States, US gun culture, War veterans  /  Comments Off on Florida airport shootings – few basic questions being raised

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Surveillance footage of the accused guman Esteban Santiago opening fire at Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida last Friday. Video: TMZ website OPINION: By David Robie Just having missed the shootings by a US veteran at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport last Friday by less than a couple of […]

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Hela ‘no Bougainville’, says former PNG defence force chief Singirok

Published By   /  January 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, ABC Pacific Beat, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Armed police, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville war, Development, Evening Report, Exxon, Featured, Hela, LNG, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Military Forces, mining, Pacific Beat, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Reports  /  Comments Off on Hela ‘no Bougainville’, says former PNG defence force chief Singirok

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Police and soldiers in Papua New Guinea wait to board a flight to Hela Province in the Highlands. Image: Eric Tlozek/ABC/PNGMineWatch By Catherine Graue of Pacific Beat As hundreds of police and soldiers begin their work in Papua New Guinea’s Hela Province this week, there have been comparisons […]

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Human rights groups protest over 500 arrests of Papuan demonstrators

Published By   /  December 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, arrests, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil rights, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, KNPB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, protest, Protests, Reports, Solomon Islands, Torture, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua National Committee, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Human rights groups protest over 500 arrests of Papuan demonstrators

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Independence protesters march in Wamena, West Papua, on Monday. Image: Free West Papua/TeleSur Jakarta-based based human rights watchdog Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (Elsam) and its local partner in Papua, Elsham Papua, have condemned intimidation and violence by police officers against activist Whens Tebay during mass arrests […]

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Gary Juffa: Shedding PNG blood for corporate interest – didn’t we learn?

Published By   /  December 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville war, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Gary Juffa, Hela, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Gary Juffa: Shedding PNG blood for corporate interest – didn’t we learn?

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The deployment of military troops to Hela province is reminiscent of tragic events that unfolded about 28 years ago that sparked off a crisis and left more then 20,000 Papua New Guineans dead. When Bougainvilleans decried the unfair treatment of landowners, pollution and lack of the government’s care […]

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West Papua Media on innovative digital security and safety project

Published By   /  December 21, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Innovation, Investigative journalism, journalism, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua Media, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on West Papua Media on innovative digital security and safety project

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz An example of a documentary video made by a partner group of West Papua Media, AwasMIFEE. Since joining Indonesia officially in 1969, there were only seven oil palm companies in Papua until 2005. But in 2014 the number jumped to 21 companies, with another 20 companies gearing up […]

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Hepi Krismas and all the best for 2017 from the Asia Pacific Report team

Published By   /  December 20, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Hepi Krismas and all the best for 2017 from the Asia Pacific Report team

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Santa Claus at Ponsonby Central in the heart of the city with the largest Pacific Islander population – Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand. Image: David Robie/PMC Wishing you all the best for Christmas and 2017 from our team here at Asia Pacific Report and the Pacific Media Centre. David RobieEditor

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