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Vanuatu tourism sector calls for quick resolution over airport contract

Published By   /  February 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Air New Zealand, Air safety, Air Vanuatu, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Bauerfield, Civil aviation, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Tourism, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu tourism sector calls for quick resolution over airport contract

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Vanuatu aviation officials are trying their best to keep to an April timeline for breaking ground on runway repairs. Image: Dan McGarry/Vanuatu Daily Post By Dan McGarry in Port Vila On the day of the arrival in Vanuatu of World Bank Vice President Victoria Kwakwa, tourism industry stakeholders […]

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Freeport Indonesia chief resigns as dispute over mining policy intensifies

Published By   /  February 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, copper mining, Evening Report, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport McMoRan, Freeport mine, Grasberg, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Freeport Indonesia chief resigns as dispute over mining policy intensifies

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Freeport Indonesia’s Chappy Hakim … “an extraordinary commitment of time”. Image: Bernadette Christina Munthe/Jakarta Globe file Chappy Hakim has resigned as its president director, only three months after his appointment as the mining giant’s top executive, PT Freeport Indonesia announced at the weekend. In a media release, Freeport […]

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Thousands march against Duterte’s war on drugs, ‘violence culture’

Published By   /  February 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Cardinal Luis Tagle, Catholic, Catholic Bishops Conference, Catholic Church, Civil Society, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Religion, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Walk for Life  /  Comments Off on Thousands march against Duterte’s war on drugs, ‘violence culture’

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Thousands of Catholics “Walk for Life” in Manila to protest against the drug-related killings under President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. Video: Papua New Guinea’s EMTV Thousands of Catholic faithful gathered in the Philippine capital in a “show of force” today to protest against the extrajudicial killings in […]

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WWF Indonesia calls for conservation of Papua’s birds-of-paradise

Published By   /  February 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, bird-of-paradise, Conservation, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sustainability, West Papua, World Wildlife Fund, WWF  /  Comments Off on WWF Indonesia calls for conservation of Papua’s birds-of-paradise

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz At risk … a bird-of-paradise, known locally known as cendrawasih. Image: wwf.org By Ratri M. Siniwi in Jakarta The World Wildlife Fund Indonesia has called for the conservation of birds-of-paradise – especially in Papua. Locally known as cendrawasih, the bird species is synonymous with the two island provinces […]

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PNG’s InterOil shareholders agree to ExxonMobil buy out

Published By   /  February 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Development, Evening Report, ExxonMobil, Featured, Gas industry, InterOil, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Oil and gas, Oil industry, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Singapore, Technology  /  Comments Off on PNG’s InterOil shareholders agree to ExxonMobil buy out

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The majority of shareholders approve ExxonMobil Corporation’s takeover of InterOil in Papua New Guinea. Image: EMTV Papua New Guinea’s InterOil shareholders agree to ExxonMobil acquisition; gender-based violence stakeholders condemn GBV deaths; and Sirinum Dam closure soon to affect Port Moresby residents are the headlines in the latest EMTV […]

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Vanuatu provident fund members’ savings ‘safe’ but improvements needed, says inquiry

Published By   /  February 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Commission of Inquiry, Evening Report, Featured, Inquiry, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Provident fund, Reports, Retirement, savings, Sustainability, Vanuatu, Vanuatu National Provident Fund, VNPF  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu provident fund members’ savings ‘safe’ but improvements needed, says inquiry

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The 127-page Vanuatu National Provident Fund report. Image: Vanuatu Daily Post By Jane Joshua in Port Vila The 27,400-plus members of the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) have been assured that their savings are safe, but the performance and situation of the fund must be improved without further […]

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Indonesia, Timor-Leste establish new forum process to settle border disputes

Published By   /  February 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Border disputes, Borders, Diplomacy, Evening Report, Featured, Immigration, Indonesia, Migration, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Timor-Leste  /  Comments Off on Indonesia, Timor-Leste establish new forum process to settle border disputes

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Indonesia and Timor-Leste have agreed to establish a Senior Official Consultation (SOC) forum to formulate the settlement of border disputes. The agreement was made following a meeting between Coordinating Minister for Political, Security and Legal Affairs Wiranto, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, and Timor-Leste’s minister of development planning and […]

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Radio – last bulwark of media freedom and independence

Published By   /  February 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Radio – last bulwark of media freedom and independence

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz On World Radio Day, celebrated on Monday, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) paid tribute to radio’s contribution to the fight for media freedom and urges support for exile radio stations that uphold the right to news and information of peoples subjected to the most extreme situations. “At a time […]

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UST journalism teams up with Asia Pacific Report coverage on Philippines

Published By   /  February 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Education, Evening Report, Featured, journalism, Media, media education, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research collaboration, Tertiary  /  Comments Off on UST journalism teams up with Asia Pacific Report coverage on Philippines

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz UST Journalism programme coordinator Assistant Professor Jeremaiah Opiniano speaking on innovative education changes for journalists in the Philippines. Image: Genelaine Urbano/TW The oldest journalism school in the Philippines, at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, has joined the Pacific Media Centre’s Asia Pacific Report current affairs project […]

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Indonesians fear Duterte-style assassinations, drug war

Published By   /  February 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, assassinations, Crime, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Joko Widodo, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Murder, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, War on drugs  /  Comments Off on Indonesians fear Duterte-style assassinations, drug war

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Indonesian President Joko Widowo (right) takes a look at seized drugs in Jakarta last December before they were destroyed. Image: Bay Ismoyo/UCAN By Katharina R. Lestari in Jakarta Church officials and human rights activists believe Indonesia could be heading down the same path as the Philippines after the […]

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Philippines mining industry faces huge ‘green economy’ crackdown

Published By   /  February 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Environment, Environmental audit, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Mining audit, Mining industry, New Zealand, Nickel mining, Pacific Media Centre, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Philippines mining industry faces huge ‘green economy’ crackdown

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Jeremaiah M. Opiniano in Manila The Philippines is among the world’s top sources of metallic deposits like nickel. But in this Southeast Asian mining haven, love may have been lost between the Philippine government and the mining industry. The country’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) […]

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Indonesia approves Freeport, Amman contract conversion and exports continue

Published By   /  February 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport McMoRan, Freeport mine, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, West Papua, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Indonesia approves Freeport, Amman contract conversion and exports continue

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Dig deeper: A heavy vehicle passes gold and copper miner PT Freeport Indonesia’s mining areas in Grasberg in Papua. Image: Nethy Dharma Somba/Jakarta Post By Viriya P. Singgih and Grace D. Amianti in Jakarta The Indonesian government has approved the conversion of the contracts of gold and copper […]

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‘Don’t tamper with Jakarta election,’ warns police chief

Published By   /  February 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, Jakarta election, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on ‘Don’t tamper with Jakarta election,’ warns police chief

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz More than 100,000 Indonesians descended on Jakarta’s grand mosque on Saturday to call on people to vote for Muslim candidates running against the city’s incumbent Christian governor this Wednesday. Video: CGTN By Bayu Marhaenjati and Eko Prasetyo in Jakarta Jakarta police chief Inspector-Gen. M. Iriawan has sent a strong […]

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Freeport mining boss denies assaulting lawmaker in row over smelter

Published By   /  February 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, copper mining, Evening Report, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport McMoRan, Freeport mine, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Freeport mining boss denies assaulting lawmaker in row over smelter

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Chappy Hakim, chief executive of Indonesia’s local unit of US mining giant Freeport McMoRan, speaks to reporters outside Parliament in Jakarta last year. Image: Bernadette Christina Munthe/Jakarta Globe file By Eko Praseto in Jakarta Freeport Indonesia director Chappy Hakim has denied assaulting a lawmaker after a hearing with […]

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100 whales refloated in NZ rescue bid, but many stranded again

Published By   /  February 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Project Jonah, Radio New Zealand, Reports, Stranded whales, whales, Wildlife  /  Comments Off on 100 whales refloated in NZ rescue bid, but many stranded again

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Volunteers helping the stranded pilot whales at Farewell Spit, Golden Bay, today. Image: Project Jonah Many of the more than 100 whales refloated off the South Island’s Farewell Spit today at high tide have become stranded again, reports Radio New Zealand. More than 400 pilot whales were caught […]

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COP23 president Bainimarama to ‘reach out’ to Trump over climate

Published By   /  February 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global agenda, Global Warming, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Paris Agreement, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on COP23 president Bainimarama to ‘reach out’ to Trump over climate

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Flashback to Fiji in 2015 and the Pacific call for NZ to do more on climate change. Reporter Niklas Pedersen Video: Pacific Media Centre By Pasifik/Pacnews Fijian Prime Minister and incoming COP23 president Voreqe Bainimarama says he intends to use his position to reach out to US President […]

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Vanuatu news media in unchartered territory as FOI law becomes reality

Published By   /  February 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, ABC Pacific Beat, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Evening Report, Featured, Freedom of Information, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, News Media, Pacific Beat, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Right to Information, Right to Information Act, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu news media in unchartered territory as FOI law becomes reality

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz ABC’s Pacific Beat interviews Dr David Robie on the impact of the new freedom of information law in Vanuatu. Image: ABC Journalists in Vanuatu are already preparing to make Freedom of Information requests to test the governments new law. David Robie is a professor of journalism at Auckland […]

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

Published 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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Juffa demands Labour boss step down over work permit allegations

Published By   /  February 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Expatriates, Featured, Immigration, Labour, Migration, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Work permits  /  Comments Off on Juffa demands Labour boss step down over work permit allegations

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Freddy Mou in Port Moresby Northern Governor Gary Juffa has called on the Papua New Guinea government to sideline Labour Secretary Mary Morola, claiming she is not fit to run the office. Juffa alleged that Morola had been sleeping in office and allowing illegal practices over work […]

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Duma, Pok step aside in PNG’s Manumanu defence land probe

Published By   /  February 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Corruption, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Inquiry, Land deal, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Defence Force, Peter O'Neill, PMC Reportage, PNG Defence Force, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Duma, Pok step aside in PNG’s Manumanu defence land probe

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Heads roll and investigations begin over the Manumanu defence land deal. Video: EMTV By Gynnie Kero in Port Moresby Two Papua New Guinea cabinet ministers have stepped aside pending a Commission of Inquiry into the Manumanu defence ministry land deal in Central province. Public Enterprise and State Investment […]

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