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

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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PNG immigration officials whisk Iranian refugee away from media

By   /  February 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Deportation, deported, Evening Report, Fiji, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on PNG immigration officials whisk Iranian refugee away from media

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Freddy Mou in Port Moresby The deported Iranian refugee who arrived in Port Moresby today from Fiji, Loghman Sawari, was whisked away by heavy handed immigration officers in a getaway vehicle at Jacksons International Airport this afternoon. They avoided the media crews who had been waiting there […]

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350.org Pacific calls on Suckling to stop ‘slap in face’ support for coal mine

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, 350.org, 350.org Pacific, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Climate, Climate Change, Coal, Environment, Environmental activism, Evening Report, Fiji, Koreti Tiumalu, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Patrick Suckling, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on 350.org Pacific calls on Suckling to stop ‘slap in face’ support for coal mine

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Australia’s Patrick Suckling … criticised over his support for the Adani Carmichael coal mine. Image: DPS Srinagar The climate change advocacy group 350.org Pacific today called on Patrick Suckling, the Australian government’s Ambassador for the Environment, to immediately remove his support for the Adani Carmichael coal mine. If […]

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Iranian refugee in custody in Fiji, faces deportation back to PNG

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Iranian refugee in custody in Fiji, faces deportation back to PNG

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz This photo of Sawari was taken outside the Jacks of Fiji store in Nadi. Image: Behrouz Boochani/Fiji Newswire Loghman Sawari, the Iranian national seeking asylum in Fiji, was taken into custody today and transported to Nadi International Airport where he faces deportation back to Papua New Guinea. Sawari […]

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Wadan Narsey: Are there two sets of prosecuting rules in Fiji?

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, coup makers, Evening Report, Fiji, Fiji coups, Fiji Times, hate speech, incitement, Indigenous, Judiciary, Media, Media censorship, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Muslim, Nai Lalakai, Newspapers, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Reports, The Fiji Times, vernacular press, Wadan Narsey  /  Comments Off on Wadan Narsey: Are there two sets of prosecuting rules in Fiji?

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz ANALYSIS: By Wadan Narsey in Suva In 2016, two of Fiji’s main media organisations, the privately owned The Fiji Times and state-owned Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, came to public attention, for the wrong reasons — laws regarding ethnic sensibilities in multiracial Fiji. The international community needs to note that […]

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Fiji authorities unaware as Iranian refugee slips into Nadi

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Iran, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji authorities unaware as Iranian refugee slips into Nadi

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz This photo of Sawari was taken outside the Jacks of Fiji store in Nadi. Image: Behrouz Boochani/Fiji Newswire An Iranian national slipped into Fiji using false documents last week and is seeking asylum after being a refugee on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea for more than three […]

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Telecom Vanuatu sold to company with 35% Fiji government ownership

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amalgamated Telecom, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji National Provident Fund, Mauritius Telecom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mobile phones, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Telecom Fiji, Telecom Vanuatu, Telecommunications, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Telecom Vanuatu sold to company with 35% Fiji government ownership

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz An example of a recent TVL promotion. Image: TVL By Bob Makin in Port Vila Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Limited of Fiji has announced its purchase of Telecom Vanuatu Ltd. The deal still needs the approval of the Vanuatu authorities, including the Telecommunication Regulator. The agreement for the sale […]

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Pacific ‘cyberbullying’, PNG student protests, ‘free’ media featured in PJR

By   /  January 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Fiji, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Journalism Review, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Publishing, Reports, Research, Research journal, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Text, Tonga, Vanuatu, Video, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Pacific ‘cyberbullying’, PNG student protests, ‘free’ media featured in PJR

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz A mini-documentary about 20 years of publication of the research journal Pacific Journalism Review, produced by AUT University screen production and television student Sasya Wreksono to mark the publishing milestone. Video: PMC on YouTube Student protests at the University of Papua New Guinea that led to police opening […]

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Court bars overseas travel for accused Fiji Times publisher

By   /  January 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, communal antagonism, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji Times, Human Rights, incitement, Indigenous, Lawsuit, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nai Lalakai, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports  /  Comments Off on Court bars overseas travel for accused Fiji Times publisher

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts outside court today with editor-in-chief Fred Wesley in the background. Image: FBC News By Tokasa Rainima in Suva Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts’ bail variation application has been dismissed by the Suva High Court. Justice Thushara Rajasinghe told Arts and his lawyer that […]

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

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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Chinese naval training ship in Fiji for goodwill visit

By   /  December 13, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, Evening Report, Fiji, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Military training, Naval training, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Chinese naval training ship in Fiji for goodwill visit

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The Chinese training ship at Suva’s Kings Wharf. Image: Newswire The Chinese naval training ship Zhenghe has travelled to Fiji on a goodwill visit. The ship is carrying 349 crew on board, including 169 trainees, of whom 17 are women. This is part of a long-term training exchange […]

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Regional meeting eyes Pacific climate migration and displacement

By   /  December 8, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil rights, Climate, Climate adaptation, Climate Change, Development, Environment, Evening Report, Fiji, Human Rights, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Migration, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals, Tonga, Tuvalu, UNESCAP, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Regional meeting eyes Pacific climate migration and displacement

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga delivers the keynote address at the opening of the regional meeting on climate change and displacement at the Pacific Islands Forum in Suva tonight. Image: UNESCAP By Debbie Singh in Suva A regional meeting to consider key Pacific priorities and responsibilities for […]

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‘Beaten and left in cell screaming in pain’ – Amnesty alleges Fiji torture

By   /  December 6, 2016  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji Times, Human Rights, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Security, Torture  /  Comments Off on ‘Beaten and left in cell screaming in pain’ – Amnesty alleges Fiji torture

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Nimilote Baleloa during an interview with the Fiji Times at his home in Namadi, Suva, this week. Image: Atu Rasea/Fiji Times By Tevita Vuibau in Suva It has been more than eight years since Nimilote Baleiloa saw the body of his late son Josefa Baleiloa in hospital. Beaten […]

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Fiji deports US citizen for ‘swearing at president’

By   /  December 6, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, deported, Diplomacy, Evening Report, Fiji, Language, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Swearing  /  Comments Off on Fiji deports US citizen for ‘swearing at president’

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Fiji President Jioji Konrote … target of an “obscenity”. Image: Fiji govt By Talebula Kate in Suva A United States national has been deported after swearing at the President of Fiji, Jioji Konrote, last week, it was reported today. Director of Immigration Nemani Vuniwaqa confirmed this in a […]

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Fiji parliamentary justice committee in heated debate over news media decree

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Fiji, Freedom of Information, Information Bill, Media, Media Decree, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji parliamentary justice committee in heated debate over news media decree

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz SODELPA’s Semesa Karavaki … dumped as standing committee deputy chair over challenge about Fiji’s media decree. Image: SODELPA By Matilda Simmons in Suva Two prominent Fiji lawyers and members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights had a go at each other for almost […]

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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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NCDs in the Pacific a ‘man-made crisis’, says FAO

By   /  November 1, 2016  /  24/7 News, Agriculture, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Development, Education, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Food strategies, Global, Health, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nutrition, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, SIDS, Socio-Economics, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on NCDs in the Pacific a ‘man-made crisis’, says FAO

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz FAO’s Policy Officer in Fiji, Dr Tim Martyn, pictured above. SIDS representatives will gather at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva this week November 1 – 3 to discuss the Action Plan. Image: UN FAO The death rates associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Small Island Developing States […]

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Top journo students honoured at USP’s award night

By   /  October 26, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arts & Sports, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Culture, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Journalism Education, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Pacific youth, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Socio-Economics, Student journalists, Student radio, University of the South Pacific, Wansolwara, Youth  /  Comments Off on Top journo students honoured at USP’s award night

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Cake cutting ceremony at the 2016 USP Journalism Programme awards which, also celebrated Wansolwara’s 20-year anniversary. USP journalism teaching assistant Eliki Drugunalevu (far left), Wansolwara student editor Chrisnrita Aumanu, head of USP journalism Dr Shailendra Singh, USP journalism tutor Dr Olivier Jutel with founding Wansolwara editor Professor Philip […]

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Top journo students honoured on USP’s award night

By   /  October 26, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arts & Sports, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Culture, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Journalism Education, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Pacific youth, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Socio-Economics, Student journalists, Student radio, University of the South Pacific, Wansolwara, Youth  /  Comments Off on Top journo students honoured on USP’s award night

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Fiji Broadcasting Corporation’s news bulletin featuring interviews with the awardees at USP’s Journalism Awards 2016. Video: FBC The University of the South Pacific hosted its annual journalism awards this month, honouring some of the top students who report for the journalism programmes multi-award winning student newspaper. Eleven students […]

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