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Chris Trotter: Catastrophic loss of trust over Canberra’s Manus provocation

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Detention Centres, Disinformation, Evening Report, Fake news, Human Rights, Indigenous, Manus Island, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter Dutton, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Chris Trotter: Catastrophic loss of trust over Canberra’s Manus provocation

OPINION: By Chris Trotter You have to go a long way to find anything remotely resembling Australia’s current treatment of New Zealand. For a supposedly friendly government to deliberately inject inflammatory disinformation into the political bloodstream of its supposedly closest neighbour is an extraordinarily provocative act. Not quite an act of war, but the sort […]

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Strong leadership needed to drive COP Pacific climate goals, says Greenpeace

By   /  November 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Opinion, Pacific climate, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Real climate action, Reports, Talanoa, UNICEF  /  Comments Off on Strong leadership needed to drive COP Pacific climate goals, says Greenpeace

“Together, we must take action to protect our world” – Shalvi Shakshi’s inspirational climate story. Video: UNICEF Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Greenpeace has called for climate leadership to emerge from the Pacific COP, saying leaders must listen to the need for urgency and transform their energy and land-use systems. The Trump administration failed to stop […]

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Murray Horton: Root causes of ‘Pacific’ refugee crisis need to be sorted

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Aotearoa Independence Movement, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Murray Horton, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Supreme Court, Refugees, Reports, state terrorism, Supreme Court  /  Comments Off on Murray Horton: Root causes of ‘Pacific’ refugee crisis need to be sorted

Papua New Guinea immigration officials last week started dismantling parts of a prison camp housing hundreds of defiant refugees as an evacuation deadline loomed yesterday. Video: Al Jazeera OPINION: By Murray Horton of the Aotearoa Independence Movement Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is to be congratulated for trying to do the decent thing by, in her […]

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Prof Jane Kelsey: Labour must address its own criticism that the TPPA lacks evidence of benefits to New Zealand

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Opinion, Pacific,, TPP, TPPA, Trade  /  Comments Off on Prof Jane Kelsey: Labour must address its own criticism that the TPPA lacks evidence of benefits to New Zealand

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Opinion by Prof Jane Kelsey: Labour must address its own criticism that the TPPA lacks evidence of benefits to New Zealand ‘Before the new government can decide its position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), including whether it would genuinely boost exports and provide a net benefit to the country, Labour […]

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Keith Rankin: Letter to Labour about Income Tax

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, General Election 2017, Keith Rankin, Letters to the Editor, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Open letter, Opinion, Revenue, Tax Policy  /  Comments Off on Keith Rankin: Letter to Labour about Income Tax

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Economist Keith Rankin argues that if Labour is elected as the lead party of Government then it should embark on a brave “twenty-first century income tax” reform package. Letter to Labour about Income Tax – By Keith Rankin. As the fog clears, three options emerge for the 2017-2020 government: ·         conservative: National […]

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LETTERS: Operation Burnham – New Zealand Government Must Initiate Independent Inquiry

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, Letters to the Editor, MIL NZ OSI, Opinion  /  Comments Off on LETTERS: Operation Burnham – New Zealand Government Must Initiate Independent Inquiry

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Lieutenant General Tim Keating presenting the official account of Operation Burnham at a press conference, March 27, 2017. LETTERS to the Editor: Operation Burnham – New Zealand Government Must Initiate Independent Inquiry In July It was revealed Australia Special Forces may have been responsible for the deaths of children in Afghanistan. […]

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Peter S. Kinjap: Only a ‘scrub up’, fresh MPs can save PNG’s future

By   /  February 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cartoons, Civil Society, Corruption, Cyber-crime laws, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, General election, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, People's National Congress, PMC Reportage, PNC, Politics, Reports, SABL, Special Agriculture and Business Leases, Whistleblower law, whistleblowers  /  Comments Off on Peter S. Kinjap: Only a ‘scrub up’, fresh MPs can save PNG’s future

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz A cartoon about the lack of action in reversing the huge Special Agricultural and Business Leases (SABL) land grab, or to stop illegal logging in SABL areas. Cartoon: PNGExposed OPINION: By Peter S. Kinjap in Port Moresby. The current Papua New Guinea government is being accused of being […]

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Peter S. Kinjap: Only a ‘scrub up’, new MPs can save PNG’s future

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cartoons, Civil Society, Corruption, Cyber-crime laws, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, General election, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, People's National Congress, PMC Reportage, PNC, Politics, Reports, SABL, Special Agriculture and Business Leases, Whistleblower law, whistleblowers  /  Comments Off on Peter S. Kinjap: Only a ‘scrub up’, new MPs can save PNG’s future

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz A cartoon about the lack of action in reversing the huge Special Agricultural and Business Leases (SABL) land grab, or to stop illegal logging in SABL areas. Cartoon: PNGExposed OPINION: By Peter S. Kinjap in Port Moresby. The current Papua New Guinea government is being accused of being […]

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Keith Locke: Israel’s anti-nuclear whistleblower more deserving of NZ citizenship

By   /  February 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Citizenship, Evening Report, governance, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, nuclear weapons, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Passports, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Keith Locke: Israel’s anti-nuclear whistleblower more deserving of NZ citizenship

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Mordechai Vanunu holding a copy of the London Sunday Times article that landed him in jail, in Jerusalem after his release in 2004. Image: Haaretz OPINION: By Keith Locke No self-respecting country sells its passports to rich people who don’t even live there, which is why it was […]

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Vanuatu police chief court case, finance ‘grey list’ pose challenges

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Finance, Finance Action Taskforce, Financial policy, governance, Grey list, Lawsuit, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Politics, Reports, Supreme Court, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu police chief court case, finance ‘grey list’ pose challenges

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Vanuatu police on parade on Port Vila … commissioner issue now in court. Image: Vanuatu Daily Post COMMENT: By Bob Makin in Port Vila Two big issues for Vanuatu lead today’s news and need quick resolution to restore confidence in the current administration. There are legal and political sides to both […]

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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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Dan McGarry: Indonesia is slowly, slowly losing Melanesia

By   /  February 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Diplomacy, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Dan McGarry: Indonesia is slowly, slowly losing Melanesia

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz ANALYSIS: By Dan McGarry in Port Vila Last month, New Zealand-based analyst Jose Sousa-Santos commented on Twitter that “Indonesia’s attempt at buying support from the Pacific region seems to have little to no impact on Melanesia’s stance on [West] Papua.” That’s one of those pesky observations that’s neither […]

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Amanda Watson: Does PNG rank highly for internet porn searches?

By   /  January 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amanda Watson, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cultural credibility, Culture, Evening Report, Google, Google Trends, Internet, Internet searches, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Pornography, Reports, Research, Search engines, Telecommunications, Youth  /  Comments Off on Amanda Watson: Does PNG rank highly for internet porn searches?

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Dr Amanda Watson In Papua New Guinea, the Post-Courier featured a front-page story with the headline “PNG tops world in ‘porn’ search” on January 17. In previous years, there have also been similar stories asserting that PNG beats all other countries when it comes to internet searches […]

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Daily Digest: Tanna filmmakers respond to exploitation claims

By   /  January 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arts & Sports, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cultural credibility, Culture, Evening Report, Exploitation, film, Filmmaking, kastom, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Opinion, Oscars, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Tanna, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Daily Digest: Tanna filmmakers respond to exploitation claims

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Comment from Vanuatu Daily Digest Knee-jerk resentment of someone else’s success, as elsewhere, is sadly a feature of Vanuatu life, so the kind of comment seen below, prompted by the feature film Tanna‘s global success  — and now Oscar nomination, is not unexpected: Thanks and good tumas blo save’ but my […]

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‘Everything can be burnt’ – Melanesian West Papua in the Jokowi era

By   /  January 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Documentaries, Documentary, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Radio New Zealand International, Reports, RNZI, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua Media, West Papuan culture, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on ‘Everything can be burnt’ – Melanesian West Papua in the Jokowi era

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The face of West Papuan society is changing but RNZ International found that the core culture of the indigenous people of Indonesia’s Papua region is not easily destroyed. Video: RNZI On an island with the third largest rainforest in the world live an indigenous people who are quickly […]

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The future of media freedom – we can’t take it for granted

By   /  January 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Dan McGarry, Evening Report, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post, World Press Freedom Day  /  Comments Off on The future of media freedom – we can’t take it for granted

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Dan McGarry, media director of the Vanuatu Daily Post Media freedom is everyone’s freedom. We can’t take it for granted. My education in the challenges of reporting the news began in a hurry. I got my first threatening lawyer’s letter less than half an hour after sitting […]

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

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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Tess Newton Cain: We need a new law about kava … or do we?

By   /  January 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Agriculture, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Justice, kava, kava exports, Legal issues, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Tess Newton Cain: We need a new law about kava … or do we?

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Kava Act 2015 amendment … “In most cases we don’t need a new law or new powers; what we need is to enforce the ones we already have.” Image: SBS OPINION: By Tess Newton Cain in Port Vila There have been a couple of stories recently in Vanuatu […]

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

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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Endangered – the frontline journalism of outrage

By   /  January 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Book Reviews, Evening Report, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Freedom of speech, Global, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Reviews, Security, Telecommunications  /  Comments Off on Endangered – the frontline journalism of outrage

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz War Reporters, a short video launched by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) last year to honour journalists facing “danger zones”. Its release coincided with the publication of RSF’s 50th book in the “100 photos for press freedom” series – this one dedicated to the work of Robert Capa. REVIEW: […]

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