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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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?

Published 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

Published 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?

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

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

Published 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

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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Endangered – the frontline journalism of outrage

Published 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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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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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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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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Massive tourism development proposal for Port Vila poses urban challenge

Published By   /  December 17, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Bauerfield, Development, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Pacific tourism, PMC Reportage, Reports, Tourism, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Massive tourism development proposal for Port Vila poses urban challenge

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz An architectural rendering of the proposed resort at Melcoffe. Port Vila’s urban planning processes are practically non-existent – so why is Govt pushing for a development of this scale at this location? COMMENTARY: By Bob Makin in Port Vila “An ambitious new plan to improve Vanuatu’s aviation and […]

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Peter S. Kinjap: Development and injustice – expect the worst in ‘celebrity nation’ PNG

Published By   /  December 15, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Evening Report, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on Peter S. Kinjap: Development and injustice – expect the worst in ‘celebrity nation’ PNG

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz “Celebrity” development in Port Moresby … but the ordinary people lack medical supplies in public hospitals, good roads and bridges in the provinces, and suffer silently over lack of government services. Image: IPSNews OPINION: By Peter S. Kinjap in Port Moresby Development or modernisation is no magic potion. […]

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Phillip Knightley: The supreme investigative journo and storyteller

Published By   /  December 12, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Ethical Space, Evening Report, Global, Illegal spying, Intelligence agencies, Investigative journalism, Journalism Education, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Obituary, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Phillip Knightley, PMC Reportage, Reports, Security, The Sunday Times  /  Comments Off on Phillip Knightley: The supreme investigative journo and storyteller

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Phillip Knightley … “always sceptical, fiercely intelligent, courageous, witty, highly sociable, politically astute” … Image: SBS OBITUARY: By Richard Lance Keeble Phillip Knightley, the investigative reporter who has died aged 87, was a wonderful storyteller. Once he told my students at City University (where I was a journalism […]

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