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‘Grow your community roots,’ PNG political parties told

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Elections, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG elections, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on ‘Grow your community roots,’ PNG political parties told

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Quintina Naime in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea’s Registry of Political Parties is encouraging political parties to cultivate and grow their roots in the communities throughout the country. Registrar of Political Parties Dr Alphonse Gelu said parties must not exist only in the capital of Port Moresby […]

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Vanuatu tourism sector calls for quick resolution over airport contract

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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Frustrated PNG gas supply landowners protest over non-payment of royalties

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Landowner protest, Landowners, LNG, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea LNG, peaceful protest, PMC Reportage, protest, Reports  /  Comments Off on Frustrated PNG gas supply landowners protest over non-payment of royalties

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz PNG landowners protesting over non-payment of their LNG royalties. Image: Loop PNG By Freddy Mou in Port Moresby More than 1000 villagers from Portion 152 where the Papua New Guinea LNG plant sits have gathered on site to protest over their overdue royalty payments. Spokesperson and chairman of […]

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Freeport Indonesia chief resigns as dispute over mining policy intensifies

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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Febriana Firdaus wins inaugural Pogau award for courage in journalism

By   /  February 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Detention, Evening Report, Febriana Firdaus, Human Rights, journalism, LGBT, Massacres, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Muslim, Oktovianus Pogau Award, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Febriana Firdaus wins inaugural Pogau award for courage in journalism

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Jakarta has a new award for courage in journalism honouring West Papuan editor Oktovianus Pogau, who died last year. The inaugural award has been made to reporter Febriana Firdaus, who has extensively covered human rights abuses in Indonesia, says the Pantau Foundation. “We want to honour our colleague, […]

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Freeport seeks to dodge piling problems as stalemate shuts production

By   /  February 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, copper mining, Evening Report, 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 seeks to dodge piling problems as stalemate shuts production

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz A Freeport worker monitors the mineral flotation process before the mine production crisis. Image: B. Josie Susilo Hardianto By Viriya P. Singgih and Fedina S. Sundaryani in Jakarta Gold and copper miner PT Freeport Indonesia, the country’s largest taxpayer and oldest foreign investor, is in for another rough […]

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Press freedom fact-finding mission to West Papua faces challenges

By   /  February 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Fact-finding, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Media, Media Freedom, Media safety, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua, World Press Freedom Day  /  Comments Off on Press freedom fact-finding mission to West Papua faces challenges

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The WAN-IFRA fact-finding team present their report. Image: Una Sunarti/WAN-IFRA By Tara Nissl in Jakarta Eight journalists from eight Indonesian media outlets traveled to West Papua earlier this month to investigate media freedom and the safety of journalists in the region, after an international delegation called on Indonesia […]

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Registrar confirms 44 parties for PNG’s 2017 general election

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Alphonse Gelu, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Elections, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG elections, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Registrar confirms 44 parties for PNG’s 2017 general election

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Quintina Naime in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea’s Registry of Political Parties has confirmed 44 political parties will contest the 2017 National Elections. Registrar of Political Parties Dr Alphonse Gelu said the registry would continue the processes of registering political parties but it would not allow them […]

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Press Council welcomes first Indigenous member – Koori Mail

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Evening Report, Indigenous, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Press Council welcomes first Indigenous member – Koori Mail

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The Koori Mail … with 100,000 readers an important milestone. Image: KM The Australian Press Council has welcomed its first Indigenous publication as a member – the Koori Mail, a fortnightly newspaper with a national readership of some 100,000. The Koori Mail is arguably the most respected and […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Colourful, vibrant Aotearoa rally condemns Trump’s ‘racist, Islamophobic’ bans

By   /  February 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Human Rights, Immigration, Migration, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Minorities, Multimedia, Muslim, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, racism, Reports, Social justice  /  Comments Off on Colourful, vibrant Aotearoa rally condemns Trump’s ‘racist, Islamophobic’ bans

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Video and images by the Pacific Media Centre’s Del Abcede. Video: Café Pacific More than 2000 people have taken part in a colourful and vibrant  “Aotearoa Against Muslim Ban” march in New Zealand’s largest city to condemn the “racist and Islamophobic” immigration bans ordered by US President Trump. […]

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Vanuatu right to public information law now in force

By   /  February 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Human Rights, Media, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Right to Information, Right to Information Act, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu right to public information law now in force

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Jane Joshua in Port Vila Vanuatu’s Right To Information (RTI) Act has become law after it was published in the official Gazette, less than three months after it was unanimously endorsed by Parliament. This law gives effect to the right of freedom of expression under paragraph 5 […]

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