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Oro Governor Juffa backs PNG taxes brush up to catch dodgers

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Tax dodgers, Taxation  /  Comments Off on Oro Governor Juffa backs PNG taxes brush up to catch dodgers

Oro Governor Gary Juffa on the PNG government’s taxation plan. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Oro Governor Gary Juffa has commended the Papua New Guinea government’s move to review its tax collecting efforts for next year. He says line agencies must examine companies that are breaking or evading Papua New Guinea’s taxation laws. […]

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Palestinian rally in Auckland supports ‘Day of Rage’ for free Jerusalem

By   /  December 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Democracy Now!, Diplomacy, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Jerusalem, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Palestine, Palestinian rights, PMC Reportage, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on Palestinian rally in Auckland supports ‘Day of Rage’ for free Jerusalem

As Palestinians protest against US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Democracy Now! profiles the issues. Video: Democracy Now! Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Nearly 400 Aucklanders, from a wide variety of backgrounds, joined in an impromptu rally and peaceful march today for a Free Jerusalem – “the […]

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Robredo slams extrajudicial killings, online trolls in Rights Day message

By   /  December 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Human Rights Day, Leni Robredo, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, War on drugs  /  Comments Off on Robredo slams extrajudicial killings, online trolls in Rights Day message

Philippine Vice-President Leni Robredo wants Filipinos to stand up to human rights violations being done to them. Image: OVP File By Mara Cepeda in Manila On the eve of Human Rights Day, Philippine Vice-President Leni Robredo called on Filipinos to stand up against all forms of human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings in the war […]

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How academic researchers are opening online access and ousting profiteers

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Academic collaboration, Academic publishing, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Global, IKAT, Independent media, Indonesia, Journals, Language, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, nature, New Zealand, Pacific Journalism Review, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Publishing, Reports  /  Comments Off on How academic researchers are opening online access and ousting profiteers

Journalist Duncan Graham talking to IKAT co-editor Dr Vissia Ita Yulianto and Professor David Robie, editor of Pacific Journalism Review, about the academic journal publishing industry in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, last month. Image: Del Abcede/PMC By Duncan Graham in Malang, East Java The academic world is supposed to be a bright-lit landscape of independent research pushing […]

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Duterte blamed for spate of killings – 10 Filipino activists dead in 48 hours

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Death squads, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, priests, Reports  /  Comments Off on Duterte blamed for spate of killings – 10 Filipino activists dead in 48 hours

A protest over the latest killings in the Philippines. Image: Image: Dee Ayroso/Butlatlat By Dee Ayroso in Manila Church groups and human rights advocates are holding the Duterte administration accountable for the spate of attacks which killed 10 activists in a span of two days. The slain victims were two religious leaders in Luzon and […]

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Jakarta rally calls for Freeport closure, West Papua self-determination

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, advocacy, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Protests, Reports, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Jakarta rally calls for Freeport closure, West Papua self-determination

The Papua “freedom” protest near the office of LBH Jakarta on Friday. It ended without causing any incident between protesters and police. Image: Dhio Faiz/CNN Indonesia By Dhio Faiz in Jakarta A demonstration held in Jakarta by hundreds of students and youth from the Papua Student Alliance (AMP) and the Indonesian People’s Front for West […]

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Indonesia must step up focus on human rights, says Amnesty

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Civil Society, Evening Report, Human Rights, Indonesia, Injustice, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesia must step up focus on human rights, says Amnesty

The 500th Kamisan protest across the Presidential Palace last month. The silent protest, or the black umbrella protest, which came to be known as Kamisan protest held by victims of human rights violations. Image: Yudha Baskoro/Jakarta Globe By Sheany in Jakarta With its official launch in the country set for today, Amnesty International Indonesia has […]

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PNG’s opposition blasts O’Neill over ‘fake budget, fake revenues’

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Budget, Economics, Economy, Evening Report, Featured, Finance, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Socio-Economics, Treasury  /  Comments Off on PNG’s opposition blasts O’Neill over ‘fake budget, fake revenues’

A tale of two newspapers … contrasting front page views of the Papua New Guinea Budget. Image: Screenshot/The Pacific Newsroom Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Papua New Guinea’s opposition has declared it will fight a good fight to expose and oppose what it describes the 2018 state money plan as a “fake budget”, reports the PNG […]

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PMC’s Bearing Witness project reporters win Dart trauma award

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Relocation, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, JERAA, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Ossie Awards, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Tukuraki  /  Comments Off on PMC’s Bearing Witness project reporters win Dart trauma award

The Bearing Witness video and the prizewinning multimedia package. Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Pacific Media Centre’s Bearing Witness climate change project has won the Dart Asia-Pacific Prize for Journalism and Trauma at the annual Ossie Awards in Student Journalism presented at the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) annual conference at Newcastle […]

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Philippine clergy appeal for justice over assassination of retired priest

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, assassination, assassinations, Bayan, Crime, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, New People's Army, New Zealand, NFIP, NPA, Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Movement, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, priests, Religion, Reports  /  Comments Off on Philippine clergy appeal for justice over assassination of retired priest

The 72-year-old retired Nueva Ecija Catholic priest Marcelito ‘Tito’ Paez … dedicated most of his life to defending the rights of Filipinos. Image: File photo/Interaksyon By InterAksyon with Cris Sansano in Manila Nueva Ecija priests led by Bishop Robero Mallari are appealing to the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to seek justice for the death […]

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Philippine media freedom riskier, traumatic under Duterte, says PCIJ director

By   /  December 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Rule of Law, War on drugs, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Philippine media freedom riskier, traumatic under Duterte, says PCIJ director

By Kendall Hutt in Auckland Being a journalist in the Philippines has become a lot tougher, riskier and traumatic in the face of  President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called “war on drugs” which has seen more than 7000 people killed in the Philippines in the last 18 months, says a leading media researcher and advocate. In a […]

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Pacific Media Centre turns ten, talks media freedom under violent threat

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Human Rights, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Independent media, Indonesia, Journalism Education, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, University media, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Pacific Media Centre turns ten, talks media freedom under violent threat

PCIJ’s Malou Mangahas speaking at the AUT Pacific Media Centre summit “Journalism Under Duress” in Auckland. Image: Kendall Hutt /PMC Auckland University of Technology’s Pacific Media Centre has marked its tenth anniversary with a seminar discussing two of the wider region’s most critical media freedom crises. The “Journalism Under Duress” seminar examined media freedom and […]

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PMC journalists, academics, students and mentors celebrate 10 years

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Gallery, Images, journalism, Journalism Education, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Reports  /  Comments Off on PMC journalists, academics, students and mentors celebrate 10 years

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Participants at the Pacific Media Centre’s 10th anniversary celebration last Thursday held a silent vigil calling for justice for the victims of the 2009 Ampatuan massacre and in protest against the spate of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. Calling for “Justice Now!”, “Never again to martial law” and “Stop the killings”, […]

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Tribute to a NZ media mentor: How Yasmine Ryan taught me how to write

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arab Spring, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Freelance journalism, Global, Investigative journalism, Journalism accuracy, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Obituary, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Reports, War journalism, Yasmine Ryan  /  Comments Off on Tribute to a NZ media mentor: How Yasmine Ryan taught me how to write

Yasmine Ryan, an award-winning New Zealand journalist who died tragically on Thursday, was the first Western journalist to begin writing about the beginning of the Arab Spring in Tunisia in 2011. This video interview was with media commentator Gavin Ellis last month. Video: The Spinoff By Murat Sofuoglu in Istanbul I have no idea how […]

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Natuman makes dig at US big business in historic West Papuan ‘home’ event

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua Campaign, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Morning Star, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, ULMWP, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Natuman makes dig at US big business in historic West Papuan ‘home’ event

A jubilant crowd marches to the historic Crow’s Nest on a summit topping Port Vila, the new home of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua. Image: Screenshot/Vanuatu Daily Post By Dan McGarry, media director of the Vanuatu Daily Post “We are all Melanesian,” says Vanuatu Deputy Prime Minister Joe Natuman. “We are family. We […]

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Philippines reporting risks grow under ‘The Punisher’, says PCIJ advocate

By   /  December 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Colin Peacock, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Human Rights, Malou Mangahas, Media, Media Freedom, Mediawatch, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PCIJ, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Reports  /  Comments Off on Philippines reporting risks grow under ‘The Punisher’, says PCIJ advocate

Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism executive director Malou Mangahas speaking at the Pacific Media Centre’s 10th anniversary media freedom summit at Auckland University of Technology. Image: Khairiah A. Rahman/PMC Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Journalists in the Philippines take their life in their hands doing their job. What was already one of the world’s riskiest places […]

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Papuan Morning Star flag raised in Auckland as Green MP says ‘speak up’

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Golriz Ghahraman, Human Rights, Indonesia, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Morning Star, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua Action Auckland, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Papuan Morning Star flag raised in Auckland as Green MP says ‘speak up’

The Morning Star flag-raising at Auckland’s Aotea Square yesterday. Video: Café Pacific Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The West Papuan Morning Star flag of independence – banned in Indonesia – has been raised on an official local government flagpole in Auckland’s Aotea Square as solidarity protests have been held around the Pacific. Green MP Golriz Ghahraman, […]

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PMC photojournalism book offers ‘window’ into Pacific culture, issues

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, David Robie, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, pasifika, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Reports  /  Comments Off on PMC photojournalism book offers ‘window’ into Pacific culture, issues

Pacific Media Centre’s 10th anniversary in pictures. Video: Kendall Hutt/PMC By Kendall Hutt in Auckland The Pacific Media Centre kicked off its 10th anniversary celebrations last night with a launch of an investigative photojournalism book. The book, Conflict, Custom & Conscience: Photojournalism and the Pacific Media Centre 2007-2017, was launched by Professor Berrin Yanıkkaya, head […]

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Journalist Yasmine Ryan’s death in Istanbul ‘fall’ shocks colleagues

By   /  December 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Journalists, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Yasmine Ryan  /  Comments Off on Journalist Yasmine Ryan’s death in Istanbul ‘fall’ shocks colleagues

Yasmine Ryan demonstrating her skills at work in Solomon Islands … she was devoted to human rights. Image: Jason Dorday/Scoop Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A New Zealand journalist and associate of the Pacific Media Centre has been killed in a fall from a building in Istanbul, reports the Turkish-based news service TRT World. Media industry […]

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Livestreaming: Journalism under duress in Asia-Pacific

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Freedom of Information, Human Rights, Livestream, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Livestreaming: Journalism under duress in Asia-Pacific

The Pacific Media Centre at Auckland University of Technology is highlighting the threats to media freedom in the Asia-Pacific region in an event today marking its 10th anniversary. Following the International Day of Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists earlier this month, the PMC is hosting two guest speakers in a panel addressing the so-called “war […]

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