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Watchdog role of media highlighted in USP journalism talk

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Democracy, Evening Report, journalism, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Solomon Islands, University of the South Pacific, USP, Watchdogs  /  Comments Off on Watchdog role of media highlighted in USP journalism talk

Dr Shailendra Singh … “news media is an important and a crucial pillar of democracy.” Image: Solomon Star By Ronald Tito’ona in Honiara Local journalists in the Solomon Islands have been again reminded of their watchdog role by keeping the government accountable in the fight against corruption. Head of the University of South Pacific journalism strand […]

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Cook Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu win medals at Games

By   /  April 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Commonwealth Games, Cook Islands, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, Javelin, Lawn bowls, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Olympics, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Solomon Islands, Sports, Vanuatu, Weightlifting, Women's sport  /  Comments Off on Cook Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu win medals at Games

Celebrating Pacific successes at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Image: SBS By Stefan Armbruster of SBS News Three countries that have never won a medal in Commonwealth Games history are celebrating after bagging bronze in weightlifting, javelin and lawn bowls competitions on the Gold Coast. A quarter of the 71 teams entered the […]

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NZ to give $6 million boost for USPNet telecommunications upgrade

By   /  March 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Education, Evening Report, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Niue, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, satellite, Solomon Islands, Technology, Telecommunications, Tertiary, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, USP, USPNet  /  Comments Off on NZ to give $6 million boost for USPNet telecommunications upgrade

USPNet … the regional University of the South Pacific’s satellite educational communications system. Image: USP By Salote Qalubau in Suva The New Zealand government has committed $NZ6 million ($F8.84 million) to improve the University of the South Pacific’s digital e-learning sector. The commitment was revealed by USP Vice-Chancellor Professor Rajesh Chandra during the unveiling of […]

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Data collection on children in Pacific ‘poor’, says UNICEF

By   /  March 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, children, Education, Evening Report, Federated States of Micronesia, Health, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Pacific Islands health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, SDG, Social Issues, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, UNICEF, Youth  /  Comments Off on Data collection on children in Pacific ‘poor’, says UNICEF

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Poor data collection in several Pacific Island countries is obstructing UNICEF’s first assessment to measure progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for children according to a report. UNICEF’s report Progress for Children in the SDG Era warns that most Pacific countries may fail to meet some of the child-related SDGs which means children are at […]

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Pacific knowledge, smart media used to tackle mosquito-borne diseases

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cook Islands, Evening Report, Featured, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Health and Fitness, Health media, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mosquitoes, New Zealand, Niue, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Palau-Belau, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Samoa, Smart phones, Solomon Islands, Technology, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Pacific knowledge, smart media used to tackle mosquito-borne diseases

TechCamp in action … technology training and capacity-building workshops for Pacific health professionals. Image: US Embassy By Dr Sylvia C. Frain of the Pacific Media Centre An international TechCamp event, funded by the US Embassy in New Zealand and organised by the University of Otago’s Health Science division, has brought together public health professionals from […]

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New PM Hou in Solomon Islands pledges to fight corruption

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rick Houenipwela, Solomon Islands  /  Comments Off on New PM Hou in Solomon Islands pledges to fight corruption

Prime Minister-elect Rick Hounipwela (left centre) with Acting Governor-General Ajilon Nasiu. Image: Lowen Sei/SIBC Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Members of Parliament today elected Rick Houenipwela, MP for Small Malaita, as Prime Minister of Solomon Islands in a 33-16 vote – and he pledged to fight corruption. John Moffat Fugui, MP for Central Honiara, was the […]

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Candidates for Solomon Islands PM announced amid ‘political turbulence’

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Defection, Democratic Alliance Party, Democratic Coalition for Change Government, Evening Report, John Moffat Fugui, Manasseh Sogavare, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, No confidence vote, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rick Houenipwela, Solomon Islands  /  Comments Off on Candidates for Solomon Islands PM announced amid ‘political turbulence’

Candidates for Solomon Islands top job … Central Honiara MP Rick Houenipwela (left) and Small Malaita MP John Moffat Fugui. Image: Solomon Star News Amid continued “political turbulence” in the Solomon Islands, candidates for the position of prime minister have been announced, the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation reports. MP for Central Honiara John Moffat Fugui […]

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Sogavare voted out as no confidence motion passes after ‘fierce’ debate

By   /  November 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Defection, Democratic Coalition for Change Government, Evening Report, Featured, Manasseh Sogavare, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, No confidence vote, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Solomon Islands  /  Comments Off on Sogavare voted out as no confidence motion passes after ‘fierce’ debate

PM Sogavare out … no confidence motion passes 27-23 after “vitriolic” day in Parliament. Image: SIBC The Solomon Islands is without a formal Prime Minister tonight after the motion of no confidence against Manasseh Sogavare passed Parliament this evening after more than nine hours of debate. It means a new government – and almost certainly […]

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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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Tsunami threat called off for PNG, Solomon Islands

By   /  January 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Breaking News, earthquakes, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Solomon Islands, Tsunami warning  /  Comments Off on Tsunami threat called off for PNG, Solomon Islands

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz A 7.9 magnitude earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea, but there were no reports of casualties or damage after a potential tsunami did not happen. The United States Geological Survey downgraded the quake from an initial measurement of magnitude 8. It struck some 47km west of Arawa […]

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Human rights groups protest over 500 arrests of Papuan demonstrators

By   /  December 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, arrests, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil rights, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, KNPB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, protest, Protests, Reports, Solomon Islands, Torture, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua National Committee, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Human rights groups protest over 500 arrests of Papuan demonstrators

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Independence protesters march in Wamena, West Papua, on Monday. Image: Free West Papua/TeleSur Jakarta-based based human rights watchdog Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (Elsam) and its local partner in Papua, Elsham Papua, have condemned intimidation and violence by police officers against activist Whens Tebay during mass arrests […]

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Pacific loses shortwave radio that dodges dictators – warns of disasters

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  24/7 News, ABC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, Broadcasting, Disasters, earthquakes, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific broadcasting, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Radio, Radio Australia, Radio New Zealand, Radio NZ, Reports, Shortwave, Solomon Islands, Tsunami, Tsunami warning  /  Comments Off on Pacific loses shortwave radio that dodges dictators – warns of disasters

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Dr Alexandra Wake in Melbourne As a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Kirakira in the Solomon Islands early today, triggering a tsunami warning across the Pacific, many residents of the country would have turned to shortwave radio for more information. The tsunami warning has […]

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Magnitude 7.8 quake strikes Solomon Islands – tsunami warning eases

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, earthquakes, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Solomon Islands, Tsunami, Tsunami warning  /  Comments Off on Magnitude 7.8 quake strikes Solomon Islands – tsunami warning eases

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Pacific countries on tsunami alert following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake off Solomon Islands. Image: USGS A tsunami warning has been issued for several Pacific countries – including Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu – following an earthquake with magnitude 7.8 about 68km off the coast of […]

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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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Solomon Islands decision to rearm police sparks heated debate

By   /  November 25, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Armed police, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Evening Report, Featured, Law and order, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Police, Police training, Politics, RAMSI, Reports, Security, Solomon Islands, Weapons  /  Comments Off on Solomon Islands decision to rearm police sparks heated debate

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Solomon Islands police during weapons training. Image: Wansolwara News By Lowen Sei The Solomon Islands police force is facing one of its biggest tests of legitimacy since the withdrawal of the Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) peace-keeping force. As part of RAMSI’s mission to reduce […]

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