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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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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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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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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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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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Telecom Vanuatu sold to company with 35% Fiji government ownership

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amalgamated Telecom, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji National Provident Fund, Mauritius Telecom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mobile phones, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Telecom Fiji, Telecom Vanuatu, Telecommunications, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Telecom Vanuatu sold to company with 35% Fiji government ownership

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz An example of a recent TVL promotion. Image: TVL By Bob Makin in Port Vila Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Limited of Fiji has announced its purchase of Telecom Vanuatu Ltd. The deal still needs the approval of the Vanuatu authorities, including the Telecommunication Regulator. The agreement for the sale […]

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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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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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Vanuatu government hopes new laws will save it on global finance ‘grey list’

By   /  January 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Agriculture, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Banking, Business, Evening Report, Hotels, international law, Legislation, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Money laundering, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu government hopes new laws will save it on global finance ‘grey list’

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Will legislation passed last year be sufficient to remove Vanuatu’s financial sector from international grey listing? Image: Vanuatu Daily Digest By Bob Makin in Port Vila The Vanuatu government’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Committee is confident that the submission of some 31 Bills to Parliament last year should improve […]

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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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Vanuatu Daily Post marks 5000 issues – celebrating a pioneer of Pacific media freedom

By   /  January 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Newspapers, Pacific media, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu Daily Post marks 5000 issues – celebrating a pioneer of Pacific media freedom

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Celebration in Port Vila … the Vanuatu Daily Post’s 5000th edition since it was launched 26 years ago. From the Vanuatu Daily Post’s celebration special edition today. Marc Neil-Jones’ newspaper Vanuatu Daily Post celebrates an historic milestone today. We need to remember how it came about. Marc Neil-Jones […]

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‘Stop killing Melanesians’ Vanuatu plea to Canberra over West Papua

By   /  January 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Melanesian, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on ‘Stop killing Melanesians’ Vanuatu plea to Canberra over West Papua

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Archival footage from ABC News on Australian SAS training of Indonesian special forces in 2010 republished on the Special Forces News channel on YouTube late last year. By Len Garae in Port Vila The five most prominent ni-Vanuatu charitable organisations in the country — led by the Vanuatu […]

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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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Santo kava farmers fear ‘silent killer’ investor threat to their production

By   /  January 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Agriculture, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, kava, kava exports, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Sustainability, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Santo kava farmers fear ‘silent killer’ investor threat to their production

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Glenda Willie in Port Vila Vanuatu kava farmers on Espiritu Santo have expressed great fear of losing their production businesses in the wake of reports alleging that investors will be engaging in mass kava production on their land. In a press statement, the kava farmers and suppliers […]

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Vanuatu company accused of exporting kava ‘trash’ throws industry in turmoil

By   /  January 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Agriculture, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Culture, Development, Evening Report, exports, Featured, Global, kava, kava exports, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, plantations, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sarami Plantation, Sustainability, Trade, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu company accused of exporting kava ‘trash’ throws industry in turmoil

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Tainted kava threatens Vanuatu’s kava export industry. Pictured is ground Vanuatu kava sold by a US retailer. Image: Vanuatu Daily Digest By Len Garae in Port Vila The writing is on the wall for the fate of Peter Colmar’s kava exporting company, Sarami Plantation, now that the Minister […]

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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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Massive tourism development proposal for Port Vila poses urban challenge

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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WJEC16: Student shootings in PNG, j-schools, corruption and climate change

By   /  December 12, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Evening Report, Human Rights, journalism, Journalism Education, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reports, Samoa, Student journalism, Vanuatu, WJEC16  /  Comments Off on WJEC16: Student shootings in PNG, j-schools, corruption and climate change

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Heavily armed Papua New Guinea police in camouflage fatigues confront students before opening fire on them on 8 June 2016. Image: PMC video The shootings of university students in Papua New Guinea in June, journalism education in the Pacific, climate change challenges in the Asia-Pacific region and corruption […]

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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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IFJ praises ‘historic milestone’ with new information law in Vanuatu

By   /  December 7, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Evening Report, Freedom of Information, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Right to Information, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on IFJ praises ‘historic milestone’ with new information law in Vanuatu

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz People from Utanlangi Village are informed about the Right to Information Act, Nguna Island, Vanuatu. Image: Transparency International Vanuatu (TIV) The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined its affiliate, the Media Association blong Vanuatu (MAV), in commending the recent passing of a Right to Information (RTI) Act […]

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