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Vanuatu Daily Post: A call to action for endangered Pacific media freedom

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Dan McGarry, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Justice, Marc Neil-Jones, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Truth, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu Daily Post: A call to action for endangered Pacific media freedom

EDITORIAL OPINION: Dan McGarry and Marc Neil-Jones of the Vanuatu Daily Post call for media associations and professionals throughout the Pacific to act to protect their freedom. It’s becoming far too common: Journalists and whistle blowers are being singled out and silenced as governments throughout the region allow the Pacific to slide down the slippery […]

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FIJI: Islands Business ex-publisher, director, journalist grilled over story

By   /  February 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Airports, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Courts, Evening Report, Fiji, industrial relations, Islands Business, Justice, Labour, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on FIJI: Islands Business ex-publisher, director, journalist grilled over story

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Islands Business managing director Samisoni Pareti and journalist Nanise Volau have been questioned by Fiji police over a story published online by the Suva-based regional news magazine, IB reports. This follows the article published by Islands Business about Magistrate Andrew See who ruled in favour of Air Terminal Services (ATS) workers […]

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RSF condemns new gagging threats to outspoken Philippine media outlets

By   /  February 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Catholic Media Network, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Global, hacking, Human Rights, Justice, Kodao Productions, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, United Nations  /  Comments Off on RSF condemns new gagging threats to outspoken Philippine media outlets

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) is now organising regular “Black Friday” demonstrations in support of media outlets that have been the victims of government hostility. Image: RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Kodao Productions, a Philippine alternative news website, is still down after being the target of a cyber-attack six days ago […]

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Crown breached Crimes Act over ‘depoliticising’ Treaty of Waitangi

By   /  February 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, Language, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sovereignty, The Daily Blog, Treaty of Waitangi, Waitangi Day  /  Comments Off on Crown breached Crimes Act over ‘depoliticising’ Treaty of Waitangi

Tiriti o Waitangi of 1840 … a “historical deception” that the British Crown gained sovereignty over New Zealand. Image: Steve Edwards OPINION: By Steve Edwards The New Zealand government’s ongoing failure to acknowledge that the British Crown did not gain sovereignty over New Zealand in 1840 is a breach of the Crimes Act. In October […]

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The ‘Girls of Revolution Street’ protest over Iran’s compulsory hijab laws

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Enghelab Street, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Global Voices, hijab, Human Rights, Iran, Islamic Revolution, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Protests, Reports, Revolution Street, Security, theocracy  /  Comments Off on The ‘Girls of Revolution Street’ protest over Iran’s compulsory hijab laws

Women in hijab protest on Monday in Tehran on Monday. Images: Mashup of #دختران_خیابان_انقلاب from Omid Memarian’s Twitter post. By Mahsa Alimardani of Global Voices A spate of defiant Iranian women have taken to the streets of Tehran to protest against compulsory veiling. Photos of their demonstrations have been widely circulated online under the hashtag […]

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Duterte vs Rappler: Declaration of war against Philippine media?

By   /  January 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Censorship, Evening Report, Featured, Filipino media, freedom of expression, Justice, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, News Media, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on Duterte vs Rappler: Declaration of war against Philippine media?

On The Listening Post this week: Rappler battles with authorities plus climate sceptics and the media platforms they get. Video: Al Jazeera As Rappler, a popular Manila news website, battles with authorities, news media in the Philippines are feeling the chill. Rappler has long been a thorn in the side of President Rodrigo Duterte because […]

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Indonesian court convicts mining protester over ‘communist’ symbol

By   /  January 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Communism, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Indonesia, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Mining protest, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, political prisoners, Politics, prison, protest, Protests, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesian court convicts mining protester over ‘communist’ symbol

Protesters gather in front of Banyuwangi District Court in Indonesia’s East Java province, this week in the freedom of expression case. Image: Yovinus Guntur/BenarNews By Yovinus Guntur in Banyuwangi, Indonesia An Indonesian court has convicted and sentenced an environmentalist to 10 months in prison on a charge of spreading communism by carrying a hammer-and-sickle banner […]

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Nothing can stop Duterte extending Philippine martial law, says legal chief

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Constitution, Constitutional justice, Evening Report, Featured, Justice, Martial Law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Security  /  Comments Off on Nothing can stop Duterte extending Philippine martial law, says legal chief

Martial law … Solicitor-General Jose Calida Calida says further extensions are possible “for as long as the Congress believes that the invasion or rebellion continues to exist.” Image: Ben Nabong/Rappler By Lian Buan in Manila Philippine Solicitor-General Jose Calida says nothing – not the Supreme Court (SC) and not even the Constitution – can stop […]

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Sano Malifa: Criminal libel and PM Tuilaepa’s ‘gift’ from American Samoa

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Criminal Code, Criminal defamation, Criminal libel, Evening Report, Featured, Justice, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Samoa  /  Comments Off on Sano Malifa: Criminal libel and PM Tuilaepa’s ‘gift’ from American Samoa

OPINION: Samoa Observer editorial by Gatoaitele Savea Sano Malifa Let’s face it. For every beginning there is an end. And for every end there is a reward to be extended, the quality of which would depend entirely on how keenly persevering the attempt would be. Still, now that Christmas is behind us, and another New […]

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Prime Minister Pōhiva submits his cabinet lineup to the Tongan king

By   /  January 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Justice, Kaniva Tonga, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Tonga, Tongan democracy movement, Tongan elections  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister Pōhiva submits his cabinet lineup to the Tongan king

Reelected Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva … bringing “justice and good governance” to Tonga. Image: Kaniva News By Kalino Lātū, editor of Kaniva News A businessman, Dr Tu’i Uata, who was not elected by voters to Tonga’s Parliament has been named by Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva as his Minister of Labour and Commerce, according to a […]

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Why is Israel so afraid of 16-year-old Palestinian girl Ahed Tamimi?

By   /  January 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Armed police, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Evening Report, Featured, Global, History, Human Rights, Israel, Israeli occupation, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Palestine, PMC Reportage, Police, Reports, Youth  /  Comments Off on Why is Israel so afraid of 16-year-old Palestinian girl Ahed Tamimi?

OPINION: By Ariel Gold and Taylor Morley Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi was back in court last Thursday, with the judge ruling for the third time that her detention be extended – this time for another five days. Over the past week and a half, Ahed has been shuffled between numerous Israeli prisons and police stations. She […]

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Indonesia losing only female top justice amid gender rights worries

By   /  December 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Constitutional justice, Evening Report, Gender, Gender education, Gender empowerment, Human Rights, Indonesia, Justice, Legal issues, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Tertiary  /  Comments Off on Indonesia losing only female top justice amid gender rights worries

By Rieka Rahadiana and Yudith Ho in Jakarta Indonesia is set to lose its first and only female constitutional justice, whose term is up next year, potentially dealing a blow to women’s rights in a country where they’re being challenged in the face of growing religious conservatism. Maria Farida Indrati will end her second and […]

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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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42 years after Timor-Leste’s declared independence, a democracy plea

By   /  November 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Democracy, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Political Stability, Politics, Reports, Social justice, Timor-Leste, Timor-Leste resistance  /  Comments Off on 42 years after Timor-Leste’s declared independence, a democracy plea

ETAN members at the time of the award of the Order of Timor-Leste, the country’s highest honour, in 2012: John M. Miller (second from right), and Charles Scheiner (right), with other special awardees Father Domingos Morato da Cunha (left) and Father Reinaldo Cardoso at the presidential ceremony. Image: ETAN OPINION: Open letter by Charles Scheiner, […]

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Christchurch’s Justice Precinct officially open

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Courts, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Christchurch’s Justice Precinct officially open

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Christchurch’s Justice Precinct officially open Christchurch’s state-of-the-art Justice and Emergency Services Precinct was officially opened by Prime Minister Bill English this morning. Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams says today’s opening marks the latest and most significant milestone in the $300 million Precinct’s development. “This […]

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The New Zealand Security Association: Security Industry Awards 2017

By   /  September 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Speech  /  Comments Off on The New Zealand Security Association: Security Industry Awards 2017

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: The New Zealand Security Association: Security Industry Awards 2017 Can I start by thanking the New Zealand Security Association for inviting me here tonight. It is great to be here to acknowledge and celebrate with you the great work and professionalism of your industry. I […]

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New IPCA chairperson appointed

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New IPCA chairperson appointed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New IPCA chairperson appointed District Court Judge Colin Doherty has been appointed chairperson of the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA), Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell announced today. Judge Doherty will succeed Judge Sir David Carruthers, who is standing down after five years in the role. […]

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Improving court process for victims of sexual violence

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Courts, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Improving court process for victims of sexual violence

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Improving court process for victims of sexual violence New training and education programmes for prosecutors, court staff and the judiciary to better understand the impacts of sexual violence on victims will help improve victims’ experiences of the court process, says Justice and Courts Minister Amy […]

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Speech to the New Zealand Security Association: Security Industry Awards 2017

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Speech  /  Comments Off on Speech to the New Zealand Security Association: Security Industry Awards 2017

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Speech to the New Zealand Security Association: Security Industry Awards 2017 Can I start by thanking the New Zealand Security Association for inviting me here tonight. It is great to be here to acknowledge and celebrate with you the great work and professionalism of your […]

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Regulations for real estate agents updated

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Regulations for real estate agents updated

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Regulations for real estate agents updated Regulations governing the education and training of real estate agents have been updated to reflect new qualifications. Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell says the changes to the Real Estate Agents (Licensing) Regulations followed a review of real estate qualifications […]

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