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Talking journalist ‘targeting’ and Papuan media on World Press Freedom Day

By   /  May 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured story, Front page, Journalist killings, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, PMC Reportage  /  Comments Off on Talking journalist ‘targeting’ and Papuan media on World Press Freedom Day

Author profile:  Pacific Media Watch By Craig Major School of Communication Studies Professor and Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie marked World Press Freedom Day last week with a seminar covering the “targeting” and killing of Journalists, as well as the state of the media in West Papua. During a seminar on Friday 3 May to […]

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About the Pacific Media Centre

By   /  April 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Front page, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, pasifika, PMC Reportage  /  Comments Off on About the Pacific Media Centre

Author profile:  Pacific Media Centre Informed journalism and media research Informed journalism and media research contributes to economic, political and social development and AUT University’s Pacific Media Centre – Te Amokura – seeks to stimulate research into contemporary Māori, Pasifika and ethnic diversity media and culture production. The PMC, founded in 2007, also collaborates with […]

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New Zealand First Responders – Local brigades in Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge on May 19

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand First Responders – Local brigades in Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge on May 19

Source: Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand On May 19, 950 firefighters take on the 1,103 stairs of Auckland’s Sky Tower for the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge raising funds for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. This year firefighters ranging in age from 16 to 76 years old will gear up with full firefighting kit […]

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New Zealand Business – Auckland Airport Section 53B review of FY18–FY22 prices

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Business – Auckland Airport Section 53B review of FY18–FY22 prices

Source: Auckland Airport Auckland Airport has received the Commerce Commission’s draft report on the aeronautical prices set by the company for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022 (“PSE3”). The review is focusing on the reasonableness of the airport’s targeted returns, forecast capital and operating spend and pricing efficiency. The Commission’s draft report […]

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Facebook still censors West Papua photo – ‘nudity’ or politics?

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, ben bohane, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Facebook, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Photojournalism, PMC Reportage, Reports, The Black Islands, Vanuatu, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Facebook still censors West Papua photo – ‘nudity’ or politics?

The Facebook “censored” Ben Bohane image after a “facelift” by the Vanuatu Daily Post. Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Facebook has censored a West Papuan image by a Vanuatu-based photojournalist for the second time in less than four days – this time “within one minute” after the photograph was posted. Port Vila resident Ben Bohane has […]

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Life on Fiji’s Rabi Island – simple, peaceful and full of smiles

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Banaba, Banabans, Bearing Witness, Climate, Environment, Evening Report, Fiji, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Rabi Island, Reports  /  Comments Off on Life on Fiji’s Rabi Island – simple, peaceful and full of smiles

Hele Ikimotu’s “peace in Rabi” video reflections. Video: Pacific Media Centre By Hele Ikimotu on Rabi Island, Fiji Our trip to Rabi was a long journey, first starting with a bus ride from Suva, driving straight onto a ferry in Natovi and arriving in Nabouwalu. That trip alone was about seven to eight hours. From […]

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Former Speaker sentenced to 15 years in prison in Indonesia’s e-ID graft case

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Corruption, Crime, Digital challenges, Digital data, Evening Report, Identity, Indonesia, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Former Speaker sentenced to 15 years in prison in Indonesia’s e-ID graft case

Former Speaker Setya Novanto (left) attending a hearing at the Jakarta Corruption Court. Image: Dhoni Setiawan/Jakarta Post By Kharishar Kahfi in Jakarta The Jakarta Corruption Court judges today sentenced former House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of graft. Reading out the court’s verdict, presiding judge Yanto […]

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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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New Zealand Union Sector – Unite accuses McDonald’s of wage theft

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Union Sector – Unite accuses McDonald’s of wage theft

Source: Unite Union Unite Union has accused McDonald’s of deliberately denying many workers their legal entitlement to an alternative holiday or lieu day for working a public holiday, or alternatively denying workers pay for a public holiday when they were entitled to it. “From wage and time records we have received and analysed, it seems clear […]

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New Zealand Health Sector – Beer advertising featuring Eric Murray found to breach Advertising Code

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Health Sector – Beer advertising featuring Eric Murray found to breach Advertising Code

Source: Alcohol Healthwatch Beer advertising featuring double Olympic gold medallist Eric Murray is to be removed from the ‘Beer the Beautiful Truth’ campaign following a successful complaint by Alcohol Healthwatch. Alcohol Healthwatch Executive Director Dr Nicki Jackson says the Code for Advertising and Promotion of Alcohol prohibits advertising that uses heroes of the young. But […]

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New Zealand Recreation – Safety agencies urge day trippers to be prepared

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Recreation – Safety agencies urge day trippers to be prepared

Source: Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) The preventable drowning of an international student at Tauranga’s Omanawa Falls has highlighted how New Zealand’s natural beauty can mask the danger that exists in our great outdoors. The death of 27 year old Kishore Kumar Aravindan is the 30th preventable drowning in New Zealand for 2018. “First and foremost […]

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New Zealand Tertiary Sector – NZ academic named among the world’s Top 40 Business Professors Under 40

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Tertiary Sector – NZ academic named among the world’s Top 40 Business Professors Under 40

Source: University of Canterbury An award-winning University of Canterbury marketing lecturer is the first New Zealand academic to be named one of the world’s 2018 Best 40 Under 40 Professors. Associate Professor Ekant Veer, age 38, from the UC Business School’s Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship department, has been named as one of this year’s Poets&Quants Top […]

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New Zealand Education – Historic Forensic Psychology shines light on reliability of child witnesses

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Education – Historic Forensic Psychology shines light on reliability of child witnesses

Source: University of Canterbury A University of Canterbury historian’s new research into historical German forensic psychology may give insight into the reliability of witness testimony, particularly in cases where children appear as prosecution witnesses. UC Senior Lecturer in Modern European History Dr Heather Wolffram’s new book – Forensic Psychology in Germany, 1880-1939: Witnessing Crime – examines […]

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New Zealand Social Sector – Poverty levels critical as 336 new families per week seek help

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Social Sector – Poverty levels critical as 336 new families per week seek help

Source: The Salvation Army • Core basics being sacrificed as 40 per cent of Kiwi families experiencefood insecurity• 100,000 Kiwi kids living in severe poverty• Working poor under increasing pressure as living costs skyrocket• The Salvation Army urges New Zealanders to donate during RedShield Appeal The cost of living in New Zealand is the cause […]

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New Zealand Social Sector – Start your engines – the Pork Pie Charity Run for KidsCan sells out in minutes

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Social Sector – Start your engines – the Pork Pie Charity Run for KidsCan sells out in minutes

Source: KidsCan We’re taking this car to Invercargill! 60 intrepid duos have snapped up places for a road trip like no other – the 2019 Pork Pie Charity Run. In homage to the classic 1981 movie “Goodbye Pork Pie”, teams will drive their beloved Minis more than 2,500km from Kaitaia to Invercargill. Registrations for the […]

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Ben Bohane: China? No, let’s face the elephant in the Pacific room

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, China, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Global, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Justice, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Ben Bohane: China? No, let’s face the elephant in the Pacific room

BRIEFING: By Ben Bohane in Port Vila China … China … China … All the talk is of increasing Chinese influence in our region. But this is to wilfully see past the elephant in the room. Contrary to most commentary, the biggest destabilising player in Melanesia over the past five years is not China but […]

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Dr Paul Buchanan – On intelligence oversight, a broader perspective.

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, 36th Parallel Assessments, Analysis Assessment, Analysis-Reportage, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Government, Intelligence, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Paul G Buchanan, Politics, Security  /  Comments Off on Dr Paul Buchanan – On intelligence oversight, a broader perspective.

Paul Buchanan On intelligence oversight, a broader perspective. – 36th Parallel Assessments Introduction. Dr Paul Buchanan, co-founder of 36th Parallel Assessments. 36th Parallel Assessments’ Director Paul G. Buchanan has been named as a member of the New Zealand Inspector General of Intelligence and Security’s Reference Group, an external interest intermediation panel. The backdrop to his […]

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New Zealand Food Sector – Kiwi burger chain challenges punters to eat rubbish

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Food Sector – Kiwi burger chain challenges punters to eat rubbish

Source: Undertow Media Putting its rubbish where your mouth is, NZ burger chain Better Burger is challenging its customers to take a stand this Earth Day (Sunday April 22nd) and eat everything on their plate, including the packaging! The New Zealand owned and operated company is observing the international day with a bit of fun […]

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