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KontraS demands Indonesian police investigate death of terror suspect

By   /  February 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-terror laws, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Death, Densus88, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security, Special forces, Terrorism  /  Comments Off on KontraS demands Indonesian police investigate death of terror suspect

By Riani Sanusi Putri in Jakarta Indonesia’s Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) has demanded police investigate the cause of death of terrorist suspect Muhammad Jefri in Indramayu. This is deemed important since the information about his death is unclear and appears to involve a violation of law. “The case of Muhamad […]

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Mexico Earthquake

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Mexico Earthquake

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Mexico Earthquake Mexico Earthquake A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck in Oaxaca (approximately 380 km from Mexico City) at 17:40 on 16  February 2018 (local time).   An earthquake alert was issued in Mexico City. Local services, including transport, may be […]

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Ethiopia State of Emergency

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Ethiopia State of Emergency

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Ethiopia State of Emergency Ethiopia State of Emergency On the evening if 16 February 2018 the Government of Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency in response to a wave of protests and following the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam […]

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Tropical Cyclone Gita

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Tropical Cyclone Gita

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Tropical Cyclone Gita Tropical Cyclone Gita Tropical Cyclone Gita passed through Tonga and Fiji on 12-14 February 2018 as a category 4 cyclone, causing substantial damage. Tropical Cyclone Gita continues to travel through the South Pacific – for further […]

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Police again question Islands Business chief editor, ex-publisher in probe

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Air Terminal Services, Analysis-Reportage, APAC OSI, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Censorship, Civil aviation, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Islands Business, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Police again question Islands Business chief editor, ex-publisher in probe

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Islands Business managing director and editor Samisoni Pareti has again been questioned by Fiji police over an online article involving a local magistrate, the news magazine reports. Pareti was today called to Criminal Investigation Department headquarters for the second time this week to answer allegations on an alleged breach of the […]

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Tropical Cyclone Gita: Tonga and Fiji

By   /  February 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Tropical Cyclone Gita: Tonga and Fiji

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Tropical Cyclone Gita: Tonga and Fiji Tropical Cyclone Gita: Tonga and Fiji Tropical Cyclone Gita passed through Tonga on 12-13 February 2018 as a category 4 cyclone, causing substantial damage. Tropical Cyclone Gita continues on its forecasted path as a […]

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Foreign journalists ban over ferry disaster blamed on climate doco

By   /  February 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, Culture, Disasters, Documentaries, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Ferry disasters, Global Warming, Human Rights, Kiribati, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security, Shipping, Television  /  Comments Off on Foreign journalists ban over ferry disaster blamed on climate doco

What if your country was swallowed by the sea? Kiribati (pop. 100,000) is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time – imminent annihilation from sea-level rise. This documentary, Anote’s Ark, has been blamed by Kiribati immigration officials for their block on foreign journalists. Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A […]

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‘We prayed with them until they died’ – stories of Kiribati ferry survival

By   /  February 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Butiraoi, Disasters, emergency, Evening Report, Featured, Ferry disasters, Kiribati, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Security, Transport  /  Comments Off on ‘We prayed with them until they died’ – stories of Kiribati ferry survival

Coming ashore … seven ferry disaster survivors reach Kiribati and tell their stories. Image: TVNZ video clip By Barbara Dreaver, TVNZ’s Pacific correspondent With 93 people still missing, the first reports of survival – and loss – are starting to emerge from the sunken ferry MV Butiraoi in Kiribati. In the first interview with Radio […]

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New bill would make Australia worst in free world for criminalising journalism

By   /  February 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-terror laws, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Cabinet papers, Criminalisation, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Human Rights, Journalism is not a crime, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, national security, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, Security, Watchdogs  /  Comments Off on New bill would make Australia worst in free world for criminalising journalism

Would the ABC’s publication of confidential cabinet documents be in breach of a proposed government bill? Image: Joel Carrett/The Conversation By Dr Johan Lidberg in Melbourne Australia is a world leader in passing the most amendments to existing and new anti-terror and security laws in the liberal democratic world. Since September 11, 2001, it has […]

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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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Michael Powles: ‘Recolonising’ the Pacific would stir security backlash

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Climate, Cook Islands, Defence, Development, Economics, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Foreign Policy, Global, Indigenous, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Policy, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Palau-Belau, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Samoa, Security, Tuvalu  /  Comments Off on Michael Powles: ‘Recolonising’ the Pacific would stir security backlash

Australian Foreign Policy White Paper … “Opportunity, Security, Strength” but a step too far for New Zealand. Image: Aust govt ANALYSIS: By Michael Powles with Anna Powles Australia’s recent Foreign Policy White Paper says that Australia’s approach in the region will focus on “helping to integrate Pacific countries in the Australian and New Zealand economies […]

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Indonesia prone to cyber attacks up to the 2025, says digital expert

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anonymous, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Business, cyber security, cyber-attacks, Development, Digital activism, Digital Media, Economics, Evening Report, Featured, hacking, Indonesia, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Indonesia prone to cyber attacks up to the 2025, says digital expert

Anonymous Indonesia … cybersecurity in the country is regarded as being “in its infancy”. Image: Tech In Asia Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Indonesia is predicted to be prone to cyber attacks from this year until 2025, says a media communication and technology consultant. A.T. Kearney’s media communication and technology researcher Germaine Hoe Yen Yi says […]

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Poor Vanuatu pay ruling risks negative impact on security, say upset police

By   /  January 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Labour, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Police, Politics, Reports, Salaries, Security, teachers, Vanuatu, wages  /  Comments Off on Poor Vanuatu pay ruling risks negative impact on security, say upset police

Vanuatu police in the Manaro rescue operation last year on Ambae. Image: Richard Nanua/Vanuatu Daily Post By Richard M. Nanua in Port Vila Some Vanuatu police officers have raised dissatisfaction on the implementation of the Government Remuneration Tribunal (GRT) ruling taking effect today, claiming it might negatively impact on security in the country. After receiving […]

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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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South Korea: Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on South Korea: Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel – Press Release/Statement: Headline: South Korea: Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018 South Korea: Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018 Tips for fans travelling to the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang, Korea. Visit the SafeTravel website to read our travel advisory for South Korea and […]

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‘Help us’ plea from Bougainville police to find 18 escaped prisoners

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Escapees, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Prisoners, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on ‘Help us’ plea from Bougainville police to find 18 escaped prisoners

A New Dawn radio news team . .. local reporting on the Buka escapees. Image: Bougainville News By Theresa Baranangko of New Dawn FM Eighteen prisoners who have escaped from Bougainville’s Buka police station are still at large. Police station Commander Kingsley Lua has called for the communities, chiefs, community leaders and church leaders in […]

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Indonesia beefs up anti-terror police unit to combat ‘extremist’ challenge

By   /  January 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Al-Qaeda, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Densus88, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, ISIS, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Militants, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Police, Police training, Politics, Reports, Security, Terrorism  /  Comments Off on Indonesia beefs up anti-terror police unit to combat ‘extremist’ challenge

Densus 88 special police force … history of repression in West Papua. Graphic: AK Rockefeller Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Indonesia is beefing up its elite Detachment 88 (Densus 88) unit in light of increased threats from local and international terror networks, says National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian. There will be additional 600 policemen assigned […]

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SafeTravel Support

By   /  December 22, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Press Release, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on SafeTravel Support

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel – Press Release/Statement: Headline: SafeTravel Support SafeTravel Support The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and SafeTravel Registration support will be closed from Friday 22 December 2017 and will re-open Wednesday 3 January 2018.   If you are a New Zealander in need of […]

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RSF media freedom round-up for 2017 – 65 journalists killed, 326 in prison

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Journalist killings, Killings, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on RSF media freedom round-up for 2017 – 65 journalists killed, 326 in prison

Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from London. Video: Al Jazeera/RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders has documented the number of journalists killed or jailed this year. It says Syria and Mexico are among the most dangerous places for reporters to work. Sixty percent of journalists killed are targeted because of their journalistic work. […]

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