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Report fake page to Facebook plea from Fiji Times editor

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Fake news, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Report fake page to Facebook plea from Fiji Times editor

Fiji Times appeals to readers on its website today to report the fake page to Facebook. Image: PMC Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Fiji Times has appealed to readers to report a fake Facebook account purporting to be the official page of the daily newspaper. In a message posted on the newspaper’s website today, editor-in-chief […]

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Marshall Islands president narrowly survives no-confidence vote

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Digital currencies, DJF, Economics, Evening Report, Hilda Heine, KB, KB, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nitijela, No-confidence motion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Marshall Islands president narrowly survives no-confidence vote

Marshall Islands President Dr Hilda Heine … survived challenge to her government’s policies. Image: SPC By Giff Johnson in Majuro for RNZ Pacific Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine has survived a vote of no confidence with parliament, the Nitijela, split evenly 16-16 The movers of the motion needed 17 votes to topple Dr Heine. The vote […]

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SODELPA’s Rabuka cleared for Fiji election – FICAC appeal dismissed

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, FICAC, Fiji, Fiji elections, Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption, Human Rights, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Sitiveni Rabuka  /  Comments Off on SODELPA’s Rabuka cleared for Fiji election – FICAC appeal dismissed

A media scrum at the Fiji High Court 2 today for the anti-corruption agency FICAC’s unsuccessful appeal against the acquittal of SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka on a false declaration of assets charge. Image: Sri Krishnamurthi/PMC By Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva In a dramatic afternoon, more than 1000 people sang Fijian songs of jubilation as Chief-Justice […]

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Detained tourist in West Papua on allegations of ‘treason’ awaits trial

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Insurgency, journalism, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Police, Political trial, Reports, Tourism, Treason, Wamena, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Detained tourist in West Papua on allegations of ‘treason’ awaits trial

Accused tourist Jakup Febian Skrzypski with Frits Ramandey of the Human Rights Commission Office of Papua. Image: Tabloid Jubi By Islami Adisubrata in Wamena, West Papua Indonesian Regional Police in West Papua have handed over the documents of the case of a Polish tourist, Jakup Fabian Skrzypski, who was arrested recently with three Papuans and […]

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Flavourz film festival wows audience with ethnicity, pollution, fun films

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Auckland University of Technology, AUT, Creativity, DJF, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Flavourz Film Festival, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, KB, Media, Migration, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports, School of Communication Studies, Student films  /  Comments Off on Flavourz film festival wows audience with ethnicity, pollution, fun films

Banabans of Rabi: A Story of Survival – the trailer. By Rahul Bhattarai Nine years on the popular Flavourz Film Festival has grown and grown … with more than 170 people watching the screening of 15 student documentary and feature productions at Auckland University of Technology at the weekend. The short films – ranging between […]

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Fiji Elections Office will monitor two-day blackout period

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji Elections Office will monitor two-day blackout period

Fiji’s Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem … monitoring the media blackout. Image: Jovesa Naisua/Fiji Times file photo By Litia Cava in Suva The Fijian Elections Office (FEO) will keep an eye to ensure that the blackout period is respected, says Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem During a press conference today, Saneem said people must take […]

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FijiFirst expected to win Fiji general election – but by how much?

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Fiji, Fiji elections, Human Rights, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on FijiFirst expected to win Fiji general election – but by how much?

Taxi driver Tarun Chandra … “FijiFirst have done enough.” Image: Sri Krishnamurthi/PMC By Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva FijiFirst is expected to win Fiji’s second post-coup general election in eight years – but by what majority? The opposition Social Democratic Liberal party (SODELPA) leader Sitiveni Rabuka is saying he expects to win 28 seats in the […]

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FijiFirst scores head start on social media for election, says journalist

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Fiji, Fiji elections, Justice, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Qorvis, Reports, Social Media  /  Comments Off on FijiFirst scores head start on social media for election, says journalist

Pacific Media Centre journalist Sri Krishnamurthi … returning to Fiji for the general election after earlier special reporting with Wansolwara in Suva. Image: Rahul Bhattarai/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai in Auckland Fijians are counting down for their general election on Wednesday after early voting that started on November 5. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s ruling FijiFirst party […]

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Fiji PM rebukes journalist when challenged on media freedom laws

By   /  November 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Fiji, Fiji elections, Human Rights, Justice, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji PM rebukes journalist when challenged on media freedom laws

FijiFirst leader Voreqe Bainimarama … tops the pre-election polls. Image: David Robie/PMC By Hannah Sinclair of SBS in Lautoka Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the country’s restrictive media laws are not affecting next week’s general election. Journalists are free to criticise the Fiji government in the lead up to the election on Wednesday, according […]

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‘Victim blaming’ in latest Indonesian uni sex abuse case angers thousands

By   /  November 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Balairung, DJF, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Homestay, Human Rights, Indonesia, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security, sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Student assault, Student safety, UGM, Universitas Gadjah Mada  /  Comments Off on ‘Victim blaming’ in latest Indonesian uni sex abuse case angers thousands

By Sri Wahyuni and Evi Mariani in Yogyakarta, Indonesia An leading Indonesian university’s initial response to a recent sexual assault case allegedly involving two of its students has angered thousands of people, who have signed a petition demanding that the Yogyakarta institution punish the student perpetrator and the campus officials who had penalised the student […]

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Amnesty calls on Fiji election parties, candidates to uphold human rights

By   /  November 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Human Rights, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Amnesty calls on Fiji election parties, candidates to uphold human rights

Amnesty International launches a Fiji: 6-Point Human Rights Agenda for Election Candidates document in Suva. Picture: Wansolwara By Adi Anasseini Civavonovono Amnesty International has called on political parties and candidates to respect, fulfill and promote human rights for all after revealing that the human rights situation in Fiji has remained under attack since the 2014 […]

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3 killed in West Papua clashes as military pursue elusive rebel leader

By   /  November 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, independence, Indigenous, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua National Liberation Army, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on 3 killed in West Papua clashes as military pursue elusive rebel leader

Indonesian military and West Papuan pro-independence militants in fresh clashes … new intensity in the Highlands fighting. Image: Victor Yeimo FB page Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk At least three people have been killed in a week of shooting clashes between the Indonesian military and police and  militants from the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPN-PB), […]

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Low-cost solar batteries key to cheap electricity for Polynesian countries

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Cook Islands, DJF, economic research, Environment, Evening Report, Innovation, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Research, Samoa, Science-Technology, Solar batteries, solar energy, solar power, Sustainability, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Low-cost solar batteries key to cheap electricity for Polynesian countries

A report on innovative solar energy technology for the Pacific. Video: NZIPR By Sri Krishnamurthi with Peter Wilson in Auckland Solar-powered batteries are the key to a future without electricity grids for Polynesian countries in the Pacific (Samoa, Cook Islands and Tonga), a study has found. The study is funded by the New Zealand Institute […]

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Kanaky independence campaign rolls on … encouraged by ballot result

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Global, Human Rights, independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, referendum, Reports  /  Comments Off on Kanaky independence campaign rolls on … encouraged by ballot result

David Robie, who reported from New Caledonia several times during the 1980s for Islands Business magazine, The Australian, New Zealand Times and other media, returned to the French Pacific possession to observe last weekend’s historic referendum. He was also on board the Rainbow Warrior, the Greenpeace environmental ship that was bombed by French secret agents […]

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‘Rethink’ say ABC friends condemning Canberra’s Pacific media plan

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, ABC, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australian foreign policy, Charlot Salwai, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Foreign Policy, Human Rights, KB, KB, Media, Media policy, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific broadcasting, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi  /  Comments Off on ‘Rethink’ say ABC friends condemning Canberra’s Pacific media plan

Professional broadcasting in the Pacific depends on “two-way respectful communication” that enhances understanding of diverse perspectives in the region, says the ABC Friends group. Image: vizit.com Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A public broadcasting advocacy group has condemned Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s plan to commercialise Pacific broadcasting as not being able to provide quality public […]

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Fiji gender groups welcome 56 women candidates, slam lack of diversity

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cultural diversity, DIVA, Diverse Voices and Action for Equality, diversity, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, femLINKPACIFIC, Fiji, Fiji Young Women’s Forum, FYWF, Gender, Human Rights, Indigenous, Innovation, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji gender groups welcome 56 women candidates, slam lack of diversity

Participants in the Fiji Young Women’s Forum in Labasa, Fiji, earlier this year. Image: FWRM Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A Fiji women’s coalition has praised the confirmation of 56 female candidates for the 2018 Fiji national elections next week, but warned over the lack of diverse young women in national decision making. Diverse Voices and […]

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New Caledonia vote stirs painful memories – and a hopeful future

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, David Robie, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, France, Human Rights, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, referendum, Reports  /  Comments Off on New Caledonia vote stirs painful memories – and a hopeful future

David Robie, who reported from New Caledonia during the 1980s for Islands Business magazine, New Zealand Times and other media, returned to the French Pacific possession to observe last weekend’s historic referendum. He was also on board the Rainbow Warrior, the Greenpeace environmental ship that was bombed by French secret agents during the height of […]

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New Caledonia vote stirs painful memories – and a hopeful future

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, David Robie, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, France, Human Rights, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, referendum, Reports  /  Comments Off on New Caledonia vote stirs painful memories – and a hopeful future

David Robie, who reported from New Caledonia during the 1980s for Islands Business magazine, New Zealand Times and other media, returned to the French Pacific possession to observe last weekend’s historic referendum. He was also on board the Rainbow Warrior, the Greenpeace environmental ship that was bombed by French secret agents during the height of […]

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Gallery: Global media cover historic New Caledonia independence referendum

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Gallery, independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, News Media, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, referendum, Reports  /  Comments Off on Gallery: Global media cover historic New Caledonia independence referendum

1. SBS journalist Stefan Armbruster frames a colourful Kanak flag shot on referendum day. Image: David Robie 2. The France TV – representing six channels – outside broadcast vehicle set up at the French High Commission in Noumea. Image: David Robie/PMC 3. Premiere TV, the local offshoot of the French public broadcaster. Image: David Robie/PMC […]

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MSG backing Kanak independence ‘on the quiet’, says campaigner

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, independence, Indigenous, Justice, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, KB, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PIF, PMC Reportage, referendum, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on MSG backing Kanak independence ‘on the quiet’, says campaigner

Kanak pro-independence official Victor Tutugoro talking to journalists outside the FLNKS headquarters in Noumea on Sunday. Image: David Robie/PMC By RNZ Pacific A leading New Caledonian pro-independence politician, Victor Tutugoro, says governments of Melanesian countries have quietly supported the New Caledonian independence cause. Tutugoro, second vice-president of New Caledonia’s Kanak-ruled Northern province and a Melanesian […]

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