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Learning te reo Māori a pathway to Aotearoa’s culture and history

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, Language, Maori culture, Maori education, Maori language, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Te Reo, te reo maori  /  Comments Off on Learning te reo Māori a pathway to Aotearoa’s culture and history

Eden created an online series for Te Karere voicing the political views of youth. Video: AUT By Michael Neilson, Māori affairs reporter of the New Zealand Herald Advocates for boosting te reo levels in Aotearoa say it provides a gateway to greater cultural, historical and racial understanding. Minister for Crown/Māori Relations Kelvin Davis says he […]

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Indonesian Navy loses second ship in less than year off Papua

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, Maritime disasters, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, Ship fire, Shipwreck, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Indonesian Navy loses second ship in less than year off Papua

The Indonesian Navy’s fast missile boat KRI Rencong-622 ablaze before sinking while on patrol near Sorong in West Papua on Tuesday. Image: Basarnas/Antarafoto By Robertus Wardi in Jakarta One of the Indonesian Navy’s fast missile boats has caught fire and sank while on patrol near Sorong in West Papua, becoming the country’s second naval vessel […]

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Fiji youth open up about what they expect from this year’s election

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji constitution, Fiji elections, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Youth  /  Comments Off on Fiji youth open up about what they expect from this year’s election

By Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva It’s wrong to think that the youth in Fiji are unaware of the forthcoming election. They are engaging through social media but want a bit more education on the electoral system in Fiji. “A whole lot of young people are on social media and you can see a lot of […]

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Kupu: New app translates objects into te reo Māori

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous education, Language, Maori culture, Maori language, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Te Reo, te reo maori  /  Comments Off on Kupu: New app translates objects into te reo Māori

Te Rina Kowhai reports for Te Karere. Video: TVNZ Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A new app developed by Spark and Google in conjunction with the Research Team of the Te Aka Māori – English, English – Māori Dictionary in Te Ipukarea ~The National Māori Language Institute, has taken New Zealand by storm this Māori Language […]

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Oil victory thanks to NZ ‘people power’, says Greenpeace chief

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, French secret agents, Global, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Oil and gas, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, People Power, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Protests, rainbow warrior, Reports, Text, Video  /  Comments Off on Oil victory thanks to NZ ‘people power’, says Greenpeace chief

The Greenpeace environmental flagship Rainbow Warrior 3 in Auckland on the first leg of its seven-week “Making Oil History” tour. Image: Del Abcede/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman praised the “people power” that gained an important victory in the “oil war” when the Rainbow Warrior docked in Auckland yesterday for a week-long […]

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‘Flight of the myna’ – behind the smiles in post-coup Fiji 30 years on

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, China, Culture, Development, Economics, Editor's Picks, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji constitution, Fiji elections, Fiji politics, FijiFirst, IntJourn Project, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reflections, Reports  /  Comments Off on ‘Flight of the myna’ – behind the smiles in post-coup Fiji 30 years on

OPINION: By Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva When I left Fiji 30 years ago, a week after the first coup in 1987, I planned to write a book titled “The flight of the myna” – a pesky, noisy bird, which can talk if trained and was introduced to Fiji by our forefathers from India. The book […]

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Barbara Dreaver: Mana counts … NZ needs the Pacific as much as the Pacific needs NZ

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, cultural diplomacy, Culture, Development, Diplomacy, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific dialogue, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Barbara Dreaver: Mana counts … NZ needs the Pacific as much as the Pacific needs NZ

A song called “Jacinda New Star in the Sky” clearly delighted NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru last week: “Underestimating personal relationships in the Pacific is sheer ignorance.” Image: Screen shot from TVNZ video OPINION: By Barbara Dreaver, 1 News Pacific Correspondent Now that the phosphate dust has settled […]

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Rainbow Warrior returns to NZ for ‘oil free’ future and activist doco

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Activism, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Climate, Climate Action, Development, Documentaries, Environment, Environmental activism, Evening Report, Featured, French nuclear tests, History, Media, Media activism, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, nuclear free, Nuclear free Pacific, Oil industry, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Real climate action, Reports  /  Comments Off on Rainbow Warrior returns to NZ for ‘oil free’ future and activist doco

Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman and the Rainbow Warrior skipper toss a wreath in memory of Fernando Pereira into the sea at the spot where the original bombed RW was scuttled in 1986 to create a living reef. Video: David Robie/Cafe Pacific Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Greenpeace’s flagship Rainbow Warrior 3 was welcomed in Matauri […]

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‘Do your job without fear or favour’, says veteran former Fiji journalist

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Auckland University of Technology, Education, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Journalism Education, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, University of the South Pacific  /  Comments Off on ‘Do your job without fear or favour’, says veteran former Fiji journalist

Veteran journalist – now postgraduate student – Sri Krishnamurthi (left) with USP Journalism staff members from right, Eliki Drugunalevu, Dr Shailendra Singh and Geraldine Panapasa at the the University of the South Pacific’s Laucala Bay campus, Suva. Image: Wansolwara By Chris Ha’arabe of Wansolwara News Fiji-born veteran journalist Sri Krishnamurthi has some simple advice for […]

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Prasad confident NFP could be in Fiji’s post-election government

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, National Federation Party, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Prasad confident NFP could be in Fiji’s post-election government

Fiji’s National Federation Party (NFP) leader, Professor Biman Prasad could find himself in the same position as New Zealand’s deputy prime minister and leader of the New Zealand First Party, Winston Peters, if there is a major swing against the ruling FijiFirst Party. Sri Krishnamurthi talks to the man who might be the kingmaker after […]

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RSF open letter plea to Suu Kyi for Myanmar journalists’ freedom

By   /  September 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Atrocities, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Massacres, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Myanmar, Nobel Peace Prize, Open letter, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on RSF open letter plea to Suu Kyi for Myanmar journalists’ freedom

RSF open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi … “How are we to understand the sentence passed on these two journalists at the start of the week? What credibility can the rule of law and judicial independence have in Myanmar after this farce?” Image: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Five days after Reuters […]

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Pacific Climate Warriors rise for global day of ‘urgent action’

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, climate warriors, Drought, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global Warming, Heatwaves, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Climate Warriors, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, Water shortages, Wildfires  /  Comments Off on Pacific Climate Warriors rise for global day of ‘urgent action’

West Papua advocates talk about climate change and human rights. Video: Human Rights Watch Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Pacific Islanders across the Pacific and within Pacific Island diaspora communities in Australia, New Zealand and the United States are joining more than 800 actions in 90 countries under the banner of Rise for Climate to demonstrate […]

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Joanne Wallis: Australia needs to sing from same song sheet as Pacific

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Biketawa Declaration, Boe Declaration, Climate, Environment, Environmental security, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Labour, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru human rights, Opinion, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Joanne Wallis: Australia needs to sing from same song sheet as Pacific

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne … hamstrung at the PIF summit in Nauru this week by Australia’s hypocritical policies. Image: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat By Joanne Wallis in Nauru Australia’s new Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne probably envied New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s welcome at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ meeting in […]

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Pacific Forum backs ‘constructive engagement’ over West Papua

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Pacific Forum backs ‘constructive engagement’ over West Papua

Vanuatu’s Foreign Minister Ralph Regenvanu … support for West Papua at Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru encouraging. Image: PIFS By Royson Willie in Port Vila The Pacific Islands Forum has supported “constructive engagement” with Indonesia over “elections and human rights” at this week’s leaders summit in Nauru. Just before the final communique was released by […]

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Climate change tops action at Forum in spite of Canberra’s resistance

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Labour, Labour mobility, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru human rights, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Climate change tops action at Forum in spite of Canberra’s resistance

Nauru … host nation of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum leaders summit. Image: John Pulu/Tagata Pasifika Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Climate change, labour mobility and West Papua are some of the issues that Vanuatu played a key part in discussions during this week’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders summit meeting in Nauru. Foreign Affairs Minister Ralph […]

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Fiji stabilises, growth positive but still a big question over military role

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, capacity-building, Constitution, Democracy, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji constitution, Fiji coups, Human Rights, Innovation, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military coups, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reconstruction, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji stabilises, growth positive but still a big question over military role

The 4ha Carpenters Fiji waterfront development in downtown Suva … an example of urban renewal development. Image: Carpenters Fiji As Fiji lurches towards stability and democracy, the military’s overwhelming presence is a reminder of what once was, and could happen again, as the Pacific Media Centre’s Sri Krishnamurthi talks to an academic who does not […]

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NZ welcomes new Boe Pacific security plus climate declaration

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Boe Declaration, Climate, cybercrime, cybersecurity, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific security, PMC Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security, Transnational crime  /  Comments Off on NZ welcomes new Boe Pacific security plus climate declaration

By RNZ Pacific New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is describing the newly signed Boe Declaration as the most significant statement on regional security by Pacific leaders in a generation. “All Pacific leaders recognise the security issues we face in our region are ever-changing. The Pacific is also becoming increasingly complex and crowded,” Ardern said. […]

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Police arrest 45 at Jayapura rally plea for PIF to raise West Papua at UN

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Police arrest 45 at Jayapura rally plea for PIF to raise West Papua at UN

Arrested Papuan self-determination protesters in Jayapura this week. Image: Tabloid Jubi By Benny Mawel in Jayapura Indonesian police have arrested scores of protesters at a demonstration organised by the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) as they were gathering at Sentani Post 7 in Jayapura. “Forty-five of us are [being held] at the Jayapura […]

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Pacific Island leaders tightening the screws on press freedom, dissent

By   /  September 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Human Rights, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Balance, China, Civil Society, Evening Report, fairness, Featured, Fiji, Free speech, Indonesia, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Refugees, Reports, Samoa, sexual abuse  /  Comments Off on Pacific Island leaders tightening the screws on press freedom, dissent

ANALYSIS: The three-hour “detention” of television New Zealand Pacific affairs reporter Barbara Dreaver for “breaking protocols” over interviewing refugees on Nauru. But Josef Benedict reports this is just part of the dismal media freedom scene in the Pacific. At this week’s gathering of key Pacific Island leaders on the Micronesian island of Nauru, conspicuously missing […]

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Stick to our Forum visa rules, Nauru warns media via Twitter

By   /  September 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Barbara Dreaver, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, New Zealand, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Stick to our Forum visa rules, Nauru warns media via Twitter

Detained, released and now reinstated TVNZ Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver … Nauru government “displeased” with NZ reporting on the refugee issue. Image: Barbara Dreaver/Twitter By RNZ Pacific The Nauru government has taken to Twitter to warn journalists they are not above the law as they cover the Pacific Islands Forum. Journalists covering the Forum are […]

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