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Pacific’s brightest minds gather for Oceans and Islands research summit

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Culture, Development, DJF, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, Innovation, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific research, PMC Reportage, Reports, Research, Research collaboration, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Pacific’s brightest minds gather for Oceans and Islands research summit

By Blessen Tom In a bold and innovative move for researchers, the two-day inaugural Oceans and Islands conference today brought together the brightest minds of the Pacific to demonstrate what they do. Oceans and Islands – a showcase for the region hosted by the NZ Institute for Pacific Research (NZIPR) – was opened by the […]

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Nauru 19 to appear in first sitting of nation’s new Court of Appeal

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Appeal Court, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Court of Appeal, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru 19, Nauru human rights, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Rule of Law, Security  /  Comments Off on Nauru 19 to appear in first sitting of nation’s new Court of Appeal

T-shirts worn by family and supporters of the 19 Nauruans who were prosecuted by government for staging a protest outside of Parliament in 2015. Image: RNZP/Nauru 19/ Facebook By RNZ Pacific The group known as the Nauru 19 will go back to court next week in what will be the first sitting of the Nauru […]

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France tax rebate to boost New Caledonia’s AirCalin airliner fleet

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, Airbus, AirCalin, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Global, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, Pacific aviation, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Tourism, Transport  /  Comments Off on France tax rebate to boost New Caledonia’s AirCalin airliner fleet

An AirCalin promotion poster at Tontouta International Airport, New Caledonia. Image: David Robie/PMC By RNZ Pacific New Caledonia’s international airline, AirCalin, has been given tax rebates by France to buy two new Airbus airliners. The French High Commission in Noumea announced the Economics and Finance Ministry had approved the concession for the purchase of two […]

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Pacific aid mapping tool aimed at improving transparency in region

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid, Aid policy, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, DJF, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, KB, Lowy Institute, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, NZIPR, Pacific Aid Map, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Pacific aid mapping tool aimed at improving transparency in region

By Sri Krishnamurthi A new Pacific aid mapping tool developed by the Lowy Institute think tank is set to immeasurably improve transparency in aid in the region. In an Auckland first, the aid mapping tool was put on show last night by the NZ Institute for Pacific Research as a curtainraiser to the two-day inaugural […]

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Stop harassing Rappler, media advocacy groups tell Duterte

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Freedom of Information, Global, KB, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Rappler, Reports, tax evasion  /  Comments Off on Stop harassing Rappler, media advocacy groups tell Duterte

Two global media freedom advocacy groups accuse the Philippine government of trying to “silence” Rappler and its journalists. Image: Rappler Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) have written a joint open letter to the prosecutor-general of the Philippines calling for an end to the orchestrated harassment […]

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Trauma research on TV journalists covering killings revealed in Pacific Journalism Review

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Journalist killings, Journalist safety, Journalists, KB, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, Security, Timor-Leste, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Trauma research on TV journalists covering killings revealed in Pacific Journalism Review

Part of the cover of the latest Pacific Journalism Review. Image: © Fernando G Sepe Jr/ABS-CBN Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The statistics globally are chilling. And the Asia-Pacific region bears the brunt of the killing of journalists with impunity disproportionately. Revelations in research published in the latest edition of Pacific Journalism Review on the trauma […]

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Scott Waide reinstated – ‘thank you’ message from EMTV journalist

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, KB, KB, Maserati, Maseratis, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, scott waide  /  Comments Off on Scott Waide reinstated – ‘thank you’ message from EMTV journalist

Scott Waide reporting in a Papua New Guinea village … image from his blog My Land, My Country. COMMENT: By Scott Waide, in an open letter posted on his blog after he was reinstated by EMTV today following suspension for broadcasting an APEC news item on November 17 criticising wasteful government spending. Dear all, Over […]

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PM blames Bougainville missing budget on ‘administrative error’

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville Autonomous Region, Bougainville referendum, Budget, Development, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on PM blames Bougainville missing budget on ‘administrative error’

The Bougainville flag … a critical year for the referendum on independence next year. Image: Bougainville News By RNZ Pacific The Bougainville President, John Momis, says he has been assured by Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, that the absence of a vital grant from the 2019 Budget was an “administrative error”. Both leaders […]

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Bryan Kramer: Who was culprit behind O’Neill government revenge on Waide?

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, EMTV, EMTV News, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, KB, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Television  /  Comments Off on Bryan Kramer: Who was culprit behind O’Neill government revenge on Waide?

Revenge against one of PNG’s leading journalists Scott Waide, says opposition MP for Madang = Bryan Kramer. Image: Bryan Kramer Facebook COMMENT: By Bryan Kramer, MP for Madang Papua New Guinea’s O’Neill government has taken revenge against senior EMTV Reporter Scott Waide, who was suspended over his broadcasting of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s […]

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PNG Media Council says bring back Waide – stop attacking free media

By   /  November 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, Maserati, Maseratis, Media, Media Council of PNG, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Newshub, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Television  /  Comments Off on PNG Media Council says bring back Waide – stop attacking free media

NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as she appeared on the “negative” EMTV News during APEC – she refused to ride in a Maserati luxury sedan and criticised the funding. Image: PMC screenshot from EMTV News Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Media Council of PNG has called on the board and management of Media NiuginiLimited to […]

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Open letter from MP for Wabag: EMTV move ‘dictatorship before our eyes’

By   /  November 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, dictatorship, DJF, EMTV, EMTV News, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Internet, KB, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, scott waide, Television  /  Comments Off on Open letter from MP for Wabag: EMTV move ‘dictatorship before our eyes’

Papua New Guinean journalists at APEC 2018 … “freedom of speech and expression are a fundamental right … and entrenched in the constitution”. Image: Loop PNG OPINION: By Dr Lino Jeremaih Tom, MP for Wabag The suspension of EMTV deputy news editor Scott Waide has brought us to a new low in Papua New Guinea’s […]

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EMTV suspends senior journalist Scott Waide over NZ Maserati news story

By   /  November 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, Maseratis, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Newshub, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on EMTV suspends senior journalist Scott Waide over NZ Maserati news story

The Maserati item from New Zealand’s Newshub screened on EMTV News on 17 November 2018. By Vincent Moses in Port Moresby The Papua New Guinean state-owned media company EMTV has been forced to act against its wishes and media ethics to suspend one of the country’s best reporters, their award-winning Lae bureau chief and senior […]

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Mary-Louise O’Callaghan: Time we heard the Pacific’s take on the Pacific

By   /  November 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, ABC, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Bougainville, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Investigative journalism, journalism, Journalism excellence, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Radio Australia, Reports, Walkley Awards  /  Comments Off on Mary-Louise O’Callaghan: Time we heard the Pacific’s take on the Pacific

Covering the Pacific … “we might even learn a thing or two about the nations and the region within which we live .” Image: Shane McLeod/The Interpreter ANALYSIS: By Mary-Louise O’Callaghan It is both apt and overdue that veteran ABC correspondent Sean Dorney was last night awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Journalism at the 2018 […]

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Scott Waide: PNGFM news boss calls for investigations, penalties for troops who assaulted journalists

By   /  November 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Assault, Crime, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, KB, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Police brutality, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Scott Waide: PNGFM news boss calls for investigations, penalties for troops who assaulted journalists

Parliament Haus in Waigani … scene of the reported assault against PNGFM journalists. Image Scott Waide’s blog Scott Waide’s blog highlights an open letter by Genesis Ketan, director of news, PNGFM: As director of News for PNGFM, I am very disappointed at the manner at which two of my reporters – one male and one […]

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Couple remanded in big Vanuatu human trafficking, slavery case

By   /  November 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bangladesh, Bondage, Crime, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Human trafficking, Illegal migrants, Justice, KB, KB, Labour, Mauritius, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Police, Politics, Reports, Security, Slavery, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Couple remanded in big Vanuatu human trafficking, slavery case

By Richard M. Nanua and Royson Willie in Port Vila Vanuatu’s Magistrates Court has remanded a Bangladeshi couple over what is alleged to be the biggest human trafficking and slavery case in Vanuatu and the region. Sekdah Somon and Buxoo Nabilah Bibi – the owners of the “Mr Price” home and furniture store in Vanuatu […]

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RSF condemns Chinese exclusion of journalists at APEC side events

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, China, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Global, KB, KB, Media, Media censorship, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on RSF condemns Chinese exclusion of journalists at APEC side events

Chinese President Xi Jinping in Port Moresby … accused over “new media control strategy” in South Pacific. Image: SCMP Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the discrimination practised by the Chinese delegation against local and international media at the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) held last weekend in Papua […]

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‘Business as usual’ vows Parkop after storming of PNG Parliament, rioting

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, Labour, Looting, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Protests, Reports, Security, wages  /  Comments Off on ‘Business as usual’ vows Parkop after storming of PNG Parliament, rioting

The National Parliament of Papua New Guinea came under attack yesterday as angry police and corrections officers stormed into Parliament Haus and destroyed the main entrance.  Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk National District Governor Powes Parkop has pledged that it will be business as usual today in the Papua New Guinean capital of […]

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Hundreds of protesting PNG police move in on Parliament over pay

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, Labour, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Politics, protest, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security, Strikes, wages  /  Comments Off on Hundreds of protesting PNG police move in on Parliament over pay

PNG security forces protesting in Waigani over unpaid APEC security allowances. Image: Loop PNG By RNZ Pacific Hundreds of Papua New Guinea police have descended on Parliament Haus in the Port Moresby suburb of Waigani demanding payments they say they are owed for providing security at last weekend’s APEC leaders summit. RNZ Pacific’s correspondent in […]

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Former PM Sir Mekere blasts ‘lavish staging’ and ‘ridicule’ of APEC

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Diplomacy, DJF, Economics, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, PMC Reportage, Polio, Politics, protest, Reports, Sir Mekere Morauta, Winston Peters  /  Comments Off on Former PM Sir Mekere blasts ‘lavish staging’ and ‘ridicule’ of APEC

NZ Foreign Minister Winston Peters announces a K22 million (NZ$10 million) aid project to help polio vaccination for Papua New Guineans at the St John Ambulance Operations Centre in Port Moresby. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A former prime minister has accused Papua New Guinea’s current leader Peter O’Neill of exposing the country […]

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Fiji women have confidence that their gender in politics will hear their voices

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Gender, Gender politics, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji women have confidence that their gender in politics will hear their voices

SODELPA’s Lynda Tabuya … “breath of fresh air” in Fiji politics. Image: Wikimedia Commons By Koroi Tadulala in Suva The role of women in every segment of society is vital and this is slowly been reflected through more women contesting political spaces in Fiji. This year recorded the highest number of women contesting the country’s […]

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