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Urgent call for help on Kadavu island after Keni’s Fiji devastation

By   /  April 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, cyclone keni, Cyclones, Disasters, Editorials, Evening Report, farming, Featured, Fiji, Fred Wesley, Kadavu, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Superstorms, The Fiji Times, Weather  /  Comments Off on Urgent call for help on Kadavu island after Keni’s Fiji devastation

This house at Namara Village in Sanima on Kadavu had its roof blown off. Image: The Fiji Times By Vilimaina Naqelevuki in Suva A resort owner on Kadavu has called on Fijians to urgently assist those on the island after the devastation caused by Severe Tropical Cyclone Keni this week. Matava Eco Resort director Mark […]

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Cook Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu win medals at Games

By   /  April 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Commonwealth Games, Cook Islands, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, Javelin, Lawn bowls, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Olympics, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Solomon Islands, Sports, Vanuatu, Weightlifting, Women's sport  /  Comments Off on Cook Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu win medals at Games

Celebrating Pacific successes at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Image: SBS By Stefan Armbruster of SBS News Three countries that have never won a medal in Commonwealth Games history are celebrating after bagging bronze in weightlifting, javelin and lawn bowls competitions on the Gold Coast. A quarter of the 71 teams entered the […]

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Devastating Cyclone Keni moves out of Fijian waters, clean up begins

By   /  April 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cyclone, Disasters, Evening Report, Fiji, Kadavu, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Weather  /  Comments Off on Devastating Cyclone Keni moves out of Fijian waters, clean up begins

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Cyclone Keni has moved out of Fijian waters and lies about 275km south-southwest of the Tongan capital of Nuku’alofa, reports Pacnews. The Fiji Met Service said the cyclone still remains a category three storm, with winds between 130 and 185km/h still blowing. At its peak, average wind gusts were up to […]

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Bearing Witness climate storytellers gear up for fresh Fiji challenge

By   /  April 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Journalism, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Bearing Witness climate storytellers gear up for fresh Fiji challenge

Postgraduate students Blessen Tom (left) and Hele Ikimotu talking about the Bearing Witness climate project on the Pacific Media Watch programme Southern Cross on Radio 95bFM yesterday. Image: David Robie/PMC By Jean Bell in Auckland Two postgraduate students on the Pacific Media Centre’s Bearing Witness climate change project are due to jet to Fiji this […]

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Prince of Wales meets kastom – a royal Vanuatu day to remember

By   /  April 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Chief Viraleo, Culture, Evening Report, Indigenous, kastom, Malvatumaturi, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nakamal, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Prince Charles, Reports, Royalties, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Prince of Wales meets kastom – a royal Vanuatu day to remember

By Dan McGarry in Port Vila Meet Mal Menaringmanu, known to many as HRH Charles, Prince of Wales. During his brief visit to Vanuatu on Saturday, Prince Charles was greeted by one of the most lavish displays of kastom seen on these shores, arguably since his mother Queen Elizabeth visited on the royal yacht in […]

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Two people die, PNG police officer wounded in Madang clashes

By   /  April 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Beheading, Crime, Evening Report, Featured, Madang, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Reports, scott waide, Security, violence  /  Comments Off on Two people die, PNG police officer wounded in Madang clashes

Papua New Guinean police at the scene of the violence near Madang yesterday. Image: Scott Waide/EMTV By Scott Waide in Madang Two people are dead and a Papua New Guinean policeman is in critical condition in hospital after being wounded in clashes yesterday near Madang town. The policeman, a senior constable, was trying to negotiate […]

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Philippine soldiers harass mission probing rights abuses in Mindanao

By   /  April 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Fact-finding, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous rights, Justice, Lumad, lumads, Marawi City, Martial Law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Military occupation, Mindanao, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, save our schools, Security  /  Comments Off on Philippine soldiers harass mission probing rights abuses in Mindanao

Soldiers stop a human rights mission delegates in Northern Mindanao stopped in a checkpoint yesterday. Image: Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas By Ronalyn V. Olea in Manila   Philippine state security forces have repeatedly blocked members of a fact-finding mission investigating human rights violations against peasant farmers and indigenous Lumads in Mindanao. Since their arrival at […]

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‘Girl Power’ wows Port Moresby with new anti-violence video ‘No More’

By   /  April 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, domestic violence, Evening Report, Gender, Girl Power, Innovation, Mereani Masani, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Music, Music industry, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Port Moresby, Reports, Women bands  /  Comments Off on ‘Girl Power’ wows Port Moresby with new anti-violence video ‘No More’

PNG’s “first ever” girl band makes debut appearance in Port Moresby. Video: EMTV News By Stacey Yalo in Port Moresby With hopes of empowering more women in the Papua New Guinea music industry, renowned female artist, Mereani Masani, introduced what was claimed to be “first ever” girl band to perform live in Port Moresby last […]

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Gallery: Lumad campaigners appeal for NZ support to defend schools

By   /  April 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Ancestral land, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Education, Evening Report, Gallery, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous education, Indigenous rights, Lumad, lumads, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reports, save our schools  /  Comments Off on Gallery: Lumad campaigners appeal for NZ support to defend schools

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk New Zealand and Filipino teachers, community advocates and students this week launched an open letter appealing to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to end military abuses against indigenous Lumad people in the southern island of Mindanao. They also called on the Manila government to scrap a terrorist listing of Lumad leaders and […]

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WestConnex M4 East violates Australian pollution standards – even before tunnel opens

By   /  April 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Air pollution, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Roading, Super tollways, Transport, WestConnex  /  Comments Off on WestConnex M4 East violates Australian pollution standards – even before tunnel opens

A talk by Dr Paul Torzillo at a meeting of Camperdown Residents against WestConnex on Air Pollution and Impacts on our Health. Video: Spontaneous 45 Since the New South Wales State government was elected in 2012, the massive WestConnex super expressway system in Sydney has been a great example of how this administration just can’t […]

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France committed to backing ePOP Pacific climate storytelling

By   /  April 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, AUT, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Journalism, ePOP, Evening Report, Fiji, Global, Innovation, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Science-Technology, Sustainability, USP  /  Comments Off on France committed to backing ePOP Pacific climate storytelling

French Ambassador to Fiji Sujiro Seam takes a selfie with ePOP participants at the University of the South Pacific last week. Image: Wansolwara News By Elizabeth Osifelo in Suva The French government is committed to the fight against climate change in the Pacific and hopes programmes such as the eParticipatory Observers Project (ePOP) will shed […]

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Manila brands volunteer teachers as ‘terrorists’, say Lumad advocates

By   /  April 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous forests, Indigenous rights, lumads, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Militants, mining, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, save our schools, schools  /  Comments Off on Manila brands volunteer teachers as ‘terrorists’, say Lumad advocates

By Jean Bell in Auckland Volunteer teachers are being wrongly labelled as “terrorists” by the Philippine government while paramilitary and mining activity increases in the country, say visiting indigenous Lumad education advocates. Fritizi Junance Magbanua, a volunteer teacher and administrator with the Save Our Schools network, says teachers, schools and communities of indigenous peoples are being […]

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PNG court overturns loggers ban on custom landowners entering own land

By   /  April 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CELCOR, Civil Society, Development, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, Landowner protest, Landowners, Lawsuit, logging, Logging companies, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Politics, Pomio, Reports, SABL, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on PNG court overturns loggers ban on custom landowners entering own land

Landowners win six-year legal battle in Pomio District, site of a controversial Special Agriculture Business Lease (SABL) where large tracts of rainforest have been logged and replaced by oil palm plantations. Image: Scott Waide/EMTV By Scott Waide in LaeA group of customary landowners in Papua New Guinea has regained access to their land following a […]

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Why data power of social media giants like Facebook troubles human rights

By   /  April 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cambridge Analytica, Civil Society, data mining, ethnic cleansing, Evening Report, Facebook, Free speech, Gatekeepers, Global, Human Rights, Internet, Mainstream media, Marketplace of ideas, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, News sources, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Social Media, Surveillance, Technology, Telecommunications  /  Comments Off on Why data power of social media giants like Facebook troubles human rights

By Sarah Joseph in Melbourne Facebook has had a bad few weeks. The social media giant had to apologise for failing to protect the personal data of millions of users from being accessed by data mining company Cambridge Analytica. Outrage is brewing over its admission to spying on people via their Android phones. Its stock […]

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PNG police shoot dead 3 suspects in botched Lae armed robbery

By   /  April 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Armed police, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Evening Report, Featured, Lae, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police shoot-out, Reports, Robbery, Security  /  Comments Off on PNG police shoot dead 3 suspects in botched Lae armed robbery

PNG police mobile squad vehicles at the robbery chase scene in Lae yesterday. Image: Loop PNG Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Three suspected members of an armed criminal gang in Papua New Guinea’s second city of Lae are dead following a botched armed robbery,  the PNG Post-Courier reports. One of the gang members is lucky to […]

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‘We’re stuck in the river – please come quickly’ cry before being swept away

By   /  April 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cyclone Josie, Cyclones, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Flooding, Floods, Lautoka, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nadi, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Weather  /  Comments Off on ‘We’re stuck in the river – please come quickly’ cry before being swept away

Tragically drowned … Sheenal Mudliar , pictured with her surviving husband Sandeep Mudliar. Image: The Fiji Times By Felix Chaudhary in Lautoka “We’re stuck in the river, please come quickly.” These were the last words spoken by a distraught daughter to her father-in-law as floods engulfed the vehicle she was travelling in. Sheenal Mudliar, 25, […]

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‘Scary’ floodwaters engulf homes in western Fiji as 4 die over Easter

By   /  April 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cyclone Josie, Cyclones, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Flooding, Floods, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Weather  /  Comments Off on ‘Scary’ floodwaters engulf homes in western Fiji as 4 die over Easter

A vehicle is swept away into a drain by strong currents at Waimalika in Sabeto, Nadi, in western Fiji yesterday. Image: Baljeet Singh/The Fiji Times By Felix Chaudhary in Lautoka “It was scary, we’ve never seen anything like it.” That’s how a Natabua, Lautoka, man described the experience residents had as they fled to higher […]

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Demo at Freeport office in Jakarta calls for self-determination for West Papua

By   /  April 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport mine, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indoleft News Service, Indonesia, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua protest, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Demo at Freeport office in Jakarta calls for self-determination for West Papua

Papuan protesters outside the offices of PT Freeport Indonesia in South Jakarta last Thursday. Image: Tirto.id By Tony Firman in Jakarta Calls for West Papuan self-determination were prominent during a demonstration in front of the offices of PT Freeport Indonesia in the Kuningan area of South Jakarta at the start of Easter. The action was […]

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Indonesian state governor Nur Alam jailed for 12 years over eco-bribery

By   /  April 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bribery, Corruption, Environment, Environmental destruction, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Nickel mining, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesian state governor Nur Alam jailed for 12 years over eco-bribery

Suspended Southeast Sulawesi governor Nur Alam … jail sentence for bribery connected to mining licences. Image: Kurnia Sari Aziza/Kompas.com/Jakarta Post By Moses Ompusunggu in Jakarta Indonesia’s Jakarta Corruption Court has sentenced suspended Southeast Sulawesi governor Nur Alam to 12 years in prison in a case linked to several mining licences that led to environmental destruction […]

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Life after the PNG quakes and more really tough decisions ahead

By   /  March 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Blogs, Civil Society, Disasters, earthquakes, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, helicopters, Medical aid, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Mougalu, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, scott waide, Western Province  /  Comments Off on Life after the PNG quakes and more really tough decisions ahead

SPECIAL REPORT: Anton Lutz in Mougulu profiles what life is like on the border of Western Province and Hela at the epicentre three weeks after Papua New Guinea’s earthquakes. This week a disaster relief team operating out of Mougulu in Western Province demonstrated how key partnerships can lead directly to efficient outcomes. As the largest […]

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