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Media prize a ‘defeat’ for Australian refugee censorship, says author

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Behrouz Boochani, Detention Centres, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, Justice, KB, Manus Island, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru detention centre, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugee Crisis, Refugees, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Media prize a ‘defeat’ for Australian refugee censorship, says author

Behrouz Boochani … Australian government used “systematic censorship” to control refugee information. Image: Hoda Afshar/Behrouz Boochani/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific A refugee journalist detained on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island says winning an Italian award for investigative journalism could end censorship of offshore detention in the Australian media. Behrouz Boochani, who has made a documentary […]

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Loss of MSF mental health carers from Nauru heightens fears for children

By   /  October 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, children, Doctors Without Borders, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Médecins Sans Frontières, Mental Health, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MSF, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Loss of MSF mental health carers from Nauru heightens fears for children

Doctors Without Borders staff at a display tent during Nauru’s 50th independence celebrations in January. Image: MSF Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Health and human rights advocates fear the mental ill-health of refugees on Nauru could worsen following the Pacific government’s move to scrap a vital support service. Doctors Without Borders (MSF – Médecins Sans Frontières) […]

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Refugees, journalist detention in Nauru ‘overshadow Pacific issues’

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Asylum Seekers, Barbara Dreaver, Climate, Climate Change, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific issues, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports, Text  /  Comments Off on Refugees, journalist detention in Nauru ‘overshadow Pacific issues’

Support was widespread for journalist Barbara Dreaver’s detention at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru earlier this month. But, reports Maxine Jacobs for Asia Pacific Journalism, some commentators argue journalists should abide by their host nation’s reporting regulations and the Nauru refugee crisis is not as important to Pacific nations as it is to New […]

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Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Child rights, children, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Manus Island, Migration, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political asylum, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific, United Nations, Youth  /  Comments Off on Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

Children outside RPC3 tents in Nauru … situation “untenable”. Image: Refugee Action Coalition/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific A legal advocacy group has told the UN Human Rights Council that more than 100 asylum seeker and refugee children are living without hope on Nauru. The Human Rights Law Centre addressed the latest council session in Geneva. […]

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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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Nauru authorities detain TVNZ Pacific reporter for interviewing refugee

By   /  September 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Censorship, Evening Report, Featured, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru Agreement, Nauru detention centre, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Television  /  Comments Off on Nauru authorities detain TVNZ Pacific reporter for interviewing refugee

TVNZ’s Barbara Dreaver … a respected Pacific correspondent who has reported the region for many years. Image: TVNZ screenshot By RNZ Pacific New Zealand journalist Barbara Dreaver has been detained by authorities in Nauru while covering the Pacific Islands Forum summit, reports Television New Zealand. TVNZ said Dreaver was conducting an interview with a refugee […]

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Dan McGarry: Fighting for media freedom and truth in the Pacific

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, China, Evening Report, Featured, Justice, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific journalism, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peace Ark, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Dan McGarry: Fighting for media freedom and truth in the Pacific

When the host country Nauru banned the pool broadcaster, ABC, from the Pacific Islands summit set for next month, it was condemned widely for an attack on freedom on the media. Lee Duffield recently paid a visit to Dan McGarry, media director of the Vanuatu Daily Post, who took a lead, declaring his outlet would […]

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Erin Harris: Nauru appeal court move denies justice for refugees

By   /  April 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Detainees, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Health services, Jacinda Ardern, Justice, Legal aid, Migrants, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political asylum, Political lawsuits, Politics, Refugees, Reports, Research, Security  /  Comments Off on Erin Harris: Nauru appeal court move denies justice for refugees

The Australian High Court building in Canberra. Image: Bentley Smith/Flickr/The Interpreter BRIEFING: By Erin Harris The decision to terminate a long-standing arrangement that saw the Australian High Court act as a partial appellate court for Nauru, as reported last week, has heightened concerns about Nauru’s appropriateness as a venue for an Australian immigration detention centre. […]

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Tributes flow for NZ’s Arab Spring journalist Yasmine Ryan

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Algerian refugees, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arab Spring, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Human rights journalism, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Obituary, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Tributes flow for NZ’s Arab Spring journalist Yasmine Ryan

Yasmine Ryan … a “global” freelance journalist who died tragically in Turkey last month. Image: PMW Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk New Zealand journalist Yasmine Ryan, credited with being the first reporter writing in English about the Arab Spring from her base in Tunisia, has been farewelled at a funeral held in Auckland today, reports Stuff. […]

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NZ urgently needs to take more Rohingya refugees

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Asylum Seekers, Brunei, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Killings, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Muslim, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports, Rohingya  /  Comments Off on NZ urgently needs to take more Rohingya refugees

Protests against the Rohingya “genocide” have spread globally. With more than 1 million Ronhinga refugees in Bangladash, the authors argue that New Zealand needs to act now and take in more. Image: Clickittefaq OPINION: By Sharon Harvey and Sorowar Chowdhury The plight of the Rohingya people has hit the international headlines again. Following the August […]

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Chris Trotter: Catastrophic loss of trust over Canberra’s Manus provocation

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Detention Centres, Disinformation, Evening Report, Fake news, Human Rights, Indigenous, Manus Island, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter Dutton, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Chris Trotter: Catastrophic loss of trust over Canberra’s Manus provocation

OPINION: By Chris Trotter You have to go a long way to find anything remotely resembling Australia’s current treatment of New Zealand. For a supposedly friendly government to deliberately inject inflammatory disinformation into the political bloodstream of its supposedly closest neighbour is an extraordinarily provocative act. Not quite an act of war, but the sort […]

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Murray Horton: Root causes of ‘Pacific’ refugee crisis need to be sorted

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Aotearoa Independence Movement, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Murray Horton, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Supreme Court, Refugees, Reports, state terrorism, Supreme Court  /  Comments Off on Murray Horton: Root causes of ‘Pacific’ refugee crisis need to be sorted

Papua New Guinea immigration officials last week started dismantling parts of a prison camp housing hundreds of defiant refugees as an evacuation deadline loomed yesterday. Video: Al Jazeera OPINION: By Murray Horton of the Aotearoa Independence Movement Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is to be congratulated for trying to do the decent thing by, in her […]

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NZ protesters lock gates of Australian High Commission in Manus protest

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on NZ protesters lock gates of Australian High Commission in Manus protest

The squalor faced by Manus Island refugees in Papua New Guinea. TRT video Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk New Zealand activists have chained themselves to the gates of the Australian High Commission in Wellington while Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has reaffirmed the country’s offer to take some of the refugees and asylum-seekers from Manus Island in […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Has Jacinda Ardern failed her first international test of leadership?

By   /  November 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Bryce Edwards, Detention Centres, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Human Rights, Human trafficking, Immigration, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Pacific Region  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Has Jacinda Ardern failed her first international test of leadership?

Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Has Jacinda Ardern failed her first international test of leadership? Dr Bryce Edwards. Is our new government doing enough about the Manus refugee crisis? Well, it’s hardly doing anything. Instead of putting pressure on the Australian Government to allow New Zealand to take refugees from Manus Island, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern […]

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PNG immigration officials whisk Iranian refugee away from media

By   /  February 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Deportation, deported, Evening Report, Fiji, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on PNG immigration officials whisk Iranian refugee away from media

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Freddy Mou in Port Moresby The deported Iranian refugee who arrived in Port Moresby today from Fiji, Loghman Sawari, was whisked away by heavy handed immigration officers in a getaway vehicle at Jacksons International Airport this afternoon. They avoided the media crews who had been waiting there […]

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Iranian refugee in custody in Fiji, faces deportation back to PNG

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Iranian refugee in custody in Fiji, faces deportation back to PNG

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz This photo of Sawari was taken outside the Jacks of Fiji store in Nadi. Image: Behrouz Boochani/Fiji Newswire Loghman Sawari, the Iranian national seeking asylum in Fiji, was taken into custody today and transported to Nadi International Airport where he faces deportation back to Papua New Guinea. Sawari […]

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