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Paga Hill iconic human rights film banned from PNG festival

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, DJF, Documentaries, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Human rights defenders, Human rights journalism, Indigenous, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG media, PNG Supreme Court, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Paga Hill iconic human rights film banned from PNG festival

A Frontline Insight item about Joe Moses and the Paga Hill struggle for justice in Papua New Guinea. Video: Reuters Foundation Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk An internationally acclaimed investigative documentary about Paga Hill community’s fight for justice from the illegal eviction and demolition of their homes in Papua New Guinea’s capital of Port Moresby has […]

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Indonesia arrests 67 Papuan students in Jayapura backing Vanuatu’s UN bid

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Evening Report, Featured, Fri West Papua, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reports, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence, Youth  /  Comments Off on Indonesia arrests 67 Papuan students in Jayapura backing Vanuatu’s UN bid

Arrested West Papuan students … backing Vanuatu’s bid for United Nations support for Papuan self-determination. Image: Voice WestPapuan By Benny Mawel in Jayapura Students from several tertiary institutions in the Papuan provincial capital of Jayapura have been holding actions to support efforts by Vanuatu and other Pacific countries to take the West Papua issue before […]

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Philippine protesters stage anti-martial law demos as Duterte trust plummets

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Civil Society, dictatorship, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Ferdinand Marcos, History, Human Rights, Martial Law, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Protests, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, War on drugs  /  Comments Off on Philippine protesters stage anti-martial law demos as Duterte trust plummets

Protesters mark the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law under Philippines dictator Marcos with demonstrations against President Duterte. Video: Rappler By Paterno Esmaquel II in Manila Protesters have staged the most widespread barrage of protests yesterday against President Rodrigo Duterte, as Filipinos marked the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law under […]

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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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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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Norwegian human rights activists call for action over Israeli ‘capture’ of ship

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Gaza, Gaza blockade, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, non violence, norway, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Peace and justice, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Norwegian human rights activists call for action over Israeli ‘capture’ of ship

Norwegian citizen Jan Petter Hammervold, 74, makes a ship-recorded plea before being seized by Israeli forces. He was ship’s cook on board Al Awda (The Return), is a board member of Ship to Gaza Norway and author of the book Fiskerne I Gaza (Gaza Fishers), about the 2018 Freedom Flotilla. New Zealander Mike Treen was […]

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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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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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Changing politics trigger predictions for Fiji’s first woman prime minister

By   /  March 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Democracy, Elections, Evening Report, Fiji, Fiji elections, Gender, Gender empowerment, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Changing politics trigger predictions for Fiji’s first woman prime minister

Lenora Qereqeretabua, 2018 National Federation Party’s provisional candidate Picture: http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=433103 Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Fiji might see its first woman prime minister after this year’s general election, predicts New Zealand-based political sociologist, Professor Steven Ratuva. Following in the tracks of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Prof Ratuva believes politics in Fiji was drifting away […]

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Philippine bishops call for vigilance amid ‘creeping dictatorship’

By   /  February 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bishops, Civil Society, Culture, Democracy, dictatorship, EDSA, Evening Report, Featured, Ferdinand Marcos, freedom of expression, Human Rights, Indigenous, Innovation, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, People Power, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Religion, Reports  /  Comments Off on Philippine bishops call for vigilance amid ‘creeping dictatorship’

By Paterno Esmaquel II in Manila Bishops have called for vigilance in the face of a “creeping dictatorship,” as the Philippines marked the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution yesterday – February 25. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David said Filipinos should “celebrate” and also “guard” the gift of democracy, which Filipinos gained after […]

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Richard McLeod: Make our voices known against the euthanasia bill

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, ACT, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Crime, David Seymour, End Of Life Choice Bill, Euthanasia, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Voluntary euthanasia  /  Comments Off on Richard McLeod: Make our voices known against the euthanasia bill

Voluntary euthanasia … deep concerns about what ACT leader David Seymour’s Bill could, if passed into law, mean for many vulnerable New Zealanders – “our elderly, our sick, our disabled, and our mentally unwell”. Image: NZ Catholic OPINION: By Richard McLeod Two years ago, the Parliamentary Health Select Committee investigating public attitudes to euthanasia and […]

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Why is Israel so afraid of 16-year-old Palestinian girl Ahed Tamimi?

By   /  January 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Armed police, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Evening Report, Featured, Global, History, Human Rights, Israel, Israeli occupation, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Palestine, PMC Reportage, Police, Reports, Youth  /  Comments Off on Why is Israel so afraid of 16-year-old Palestinian girl Ahed Tamimi?

OPINION: By Ariel Gold and Taylor Morley Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi was back in court last Thursday, with the judge ruling for the third time that her detention be extended – this time for another five days. Over the past week and a half, Ahed has been shuffled between numerous Israeli prisons and police stations. She […]

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Murray Horton: Independent foreign policy? Fine words, but not reality

By   /  December 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, AIM, Analysis-Reportage, Aotearoa Independence Movement, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Climate, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Foreign Policy, Global, Human Rights, independence, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Murray Horton, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, peace, Peace and justice, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Murray Horton: Independent foreign policy? Fine words, but not reality

OPINION: By Murray Horton The Aotearoa Independence Movement (AIM) congratulates Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for explicitly defying President Trump’s bullying in relation to New Zealand’s United Nations vote against the US declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. She went on to say that “New Zealand has, and always has had, an independent foreign policy“. Fine […]

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Students reject new Yogyakarta airport, condemn forced evictions

By   /  December 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Airports, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Aviation, Civil Society, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, protest, Reports, students, Yogyakarta  /  Comments Off on Students reject new Yogyakarta airport, condemn forced evictions

Students protest over the new Yogyakarta airport and forced evictions. Image: Detik.com News By Ristu Hanafi in Yogyakarta Protesters and students from Indonesia’s Alliance against the Kulon Progo Airport have again demonstrated in front of the PT Angkasa Pura (API) offices in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta. The action was marred by scuffles between […]

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Palestinian rally in Auckland supports ‘Day of Rage’ for free Jerusalem

By   /  December 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Democracy Now!, Diplomacy, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Jerusalem, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Palestine, Palestinian rights, PMC Reportage, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on Palestinian rally in Auckland supports ‘Day of Rage’ for free Jerusalem

As Palestinians protest against US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Democracy Now! profiles the issues. Video: Democracy Now! Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Nearly 400 Aucklanders, from a wide variety of backgrounds, joined in an impromptu rally and peaceful march today for a Free Jerusalem – “the […]

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Indonesia must step up focus on human rights, says Amnesty

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Civil Society, Evening Report, Human Rights, Indonesia, Injustice, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesia must step up focus on human rights, says Amnesty

The 500th Kamisan protest across the Presidential Palace last month. The silent protest, or the black umbrella protest, which came to be known as Kamisan protest held by victims of human rights violations. Image: Yudha Baskoro/Jakarta Globe By Sheany in Jakarta With its official launch in the country set for today, Amnesty International Indonesia has […]

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42 years after Timor-Leste’s declared independence, a democracy plea

By   /  November 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Democracy, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Political Stability, Politics, Reports, Social justice, Timor-Leste, Timor-Leste resistance  /  Comments Off on 42 years after Timor-Leste’s declared independence, a democracy plea

ETAN members at the time of the award of the Order of Timor-Leste, the country’s highest honour, in 2012: John M. Miller (second from right), and Charles Scheiner (right), with other special awardees Father Domingos Morato da Cunha (left) and Father Reinaldo Cardoso at the presidential ceremony. Image: ETAN OPINION: Open letter by Charles Scheiner, […]

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Thousands march against Duterte’s war on drugs, ‘violence culture’

By   /  February 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Cardinal Luis Tagle, Catholic, Catholic Bishops Conference, Catholic Church, Civil Society, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Religion, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Walk for Life  /  Comments Off on Thousands march against Duterte’s war on drugs, ‘violence culture’

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Thousands of Catholics “Walk for Life” in Manila to protest against the drug-related killings under President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. Video: Papua New Guinea’s EMTV Thousands of Catholic faithful gathered in the Philippine capital in a “show of force” today to protest against the extrajudicial killings in […]

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Vanuatu provident fund members’ savings ‘safe’ but improvements needed, says inquiry

By   /  February 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Commission of Inquiry, Evening Report, Featured, Inquiry, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Provident fund, Reports, Retirement, savings, Sustainability, Vanuatu, Vanuatu National Provident Fund, VNPF  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu provident fund members’ savings ‘safe’ but improvements needed, says inquiry

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The 127-page Vanuatu National Provident Fund report. Image: Vanuatu Daily Post By Jane Joshua in Port Vila The 27,400-plus members of the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) have been assured that their savings are safe, but the performance and situation of the fund must be improved without further […]

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