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40 luxury Maseratis for PNG, but little effort put into climate change

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Climate, Climate Action, Climate change resilience, Coal-fired plants, Development, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, Maserati, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on 40 luxury Maseratis for PNG, but little effort put into climate change

Papua New Guinea has shown unwavering commitment to next month’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit with its controversial purchase of 40 Maserati luxury sedans. While preparations for APEC take priority, climate change plans are in crisis, reports Pauline Mago-King of Asia-Pacific Journalism. Early in March, Papua New Guinea began its chairmanship of next month’s Asia Pacific […]

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‘Most important years in history’ – last chance over climate, says UN report

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate change resilience, Climate policy, Editor's Picks, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Forests, Global, History, Human Rights, Innovation, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Real climate action, Reports, Self Determination, UN, United Nations  /  Comments Off on ‘Most important years in history’ – last chance over climate, says UN report

Warming beyond 1.5C will unleash a frightening set of consequences and scientists say only a global transformation, beginning now, can avoid it. Climate Home News reviews the warnings in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change research report released yesterday. Only the remaking of the human world in a generation can now prevent serious, far […]

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Climate change advocacy calls for more ‘action’ response to Ardern’s UN plea

By   /  October 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Global Warming, Green Fund, Human Rights, Jacinda Ardern, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific climate, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Sustainability, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Climate change advocacy calls for more ‘action’ response to Ardern’s UN plea

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently addressed the UN General Assembly about the reality of climate change in the Pacific, and the threat inaction holds for the island nations. Maxine Jacobs reports for Asia Pacific Journalism that while climate and energy commentators welcome her leadership, they call for an even stronger “action” approach. New Zealand Prime […]

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Listen to Pacific ‘voices’ or climate will spark conflict, say advocates

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Human Rights, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate policy, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, Identity, Indigenous, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, NCPACS, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Toda Peace Institute, Tuvalu, Vanua  /  Comments Off on Listen to Pacific ‘voices’ or climate will spark conflict, say advocates

Policy makers, academics and NGO representatives discussed the urgent issue of climate change in the Pacific, where many communities have been forced to relocate. However, Michael Andrew of Asia Pacific Report, found that participants in last weekend’s workshop believe the Pacific voices of those most affected must be heard if conflict is to be avoided. […]

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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 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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Pacific student uncertainties over climate impact outweighs Fiji poll

By   /  September 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Climate, Climate Action, Climate community, Climate Journalism, Climate policy, COP23, Elections, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, Youth, Youth ambassador  /  Comments Off on Pacific student uncertainties over climate impact outweighs Fiji poll

Final year University of the South Pacific student journalist Elizabeth Osifelo, from the Solomon Islands, has witnessed the rise in sea level each time she travels home from Suva. Image: PIFS/Wansolwara Climate change issues seem to loom larger than the impending Fiji general election in the minds of University of the South Pacific students. Pacific […]

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USP celebrates 50 years and leads research action on climate change

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Education, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, media education, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, PACE-SD, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Real climate action, Reports, Research, University media, University of the South Pacific, USP, Video  /  Comments Off on USP celebrates 50 years and leads research action on climate change

Bearing Witness crew Blessen Tom and Hele Ikimotu’s video story of USP’s ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations and climate change. Video: AUT Pacific Media Centre By Hele Ikimotu with visuals by Blessen Tom in Suva This year, the University of the South Pacific is celebrating 50 years since its opening in Fiji in  1968. The university’s […]

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Bearing Witness students win big at AUT communications studies awards

By   /  April 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Auckland University of Technology, AUT, Awards, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, School of Communication Studies, USP  /  Comments Off on Bearing Witness students win big at AUT communications studies awards

Spasifik Magazine’s Laumata Lauano (from left) with winners Julie Cleaver, Kendall Hutt, and Pacific Media Centre’s chair Associate Professor Camille Nakhid and Storyboard donor Professor David Robie (rear) at last night’s AUT communication studies awards. Image: Del Abcede/PMC By Jean Bell in Auckland Bearing Witness climate change project students won big last night at the […]

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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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Tide of Change – documentary by USP students explores climate action

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Culture, Documentaries, Documentary, Evening Report, Fiji, Human Rights, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rising sea level, Self Determination, Squatters, Student journalists, University of the South Pacific, USP  /  Comments Off on Tide of Change – documentary by USP students explores climate action

The Tide of Change climate adaptation documentary by university of the South Pacific student journalists. Video: Wansolwara Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The people of Natawaru Settlement in Fiji have seen their humble livelihoods grow more precarious as the effects of climate change take their toll. From rising seas, depleted fish stocks and rising temperatures, the […]

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Asia-Pacific media must ‘empower people’ on climate action, says PMC

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Center for Southeast Asian Social Sciences, CESASS, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, David Robie, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Indonesia, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Television, UGM, Universitas Gadjah Mada  /  Comments Off on Asia-Pacific media must ‘empower people’ on climate action, says PMC

Apriline Widani of the Centre for Southeast Asia Social Studies (CESASS) at the Universitas Gadjah Mada talks to the Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie about climate change, the media and the Bearing Witness project in Fiji. Video: CESASS Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk News media need to empower people over climate change and to […]

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Fiji climate lead challenged Western consultants’ influence before losing job

By   /  March 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate communication, Climate Finance, Climate Journalism, COP23, COP24, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Nazhat Shameem Khan, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Qorvis, Reports, Security, Talanoa, Voreqe Bainimarama  /  Comments Off on Fiji climate lead challenged Western consultants’ influence before losing job

ANALYSIS: By Megan Darby, deputy editor of Climate Change News Fiji’s presidency of the United Nations climate talks was an unprecedented opportunity for the Pacific island state to make its mark internationally. But the sudden removal of chief climate negotiator Nazhat Shameem Khan last month, despite praise for her leadership, revealed a rift between the […]

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Tuila’epa calls for urgent action over climate change for Pacific survival

By   /  February 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, Evening Report, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, Samoa, Science-Technology, Security, Self Determination, SPREP, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, Victoria University  /  Comments Off on Tuila’epa calls for urgent action over climate change for Pacific survival

By Nanette Woonton at Te Papa The stark realities of climate change were laid bare at the opening of the Pacific Ocean, Pacific Climate Conference in Wellington last week. Calls from the Prime Minister of Samoa for urgent action were made as climate change is put under the microscope during the conference. Coordinated by the […]

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Tongan churches failing to provide climate leadership, says researcher

By   /  February 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate communication, Climate community, Disasters, Environment, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018, Pacific Conference of Churches, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Religion, Reports, Research, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Tongan churches failing to provide climate leadership, says researcher

By Philip Cass of Kaniva News Tonga’s churches are failing to provide leadership over climate change and it is up to young people to join with church goers to take action, according to research by an Anglican priest. Speaking at last week’s Pacific Ocean Climate Change conference in Wellington, Fr Laiseni Fanon Charisma Liava‘a said […]

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More frontline research ‘by Pacific for Pacific’ plea at climate summit

By   /  February 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate research, Culture, Editor's Picks, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Gender, Guam, Hawai'i, Indigenous, Justice, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific climate, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018, Pacific Climate Warriors, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Religion, Reports, Research, Self Determination, Tonga, Tuvalu  /  Comments Off on More frontline research ‘by Pacific for Pacific’ plea at climate summit

Trailer for the controversial climate change documentary Anote’s Ark – former Kiribati President Anote Tong opened the first Pacific Climate Change Conference in Wellington in 2016. By David Robie at Te Papa A recent Andy Marlette cartoon published by the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon, depicted a bathtub-looking Noah’s Ark with a couple of stony-faced […]

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Juffa blasts PNG resources ‘sell out’ but tells of Managalas hope

By   /  February 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate Action, Climate Change, Evening Report, Featured, Forests, Gary Juffa, Human Rights, Indigenous, logging, Logging companies, Mangalas, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Rainforests, Reports, Sustainability, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Juffa blasts PNG resources ‘sell out’ but tells of Managalas hope

Rapacious logging cartels feature in PNG’s Northern Province Governor Gary Juffa’s speech. Video: Café Pacific By David Robie at Te Papa Northern Province Governor Gary Juffa made a blistering attack on politicians who are “selling out” Papua New Guinea to foreign cartels with an open door policy over extraction industries, but offered some good news […]

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Tuila’epa to open high-powered Pacific climate conference

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Climate Journalism, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Kiribati, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Samoa  /  Comments Off on Tuila’epa to open high-powered Pacific climate conference

Trailer for the controversial climate change documentary Anote’s Ark – former Kiribati President Anote Tong opened the previous Pacific Climate Change Conference in Wellington in 2016. Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Samoan Prime Minister and climate change action advocate Tuila’epa Dr Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is among the high-profile experts presenting at the Pacific Climate Change Conference this […]

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A timely climate media strategy to empower citizens

By   /  February 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate crisis, Climate Journalism, Climate research, Development, Editor's Picks, Environment, Environmental Journalism, Evening Report, Forests, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Reviews  /  Comments Off on A timely climate media strategy to empower citizens

BOOKS: By David Robie, editor of Pacific Journalism Review At the time of reviewing this important and timely book, Hurricane Irma had just ripped a trail of unprecedented destruction from Antigua, Barbuda and Saint Barthélemy in the eastern Caribbean to Florida with at least 81 deaths. Florida involved one of the largest mass evacuations in […]

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Strong leadership needed to drive COP Pacific climate goals, says Greenpeace

By   /  November 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Opinion, Pacific climate, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Real climate action, Reports, Talanoa, UNICEF  /  Comments Off on Strong leadership needed to drive COP Pacific climate goals, says Greenpeace

“Together, we must take action to protect our world” – Shalvi Shakshi’s inspirational climate story. Video: UNICEF Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Greenpeace has called for climate leadership to emerge from the Pacific COP, saying leaders must listen to the need for urgency and transform their energy and land-use systems. The Trump administration failed to stop […]

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