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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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Boe climate and security pact big step forward, but lacks a gender drive

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Boe Declaration, Climate, Climate gender, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Global Warming, History, Human Rights, Images, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, natural disaster, natural disasters, New Zealand, Oxfam, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Science-Technology, Security, Text, Tsunami  /  Comments Off on Boe climate and security pact big step forward, but lacks a gender drive

The major item on the agenda at last week’s Pacific Islands Forum was climate change. However, a gender gap appears to be at play within climate change itself. Jessica Marshall reports for Asia Pacific Journalism. The content of the Boe Declaration, signed at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru earlier this month, is not widely […]

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Oil victory thanks to NZ ‘people power’, says Greenpeace chief

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, French secret agents, Global, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Oil and gas, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, People Power, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Protests, rainbow warrior, Reports, Text, Video  /  Comments Off on Oil victory thanks to NZ ‘people power’, says Greenpeace chief

The Greenpeace environmental flagship Rainbow Warrior 3 in Auckland on the first leg of its seven-week “Making Oil History” tour. Image: Del Abcede/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman praised the “people power” that gained an important victory in the “oil war” when the Rainbow Warrior docked in Auckland yesterday for a week-long […]

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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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Joanne Wallis: Australia needs to sing from same song sheet as Pacific

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Biketawa Declaration, Boe Declaration, Climate, Environment, Environmental security, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Labour, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru human rights, Opinion, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Joanne Wallis: Australia needs to sing from same song sheet as Pacific

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne … hamstrung at the PIF summit in Nauru this week by Australia’s hypocritical policies. Image: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat By Joanne Wallis in Nauru Australia’s new Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne probably envied New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s welcome at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ meeting in […]

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Climate change tops action at Forum in spite of Canberra’s resistance

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Labour, Labour mobility, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru human rights, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Climate change tops action at Forum in spite of Canberra’s resistance

Nauru … host nation of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum leaders summit. Image: John Pulu/Tagata Pasifika Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Climate change, labour mobility and West Papua are some of the issues that Vanuatu played a key part in discussions during this week’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders summit meeting in Nauru. Foreign Affairs Minister Ralph […]

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NZ welcomes new Boe Pacific security plus climate declaration

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Boe Declaration, Climate, cybercrime, cybersecurity, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific security, PMC Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security, Transnational crime  /  Comments Off on NZ welcomes new Boe Pacific security plus climate declaration

By RNZ Pacific New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is describing the newly signed Boe Declaration as the most significant statement on regional security by Pacific leaders in a generation. “All Pacific leaders recognise the security issues we face in our region are ever-changing. The Pacific is also becoming increasingly complex and crowded,” Ardern said. […]

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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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From rags to riches to rags again – the Forum’s hidden cost for Nauru

By   /  September 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, British Phosphate Commission, children, Climate, Development, diabetes, Environment, Erosion, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru Agreement, Nauru detention centre, New Zealand, Obesity, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Phosphate, Phosphate mining, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on From rags to riches to rags again – the Forum’s hidden cost for Nauru

A child in Australia’s Nauru detention centre. Image: SBS/World Vision ANALYSIS: By Dr Crosbie Walsh Nauru hosts the Pacific Islands Forum — whose membership includes Australia, New Zealand and 16 Pacific Islands nations — from today until Wednesday when lofty ideas may help soften present realities. The island, 56km south of the Equator and thousands […]

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Gallery: Climate change, disasters spark Indonesian-NZ research publication

By   /  September 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate research, Disasters, Education, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Gallery, Indonesia, Maritime disasters, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Publishing, Reports, Research, Research journals, Rising sea level  /  Comments Off on Gallery: Climate change, disasters spark Indonesian-NZ research publication

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk AUT Indonesia Centre director Lester Finch and Auckland Indonesia Community representative Maman Baboe spoke strongly last night in support of Indonesian and New Zealand collaborative ventures such as the “Disasters, Cyclones and Communication” edition of Pacific Journalism Review, the first such joint media publication. The Yoyakarta-based Center for Southeast Asian Social […]

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Life on Fiji’s Rabi Island – simple, peaceful and full of smiles

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Banaba, Banabans, Bearing Witness, Climate, Environment, Evening Report, Fiji, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Rabi Island, Reports  /  Comments Off on Life on Fiji’s Rabi Island – simple, peaceful and full of smiles

Hele Ikimotu’s “peace in Rabi” video reflections. Video: Pacific Media Centre By Hele Ikimotu on Rabi Island, Fiji Our trip to Rabi was a long journey, first starting with a bus ride from Suva, driving straight onto a ferry in Natovi and arriving in Nabouwalu. That trip alone was about seven to eight hours. From […]

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Fiji’s provident fund frees up $5.3m for natural disaster assistance

By   /  April 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Cyclone Josie, cyclone keni, Cyclones, Development, Disasters, Environment, Evening Report, Fiji, Fiji National Provident Fund, FNPF, Kadavu, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, savings, Self Determination, Weather  /  Comments Off on Fiji’s provident fund frees up $5.3m for natural disaster assistance

A spate of tropical cyclones has hit Fiji and other Pacific Islands in the past few months, causing widespread damage and flooding in low-lying areas. Image: Dept of Information/Wansolwara By Wansolwara News staff The Fiji National Provident Fund has released $5.33 million in flood assistance funds to 6351 members in the aftermath of two recently […]

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USP students raise Pacific climate change awareness using cellphones

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Education, Environment, ePOP, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific youth, PMC Reportage, Reports, Smartphones, Youth, Youth storytelling  /  Comments Off on USP students raise Pacific climate change awareness using cellphones

Bearing Witness talks to ePOP climate change video makers. Video: Pacific Media Centre By Hele Ikimotu with visuals by Blessen Tom in Suva Ten students from the University of the South Pacific have captured the effects of climate change on their smartphone devices. The task was organised through an eParticipatory Observers Project (ePOP) workshop last […]

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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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Solar panels the way to go for Pacific, says USP physics academic

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Environment, Evening Report, Fiji, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, renewable energy, Reports, solar energy, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Development Goals, Technology, University of the South Pacific, USP  /  Comments Off on Solar panels the way to go for Pacific, says USP physics academic

The University of the South Pacific’s lower campus 45kw solar pv power system. Image: Hele Ikimotu/Bearing Witness By Hele Ikimotu in Suva Affordable energy enhances the livelihood of Pacific communities, says an associate professor in physics at the Fiji-based University of the South Pacific. Dr Atul Raturi presented a seminar as part of the Pacific […]

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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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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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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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