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Labour rally in Jakarta, Fiji march highlight global human rights issues

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CNN Indonesia, Corruption, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Human Rights Day, Indonesia, Justice, KB, KB, Labour, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Labour rally in Jakarta, Fiji march highlight global human rights issues

How UN agencies strive to put human rights at the centre of their work. Video: UN Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Hundreds of workers from the Confederation of United Indonesian Workers (KPBI) held a protest march at the weekend in the capital of Jakarta and Fiji’s Coalition on Human Rights staged a march today to commemorate […]

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Former PM Sir Mekere blasts ‘lavish staging’ and ‘ridicule’ of APEC

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Diplomacy, DJF, Economics, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, PMC Reportage, Polio, Politics, protest, Reports, Sir Mekere Morauta, Winston Peters  /  Comments Off on Former PM Sir Mekere blasts ‘lavish staging’ and ‘ridicule’ of APEC

NZ Foreign Minister Winston Peters announces a K22 million (NZ$10 million) aid project to help polio vaccination for Papua New Guineans at the St John Ambulance Operations Centre in Port Moresby. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A former prime minister has accused Papua New Guinea’s current leader Peter O’Neill of exposing the country […]

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Tahiti’s Salmon fined for defaming president with ‘vote buying’ claim

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Abuse of public funds, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Lawsuit, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Tahiti  /  Comments Off on Tahiti’s Salmon fined for defaming president with ‘vote buying’ claim

Tahiti President Edouard Fritch wins election defamation case against rival … awarded US$2000 pay out in damages. Image: French Polynesia govt By RNZ Pacific A senior French Polynesian politician has been fined for defaming the president Edouard Fritch during the election campaign in April. The criminal court in Tahiti found the Territorial Assembly leader of […]

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Nauru media ban on ABC targets Australian detention centre gag

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, ABC, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Corruption, Detention Centres, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media ban, Media Freedom, Media gag, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Nauru media ban on ABC targets Australian detention centre gag

There has been much wringing of hands over Nauru’s ban on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for next month’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ summit. But, reports Sri Krishnamurthi of Asia Pacific Journalism, even more perplexing is Canberra’s relative silence. MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ

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Former Speaker sentenced to 15 years in prison in Indonesia’s e-ID graft case

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Corruption, Crime, Digital challenges, Digital data, Evening Report, Identity, Indonesia, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Former Speaker sentenced to 15 years in prison in Indonesia’s e-ID graft case

Former Speaker Setya Novanto (left) attending a hearing at the Jakarta Corruption Court. Image: Dhoni Setiawan/Jakarta Post By Kharishar Kahfi in Jakarta The Jakarta Corruption Court judges today sentenced former House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of graft. Reading out the court’s verdict, presiding judge Yanto […]

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Watchdog role of media highlighted in USP journalism talk

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Democracy, Evening Report, journalism, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Solomon Islands, University of the South Pacific, USP, Watchdogs  /  Comments Off on Watchdog role of media highlighted in USP journalism talk

Dr Shailendra Singh … “news media is an important and a crucial pillar of democracy.” Image: Solomon Star By Ronald Tito’ona in Honiara Local journalists in the Solomon Islands have been again reminded of their watchdog role by keeping the government accountable in the fight against corruption. Head of the University of South Pacific journalism strand […]

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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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Tongan police charge Lord Tu’ivakanō with bribery in passport saga probe

By   /  March 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bribery, China, Corruption, Crime, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Lord Tu’ivakanō, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Money laundering, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, Passports, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Tonga, Tongan nobles, Tongan Reserve Bank  /  Comments Off on Tongan police charge Lord Tu’ivakanō with bribery in passport saga probe

By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News The king’s noble and former Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakanō has been charged with passport offences, money laundering and bribery. Police arrested the former Speaker of Parliament yesterday. “Lord Tu’ivakanō has been charged with numerous crimes, including making a false statement for the purpose of obtaining a passport, perjury, […]

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New PM Hou in Solomon Islands pledges to fight corruption

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rick Houenipwela, Solomon Islands  /  Comments Off on New PM Hou in Solomon Islands pledges to fight corruption

Prime Minister-elect Rick Hounipwela (left centre) with Acting Governor-General Ajilon Nasiu. Image: Lowen Sei/SIBC Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Members of Parliament today elected Rick Houenipwela, MP for Small Malaita, as Prime Minister of Solomon Islands in a 33-16 vote – and he pledged to fight corruption. John Moffat Fugui, MP for Central Honiara, was the […]

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Indonesia to probe murder ‘involving ex-president’ claim by former anti-graft head

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, Anti-graft, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Corruption, Crime, Evening Report, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesia to probe murder ‘involving ex-president’ claim by former anti-graft head

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Antasari Azhar attending a recent election debate in Jakarta. Image: Hafidz Mubarak/Antara By Ainur Rohmah in Jakarta Police will investigate the allegations made by a former head of an Indonesian anti-corruption body who has accused an ex-president of being involved in the […]

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Duma, Pok step aside in PNG’s Manumanu defence land probe

By   /  February 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Corruption, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Inquiry, Land deal, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Defence Force, Peter O'Neill, PMC Reportage, PNG Defence Force, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Duma, Pok step aside in PNG’s Manumanu defence land probe

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Heads roll and investigations begin over the Manumanu defence land deal. Video: EMTV By Gynnie Kero in Port Moresby Two Papua New Guinea cabinet ministers have stepped aside pending a Commission of Inquiry into the Manumanu defence ministry land deal in Central province. Public Enterprise and State Investment […]

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Peter S. Kinjap: Only a ‘scrub up’, fresh MPs can save PNG’s future

By   /  February 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cartoons, Civil Society, Corruption, Cyber-crime laws, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, General election, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, People's National Congress, PMC Reportage, PNC, Politics, Reports, SABL, Special Agriculture and Business Leases, Whistleblower law, whistleblowers  /  Comments Off on Peter S. Kinjap: Only a ‘scrub up’, fresh MPs can save PNG’s future

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz A cartoon about the lack of action in reversing the huge Special Agricultural and Business Leases (SABL) land grab, or to stop illegal logging in SABL areas. Cartoon: PNGExposed OPINION: By Peter S. Kinjap in Port Moresby. The current Papua New Guinea government is being accused of being […]

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Peter S. Kinjap: Only a ‘scrub up’, new MPs can save PNG’s future

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cartoons, Civil Society, Corruption, Cyber-crime laws, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, General election, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, People's National Congress, PMC Reportage, PNC, Politics, Reports, SABL, Special Agriculture and Business Leases, Whistleblower law, whistleblowers  /  Comments Off on Peter S. Kinjap: Only a ‘scrub up’, new MPs can save PNG’s future

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz A cartoon about the lack of action in reversing the huge Special Agricultural and Business Leases (SABL) land grab, or to stop illegal logging in SABL areas. Cartoon: PNGExposed OPINION: By Peter S. Kinjap in Port Moresby. The current Papua New Guinea government is being accused of being […]

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Transparency PNG chief condemns sacking of 9 whistleblowers

By   /  February 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Corruption, Evening Report, Fraud, governance, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Defence Force, Politics, Reports, TIPNG, Transparency International PNG, whistleblowers  /  Comments Off on Transparency PNG chief condemns sacking of 9 whistleblowers

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Reports of the sacking of nine civilian staff of Papua New Guinea’s Defence Department should be of concern to all public servants and the general public, says Transparency International PNG. “The nine staff reportedly spoke out about issues of maladministration, mismanagement and misappropriation within their department,” the corruption […]

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Parkop calls on PNG to use state veto power to revoke land leases

By   /  December 13, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Land rights, Lands Department, Lawsuit, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, NCD, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Powes Parkop, Reports  /  Comments Off on Parkop calls on PNG to use state veto power to revoke land leases

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Cedric Patjole in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea’s National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop is calling on the state to use its veto powers to revoke land leases given to private companies or individuals and return them for public use. Parkop said many of the ongoing court […]

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WJEC16: Student shootings in PNG, j-schools, corruption and climate change

By   /  December 12, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Evening Report, Human Rights, journalism, Journalism Education, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reports, Samoa, Student journalism, Vanuatu, WJEC16  /  Comments Off on WJEC16: Student shootings in PNG, j-schools, corruption and climate change

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Heavily armed Papua New Guinea police in camouflage fatigues confront students before opening fire on them on 8 June 2016. Image: PMC video The shootings of university students in Papua New Guinea in June, journalism education in the Pacific, climate change challenges in the Asia-Pacific region and corruption […]

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Indonesian anticorruption activist George Aditjondro dies in Palu

By   /  December 12, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Corruption, Evening Report, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Obituary, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesian anticorruption activist George Aditjondro dies in Palu

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz George Junus Aditjondro (right) … “His works and audacity to speak up put him into trouble several times.” . Image: Tribun Jogja/Hasan Sakri Ghazali/The Jakarta Post By Ruslan Sangadji in Jakarta Activist, researcher, scholar and former Tempo magazine journalist George Junus Aditjondro has died in Palu, Central Sulawesi. He […]

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Peter Solo Kinjap: Confronting corruption – know our rights and insist on them

By   /  December 8, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Corruption, Democracy, Evening Report, leadership, Leadership codes, Melanesian, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Public office, Reports, Western, westminster  /  Comments Off on Peter Solo Kinjap: Confronting corruption – know our rights and insist on them

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz OPINION: By Peter S. Kinjap in Port Moresby Many current Papua New Guinean parliamentarians are highly respected individuals in their own areas – successful in business, education or public service. With such backgrounds, they routinely attract great respect. This drives their popularity and ability to attract votes when […]

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Myanmar media chiefs detained over defamation

By   /  November 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Corruption, Defamation, Democracy, Evening Report, Global, Human Rights, Justice, Language, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Myanmar, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Social Media, Technology  /  Comments Off on Myanmar media chiefs detained over defamation

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Media monitors say Myanmar’s restrictive media laws raise concerns about press freedom under the government of Aung San Suu Kyi, who is well-known for advocating for democracy and human rights in the region. Video: Radio Free Asia The chief-executive and the chief-editor of Myanmar’s largest daily newspaper have […]

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