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Guide to making a submission on the Election Access Fund Bill

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Chlöe Swarbrick, Democracy, disabilities, Election Access Fund Bill, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, MIL NZ OSI, Mojo Mathers, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, submission, submission guide  /  Comments Off on Guide to making a submission on the Election Access Fund Bill

Source: Green Party Our democracy should be accessible for everyone. One of the fundamental things about civil society is that it’s supposed to be by the people, for the people. Currently, it’s harder than it should be for some people to take part. That’s where the Election Access Fund Bill comes in.  Make a submission […]

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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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Public broadcasting and an advocate’s ‘disaster readiness’ revival mission

By   /  April 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Better Public Media Trust, David Beatson, Democracy, Digital Media, Evening Report, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Listener, Online media, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Public broadcasting, Public Trust, Radio, Radio New Zealand, Reports, RNZ, Television  /  Comments Off on Public broadcasting and an advocate’s ‘disaster readiness’ revival mission

TRIBUTE: By Geoff Lealand in Auckland David Beatson, broadcaster, editor, journalist, public intellectual and media visionary, proposed a new, or renewed, role for New Zealand public broadcasting in anticipating and managing risk – such as natural disasters and technological crises, says an academic in his public tribute. Speaking at an inaugural memorial lecture in Ponsonby […]

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How Philippine state surveillance is used as a tool to silence critics

By   /  March 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Democracy, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Human Rights, Media, Media censorship, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, state surveillance, Surveillance  /  Comments Off on How Philippine state surveillance is used as a tool to silence critics

BRIEFING: Special report by Jodesz Gavilan and Sofia Tomacruz in Manila Human rights activists say that the conduct of both physical and communication surveillance is prone to abuse and is a violation of a citizen’s right to privacy. If left unchecked, it can lead to ‘far worse attacks.’ Human rights groups say the administrations of […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The logic of the Greens’ question-time giveaway

By   /  March 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis Assessment, Analysis-Reportage, Democracy, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, Media, Media Intelligence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News Media, NZ Politics, Pacific Region, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The logic of the Greens’ question-time giveaway

Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The logic of the Greens’ question-time giveaway Dr Bryce Edwards. Even many Green supporters are bewildered and unhappy about James Shaw’s announcement that the party has given away their allocation of parliamentary questions to National. On the face of it, this highly unusual decision to help the National Party looks mad, […]

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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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Marites Vitug: Duterte’s dangerously zero idea of independent journalism

By   /  March 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Censorship, Democracy, dictatorship, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Malacañang, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, Pia Rañada, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on Marites Vitug: Duterte’s dangerously zero idea of independent journalism

ANALYSIS: By Marites Dañguilan Vitug in Manila A year ago, the White House barred some members of the press from attending an informal briefing, a rarity in a country that was regarded as the beacon of democracy. Excluding reporters from The New York Times, CNN, Politico, BuzzFeed, and the Los Angeles Times – all accredited […]

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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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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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Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 7 November 2017

By   /  November 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Democracy, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Pacific Region  /  Comments Off on Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 7 November 2017

Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 7 November 2017 – Today’s content Editor’s Note: Here below is a list of the main issues currently under discussion in New Zealand and links to media coverage. The full text of these items are contained in the PDF file (click to download). The Beehive and Parliament Buildings. AUS-NZ […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: NZ’s radical new government of change

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Democracy, Elections, Evening Report, governance, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: NZ’s radical new government of change

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: NZ’s radical new government of change Dr Bryce Edwards. Could we be witnessing the beginning of a radical new time in New Zealand politics? The newly announced Labour-NZF-Greens coalition government is certainly starting out by making some rather radical statements and promises. The first radical declaration came […]

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Extremism and its discontents

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Democracy, Global Affairs, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Extremism and its discontents

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Extremism and its discontents Another scar on global democracy appeared recently, this time in Germany.It seems that the number of soldiers on duty with extremist political leanings has become a concern to the military leadership in that country. Soldiers were found openly possessing Nazi memorabilia. […]

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Bryce Edwards on Labour’s demographically challenging party list

By   /  May 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Democracy, Demographics, diversity, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Indepth, Labour, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards on Labour’s demographically challenging party list

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ New Zealand Labour Party leader, Andrew Little. Dr Bryce Edwards. Analysis by Dr Bryce Edwards – Labour’s demographically challenging party list Challenging demographic requirements in Labour played a part in causing this week’s difficulties with its party’s list.  Creating and announcing Labour’s party list for the 2017 election was clearly a challenging […]

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Families Before Dollars

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, BCIR, Conservative Party, Conservative Party News, Democracy, Easter, Families, Family, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Families Before Dollars

MIL OSI – Source: Conservative Party – Release/Statement Headline: Families Before Dollars by Leighton Baker: It is the Government’s role to protect its citizens’ life, freedoms, and property, and abdicating that role, by giving authority to individual councils in regards to trading hours, lets down those that need its protection. Whilst retailers complain that they […]

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Winston’s return to democracy welcomed! Pity it took over 6 years to get there!

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservative Party, Conservative Party News, Democracy, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Winston’s return to democracy welcomed! Pity it took over 6 years to get there!

MIL OSI – Source: Conservative Party – Release/Statement Headline: Winston’s return to democracy welcomed! Pity it took over 6 years to get there! by The Conservative Party wishes to congratulate Winston Peters for finally agreeing to honour the wishes of New Zealanders. Whilst the majority of New Zealand First MPs voted for the anti-smacking legislation, […]

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