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Media prize a ‘defeat’ for Australian refugee censorship, says author

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Behrouz Boochani, Detention Centres, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, Justice, KB, Manus Island, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru detention centre, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugee Crisis, Refugees, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Media prize a ‘defeat’ for Australian refugee censorship, says author

Behrouz Boochani … Australian government used “systematic censorship” to control refugee information. Image: Hoda Afshar/Behrouz Boochani/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific A refugee journalist detained on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island says winning an Italian award for investigative journalism could end censorship of offshore detention in the Australian media. Behrouz Boochani, who has made a documentary […]

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Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Child rights, children, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Manus Island, Migration, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political asylum, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific, United Nations, Youth  /  Comments Off on Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

Children outside RPC3 tents in Nauru … situation “untenable”. Image: Refugee Action Coalition/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific A legal advocacy group has told the UN Human Rights Council that more than 100 asylum seeker and refugee children are living without hope on Nauru. The Human Rights Law Centre addressed the latest council session in Geneva. […]

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NZ offer still open for taking 150 refugees, says PM Ardern

By   /  September 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, children, Detention, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on NZ offer still open for taking 150 refugees, says PM Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern talking to the media at Auckland University of Technology yesterday. Image: Rahul Bhattarai/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai in Auckland New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has reaffirmed her country’s offer to take 150 refugees from Nauru and Manus Island shortly before she attends the Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ summit next week. New […]

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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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Erin Harris: Nauru appeal court move denies justice for refugees

By   /  April 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Detainees, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Health services, Jacinda Ardern, Justice, Legal aid, Migrants, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political asylum, Political lawsuits, Politics, Refugees, Reports, Research, Security  /  Comments Off on Erin Harris: Nauru appeal court move denies justice for refugees

The Australian High Court building in Canberra. Image: Bentley Smith/Flickr/The Interpreter BRIEFING: By Erin Harris The decision to terminate a long-standing arrangement that saw the Australian High Court act as a partial appellate court for Nauru, as reported last week, has heightened concerns about Nauru’s appropriateness as a venue for an Australian immigration detention centre. […]

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Journalism educators protest over ‘targeting’ of Boochani on Manus

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Behrouz Boochani, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Human Rights, journalism, Manus Island, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Journalism educators protest over ‘targeting’ of Boochani on Manus

Manus Island was the unique setting for this Sydney Film Festival documentary collaboration between Iranian-Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani and a Dutch filmmaker using footage shot on a mobile phone. Video: Sydfilmfest Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) has expressed its deep concern about reports that Behrouz Boochani, an […]

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IFJ blasts ‘press freedom attack’ on Iranian-Kurdish journalist in PNG

By   /  November 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, arrests, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Detention, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Global, Human Rights, Journalist safety, Journalists, Manus Island, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on IFJ blasts ‘press freedom attack’ on Iranian-Kurdish journalist in PNG

Two PNG police officers led away Behrouz Boochani in handcuffs on Manus Island earlier today. Image: Aziz58825713/Twitter Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) in condemning the reported arrest of Iranian-Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani by Papua New Guinea police earlier today. The IFJ […]

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Chris Trotter: Catastrophic loss of trust over Canberra’s Manus provocation

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Detention Centres, Disinformation, Evening Report, Fake news, Human Rights, Indigenous, Manus Island, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter Dutton, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Chris Trotter: Catastrophic loss of trust over Canberra’s Manus provocation

OPINION: By Chris Trotter You have to go a long way to find anything remotely resembling Australia’s current treatment of New Zealand. For a supposedly friendly government to deliberately inject inflammatory disinformation into the political bloodstream of its supposedly closest neighbour is an extraordinarily provocative act. Not quite an act of war, but the sort […]

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Murray Horton: Root causes of ‘Pacific’ refugee crisis need to be sorted

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Aotearoa Independence Movement, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Murray Horton, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Supreme Court, Refugees, Reports, state terrorism, Supreme Court  /  Comments Off on Murray Horton: Root causes of ‘Pacific’ refugee crisis need to be sorted

Papua New Guinea immigration officials last week started dismantling parts of a prison camp housing hundreds of defiant refugees as an evacuation deadline loomed yesterday. Video: Al Jazeera OPINION: By Murray Horton of the Aotearoa Independence Movement Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is to be congratulated for trying to do the decent thing by, in her […]

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NZ protesters lock gates of Australian High Commission in Manus protest

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on NZ protesters lock gates of Australian High Commission in Manus protest

The squalor faced by Manus Island refugees in Papua New Guinea. TRT video Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk New Zealand activists have chained themselves to the gates of the Australian High Commission in Wellington while Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has reaffirmed the country’s offer to take some of the refugees and asylum-seekers from Manus Island in […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Has Jacinda Ardern failed her first international test of leadership?

By   /  November 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Bryce Edwards, Detention Centres, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Human Rights, Human trafficking, Immigration, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Pacific Region  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Has Jacinda Ardern failed her first international test of leadership?

Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Has Jacinda Ardern failed her first international test of leadership? Dr Bryce Edwards. Is our new government doing enough about the Manus refugee crisis? Well, it’s hardly doing anything. Instead of putting pressure on the Australian Government to allow New Zealand to take refugees from Manus Island, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern […]

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Trump slams ‘dumb’ Obama Pacific refugee deal with Australia

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru detention centre, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports, United States  /  Comments Off on Trump slams ‘dumb’ Obama Pacific refugee deal with Australia

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull sidesteps questions about his reported tense phone conversation with US President Donald Trump. Turnbull adds that he stands up for the Australian people. Video: Fuzion Indigo By Cristiano Lima President Donald Trump has criticised a deal by the Obama administration to take in […]

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Fiji authorities unaware as Iranian refugee slips into Nadi

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Iran, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji authorities unaware as Iranian refugee slips into Nadi

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz This photo of Sawari was taken outside the Jacks of Fiji store in Nadi. Image: Behrouz Boochani/Fiji Newswire An Iranian national slipped into Fiji using false documents last week and is seeking asylum after being a refugee on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea for more than three […]

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Audit finds Canberra spent $1b on offshore detention without authorisation

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Audit, Contracts, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Audit finds Canberra spent $1b on offshore detention without authorisation

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Asylum seekers housed in Delta compound look on from behind a fence as a court appointed party inspects the Manus Island detention centre in 2014. Image: SBS/AAP By Kerrie Armstrong An independent audit has slammed the Australian Department of Immigration’s running of the Nauru and Manus Island detention […]

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