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Pacific media freedom and news ‘black holes’ worsen for World Press Freedom Day

By   /  May 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Pacific media freedom and news ‘black holes’ worsen for World Press Freedom Day

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: World Press Freedom Day coverage on the Pacific Media Centre’s Asia Pacific Report. Image: PMC screenshot  By David Robie  While Pacific countries have got off rather lightly in a major global media freedom report last month with most named countries apparently “improving”, the reality on World […]

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How a US-backed coup attempt failed in Venezuela

By   /  May 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on How a US-backed coup attempt failed in Venezuela

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: [embedded content]How A US-Backed Coup Attempt Failed In Venezuela from Rising Up With Sonali on Vimeo.The Rising Up video on Venezuela. By Rising Up with SonaliA US-backed coup attempt in Venezuela has failed. On Tuesday April 30th, opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who has simply declared himself […]

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The Assange arrest – a warning from history for journalists

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on The Assange arrest – a warning from history for journalists

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London … an emblem of the times.Image: John.Pilger.com  By John Pilger in London THE GLIMPSE of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against […]

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Don’t despair about Notre Dame – a rebuilt cathedral could be just as wonderful

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Don’t despair about Notre Dame – a rebuilt cathedral could be just as wonderful

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: The moment the spire collapses while flames are burning the roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.Image: AG Photographs via Flickr By Claire Smith and Jordan Ralph A wonderful icon has been largely destroyed by fire. However, we should not despair. Part of the reason this loss […]

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Mike Treen: Stand up to Islamophobia – time to tell Trump-like demagogues to get lost!

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Mike Treen: Stand up to Islamophobia – time to tell Trump-like demagogues to get lost!

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: [embedded content]An eye witness on Strickland Street, Christchurch, saw one of the suspects being apprehended by New Zealand police after today’s attack on two mosques. She said police deliberately rammed the car. Video: RNZ By Mike Treen, national director of Unite Union After a beautiful day […]

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Venezuela under siege – some class reflections from Max Lane

By   /  February 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Venezuela under siege – some class reflections from Max Lane

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: Pro self-proclaimed “interim president” Guaido “Trumpeters” at a rally in Caracas. Image: TeleSUR By Max Lane IT IS necessary to understand that the conflict in Venezuela manifests a war between classes, not between factions of the one class, as in elections in “normal” bourgeois democracies.. The […]

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Timor-Leste Press Council condemns ‘crime’ against public broadcaster

By   /  February 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Timor-Leste Press Council condemns ‘crime’ against public broadcaster

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: Timor-Leste Press Council president Virgílio Guterres (second from right) addresses the media briefingat the council’s office in Dili. Image: TLPC From Pacific Media Watch in Dili Timor-Leste’s Press Council (TLPC) has strongly condemned political interference in the country’s public broadcasting service (RTTL) newsroom where political-appointed advisers […]

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Nationalist thugs attack Papuan pro-independence rally in Surabaya

By   /  December 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, DJF, Dr David Robie, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Nationalist thugs attack Papuan pro-independence rally in Surabaya

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: A bloodied Papuan student attacked during yesterday’s December 1 Free West Papua rallyin Surabaya, Indonesia. Image: Human rights sources From the Pacific Media Centre By Tony Firman of Tirto in Surabaya A protest action by the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) in Indonesia’s East Java provincial capital […]

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Paga Hill iconic human rights documentary banned from PNG festival

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, DJF, Dr David Robie, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Paga Hill iconic human rights documentary banned from PNG festival

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: Activist lawyer Jose Moses as he appears in a Frontline Insight item about the Paga Hill struggle for justicein Papua New Guinea. Video: Reuters Foundation By Pacific Media Watch An internationally acclaimed investigative documentary about Paga Hill community’s fight for justice from the illegal eviction and […]

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Nuclear free and independent Pacific – how the zone began 33 years ago and what now?

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Nuclear free and independent Pacific – how the zone began 33 years ago and what now?

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: [embedded content]  From Pacific Media Watch RADIO 531pi Breakfast Talanoa host Brian Sagala has talked about the Rarotonga Treaty with Cafe Pacific publisher David Robie. It was hugely significant for the Pacific. It was sort of like a threshold for the Pacific really standing up to […]

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‘Blacklisted’ Australian researcher detained in Indonesian airport

By   /  August 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on ‘Blacklisted’ Australian researcher detained in Indonesian airport

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: Researcher Belinda Lopez … detained by Indonesian authorities in Bali’s Denpasar airport.Image: Belinda Lopez/FB From Pacific Media Watch AN Australian-based doctoral media researcher says she has been “blacklisted” by Indonesian authorities and refused entry to the country while embarking on a holiday in Bali. Belinda Lopez, […]

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Contrasting accounts of Indonesian genocide and betrayal in West Papua

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Contrasting accounts of Indonesian genocide and betrayal in West Papua

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: A local chief in red sunglasses and bra talks to his people about the dangersof Indonesian administration plans for Okika region. Image: Peter Bang BOOK REVIEW:By David Robie TWO damning and contrasting books about Indonesian colonialism in the Pacific, both by activist participants in Europe and […]

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Nauru, Fiji and Pacific Facebook gags criticised in Asia-Pacific media freedom summit

By   /  July 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Nauru, Fiji and Pacific Facebook gags criticised in Asia-Pacific media freedom summit

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: [embedded content]Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire talks about the global threat against journalists.Video: Café PacificBy David Robie in ParisWHEN Reporters Without Borders chief Christophe Deloire introduced the Paris-based global media watchdog’s Asia-Pacific press freedom defenders to his overview last week, it was grim listening. First […]

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This week in history – the Rainbow Warrior bombing as told to ABC’s Nightlife

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on This week in history – the Rainbow Warrior bombing as told to ABC’s Nightlife

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: Journalist, media educator and author David Robie … Rainbow Warrior bombing reflectionsafter 33 years. Image: PMC Pacific Media Watch NewsdeskPacific environmental and political journalist David Robie has recalled the bombing of the original Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior 33 years ago in an interview with host Sarah […]

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Former military chief warns PNG soldiers could be ‘outgunned’ in Mendi strife

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Former military chief warns PNG soldiers could be ‘outgunned’ in Mendi strife

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: Deadly MAG 58 Model 60-20 machine guns mounted on a cabin-top truck in the Southern Highlands.Image: PNGAttitude From Asia Pacific Report A former Papua New Guinea military commander has warned that he is “concerned, if not frightened” that the PNG Defence Force may be deploying police […]

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The Ben Bohane photo that Facebook censored on an article about Indonesia

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on The Ben Bohane photo that Facebook censored on an article about Indonesia

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: Headline: The Ben Bohane photo that Facebook censored on an article about Indonesia The original version of this photo, of West Papuan nambas (traditional penis gourds), which was published in the weekend edition of the family newspaper Vanuatu Daily Post and then by Asia Pacific Report, […]

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Flashback to the 1968 My Lai massacre: ‘Something dark and bloody’

By   /  March 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Flashback to the 1968 My Lai massacre: ‘Something dark and bloody’

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: Headline: Flashback to the 1968 My Lai massacre: ‘Something dark and bloody’ RT’s special report on the My Lai massacre and the cover-up of this atrocity. THE MELBOURNE Sunday Observer — the original paper of that name which campaigned against Australian involvement as a US surrogate […]

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Harsh response lessons abound in wake of PNG’s ‘invisible’ quake

By   /  March 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Harsh response lessons abound in wake of PNG’s ‘invisible’ quake

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: Headline: Harsh response lessons abound in wake of PNG’s ‘invisible’ quake Timu village from the top showing the site where 11 people were buried by landslips during the earthquake on 26 February 2018. Four of the bodies have been recovered, seven are still buried, including five […]

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Where were the Pacific activists and independent media at climate summit?

By   /  February 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Where were the Pacific activists and independent media at climate summit?

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: Headline: Where were the Pacific activists and independent media at climate summit? Papua New Guinea’s Northern Province Governor Gary Juffa …he asked what about the climate change activists and West Papuan advocates? Where were they? Image: David Robie/PMC By David Robie at Te Papa A recent […]

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One Palestinian family’s devastating story of Israeli military cruelty

By   /  December 31, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on One Palestinian family’s devastating story of Israeli military cruelty

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: Headline: One Palestinian family’s devastating story of Israeli military cruelty [embedded content] Israel arrests 16-year-old Palestinian girl Ahed Tamimi in a night raid in the occupied West Bank.Video: Al Jazeera COMMENT: By Sister Barbara Cameron When I read last week of the detention of a young […]

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