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Facebook still censors West Papua photo – ‘nudity’ or politics?

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, ben bohane, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Facebook, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Photojournalism, PMC Reportage, Reports, The Black Islands, Vanuatu, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Facebook still censors West Papua photo – ‘nudity’ or politics?

The Facebook “censored” Ben Bohane image after a “facelift” by the Vanuatu Daily Post. Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Facebook has censored a West Papuan image by a Vanuatu-based photojournalist for the second time in less than four days – this time “within one minute” after the photograph was posted. Port Vila resident Ben Bohane has […]

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Ben Bohane: China? No, let’s face the elephant in the Pacific room

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, China, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Global, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Justice, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Ben Bohane: China? No, let’s face the elephant in the Pacific room

BRIEFING: By Ben Bohane in Port Vila China … China … China … All the talk is of increasing Chinese influence in our region. But this is to wilfully see past the elephant in the room. Contrary to most commentary, the biggest destabilising player in Melanesia over the past five years is not China but […]

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Chinese ‘baseless rumour’, Nauru ‘justice’ for refugees and Fiji diabetes

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, 95bfm, Analysis-Reportage, David Robie, diabetes, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Health, Injustice, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, Military, Nauru, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Radio, Southern Cross, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Chinese ‘baseless rumour’, Nauru ‘justice’ for refugees and Fiji diabetes

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific.David Robie talks on 95bFM about current Pacific issues Reuben McLaren of 95bFM talks to Professor David Robie, director of the Pacific Media Centre at Auckland University of Technology, on the centre’s Southern Cross radio programme. David speaks about various upheavals around the Pacific, including the alleged Chinese […]

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Dr Paul Buchanan – On intelligence oversight, a broader perspective.

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, 36th Parallel Assessments, Analysis Assessment, Analysis-Reportage, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Government, Intelligence, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Paul G Buchanan, Politics, Security  /  Comments Off on Dr Paul Buchanan – On intelligence oversight, a broader perspective.

Paul Buchanan On intelligence oversight, a broader perspective. – 36th Parallel Assessments Introduction. Dr Paul Buchanan, co-founder of 36th Parallel Assessments. 36th Parallel Assessments’ Director Paul G. Buchanan has been named as a member of the New Zealand Inspector General of Intelligence and Security’s Reference Group, an external interest intermediation panel. The backdrop to his […]

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John Minto: Barack Obama – ‘Yes, We Can’ champion of the rich

By   /  March 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Banks, Barack Obama, Cartoons, drones, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Financial crisis, Gallery, John Minto, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Occupy Movement, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political history, Politics, Reports, social change, Wealth  /  Comments Off on John Minto: Barack Obama – ‘Yes, We Can’ champion of the rich

Barack Obama bailed out the banks, increased weapons production and delivered 10 times more drone strikes than his predecessor George Bush. Cartoon: Malcolm Evans/The Daily Blog OPINION: By John Minto Former US President Barack Obama won office decisively on the basis of a fervent campaign driven by his supporters believing he would bring real change. […]

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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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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Labour’s victim-led approach under scrutiny

By   /  March 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis Assessment, Analysis-Reportage, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Human Rights, Labour Party, Lead, leadership, Media, Media Intelligence, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News Media, NZ Politics, Pacific,, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Labour’s victim-led approach under scrutiny

Political Roundup: Labour’s victim-led approach under scrutiny Dr Bryce Edwards. Labour has justified its handling of the youth summer camp sexual misconduct controversy as the party taking a “victim-led” approach. It has received support for its stance from a number of quarters, including Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP. But there has also been strong criticism of […]

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