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Malcolm Evans – Neo-Israel

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cartoons, Evening Report, Global, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Malcolm Evans – Neo-Israel

Always happiest with a pencil in his hand, Malcolm Evans has been a professional cartoonist since the 60s and is one of the best in New Zealand. Approaching that milestone himself now, he tells everyone he’s twenty eight and often behaves like someone half that age. His cartoons are featured in The Daily Blog, Asia […]

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More women are over 30, and more men are under 30 – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: National population estimates: At 30 June 2018

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Annual Net Migration, Asia Pacific, Census, Cultural Changes, Demographics, Economic Statistics, Economics, Immigration Impact, Migration Rates, Migration Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Pacific,, Statistics, Visitor Arrivals  /  Comments Off on More women are over 30, and more men are under 30 – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: National population estimates: At 30 June 2018

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions More women are over 30, and more men are under 30 – 14 August 2018 New Zealand’s population is growing in most age groups, with the latest estimates showing more women than men are aged over 30, Stats NZ said today. In contrast, men outnumber women at all ages under 30 years. The […]

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Migration drives high population growth – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: National population estimates: At 30 June 2018

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Annual Net Migration, Asia Pacific, Census, Cultural Changes, Economic Statistics, Economics, Immigration Impact, Migration Rates, Migration Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Pacific,, Statistics, Visitor Arrivals  /  Comments Off on Migration drives high population growth – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: National population estimates: At 30 June 2018

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Migration drives high population growth – 14 August 2018 The estimated resident population of New Zealand reached 4,885,300 at 30 June 2018, Stats NZ said today. New Zealand’s population change is a result of natural increase (births minus deaths) and net migration (international migrant arrivals minus departures). “Net migration has been the […]

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Dan McGarry: Fighting for media freedom and truth in the Pacific

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, China, Evening Report, Featured, Justice, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific journalism, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peace Ark, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Dan McGarry: Fighting for media freedom and truth in the Pacific

When the host country Nauru banned the pool broadcaster, ABC, from the Pacific Islands summit set for next month, it was condemned widely for an attack on freedom on the media. Lee Duffield recently paid a visit to Dan McGarry, media director of the Vanuatu Daily Post, who took a lead, declaring his outlet would […]

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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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Torokina – a cryptocurrency with a dream to ‘rescue’ Papua New Guinea

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Business, Cryptocurrencies, Development, Digital commerce, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Torokina  /  Comments Off on Torokina – a cryptocurrency with a dream to ‘rescue’ Papua New Guinea

Cryptocurrencies are a controversial phenomenon that have risen from a technical experiment, with zero monetary value, to an industry with a combined market capitalisation of US$225 billion – after shedding more than $30 billion this week. Their future is uncertain, with analysts ranging from enthusiasts to sceptics, but James Halpin of Asia Pacific Journalism profiles […]

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New Caledonia independence ‘in their hearts’, but also a ‘scary’ future

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, national flags, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on New Caledonia independence ‘in their hearts’, but also a ‘scary’ future

Kanaks and long-time New Caledonian settlers get to vote on their future on November 4. But, as Michael Andrew of Asia Pacific Journalism points out, if Kanaks don’t get their wish for independence this time around, they have two more chances in 2020 and 2023 to vote for a new nation. MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ

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‘Don’t play with fire’ warning in Samoa’s social media threat

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Blogging, Evening Report, Facebook, Featured, Free speech, Internet, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Online media, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Samoa, Social Media  /  Comments Off on ‘Don’t play with fire’ warning in Samoa’s social media threat

Many Samoans are angry over a threat by the prime minister earlier this year to ban the social media platform Facebook amid growing pressure by politicians and officials across the Pacific against “fundamental freedoms”. Mike Mohr reports for Asia Pacific Journalism in the second of a two-part series on online media. MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ

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PNG Facebook ban threat casts shadow over Pacific media freedom

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Evening Report, Facebook, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Freedom of speech, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Social Media  /  Comments Off on PNG Facebook ban threat casts shadow over Pacific media freedom

Papua New Guinea threatened to temporarily ban Facebook earlier this year. With the APEC conference looming in November, the question remains whether this was an attack on freedom of speech. Jessica Marshall of Asia-Pacific Journalism reports in a two-part series on the Pacific internet. In March, it was revealed that the data analytics firm Cambridge […]

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Norwegian human rights activists call for action over Israeli ‘capture’ of ship

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Gaza, Gaza blockade, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, non violence, norway, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Peace and justice, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Norwegian human rights activists call for action over Israeli ‘capture’ of ship

Norwegian citizen Jan Petter Hammervold, 74, makes a ship-recorded plea before being seized by Israeli forces. He was ship’s cook on board Al Awda (The Return), is a board member of Ship to Gaza Norway and author of the book Fiskerne I Gaza (Gaza Fishers), about the 2018 Freedom Flotilla. New Zealander Mike Treen was […]

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Nine-Fairfax merger warning for investigative media – and democracy

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Channel Nine, Democracy, Evening Report, Fairfax, Fairfax Media, Featured, Investigative journalism, Media, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, public interest, Reports, Research  /  Comments Off on Nine-Fairfax merger warning for investigative media – and democracy

If you value the media’s watchdog role in democracy, then the opening words in the deal enabling Channel Nine to acquire Fairfax Media, the biggest single shake-up of the Australian media in more than three decades, ring alarm bells. MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ

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PMC Seminar series: Folk wisdom: Superstition and ‘old wives’ tales’ across the Pacific

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Cook Islands, Education, Event, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Research, Samoa, Seminars, Tertiary Education, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga  /  Comments Off on PMC Seminar series: Folk wisdom: Superstition and ‘old wives’ tales’ across the Pacific

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Event date and time:  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – 16:30 – 18:00 PACIFIC MEDIA CENTRE SEMINAR: Why is folk wisdom important?  In this presentation, Jourdene Aguon will explore and discuss the intersection between Pacific island communities (Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand and the Cook Islands, Guam and the […]

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2018 Census will deliver reliable data for New Zealand – Stats NZ Media Release

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia Pacific, Census, Data Analysis, Demographics, Economic Statistics, Economics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Statistics  /  Comments Off on 2018 Census will deliver reliable data for New Zealand – Stats NZ Media Release

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions 2018 Census will deliver reliable data for New Zealand – 12 July 2018 New Zealanders can be confident the 2018 Census will produce accurate and high-quality data which can be relied on by communities and decision-makers, Stats NZ said today. “The digital-first approach we used for this year’s census exceeded our expectations, with […]

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Update on release of 2018 Census data – Stats NZ Media release

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Census, Demographics, Economic Statistics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Statistics  /  Comments Off on Update on release of 2018 Census data – Stats NZ Media release

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Update on release of 2018 Census data – 10 July 2018 Stats NZ has revised the date for first release of census information from October 2018 to March 2019. We will confirm the exact response and the coverage rates for the census after we complete our reconciliation processes. Stats NZ’s interim calculations show […]

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Pacific Media Centre condemns ‘flagrant’ Nauru ban on ABC at Forum

By   /  July 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asia-Pacific Nius, Australia, Education, Featured story, Front page, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Pacific Media Centre condemns ‘flagrant’ Nauru ban on ABC at Forum

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC The New Zealand-based Pacific Media Centre has condemned the selective ban by the Nauru government in what it says is an authoritarian affront to media freedom in the region. “Clearly the Nauru government is determined to gag any independent efforts to speak truth to power,” […]

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NZ fin services need to be even more transparent

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland, Banks, Business, FinTechNZ, James Brown, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, Transparency International, UK  /  Comments Off on NZ fin services need to be even more transparent

Auckland – Now is the time for Kiwi financial services to be more transparent following banking issues in the United Kingdom and Australia, a leading New Zealand financial tech expert says. Normally bank employees must meet sales incentive targets on lending, deposit attraction, payment protection insurance, life insurance and Kiwi Saver funds to achieve a financial […]

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‘We cannot footnote our way to freedom’

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Education, Front page, Hawai'i, Indigenous, Legal issues, Media, Media law, Micronesia, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Self Determination, Special Report, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on ‘We cannot footnote our way to freedom’

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC The Pacific Media Centre’s Dr Sylvia C. Frain talks to human rights lawyer Julian Aguon, who recently won a landmark case in the Guam Supreme Court upholding the separation of powers doctrine, on issues ranging from law school and social justice to indigenous peoples and […]

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Disturbing Asia-Pacific millennials in the digital communication ecosystem

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Digital Media, Education, Featured story, freedom of expression, Front page, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Research, Special Report, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Disturbing Asia-Pacific millennials in the digital communication ecosystem

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC The digital age and the power and challenges of the Millennials as presented by keynote speaker Professor B P Sanjay, pro vice-chancellor of the University of Hyderabad, at the AMIC2018 conference at Manipal, Karnataka, India, on 7-9 June 2018. The theme of the 26th AMIC […]

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Disturbing Asian millennials in the digital communication ecosystem

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Digital Media, Education, Featured story, freedom of expression, Front page, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Research, Special Report, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Disturbing Asian millennials in the digital communication ecosystem

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC The digital age and the power and challenges of the Millennials as presented by keynote speaker Professor B P Sanjay, pro vice-chancellor of the University of Hyderabad, at the AMIC2018 conference at Manipal, Karnataka, India, on 7-9 June 2018. The theme of the 26th AMIC […]

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Keith Jackson: Did dumb just get dumber and Sam Basil dig a hole?

By   /  June 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, Evening Report, Facebook, Featured, Free speech, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Freedom of speech, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Social Media, Telecommunications  /  Comments Off on Keith Jackson: Did dumb just get dumber and Sam Basil dig a hole?

A near confrontation on the floor of Parliament on Friday, with the Papua New Guinea Opposition walking out in protest over the referral of Madang MP Bryan Kramer, to the Parliamentary Privileges Committee following a Facebook posting. Video: EMTV News MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ

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