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Sano Malifa: Criminal libel and PM Tuilaepa’s ‘gift’ from American Samoa

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Criminal Code, Criminal defamation, Criminal libel, Evening Report, Featured, Justice, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Samoa  /  Comments Off on Sano Malifa: Criminal libel and PM Tuilaepa’s ‘gift’ from American Samoa

OPINION: Samoa Observer editorial by Gatoaitele Savea Sano Malifa Let’s face it. For every beginning there is an end. And for every end there is a reward to be extended, the quality of which would depend entirely on how keenly persevering the attempt would be. Still, now that Christmas is behind us, and another New […]

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Former New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton Dies

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Editor's Picks, Elections, Evening Report, General election, Jim Anderton, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Former New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton Dies

Former New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton Dies Former Prime Minister, Jim Anderton, NZOM. Former New Zealand deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Alliance, New Labour, and the Progressive Party, Jim Anderton Died at around 8am on January 7 at Nazareth House, a rest home and hospice in Sydenham Christchurch. Jim Anderton had […]

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The man I never knew – a tribute to a PNG crash pilot’s tragic end

By   /  January 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Air crashes, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Disasters, Evening Report, Featured, Malum Nalu, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, North Coast Aviation, Obituary, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, The National  /  Comments Off on The man I never knew – a tribute to a PNG crash pilot’s tragic end

By Malum Nalu in Port Moresby As I look into the face in the photoInto the eyes of the man I never knewI see the painThe hurt He shows me the cloud-covered SaruwagedThe treetopsI hear the crunchAs the plane hits the branches I see the hope in his eyesAs he makes an SOSHoping against hopeIn […]

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‘Help us’ plea from Bougainville police to find 18 escaped prisoners

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Escapees, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Prisoners, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on ‘Help us’ plea from Bougainville police to find 18 escaped prisoners

A New Dawn radio news team . .. local reporting on the Buka escapees. Image: Bougainville News By Theresa Baranangko of New Dawn FM Eighteen prisoners who have escaped from Bougainville’s Buka police station are still at large. Police station Commander Kingsley Lua has called for the communities, chiefs, community leaders and church leaders in […]

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Prime Minister Pōhiva submits his cabinet lineup to the Tongan king

By   /  January 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Justice, Kaniva Tonga, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Tonga, Tongan democracy movement, Tongan elections  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister Pōhiva submits his cabinet lineup to the Tongan king

Reelected Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva … bringing “justice and good governance” to Tonga. Image: Kaniva News By Kalino Lātū, editor of Kaniva News A businessman, Dr Tu’i Uata, who was not elected by voters to Tonga’s Parliament has been named by Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva as his Minister of Labour and Commerce, according to a […]

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Why is Israel so afraid of 16-year-old Palestinian girl Ahed Tamimi?

By   /  January 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Armed police, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Evening Report, Featured, Global, History, Human Rights, Israel, Israeli occupation, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Palestine, PMC Reportage, Police, Reports, Youth  /  Comments Off on Why is Israel so afraid of 16-year-old Palestinian girl Ahed Tamimi?

OPINION: By Ariel Gold and Taylor Morley Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi was back in court last Thursday, with the judge ruling for the third time that her detention be extended – this time for another five days. Over the past week and a half, Ahed has been shuffled between numerous Israeli prisons and police stations. She […]

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King’s second son’s noble rights announced in Tonga Gazette

By   /  January 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nobles, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Prince Ata, Religion, Reports, Tonga, Tongan royalty  /  Comments Off on King’s second son’s noble rights announced in Tonga Gazette

Prince Ata … Mormon prince has entitlements gazetted in Tonga. Image: Kaniva News By Kalino Latu in Auckland King Tupou VI’s second son is the lawful successor to the hereditary noble title and estate of Ata, it has been announced in the kingdom of Tonga Gazette. It said Viliami ‘Unuaki-‘o-Tonga Mumui Lalaka-mo e-‘Eiki Tuku’aho was […]

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Momis calls for unity as Bougainville future status referendum nears

By   /  January 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville independence, Development, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Momis calls for unity as Bougainville future status referendum nears

EMTV News report on the call for unity. By Aloysius Laukai in Buka The Autonomous Bougainville Government president, Chief Dr John Momis, has called on the people of the region to unite in spite of their differences with the future status of Bougainville at stake in next year’s referendum. In his New Year message to […]

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Glittering time at Toulouse, but Novès’ sacking smacks of scapegoating

By   /  January 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, France, Global, Guy Noves, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Planet Rugby, PMC Reportage, Reports, Rugby Union, Sports  /  Comments Off on Glittering time at Toulouse, but Novès’ sacking smacks of scapegoating

Guy Novès … “his sacking smacks of scapegoating … after two decades of terrific rugby his Toulouse teams gave to us all.” Image: NewsDuJour TRIBUTE: By former Planet Rugby editor Danny Stephens Not three hours had passed since last week’s message from Queen Elizabeth II said she was “…hoping that they [the French] rediscover their […]

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Indonesia beefs up anti-terror police unit to combat ‘extremist’ challenge

By   /  January 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Al-Qaeda, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Densus88, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, ISIS, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Militants, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Police, Police training, Politics, Reports, Security, Terrorism  /  Comments Off on Indonesia beefs up anti-terror police unit to combat ‘extremist’ challenge

Densus 88 special police force … history of repression in West Papua. Graphic: AK Rockefeller Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Indonesia is beefing up its elite Detachment 88 (Densus 88) unit in light of increased threats from local and international terror networks, says National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian. There will be additional 600 policemen assigned […]

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Murray Horton: Independent foreign policy? Fine words, but not reality

By   /  December 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, AIM, Analysis-Reportage, Aotearoa Independence Movement, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Climate, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Foreign Policy, Global, Human Rights, independence, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Murray Horton, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, peace, Peace and justice, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Murray Horton: Independent foreign policy? Fine words, but not reality

OPINION: By Murray Horton The Aotearoa Independence Movement (AIM) congratulates Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for explicitly defying President Trump’s bullying in relation to New Zealand’s United Nations vote against the US declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. She went on to say that “New Zealand has, and always has had, an independent foreign policy“. Fine […]

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Momis announces moratorium on Panguna mining and exploration

By   /  December 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville Copper Limited, copper mining, Development, Environment, Evening Report, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Panguna, Panguna mine, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Momis announces moratorium on Panguna mining and exploration

Panguna copper mine on Bougainville … the catalyst for decade-long civil war. Image: Aloysius Laukai/Bougainville Forum By Aloysius Laukai in Buka The President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government, Chief Dr John Momis, has announced an indefinite moratorium on exploration and mining in Panguna. He said the Bougainville Executive Council had its meeting on Wednesday made […]

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True Christmas story: What history really tells us about the birth of Jesus

By   /  December 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Christianity, christmas, Crucifixion, Evening Report, Featured, Global, History, Human Rights, Jesus Christ, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Religion, Reports, Research, Theology  /  Comments Off on True Christmas story: What history really tells us about the birth of Jesus

Your average Christmas card featuring a peaceful nativity scene bears little resemblance to what happened in that “first Christmas”. Image: Lifesite News ANALYSIS: By Robyn J. Whitaker in Melbourne I might be about to ruin your Christmas. Sorry. But the reality is those nativity plays in which your adorable children wear tinsel and angel wings […]

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Australia, Pacific nations sidestep overwhelming UN vote on Jerusalem

By   /  December 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Global, Human Rights, Israel, Israeli occupation, Jerusalem, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Palestine, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Australia, Pacific nations sidestep overwhelming UN vote on Jerusalem

Palestinians react to the Security Council vote on Jerusalem vetoed by the US earlier this week. Video: Al Jazeera Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Australia and other Pacific nations did not join almost 130 countries in an overwhelming vote at the UN demanding the United States drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reports RNZ […]

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