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To conserve West Papua, start with land rights and forget past mistakes

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bird's Head, Climate, Climate Change, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Forests, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Native forests, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, poverty, Reports, Socio-economic development, West Papua, West Papuan deforestation  /  Comments Off on To conserve West Papua, start with land rights and forget past mistakes

ANALYSIS:  By Bernadinus Steni and Daniel Nepstad Large landscapes of intact tropical forests will figure prominently in global strategies to avert catastrophic climate change and conserve biodiversity. In this context, the extensive forests of Papua and West Papua provinces in Indonesia are now becoming the focus of international conservation efforts. There are many inherent perils […]

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‘Most important years in history’ – last chance over climate, says UN report

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate change resilience, Climate policy, Editor's Picks, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Forests, Global, History, Human Rights, Innovation, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Real climate action, Reports, Self Determination, UN, United Nations  /  Comments Off on ‘Most important years in history’ – last chance over climate, says UN report

Warming beyond 1.5C will unleash a frightening set of consequences and scientists say only a global transformation, beginning now, can avoid it. Climate Home News reviews the warnings in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change research report released yesterday. Only the remaking of the human world in a generation can now prevent serious, far […]

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Governor Juffa, police crack down on PNG’s Collingwood Bay illegal logging

By   /  March 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APAC OSI, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cartels, Crime, Development, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Forests, Gary Juffa, Human Rights, Illegal logging, Indigenous, Landowners, logging, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Oro, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Forests Authority, PNGFA, Politics, Reports, Transnationals  /  Comments Off on Governor Juffa, police crack down on PNG’s Collingwood Bay illegal logging

“When fully laden, a ship like this leaves Papua New Guinea shores every week with stolen forest resources. Shipped by transnational criminal cartels posing as developers. When filled, one of these shipments rakes in between K6 million and K7 million for the pirates … every week.,” writes Governor Juffa on Instagram. Image: Juffa/Instagram By Scott […]

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Gary Juffa: How we can stop criminal cartels stealing our PNG forests

By   /  March 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Army, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cartels, Crime, Development, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Flora and fauna, Forests, Gary Juffa, Human Rights, Illegal logging, logging, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Forests Authority, Police, Politics, Reports, Sustainable Development  /  Comments Off on Gary Juffa: How we can stop criminal cartels stealing our PNG forests

Police action squad dealing to illegal loggers in Oro province of Papua New Guinea. Image: Gary Juffa/FB OPINION: By Gary Juffa In the ongoing saga of stopping illegal logging in Papua New Guinea’s Oro province, our facts reveal that the PNG Forest Authority is failing our people. A network exists whereby a few corrupt public […]

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Rainbow Warrior takes on fresh eco mission to Papua, Indonesia

By   /  March 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Environment, Environmental activism, Evening Report, Featured, Fisheries, Forests, France, Global, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Jakarta, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, rainbow warrior, Rainforests, Reports, Secret agents, Underwater, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Rainbow Warrior takes on fresh eco mission to Papua, Indonesia

By Astari Pinasthika Sarosa in Jakarta The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior is sailing throughout Indonesia – including West Papua – as a vehicle for environmental campaigns. Rainbow Warrior has often sailed to remote areas to directly see the environmental issues in the region and immediately act against its destruction. Recently in the Philippines, this is […]

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NZ Foreign Minister questions China’s influence in the Pacific

By   /  March 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid policy, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, China, Climate, Development, Diplomacy, Disasters, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fisheries, Forests, Global, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on NZ Foreign Minister questions China’s influence in the Pacific

Foreign Minister Winston Peters flags a stronger NZ Pacific aid policy and prime ministers Jacinda Ardern and Malcolm Turnbull discuss New Zealand and Australia friendship and differences in policies. Video: Qldaah/ABC New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Winston Peters has again hinted the Ardern government may exit China’s One Belt One Road initiative as Wellington “resets” its […]

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Juffa blasts PNG resources ‘sell out’ but tells of Managalas hope

By   /  February 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate Action, Climate Change, Evening Report, Featured, Forests, Gary Juffa, Human Rights, Indigenous, logging, Logging companies, Mangalas, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Rainforests, Reports, Sustainability, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Juffa blasts PNG resources ‘sell out’ but tells of Managalas hope

Rapacious logging cartels feature in PNG’s Northern Province Governor Gary Juffa’s speech. Video: Café Pacific By David Robie at Te Papa Northern Province Governor Gary Juffa made a blistering attack on politicians who are “selling out” Papua New Guinea to foreign cartels with an open door policy over extraction industries, but offered some good news […]

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A timely climate media strategy to empower citizens

By   /  February 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate crisis, Climate Journalism, Climate research, Development, Editor's Picks, Environment, Environmental Journalism, Evening Report, Forests, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Reviews  /  Comments Off on A timely climate media strategy to empower citizens

BOOKS: By David Robie, editor of Pacific Journalism Review At the time of reviewing this important and timely book, Hurricane Irma had just ripped a trail of unprecedented destruction from Antigua, Barbuda and Saint Barthélemy in the eastern Caribbean to Florida with at least 81 deaths. Florida involved one of the largest mass evacuations in […]

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PMC to put spotlight on Asia-Pacific ‘journalism under duress’

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APAC OSI, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Fisheries, Forests, Human Rights, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reports, UST Journalism  /  Comments Off on PMC to put spotlight on Asia-Pacific ‘journalism under duress’

The Pacific Media Centre at Auckland University of Technology is highlighting the threats to media freedom in the Asia-Pacific region in an event next week marking its 10th anniversary. The Philippines is the country with the largest single massacre of journalists – 32 on the island of Mindanao in 2009, where a three-month urban siege […]

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Indonesian president recognises land rights of nine more indigenous groups

By   /  November 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Development, Evening Report, Forests, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous forests, Indigenous rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesian president recognises land rights of nine more indigenous groups

ANALYSIS: By Basten Gokkon in Jakarta The Indonesian government has relinquished control over nine tracts of forest to the indigenous communities that have lived there for generations, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced at a recent conference on land tenure in Jakarta. The move follows the government’s recognition last December of nine other communities’ rights to […]

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Indonesia’s development dilemmas – a green info gap and budget pressure

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Airports, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Business, Climate, Development, Development plan, Economics, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Forest fires, Forests, Global, Indonesia, Infrastructure, Joko Widodo, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, National Development Plan, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Palm Oil, PMC Reportage, Politics, Ports, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesia’s development dilemmas – a green info gap and budget pressure

Crucial to how Indonesia’s news outlets cover the environment – and its destruction – is the ownership and vested interests of the media landscape.  Video: Al Jazeera ANALYSIS: By David Robie in Yogyakarta In May, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo of Indonesia raised eyebrows across the archipelago when he inspected the Trans-Papua highway while trail blazing […]

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