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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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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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Tonga’s Parliament seeks temporary home after Gita smashed old House

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cyclone Gita, Cyclones, Disasters, Evening Report, Featured, History, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Reports, Tonga, Weather  /  Comments Off on Tonga’s Parliament seeks temporary home after Gita smashed old House

By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News As Tonga struggles to recover from Cyclone Gita, authorities are looking for somewhere to host the next Parliamentary sessions next month. Parliament needs a place to meet between March 1-15 so MPs can process bills and laws that are required for the government’s 2018-2019 budget. A Parliamentary spokesperson […]

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‘Tenacious’ crusading journalist and editor Pat Booth dies aged 88

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, History, Investigative journalism, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Herald, Obituary, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on ‘Tenacious’ crusading journalist and editor Pat Booth dies aged 88

FLASHBACK: Pat Booth (left) talks to Allan Thomas and Ray Thomas, family members of Arthur Allan Thomas. Image: Auckland Star By Phil Taylor of The New Zealand Herald Crusading newspaperman Pat Booth was driven by the belief that the world needs more giraffes – people prepared to stick their necks out. “That’s what he said […]

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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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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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Two Timorese journalists named for Balibo Five-Roger East fellowships

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APHEDA, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Balibo Five, Culture, Evening Report, History, journalism, Journalism fellowships, MEAA, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, Must Read, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Roger East, Timor-Leste  /  Comments Off on Two Timorese journalists named for Balibo Five-Roger East fellowships

Augustus Dos Reis (left) and Pricilia Xavier … 2018 fellowship winners. Image: MEAA/APHEDA Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Two journalists from Timor-Leste will benefit from the Balibo Five-Roger East Fellowship in 2018, an initiative of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance and Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA. They were chosen from four outstanding applications assessed by a selection […]

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Gideon Levy: New Zealand, one state for two nations

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bastion Point, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Haaretz, History, Human Rights, Israel, Israeli occupation, Land rights, Maori, Maori history, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Negev, New Zealand, Nonviolence, Occupied Territories, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Gideon Levy: New Zealand, one state for two nations

ANALYSIS: By Gideon Levy in Auckland Late-morning light bathed the landscape in bold colors. It’s early summer here, and the sun was already very strong, broiling. It’s also the season in which the pohutukawa trees burst into crimson blossoms along the roadside. The view from the heights of this Auckland suburb of Orakei is breathtaking, […]

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20 years on, the disturbing case of journalist ‘JPK’ is still unsolved

By   /  December 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Disappearance, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, France, History, Human Rights, Jean-Pascal Couraud, JPK, Kidnapping, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Murder, Mystery, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Tahiti  /  Comments Off on 20 years on, the disturbing case of journalist ‘JPK’ is still unsolved

By Walter Zweifel of RNZ Pacific It’s 20 years today since French Polynesian journalist Jean-Pascal Couraud vanished. “JPK”, as he was widely known, left no trace, no body has ever been found. There is conjecture and speculation – and there are denials. Murder charges have been laid and they have been dropped. Police investigations have […]

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