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Indonesian police arrest more than 500 over West Papua flag demos

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Morning Star, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Surabaya, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan flag, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Indonesian police arrest more than 500 over West Papua flag demos

Hundreds of Papuan Students Alliance (AMP) in march in Surabaya to commemorate December 1, a day they consider to be West Papua liberation day, on Saturday. Image: Wahyoe Boediwardhana/jakarta Post By Arnold Belau in Jayapura and Wahyoe Boediwardhana in Surabaya More than 500 Papuans in several cities across Indonesia and West Papua were arrested following […]

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Pacific’s brightest minds gather for Oceans and Islands research summit

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Culture, Development, DJF, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, Innovation, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific research, PMC Reportage, Reports, Research, Research collaboration, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Pacific’s brightest minds gather for Oceans and Islands research summit

By Blessen Tom In a bold and innovative move for researchers, the two-day inaugural Oceans and Islands conference today brought together the brightest minds of the Pacific to demonstrate what they do. Oceans and Islands – a showcase for the region hosted by the NZ Institute for Pacific Research (NZIPR) – was opened by the […]

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Nauru 19 to appear in first sitting of nation’s new Court of Appeal

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Appeal Court, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Court of Appeal, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru 19, Nauru human rights, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Rule of Law, Security  /  Comments Off on Nauru 19 to appear in first sitting of nation’s new Court of Appeal

T-shirts worn by family and supporters of the 19 Nauruans who were prosecuted by government for staging a protest outside of Parliament in 2015. Image: RNZP/Nauru 19/ Facebook By RNZ Pacific The group known as the Nauru 19 will go back to court next week in what will be the first sitting of the Nauru […]

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France tax rebate to boost New Caledonia’s AirCalin airliner fleet

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, Airbus, AirCalin, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Global, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, Pacific aviation, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Tourism, Transport  /  Comments Off on France tax rebate to boost New Caledonia’s AirCalin airliner fleet

An AirCalin promotion poster at Tontouta International Airport, New Caledonia. Image: David Robie/PMC By RNZ Pacific New Caledonia’s international airline, AirCalin, has been given tax rebates by France to buy two new Airbus airliners. The French High Commission in Noumea announced the Economics and Finance Ministry had approved the concession for the purchase of two […]

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PM blames Bougainville missing budget on ‘administrative error’

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville Autonomous Region, Bougainville referendum, Budget, Development, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on PM blames Bougainville missing budget on ‘administrative error’

The Bougainville flag … a critical year for the referendum on independence next year. Image: Bougainville News By RNZ Pacific The Bougainville President, John Momis, says he has been assured by Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, that the absence of a vital grant from the 2019 Budget was an “administrative error”. Both leaders […]

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Hundreds of protesting PNG police move in on Parliament over pay

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, Labour, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Politics, protest, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security, Strikes, wages  /  Comments Off on Hundreds of protesting PNG police move in on Parliament over pay

PNG security forces protesting in Waigani over unpaid APEC security allowances. Image: Loop PNG By RNZ Pacific Hundreds of Papua New Guinea police have descended on Parliament Haus in the Port Moresby suburb of Waigani demanding payments they say they are owed for providing security at last weekend’s APEC leaders summit. RNZ Pacific’s correspondent in […]

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PNG governor may block Australian naval base bid on Manus

By   /  November 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Geopolitics, KB, KB, Lombrum naval base, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Naval port, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, United States  /  Comments Off on PNG governor may block Australian naval base bid on Manus

Manus Governor Charlie Benjamin … critical of Port Moresby government’s lack of consultation. Image: RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific The governor of Papua New Guinea’s Manus Province has hinted that he could obstruct Australia’s bid to build a naval port on Manus Island. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on November 1 that his country […]

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Fijians urged to vote after ‘worrying’ turnout in stormy weather

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Fijians urged to vote after ‘worrying’ turnout in stormy weather

Heavy rain and a flood alert remain in force today as Fiji citizens braved the wild and wet conditions to vote in the general election. Video: FBC News By RNZ Pacific More than 550,000 people were due to vote today in the election as wet and stormy weather hit Fiji. “As at midday we are […]

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Fiji security forces on standby as nation ready for voting

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security  /  Comments Off on Fiji security forces on standby as nation ready for voting

Fiji police … on alert for today’s general election. Image: Mailife By RNZ Pacific Fiji’s security forces are standing by in case of unrest as Fiji goes to the polls. More than 550,000 voters are due to vote today at polling stations around the country. The police chief issued a statement on the eve of […]

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Report fake page to Facebook plea from Fiji Times editor

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Fake news, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Report fake page to Facebook plea from Fiji Times editor

Fiji Times appeals to readers on its website today to report the fake page to Facebook. Image: PMC Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Fiji Times has appealed to readers to report a fake Facebook account purporting to be the official page of the daily newspaper. In a message posted on the newspaper’s website today, editor-in-chief […]

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Marshall Islands president narrowly survives no-confidence vote

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Digital currencies, DJF, Economics, Evening Report, Hilda Heine, KB, KB, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nitijela, No-confidence motion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Marshall Islands president narrowly survives no-confidence vote

Marshall Islands President Dr Hilda Heine … survived challenge to her government’s policies. Image: SPC By Giff Johnson in Majuro for RNZ Pacific Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine has survived a vote of no confidence with parliament, the Nitijela, split evenly 16-16 The movers of the motion needed 17 votes to topple Dr Heine. The vote […]

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3 killed in West Papua clashes as military pursue elusive rebel leader

By   /  November 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, independence, Indigenous, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua National Liberation Army, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on 3 killed in West Papua clashes as military pursue elusive rebel leader

Indonesian military and West Papuan pro-independence militants in fresh clashes … new intensity in the Highlands fighting. Image: Victor Yeimo FB page Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk At least three people have been killed in a week of shooting clashes between the Indonesian military and police and  militants from the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPN-PB), […]

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MSG backing Kanak independence ‘on the quiet’, says campaigner

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, independence, Indigenous, Justice, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, KB, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PIF, PMC Reportage, referendum, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on MSG backing Kanak independence ‘on the quiet’, says campaigner

Kanak pro-independence official Victor Tutugoro talking to journalists outside the FLNKS headquarters in Noumea on Sunday. Image: David Robie/PMC By RNZ Pacific A leading New Caledonian pro-independence politician, Victor Tutugoro, says governments of Melanesian countries have quietly supported the New Caledonian independence cause. Tutugoro, second vice-president of New Caledonia’s Kanak-ruled Northern province and a Melanesian […]

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France under fire for ‘manipulated’ ousting of Temaru from Assembly

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime against humanity, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, French nuclear tests, Human Rights, ICC, Indigenous, International Criminal Court, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, Oscar Temaru, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Pouvanaa a Oopa, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Tahiti  /  Comments Off on France under fire for ‘manipulated’ ousting of Temaru from Assembly

Former French Polynesian President Oscar Temaru joins Daniel Goa, president of Union Caledonienne (UC) and FLNKS spokesperson at a festival for independence at Ponerihouen, New Caledonia, earlier this month. Image: Nic Maclellan By RNZ Pacific French Polynesia’s pro-independence opposition has continued to attack the French government and judiciary for removing its leader Oscar Temaru from […]

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French human rights body warns over ‘colonial reality’ before key Pacific vote

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security  /  Comments Off on French human rights body warns over ‘colonial reality’ before key Pacific vote

Caledonia TV’s report on the recent indigenous Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front (FLNKS) conference on a “post-independence” future for New Caledonia. Video: NCI TV By RNZ Pacific Irrespective of the outcome of New Caledonia’s independence referendum next weekend, certain conditions need to be met to maintain peace, the French Human Rights League says. In […]

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PNG to host first Pacific APEC – but is it leaders’ hoo-ha before people?

By   /  October 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC 2018, APEC Haus, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Development, DJF, earthquakes, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG health, PNG politics, Politics, Reports, RNZ Insight, RNZ Pacific, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on PNG to host first Pacific APEC – but is it leaders’ hoo-ha before people?

RNZ’s Insight visits Papua New Guinea, which is due to host an APEC Leaders Summit next month. Video: RNZ Pacific Papua New Guinea is about to host some of the world’s most powerful leaders at the APEC summit. But as PNG’s moment in the spotlight approaches, RNZ Pacific journalist Johnny Blades asks in a special […]

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PNG government faces mounting pressure over Maseratis splurge

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Development, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Global, KB, KB, Maserati, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Sri Lanka, Transport  /  Comments Off on PNG government faces mounting pressure over Maseratis splurge

One of the 40 Maseratis imported by Papua New Guinea for APEC 2018 … threatened two-day strike looms. Image: EMTV News By Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific Papua New Guinea’s government is under mounting pressure to account for a purchase of 40 luxury vehicles for next month’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the […]

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Media prize a ‘defeat’ for Australian refugee censorship, says author

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Behrouz Boochani, Detention Centres, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, Justice, KB, Manus Island, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru detention centre, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugee Crisis, Refugees, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Media prize a ‘defeat’ for Australian refugee censorship, says author

Behrouz Boochani … Australian government used “systematic censorship” to control refugee information. Image: Hoda Afshar/Behrouz Boochani/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific A refugee journalist detained on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island says winning an Italian award for investigative journalism could end censorship of offshore detention in the Australian media. Behrouz Boochani, who has made a documentary […]

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Air Niugini plane overshoots runway into Chuuk lagoon – all 47 safe

By   /  September 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, Air crashes, Air safety, Air Travel, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Evening Report, Featured, Federated States of Micronesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security  /  Comments Off on Air Niugini plane overshoots runway into Chuuk lagoon – all 47 safe

By RNZ Pacific An Air Niugini plane which landed in a Micronesian lagoon apparently overshot the runway on landing. The Boeing 737-800 was scheduled to stop in Chuuk on its way from Pohnpei to Port Moresby. All 47 people on board are reported to be safe by the national police. LATEST UPDATES AT RNZ PACIFIC […]

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NZ aid workers’ open letter condemns broadcaster for Pacific ‘leeches’ attack

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid policy, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Balance, Broadcasting, Evening Report, fairness, hate speech, Hatred, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Solomon Islands  /  Comments Off on NZ aid workers’ open letter condemns broadcaster for Pacific ‘leeches’ attack

By RNZ Pacific OPINION: An open letter to broadcaster Heather du Plessis-Allan on behalf of New Zealanders who have worked, and those are who are still working, in development in Solomon Islands: Heather du Plessis-Allan’s recent comments on [Newstalk ZB] that the Pacific are leeches on New Zealand is dangerously ignorant, insulting to Pacific Islanders […]

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