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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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Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Child rights, children, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Manus Island, Migration, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political asylum, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific, United Nations, Youth  /  Comments Off on Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

Children outside RPC3 tents in Nauru … situation “untenable”. Image: Refugee Action Coalition/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific A legal advocacy group has told the UN Human Rights Council that more than 100 asylum seeker and refugee children are living without hope on Nauru. The Human Rights Law Centre addressed the latest council session in Geneva. […]

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Tahiti’s Salmon fined for defaming president with ‘vote buying’ claim

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Abuse of public funds, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Lawsuit, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Tahiti  /  Comments Off on Tahiti’s Salmon fined for defaming president with ‘vote buying’ claim

Tahiti President Edouard Fritch wins election defamation case against rival … awarded US$2000 pay out in damages. Image: French Polynesia govt By RNZ Pacific A senior French Polynesian politician has been fined for defaming the president Edouard Fritch during the election campaign in April. The criminal court in Tahiti found the Territorial Assembly leader of […]

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How PNG brought back polio and the key lessons learned

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Islands health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Polio, Reports, RNZ Pacific, World Health Organisation  /  Comments Off on How PNG brought back polio and the key lessons learned

By Jamie Tahana, RNZ Pacific journalist When Max Manape received the confirmation in Papua New Guinea his heart sank. A 22-month-old girl had been diagnosed with polio. She was paralysed. A few days later, another confirmation came. A two-year-old boy had been taken to a clinic with weakness in his legs. Workers sent away for […]

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NZ welcomes new Boe Pacific security plus climate declaration

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Boe Declaration, Climate, cybercrime, cybersecurity, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific security, PMC Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security, Transnational crime  /  Comments Off on NZ welcomes new Boe Pacific security plus climate declaration

By RNZ Pacific New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is describing the newly signed Boe Declaration as the most significant statement on regional security by Pacific leaders in a generation. “All Pacific leaders recognise the security issues we face in our region are ever-changing. The Pacific is also becoming increasingly complex and crowded,” Ardern said. […]

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Stick to our Forum visa rules, Nauru warns media via Twitter

By   /  September 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Barbara Dreaver, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, New Zealand, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Stick to our Forum visa rules, Nauru warns media via Twitter

Detained, released and now reinstated TVNZ Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver … Nauru government “displeased” with NZ reporting on the refugee issue. Image: Barbara Dreaver/Twitter By RNZ Pacific The Nauru government has taken to Twitter to warn journalists they are not above the law as they cover the Pacific Islands Forum. Journalists covering the Forum are […]

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