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‘We’re losing the climate change battle,’ says Macron

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Al Jazeera, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate adaptation, Climate Change, Climate Finance, COP23, Emmanuel Macron, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, France, Global, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Voreqe Bainimarama  /  Comments Off on ‘We’re losing the climate change battle,’ says Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron appeals to the world to do more on climate change. Video: Al Jazeera French President Emmanuel Macron has delivered a rallying cry to world leaders that more must be done to fight climate change. But he told a global summit in Paris that they were currently “losing the battle”. The summit […]

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PMC’s Bearing Witness project reporters win Dart trauma award

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Relocation, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, JERAA, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Ossie Awards, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Tukuraki  /  Comments Off on PMC’s Bearing Witness project reporters win Dart trauma award

The Bearing Witness video and the prizewinning multimedia package. Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Pacific Media Centre’s Bearing Witness climate change project has won the Dart Asia-Pacific Prize for Journalism and Trauma at the annual Ossie Awards in Student Journalism presented at the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) annual conference at Newcastle […]

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Strong leadership needed to drive COP Pacific climate goals, says Greenpeace

By   /  November 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Opinion, Pacific climate, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Real climate action, Reports, Talanoa, UNICEF  /  Comments Off on Strong leadership needed to drive COP Pacific climate goals, says Greenpeace

“Together, we must take action to protect our world” – Shalvi Shakshi’s inspirational climate story. Video: UNICEF Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Greenpeace has called for climate leadership to emerge from the Pacific COP, saying leaders must listen to the need for urgency and transform their energy and land-use systems. The Trump administration failed to stop […]

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Women must be at centre of global climate solutions, says Fiji minister

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Climate gender, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Gender, Gender empowerment, Global Warming, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Women must be at centre of global climate solutions, says Fiji minister

Minister Mereseini Vuniwaqa … “important to emphasise the traditional roles and functions women in the Pacific play”. Image: Mereoni Mili/Wansolwara By Mereoni Mili in Bonn, Germany It is important that women and girls remain in the centre of climate solutions. These were the words of Fiji’s Minister of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa […]

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Migration expert calls for immediate climate action over displaced millions

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Climate Change Relocation, Climate Refugees, COP23, Democracy Now!, Environment, Evening Report, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Kiribati, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Samoa, Security, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Migration expert calls for immediate climate action over displaced millions

Researchers in Bonn warn Pacific Islanders may be among the first to be forced to migrate due to climate change, as sea level rise threatens to make whole islands uninhabitable. Video: Democracy Now! At least 23 million people were displaced by extreme weather as a result of climate change. “If we act now in terms […]

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Fiji, Philippines campaigners call for ‘real climate leadership’ at COP23

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, Democracy Now!, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, IBON International, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji, Philippines campaigners call for ‘real climate leadership’ at COP23

Democracy Now! talks to campaigners from the Philippines and Fiji. As the second week of the UN climate conference has got underway in Bonn, Germany, Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman speaks with two activists about the impact of climate change on their countries, and their goals for this year’s talks. “It was devastating to see thousands […]

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Australia accused of ‘bullying’ Pacific neighbours out of climate compo

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Climate, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, fossil fuels, Greenpeace Pacific, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Australia accused of ‘bullying’ Pacific neighbours out of climate compo

Greenpeace political message to COP23 on fossil fuels. Image: Greenpeace Pacific Media Report Newsdesk Australia has picked up a second Fossil of the Day award at COP23 in Bonn for seeking to twist, water down and delete references to finance from the loss and damage decision text, Greenpeace reports. Loss and damage refers to impacts […]

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‘Healers, not harmers’ – Climate Warriors present COP23 declaration

By   /  November 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Climate policy, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, Have Your Sei, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Climate Warriors, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Talanoa, Voreqe Bainimarama  /  Comments Off on ‘Healers, not harmers’ – Climate Warriors present COP23 declaration

“We all stand together as one family” … Pacific Climate Warriors Declaration on Climate Change presented at COP23. Image: 350 Pacific Climate activists from across the Pacific region have presented a declaration on climate change to key Pacific environmental leaders at COP23. The Pacific Climate Warriors Declaration on Climate Change, part of 350’s Have Your […]

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‘The world must act now’ on climate change, calls Bainimarama

By   /  November 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate Change, Climate policy, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Voreqe Bainimarama  /  Comments Off on ‘The world must act now’ on climate change, calls Bainimarama

Fiji’s Prime Minister and COP23 President Voreqe Bainimarama … “do everything we can to make the Paris Agreement work”. Image: Vanuatu Daily Post By Anita Roberts in Bonn, Germany The Paris Climate Agreement must be implemented swiftly as backing away will expose people to more risks, Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has told world leaders. Representing […]

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COP23 president Bainimarama to ‘reach out’ to Trump over climate

By   /  February 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global agenda, Global Warming, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Paris Agreement, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on COP23 president Bainimarama to ‘reach out’ to Trump over climate

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Flashback to Fiji in 2015 and the Pacific call for NZ to do more on climate change. Reporter Niklas Pedersen Video: Pacific Media Centre By Pasifik/Pacnews Fijian Prime Minister and incoming COP23 president Voreqe Bainimarama says he intends to use his position to reach out to US President […]

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PNG immigration officials whisk Iranian refugee away from media

By   /  February 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Deportation, deported, Evening Report, Fiji, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on PNG immigration officials whisk Iranian refugee away from media

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Freddy Mou in Port Moresby The deported Iranian refugee who arrived in Port Moresby today from Fiji, Loghman Sawari, was whisked away by heavy handed immigration officers in a getaway vehicle at Jacksons International Airport this afternoon. They avoided the media crews who had been waiting there […]

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350.org Pacific calls on Suckling to stop ‘slap in face’ support for coal mine

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, 350.org, 350.org Pacific, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Climate, Climate Change, Coal, Environment, Environmental activism, Evening Report, Fiji, Koreti Tiumalu, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Patrick Suckling, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on 350.org Pacific calls on Suckling to stop ‘slap in face’ support for coal mine

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Australia’s Patrick Suckling … criticised over his support for the Adani Carmichael coal mine. Image: DPS Srinagar The climate change advocacy group 350.org Pacific today called on Patrick Suckling, the Australian government’s Ambassador for the Environment, to immediately remove his support for the Adani Carmichael coal mine. If […]

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Iranian refugee in custody in Fiji, faces deportation back to PNG

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Iranian refugee in custody in Fiji, faces deportation back to PNG

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz This photo of Sawari was taken outside the Jacks of Fiji store in Nadi. Image: Behrouz Boochani/Fiji Newswire Loghman Sawari, the Iranian national seeking asylum in Fiji, was taken into custody today and transported to Nadi International Airport where he faces deportation back to Papua New Guinea. Sawari […]

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Wadan Narsey: Are there two sets of prosecuting rules in Fiji?

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, coup makers, Evening Report, Fiji, Fiji coups, Fiji Times, hate speech, incitement, Indigenous, Judiciary, Media, Media censorship, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Muslim, Nai Lalakai, Newspapers, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Reports, The Fiji Times, vernacular press, Wadan Narsey  /  Comments Off on Wadan Narsey: Are there two sets of prosecuting rules in Fiji?

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz ANALYSIS: By Wadan Narsey in Suva In 2016, two of Fiji’s main media organisations, the privately owned The Fiji Times and state-owned Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, came to public attention, for the wrong reasons — laws regarding ethnic sensibilities in multiracial Fiji. The international community needs to note that […]

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Fiji authorities unaware as Iranian refugee slips into Nadi

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Iran, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji authorities unaware as Iranian refugee slips into Nadi

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz This photo of Sawari was taken outside the Jacks of Fiji store in Nadi. Image: Behrouz Boochani/Fiji Newswire An Iranian national slipped into Fiji using false documents last week and is seeking asylum after being a refugee on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea for more than three […]

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Telecom Vanuatu sold to company with 35% Fiji government ownership

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amalgamated Telecom, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji National Provident Fund, Mauritius Telecom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mobile phones, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Telecom Fiji, Telecom Vanuatu, Telecommunications, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Telecom Vanuatu sold to company with 35% Fiji government ownership

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz An example of a recent TVL promotion. Image: TVL By Bob Makin in Port Vila Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Limited of Fiji has announced its purchase of Telecom Vanuatu Ltd. The deal still needs the approval of the Vanuatu authorities, including the Telecommunication Regulator. The agreement for the sale […]

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Pacific ‘cyberbullying’, PNG student protests, ‘free’ media featured in PJR

By   /  January 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Fiji, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Journalism Review, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Publishing, Reports, Research, Research journal, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Text, Tonga, Vanuatu, Video, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Pacific ‘cyberbullying’, PNG student protests, ‘free’ media featured in PJR

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz A mini-documentary about 20 years of publication of the research journal Pacific Journalism Review, produced by AUT University screen production and television student Sasya Wreksono to mark the publishing milestone. Video: PMC on YouTube Student protests at the University of Papua New Guinea that led to police opening […]

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Court bars overseas travel for accused Fiji Times publisher

By   /  January 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, communal antagonism, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji Times, Human Rights, incitement, Indigenous, Lawsuit, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nai Lalakai, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports  /  Comments Off on Court bars overseas travel for accused Fiji Times publisher

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts outside court today with editor-in-chief Fred Wesley in the background. Image: FBC News By Tokasa Rainima in Suva Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts’ bail variation application has been dismissed by the Suva High Court. Justice Thushara Rajasinghe told Arts and his lawyer that […]

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African Resolve over Gambia – Lessons for the Pacific?

By   /  January 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Africa, African Union, Democracy, Elections, Fiji, Gambia, Global Affairs, Green Party, International Criminal Court, Kennedy Graham, Opposition News, Pacific Affairs, Pacific,, peace, Politics, Security  /  Comments Off on African Resolve over Gambia – Lessons for the Pacific?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: African Resolve over Gambia – Lessons for the Pacific? Last month I was in Senegal representing the NZ branch of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA).  The conference focused on the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC has had its tribulations since its birth 15 years […]

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Biman Prasad: COP23 presidency — facing the gravity of the task for Fiji

By   /  January 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, Cyclone Winston, Development, Economics, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Innovation, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Oceans, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Science-Technology, Small Island States, Sustainability, Technology, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Biman Prasad: COP23 presidency — facing the gravity of the task for Fiji

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The narrativeIt is noteworthy that there was no communications or consultations nationally, regionally or internationally as Fiji lobbied to get the presidency for COP23 in Marrakech. Even our fellow members of the Pacific and SIDS (Small Islands Developing States) were caught unaware. A robust consultation nationally would have […]

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