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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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Baseless rumours: why talk of Chinese military base in Vanuatu misses point

By   /  April 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, ABC Pacific Beat, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, China, Espiritu Santo, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Luganville, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Military bases, Opinion, Pacific Beat, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific War, PMC Reportage, Politics, Port Vila, Reports, Vanuatu, World War II  /  Comments Off on Baseless rumours: why talk of Chinese military base in Vanuatu misses point

How the Vanuatu Daily Post reacted to the Australian “news” of a possible Chinese military base plan. Image: VDP BRIEFING: By Dan McGarry in Port Vila The “news” this week that Vanuatu was to be the site of a Chinese military base caught most people by surprise. Government officials with detailed knowledge of relevant matters […]

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France committed to backing ePOP Pacific climate storytelling

By   /  April 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, AUT, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Journalism, ePOP, Evening Report, Fiji, Global, Innovation, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Science-Technology, Sustainability, USP  /  Comments Off on France committed to backing ePOP Pacific climate storytelling

French Ambassador to Fiji Sujiro Seam takes a selfie with ePOP participants at the University of the South Pacific last week. Image: Wansolwara News By Elizabeth Osifelo in Suva The French government is committed to the fight against climate change in the Pacific and hopes programmes such as the eParticipatory Observers Project (ePOP) will shed […]

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Why data power of social media giants like Facebook troubles human rights

By   /  April 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cambridge Analytica, Civil Society, data mining, ethnic cleansing, Evening Report, Facebook, Free speech, Gatekeepers, Global, Human Rights, Internet, Mainstream media, Marketplace of ideas, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, News sources, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Social Media, Surveillance, Technology, Telecommunications  /  Comments Off on Why data power of social media giants like Facebook troubles human rights

By Sarah Joseph in Melbourne Facebook has had a bad few weeks. The social media giant had to apologise for failing to protect the personal data of millions of users from being accessed by data mining company Cambridge Analytica. Outrage is brewing over its admission to spying on people via their Android phones. Its stock […]

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Asia-Pacific media must ‘empower people’ on climate action, says PMC

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Center for Southeast Asian Social Sciences, CESASS, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, David Robie, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Indonesia, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Television, UGM, Universitas Gadjah Mada  /  Comments Off on Asia-Pacific media must ‘empower people’ on climate action, says PMC

Apriline Widani of the Centre for Southeast Asia Social Studies (CESASS) at the Universitas Gadjah Mada talks to the Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie about climate change, the media and the Bearing Witness project in Fiji. Video: CESASS Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk News media need to empower people over climate change and to […]

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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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Sounds of Caribbean planned for Auckland’s first steelband festival

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arts & Sports, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Calypso, CaribbeaNZ Southern Stars, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, festivals, Global, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Music, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Steelband festival, Youth  /  Comments Off on Sounds of Caribbean planned for Auckland’s first steelband festival

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Auckland’s popular Silo Park will come alive to the sounds of the Caribbean next week. Part of the Summer at Silo Park events, the Aotearoa-New Zealand Steelband Festival on Saturday, February 24, will bring together seven local steelbands and feature two special guest steelbands from Australia. It is the first event […]

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RSF condemns new gagging threats to outspoken Philippine media outlets

By   /  February 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Catholic Media Network, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Global, hacking, Human Rights, Justice, Kodao Productions, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, United Nations  /  Comments Off on RSF condemns new gagging threats to outspoken Philippine media outlets

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) is now organising regular “Black Friday” demonstrations in support of media outlets that have been the victims of government hostility. Image: RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Kodao Productions, a Philippine alternative news website, is still down after being the target of a cyber-attack six days ago […]

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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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Latest France rugby crisis sparks sense of deja vu for Les Bleus

By   /  February 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Global, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sports  /  Comments Off on Latest France rugby crisis sparks sense of deja vu for Les Bleus

Just as they did in Frédéric Michalak in 2001, France have put faith in a teenager who can act as a shining light at a time when darkness surrounds Les Bleus – Matthieu Jalibert. Image: L’Equipe By Jack De Menezes in Paris French rugby is going through a difficult period. The national team lacks direction, […]

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Michael Powles: ‘Recolonising’ the Pacific would stir security backlash

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Climate, Cook Islands, Defence, Development, Economics, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Foreign Policy, Global, Indigenous, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Policy, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Palau-Belau, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Samoa, Security, Tuvalu  /  Comments Off on Michael Powles: ‘Recolonising’ the Pacific would stir security backlash

Australian Foreign Policy White Paper … “Opportunity, Security, Strength” but a step too far for New Zealand. Image: Aust govt ANALYSIS: By Michael Powles with Anna Powles Australia’s recent Foreign Policy White Paper says that Australia’s approach in the region will focus on “helping to integrate Pacific countries in the Australian and New Zealand economies […]

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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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Glittering time at Toulouse, but Novès’ sacking smacks of scapegoating

By   /  January 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, France, Global, Guy Noves, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Planet Rugby, PMC Reportage, Reports, Rugby Union, Sports  /  Comments Off on Glittering time at Toulouse, but Novès’ sacking smacks of scapegoating

Guy Novès … “his sacking smacks of scapegoating … after two decades of terrific rugby his Toulouse teams gave to us all.” Image: NewsDuJour TRIBUTE: By former Planet Rugby editor Danny Stephens Not three hours had passed since last week’s message from Queen Elizabeth II said she was “…hoping that they [the French] rediscover their […]

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Murray Horton: Independent foreign policy? Fine words, but not reality

By   /  December 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, AIM, Analysis-Reportage, Aotearoa Independence Movement, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Climate, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Foreign Policy, Global, Human Rights, independence, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Murray Horton, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, peace, Peace and justice, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Murray Horton: Independent foreign policy? Fine words, but not reality

OPINION: By Murray Horton The Aotearoa Independence Movement (AIM) congratulates Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for explicitly defying President Trump’s bullying in relation to New Zealand’s United Nations vote against the US declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. She went on to say that “New Zealand has, and always has had, an independent foreign policy“. Fine […]

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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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Australia, Pacific nations sidestep overwhelming UN vote on Jerusalem

By   /  December 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Global, Human Rights, Israel, Israeli occupation, Jerusalem, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Palestine, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Australia, Pacific nations sidestep overwhelming UN vote on Jerusalem

Palestinians react to the Security Council vote on Jerusalem vetoed by the US earlier this week. Video: Al Jazeera Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Australia and other Pacific nations did not join almost 130 countries in an overwhelming vote at the UN demanding the United States drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reports RNZ […]

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RSF media freedom round-up for 2017 – 65 journalists killed, 326 in prison

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Journalist killings, Killings, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on RSF media freedom round-up for 2017 – 65 journalists killed, 326 in prison

Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from London. Video: Al Jazeera/RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders has documented the number of journalists killed or jailed this year. It says Syria and Mexico are among the most dangerous places for reporters to work. Sixty percent of journalists killed are targeted because of their journalistic work. […]

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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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Tributes flow for NZ’s Arab Spring journalist Yasmine Ryan

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Algerian refugees, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arab Spring, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Human rights journalism, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Obituary, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Tributes flow for NZ’s Arab Spring journalist Yasmine Ryan

Yasmine Ryan … a “global” freelance journalist who died tragically in Turkey last month. Image: PMW Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk New Zealand journalist Yasmine Ryan, credited with being the first reporter writing in English about the Arab Spring from her base in Tunisia, has been farewelled at a funeral held in Auckland today, reports Stuff. […]

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