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Fiji warns ‘selfish’ countries amid Paris Agreement climate rulebook deadlock

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, Climate change summit, COP24, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Paris Agreement, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji warns ‘selfish’ countries amid Paris Agreement climate rulebook deadlock

Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama … urging world leaders to summon the courage and political will to make the switch from dirty to clean energy. Image: Fiji Times Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Talks to draft the Paris Agreement rulebook remained deadlocked today on traditionally tough issues. Emerging economies – China, India, Brazil and South Africa […]

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Human rights watchdog calls for police probe into ‘unclear’ Papua killings

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Army engineers, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Indigenous, Indonesia, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, OPM, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Protests, Reports, Security, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua National Liberation Army, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Human rights watchdog calls for police probe into ‘unclear’ Papua killings

Christmas spirit at a Human Rights Day rally in the Papuan capital of Jayapura this week. Image: Voice Westpapua Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Indonesian police should investigate a Papuan armed group’s killing of at least 17 people, including a soldier, at a construction area in Nduga in Papua’s densely forested Central Highlands earlier this month, […]

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Pacific voices tell stories of climate change reality in new documentary

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, COP24, DJF, Documentaries, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Pacific voices tell stories of climate change reality in new documentary

A new documentary Subject to Change, a collection of interviews and personal stories from across the Pacific, explores the impact of climate change. Video: MFAT Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Two young women students are the driving force who created a new documentary titled Subject to Change which highlights the climate change challenges faced by Pacific […]

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UN official defends West Papuan rights – free speech, peaceful assembly

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Global, Human Rights, Indonesia, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Morning Star, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, protest, Protests, Reports, UN News, United Nations, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on UN official defends West Papuan rights – free speech, peaceful assembly

UN’s OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani … “there are many West Papuan grievances, and we’ve seen this in many parts of the world where grievances are unaddressed, or there’s a suppression of dissent.” Image: UN interview screenshot Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk West Papuan rights to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly have been defended by the […]

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Keith Rankin’s Chart for this Month: Crisis Postponed

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, DJF, Economic Intelligence, economic research, Economics, Economy, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Global, Global Economy, KB, KB, Keith Rankin, Keith Rankin Chart Analysis, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, World Economic Outlook, World Economy  /  Comments Off on Keith Rankin’s Chart for this Month: Crisis Postponed

Chart for this Month: Crisis Postponed By Keith Rankin Another financial crisis coming? Graphic by Keith Rankin. There will almost certainly be another major financial crisis, just like there will be another big earthquake (or, as the Australians would instead say, another big bushfire). We can do much to improve our monitoring of systemic stresses, […]

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Labour rally in Jakarta, Fiji march highlight global human rights issues

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CNN Indonesia, Corruption, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Human Rights Day, Indonesia, Justice, KB, KB, Labour, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Labour rally in Jakarta, Fiji march highlight global human rights issues

How UN agencies strive to put human rights at the centre of their work. Video: UN Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Hundreds of workers from the Confederation of United Indonesian Workers (KPBI) held a protest march at the weekend in the capital of Jakarta and Fiji’s Coalition on Human Rights staged a march today to commemorate […]

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Nations close ranks to stop ‘big four’ oil producers watering down UN report

By   /  December 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Home News, COP24, DJF, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Global Warming, KB, KB, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Oil industry, Oil producers, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, UNFCCC, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Nations close ranks to stop ‘big four’ oil producers watering down UN report

By Sara Stefanini and Karl Mathiesen in Katowice, Poland In a moment of drama in Poland, countries have closed ranks against a push by oil producers to water down recognition of the UN’s report on the impacts of 1.5C warming. Four big oil and gas producers blocked the UN climate talks from welcoming the most […]

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Pioneering NZ Pacific research initiative to make ‘reset’ change

By   /  December 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, DJF, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, 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, Pacific reset, PMC Reportage, Professor Richard Bedford, Reports, Research models  /  Comments Off on Pioneering NZ Pacific research initiative to make ‘reset’ change

Keynote speakers Associate Professor Kabini Sanga from Victoria University and Dr Alisi Holani (right), deputy CEO of the Ministry of Commerce, Consumer, Trade, Innovation and Labour (MCCTIL) in Tonga. They spoke about a “rich gap” and other issues affecting Pacific media reportage. Image: Tom Blessen/PMC By Sri KrishnamurthiThe NZ Institute for Pacific Research will cease […]

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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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Stop harassing Rappler, media advocacy groups tell Duterte

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Freedom of Information, Global, KB, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Rappler, Reports, tax evasion  /  Comments Off on Stop harassing Rappler, media advocacy groups tell Duterte

Two global media freedom advocacy groups accuse the Philippine government of trying to “silence” Rappler and its journalists. Image: Rappler Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) have written a joint open letter to the prosecutor-general of the Philippines calling for an end to the orchestrated harassment […]

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Trauma research on TV journalists covering killings revealed in Pacific Journalism Review

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Journalist killings, Journalist safety, Journalists, KB, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, Security, Timor-Leste, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Trauma research on TV journalists covering killings revealed in Pacific Journalism Review

Part of the cover of the latest Pacific Journalism Review. Image: © Fernando G Sepe Jr/ABS-CBN Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The statistics globally are chilling. And the Asia-Pacific region bears the brunt of the killing of journalists with impunity disproportionately. Revelations in research published in the latest edition of Pacific Journalism Review on the trauma […]

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Couple remanded in big Vanuatu human trafficking, slavery case

By   /  November 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bangladesh, Bondage, Crime, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Human trafficking, Illegal migrants, Justice, KB, KB, Labour, Mauritius, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Police, Politics, Reports, Security, Slavery, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Couple remanded in big Vanuatu human trafficking, slavery case

By Richard M. Nanua and Royson Willie in Port Vila Vanuatu’s Magistrates Court has remanded a Bangladeshi couple over what is alleged to be the biggest human trafficking and slavery case in Vanuatu and the region. Sekdah Somon and Buxoo Nabilah Bibi – the owners of the “Mr Price” home and furniture store in Vanuatu […]

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RSF condemns Chinese exclusion of journalists at APEC side events

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, China, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Global, KB, KB, Media, Media censorship, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on RSF condemns Chinese exclusion of journalists at APEC side events

Chinese President Xi Jinping in Port Moresby … accused over “new media control strategy” in South Pacific. Image: SCMP Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the discrimination practised by the Chinese delegation against local and international media at the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) held last weekend in Papua […]

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Six activists detained for staging palm oil shipboard rally, says Greenpeace

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, DJF, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Greenpeace International, Human Rights, Indonesia, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Palm Oil, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Reports  /  Comments Off on Six activists detained for staging palm oil shipboard rally, says Greenpeace

Greenpeace activists unfurl a banner reading “Drop Dirty Palm Oil Now” at a Wilmar International palm oil refinery in Bitung, North Sulawesi, in September. Image: Jurnasyanto Sukarno/Greenpeace Indonesia By Ivany Atina Arbi in Jakarta Six Greenpeace activists have reportedly been detained by the captain of the tanker Stolt Tenacity for staging a rally against global […]

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Kanaky independence campaign rolls on … encouraged by ballot result

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Global, Human Rights, independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, referendum, Reports  /  Comments Off on Kanaky independence campaign rolls on … encouraged by ballot result

David Robie, who reported from New Caledonia several times during the 1980s for Islands Business magazine, The Australian, New Zealand Times and other media, returned to the French Pacific possession to observe last weekend’s historic referendum. He was also on board the Rainbow Warrior, the Greenpeace environmental ship that was bombed by French secret agents […]

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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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Scrap workers deal with Saudi Arabia following execution, says Jakarta NGO

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, DJF, Evening Report, Executions, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Indonesia, KB, KB, Middle East, migrant workers, Migration, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Rape, Reports, Saudi Arabia  /  Comments Off on Scrap workers deal with Saudi Arabia following execution, says Jakarta NGO

Migrant Care activists hold a rally in protest against the execution of an Indonesian migrant worker in front of the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Jakarta on March 20, 2018. Image: Seto Wardhana/Jakarta Post By Dian Septiari in Jakarta The Migrant CARE advocacy group has called on Indonesia’s Manpower Ministry to cancel a recent agreement with […]

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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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Fijian students design superheroes to challenge ‘Silence’ in comic contest

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bullying, Cyberbullying, DJF, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Gender, Gender violence, Global, Harassment, Human Rights, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, peace, Peace and justice, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sexual harassment, Youth  /  Comments Off on Fijian students design superheroes to challenge ‘Silence’ in comic contest

Students at Holy Trinity Primary School in Suva, Fiji, presented their superheroes designed during a workshop held on Monday. Image: UNICEF Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Advocacy groups have called on children and young people to defeat the “ultimate supervillain” – silence – to help end violence in and around schools. The Holy Trinity Primary School […]

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BDS activists reject Israeli fine, raise $33,000 for Gaza stress health

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Charity, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Gaza, Global, Human Rights, Israel, Israeli occupation, Justice, KB, KB, Mental Health, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, PTSD, Reports  /  Comments Off on BDS activists reject Israeli fine, raise $33,000 for Gaza stress health

Lorde cancelled her concert in Tel Aviv days after BDS activists appealed to the singer in an open letter. Image: YouTube screenshot Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Two New Zealand activists have raised thousands of dollars through crowdfunding after an Israeli court fined them for their role in singer Lorde cancelling her show in Tel Aviv, […]

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