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Diabetes ‘ongoing disaster’ tops Fiji health bill at $124 million

By   /  April 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, advocacy, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, diabetes, disability, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Health and Fitness, Health media, Health Policy, Health services, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, NCDs, Non-communicable diseases, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Premature death, Reports, Socio-Economics, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Diabetes ‘ongoing disaster’ tops Fiji health bill at $124 million

The increasing number of diabetes cases has raised red flags in the health sector, a burden Fiji health authorities hope to tackle through the media. Image: Creative Commons/Wansolwara By Adi Ana Civavonovono in Suva The estimated financial cost and economic burden of diabetes in Fiji reached a staggering $124 million (NZ$84 million) in 2014 with […]

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WestConnex M4 East violates Australian pollution standards – even before tunnel opens

By   /  April 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Air pollution, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Roading, Super tollways, Transport, WestConnex  /  Comments Off on WestConnex M4 East violates Australian pollution standards – even before tunnel opens

A talk by Dr Paul Torzillo at a meeting of Camperdown Residents against WestConnex on Air Pollution and Impacts on our Health. Video: Spontaneous 45 Since the New South Wales State government was elected in 2012, the massive WestConnex super expressway system in Sydney has been a great example of how this administration just can’t […]

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Mackenzie Smith: Indonesia’s Pacific neglect highlights NZ media problem

By   /  March 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Decolonisation, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Independent media, Indonesia, Mainstream media, Measles, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papuan health  /  Comments Off on Mackenzie Smith: Indonesia’s Pacific neglect highlights NZ media problem

President Joko Widodo ordered military and medical teams to several locations across the vast Papua region to treat the sick and undertake a mass immunisation campaign during the measles outbreak. Image: Medical Xpress OPINION: Mackenzie Smith reviews two months living in Indonesia as a journalist. In Indonesia, I expected to broaden my understanding and realisation […]

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Elite groups ‘contain’ nuclear food safety debate, says researcher

By   /  March 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, earthquakes, Evening Report, Food Safety, Fukushima, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Language, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Nuclear health, Nuclear justice, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, Science-Technology  /  Comments Off on Elite groups ‘contain’ nuclear food safety debate, says researcher

By Jean Bell in Auckland A loose collection of elite groups shape the global language and thinking around food safety in the nuclear era, says a researcher who has been studying the Fukushima disaster in Japan seven years ago. This cohort, formed in the 1960s and dubbed by the researcher as the “Transnational Nuclear Assemblage”, […]

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Waste colonialism and plastic pollution targeted in NZ ‘pure’ campaign

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Environment, Evening Report, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Oceans, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Plastic waste, PMC Reportage, Politics, pollution, public health, Reports, Research, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Waste colonialism and plastic pollution targeted in NZ ‘pure’ campaign

By Sylvia C. Frain in Auckland Aotearoa/New Zealand’s status as a “wasteful country” is one of the targets of the PURE 2018 tour launched in Auckland earlier this month. More than 12 million metric tons of plastics enter oceans and waterways globally each year, directly impacting on New Zealand’s coastal communities, food sources, and sea […]

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Asian rights body calls for more action by Jakarta over Papuan health crisis

By   /  February 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, AHRC, Al Jazeera, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asian Human Rights Commission, Asmat, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Health emergency, Health services, Human Rights, Indonesia, Malnutrition, Measles, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, public health, Reports, Step Vaessen, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Asian rights body calls for more action by Jakarta over Papuan health crisis

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen was given exclusive access to report on the measles outbreak from Asatat, in Indonesia’s Papua province. Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has called for more action about the health crisis facing Asmat regency in Indonesian-ruled Papua. The commission has blamed the Indonesian government “for this considerable […]

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Pacific knowledge, smart media used to tackle mosquito-borne diseases

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cook Islands, Evening Report, Featured, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Health and Fitness, Health media, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mosquitoes, New Zealand, Niue, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Palau-Belau, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Samoa, Smart phones, Solomon Islands, Technology, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Pacific knowledge, smart media used to tackle mosquito-borne diseases

TechCamp in action … technology training and capacity-building workshops for Pacific health professionals. Image: US Embassy By Dr Sylvia C. Frain of the Pacific Media Centre An international TechCamp event, funded by the US Embassy in New Zealand and organised by the University of Otago’s Health Science division, has brought together public health professionals from […]

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Richard McLeod: Make our voices known against the euthanasia bill

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, ACT, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Crime, David Seymour, End Of Life Choice Bill, Euthanasia, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Voluntary euthanasia  /  Comments Off on Richard McLeod: Make our voices known against the euthanasia bill

Voluntary euthanasia … deep concerns about what ACT leader David Seymour’s Bill could, if passed into law, mean for many vulnerable New Zealanders – “our elderly, our sick, our disabled, and our mentally unwell”. Image: NZ Catholic OPINION: By Richard McLeod Two years ago, the Parliamentary Health Select Committee investigating public attitudes to euthanasia and […]

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‘We need climate, nuclear justice,’ says Marshalls president and poet daughter

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Democracy Now!, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Hilda Heine, Human Rights, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Nuclear justice, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, Tony de Brum, US nuclear tests  /  Comments Off on ‘We need climate, nuclear justice,’ says Marshalls president and poet daughter

Gender Day at the UN Climate Change Conference. Democracy Now! talks to the president of the Marshall Islands, Hilda Heine, and her daughter, poet and climate change activist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner. This year’s UN climate summit is known as the first “Islands COP,” with Fiji presiding over the event, but hosting it in Bonn, Germany, because […]

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NZ leads global marches in defence of women’s rights

By   /  January 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Global, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, International Women's Day, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Women's Health  /  Comments Off on NZ leads global marches in defence of women’s rights

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Auckland protesters, some chanting “Human rights are women’s rights”, marching up Queen Street to Myers Park in central Auckland yesterday. Video: Del Abcede/Pacific Media Centre More than a million people have poured into the United States capital to march in opposition to President Donald Trump, a day after the […]

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How mining and militarisation led to an HIV epidemic in Indonesia’s Papua

By   /  November 26, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, Evening Report, Featured, Freeport McMoRan, Freeport mine, Health, Health and Fitness, HIV, Indigenous, Indigenous rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, mining, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on How mining and militarisation led to an HIV epidemic in Indonesia’s Papua

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Sex workers from Java relax at a brothel in Timika, Papua Province. Image: © Susan Schulman/IRIN By Susan Schulman in Kambele, Papua, reporting for IRIN Martina Wanago was sick. In fact, she was sure she would die. She had contracted HIV, which has reached epidemic proportions here in […]

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Climate change hits low-lying islands in Bougainville

By   /  November 10, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Climate adaptation, Climate Change, Economics, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Food security, Global, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security, Sustainability, Technology, Youth  /  Comments Off on Climate change hits low-lying islands in Bougainville

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz ‘The continuous call for relief aid for the people of Nissan has fallen on deaf ears’…Conrad Willy, Nehan community government member. Image: UNDP At least two children in the Nissan islands have been injured, falling off trees in desperate search for food, as climate change takes its toll on […]

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NCDs in the Pacific a ‘man-made crisis’, says FAO

By   /  November 1, 2016  /  24/7 News, Agriculture, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Development, Education, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Food strategies, Global, Health, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nutrition, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, SIDS, Socio-Economics, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on NCDs in the Pacific a ‘man-made crisis’, says FAO

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz FAO’s Policy Officer in Fiji, Dr Tim Martyn, pictured above. SIDS representatives will gather at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva this week November 1 – 3 to discuss the Action Plan. Image: UN FAO The death rates associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Small Island Developing States […]

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