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West Papua one step closer to MSG membership, says Wenda

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Benny Wenda, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Media, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MSG, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on West Papua one step closer to MSG membership, says Wenda

Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says the Melanesian Spearhead Group has made solid progress under the chairmanship of Solomon Islands. Video: EMTV News By Meriba Tulo in Port Moresby West Papua’s application to become a full member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group has gained traction, with MSG leaders referring the United Liberation Movement […]

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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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UN human rights chief to send mission to investigate abuses in Papua

By   /  February 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Activism, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Detention, Evening Report, Featured, Health, Health emergency, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Indigenous, Indonesia, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military detention, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political extremism, Politics, Reports, United Nations, West Papua, West Papua human rights  /  Comments Off on UN human rights chief to send mission to investigate abuses in Papua

By Sheany in Jakarta The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights plans to send a mission to Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua following reports of abuses against its indigenous population. “I am also concerned about reports of excessive use of force by security forces, harassment, arbitrary arrests and detentions in Papua,” UN High Commissioner […]

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Philippine mining company wins Bougainville search licence

By   /  February 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville Autonomous Region, Bougainville Copper Limited, Bougainville independence, Business, copper mining, Development, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, SR Metals Inc  /  Comments Off on Philippine mining company wins Bougainville search licence

By Franklin Kolma The Autonomous Bougainville Government has granted its second mining exploration licence to a Philippine company in a low-key event at Tunania, the seaside home of Bougainville crisis commander of rebel forces Sam Kauona. The event was set against the sombre double backdrop of the bloody crisis which had begun as a protest […]

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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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Crown breached Crimes Act over ‘depoliticising’ Treaty of Waitangi

By   /  February 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, Language, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sovereignty, The Daily Blog, Treaty of Waitangi, Waitangi Day  /  Comments Off on Crown breached Crimes Act over ‘depoliticising’ Treaty of Waitangi

Tiriti o Waitangi of 1840 … a “historical deception” that the British Crown gained sovereignty over New Zealand. Image: Steve Edwards OPINION: By Steve Edwards The New Zealand government’s ongoing failure to acknowledge that the British Crown did not gain sovereignty over New Zealand in 1840 is a breach of the Crimes Act. In October […]

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The Daily Blog: Jacinda’s Waitangi Day 2018 aroha creating a Māori legacy relationship

By   /  February 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Indigenous, Labour Party, Maori, Maori culture, Maori Party, Maori politics, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Treaty, Treaty of Waitangi, Waitangi Day  /  Comments Off on The Daily Blog: Jacinda’s Waitangi Day 2018 aroha creating a Māori legacy relationship

Cartoon: © Malcolm Evans/The Daily Blog OPINION: By Martyn Bradbury, editor of The Daily Blog Waitangi Day 2018 smells different doesn’t it? It tastes different too. No bitter “Māori privilege” nonsense from Don Brash and his shallow racism. No spiteful “Let’s have a NZ day so we don’t have to feel guilty about the Treaty” […]

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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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King’s second son’s noble rights announced in Tonga Gazette

By   /  January 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nobles, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Prince Ata, Religion, Reports, Tonga, Tongan royalty  /  Comments Off on King’s second son’s noble rights announced in Tonga Gazette

Prince Ata … Mormon prince has entitlements gazetted in Tonga. Image: Kaniva News By Kalino Latu in Auckland King Tupou VI’s second son is the lawful successor to the hereditary noble title and estate of Ata, it has been announced in the kingdom of Tonga Gazette. It said Viliami ‘Unuaki-‘o-Tonga Mumui Lalaka-mo e-‘Eiki Tuku’aho was […]

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Duterte blamed for spate of killings – 10 Filipino activists dead in 48 hours

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Death squads, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, priests, Reports  /  Comments Off on Duterte blamed for spate of killings – 10 Filipino activists dead in 48 hours

A protest over the latest killings in the Philippines. Image: Image: Dee Ayroso/Butlatlat By Dee Ayroso in Manila Church groups and human rights advocates are holding the Duterte administration accountable for the spate of attacks which killed 10 activists in a span of two days. The slain victims were two religious leaders in Luzon and […]

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Police brutally attack Papuan journalist in Timika, says human rights group

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Journalists, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Police, Politics, Reports, Security, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua Media  /  Comments Off on Police brutally attack Papuan journalist in Timika, says human rights group

Journalist Saldi Hermanto … attacked for making social media criticisms of police conduct in Timika, Papua. Image: Tabloid Jubi Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has condemned a brutal attack against journalist Saldi Hermanto in Timika, Papua, and called for a campaign of letter protests. Hermanto was attacked by the police […]

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Chris Trotter: Catastrophic loss of trust over Canberra’s Manus provocation

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Detention Centres, Disinformation, Evening Report, Fake news, Human Rights, Indigenous, Manus Island, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter Dutton, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Chris Trotter: Catastrophic loss of trust over Canberra’s Manus provocation

OPINION: By Chris Trotter You have to go a long way to find anything remotely resembling Australia’s current treatment of New Zealand. For a supposedly friendly government to deliberately inject inflammatory disinformation into the political bloodstream of its supposedly closest neighbour is an extraordinarily provocative act. Not quite an act of war, but the sort […]

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Indonesian president recognises land rights of nine more indigenous groups

By   /  November 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Development, Evening Report, Forests, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous forests, Indigenous rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesian president recognises land rights of nine more indigenous groups

ANALYSIS: By Basten Gokkon in Jakarta The Indonesian government has relinquished control over nine tracts of forest to the indigenous communities that have lived there for generations, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced at a recent conference on land tenure in Jakarta. The move follows the government’s recognition last December of nine other communities’ rights to […]

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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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Renewed Papuan independence call amid alleged ‘hostage’ standoff

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Colonialism, Decolonisation, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Hostages, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Mimika, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Reports, Security, Self Determination, Surveillance, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Renewed Papuan independence call amid alleged ‘hostage’ standoff

West Papuan protesters for independence in Jakarta this week. Image CNN Indonesia By Lalu Rahadian in Jakarta Conflicts in Papua province will not be resolved until the Indonesian government provides the Papuan people with an opportunity to determine their future through an international forum, says a leading advocate. Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) […]

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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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Press Council welcomes first Indigenous member – Koori Mail

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Evening Report, Indigenous, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Press Council welcomes first Indigenous member – Koori Mail

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The Koori Mail … with 100,000 readers an important milestone. Image: KM The Australian Press Council has welcomed its first Indigenous publication as a member – the Koori Mail, a fortnightly newspaper with a national readership of some 100,000. The Koori Mail is arguably the most respected and […]

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WWF Indonesia calls for conservation of Papua’s birds-of-paradise

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, bird-of-paradise, Conservation, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sustainability, West Papua, World Wildlife Fund, WWF  /  Comments Off on WWF Indonesia calls for conservation of Papua’s birds-of-paradise

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz At risk … a bird-of-paradise, known locally known as cendrawasih. Image: wwf.org By Ratri M. Siniwi in Jakarta The World Wildlife Fund Indonesia has called for the conservation of birds-of-paradise – especially in Papua. Locally known as cendrawasih, the bird species is synonymous with the two island provinces […]

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Remember the marginalised, chief justice says on Waitangi Day

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, Indigenous rights, Maori, Maori culture, Maori language, Maori Television, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, te reo maori, Youth  /  Comments Off on Remember the marginalised, chief justice says on Waitangi Day

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Kimiora Kaire-Melbourne and Wikitōria Day reporting for Māori Television from Waitangi. Māori Television’s Rereātea brings you the latest news on New Zealand’s Waitangi Day 2017. Today Kimiora Kaire-Melbourne and Wikitōria Day take you through the top stories of the day — live from Waitangi. Watch the livestream bulletins on the Māori Television website throughout the day. […]

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