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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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Sincha Dimara: My mother, a West Papuan survivor of many hardships, spurred along by her faith

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, DJF, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination  /  Comments Off on Sincha Dimara: My mother, a West Papuan survivor of many hardships, spurred along by her faith

Dominguis and Dolfintje Dimara pictured on the day they were married. Image: #InspirationalPapuaNewGuineans PROFILE: By Sincha Dimara in Port Moresby I once asked my mother how was it that she married at the tender age of 16 and left home in West Papua for a foreign land – neighbouring Papua New Guinea – never to […]

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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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Widodo wants security forces to guard all development projects in Papua

By   /  December 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, KB, Killings, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua protest, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Widodo wants security forces to guard all development projects in Papua

Sixteen bodies have been retrieved from the killings of workers on a Papuan infrastructure project claimed by pro-independence militants to be Indonesian soldiers. Image: Hark Arena By Ray Jordan in Lampung, Indonesia President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo insists that work on the Trans-Papua road project will continue despite this week’s shooting of construction workers in the […]

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Indonesian police arrest more than 500 over West Papua flag demos

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Morning Star, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Surabaya, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan flag, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Indonesian police arrest more than 500 over West Papua flag demos

Hundreds of Papuan Students Alliance (AMP) in march in Surabaya to commemorate December 1, a day they consider to be West Papua liberation day, on Saturday. Image: Wahyoe Boediwardhana/jakarta Post By Arnold Belau in Jayapura and Wahyoe Boediwardhana in Surabaya More than 500 Papuans in several cities across Indonesia and West Papua were arrested following […]

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Surabaya counterprotest, 300 arrested in West Papua flag demonstrations

By   /  December 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Free West Papua Campaign, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua National Committee, West Papua protest, West Papua self-determination  /  Comments Off on Surabaya counterprotest, 300 arrested in West Papua flag demonstrations

An unnamed Papuan student beaten during the December 1 West Papuan flag demonstration in Surabaya, Indonesia. Human rights sources report more than 300 arrests by Indonesian authorities. Image: Humam rights sources Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Hundreds of Papuan students faced off with counterprotesters in Indonesia’s second largest city of Surabaya today in a rally calling […]

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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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Pacific’s brightest minds gather for Oceans and Islands research summit

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Culture, Development, DJF, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, 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, PMC Reportage, Reports, Research, Research collaboration, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Pacific’s brightest minds gather for Oceans and Islands research summit

By Blessen Tom In a bold and innovative move for researchers, the two-day inaugural Oceans and Islands conference today brought together the brightest minds of the Pacific to demonstrate what they do. Oceans and Islands – a showcase for the region hosted by the NZ Institute for Pacific Research (NZIPR) – was opened by the […]

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Pacific aid mapping tool aimed at improving transparency in region

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid, Aid policy, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, DJF, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, KB, Lowy Institute, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, NZIPR, Pacific Aid Map, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Pacific aid mapping tool aimed at improving transparency in region

By Sri Krishnamurthi A new Pacific aid mapping tool developed by the Lowy Institute think tank is set to immeasurably improve transparency in aid in the region. In an Auckland first, the aid mapping tool was put on show last night by the NZ Institute for Pacific Research as a curtainraiser to the two-day inaugural […]

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Mary-Louise O’Callaghan: Time we heard the Pacific’s take on the Pacific

By   /  November 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, ABC, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Bougainville, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Investigative journalism, journalism, Journalism excellence, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Radio Australia, Reports, Walkley Awards  /  Comments Off on Mary-Louise O’Callaghan: Time we heard the Pacific’s take on the Pacific

Covering the Pacific … “we might even learn a thing or two about the nations and the region within which we live .” Image: Shane McLeod/The Interpreter ANALYSIS: By Mary-Louise O’Callaghan It is both apt and overdue that veteran ABC correspondent Sean Dorney was last night awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Journalism at the 2018 […]

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Ben Bohane: A tribute to the ‘grand old man’ of the OPM Bernard Mawen

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Free Papua Movement, Free West Papua Campaign, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Obituary, Opinion, OPM, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Ben Bohane: A tribute to the ‘grand old man’ of the OPM Bernard Mawen

OPM Southern Commander Bernard Mawen (right) with Commander John Koknak (left) and the Morning Star flag at the time of being interviewed by Vanuatu-based journalist Ben Bohane in 1998. Image: © Ben Bohane OBITUARY: By Ben Bohane The Free Papua Movement (OPM) Southern Commander Bernard Mawen has died. He was the “grand old man” of […]

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Flavourz film festival wows audience with ethnicity, pollution, fun films

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Auckland University of Technology, AUT, Creativity, DJF, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Flavourz Film Festival, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, KB, Media, Migration, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports, School of Communication Studies, Student films  /  Comments Off on Flavourz film festival wows audience with ethnicity, pollution, fun films

Banabans of Rabi: A Story of Survival – the trailer. By Rahul Bhattarai Nine years on the popular Flavourz Film Festival has grown and grown … with more than 170 people watching the screening of 15 student documentary and feature productions at Auckland University of Technology at the weekend. The short films – ranging between […]

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3 killed in West Papua clashes as military pursue elusive rebel leader

By   /  November 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, independence, Indigenous, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua National Liberation Army, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on 3 killed in West Papua clashes as military pursue elusive rebel leader

Indonesian military and West Papuan pro-independence militants in fresh clashes … new intensity in the Highlands fighting. Image: Victor Yeimo FB page Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk At least three people have been killed in a week of shooting clashes between the Indonesian military and police and  militants from the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPN-PB), […]

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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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Fiji gender groups welcome 56 women candidates, slam lack of diversity

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cultural diversity, DIVA, Diverse Voices and Action for Equality, diversity, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, femLINKPACIFIC, Fiji, Fiji Young Women’s Forum, FYWF, Gender, Human Rights, Indigenous, Innovation, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji gender groups welcome 56 women candidates, slam lack of diversity

Participants in the Fiji Young Women’s Forum in Labasa, Fiji, earlier this year. Image: FWRM Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A Fiji women’s coalition has praised the confirmation of 56 female candidates for the 2018 Fiji national elections next week, but warned over the lack of diverse young women in national decision making. Diverse Voices and […]

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New Caledonia vote stirs painful memories – and a hopeful future

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, David Robie, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, France, Human Rights, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, referendum, Reports  /  Comments Off on New Caledonia vote stirs painful memories – and a hopeful future

David Robie, who reported from New Caledonia during the 1980s for Islands Business magazine, 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 during the height of […]

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Gallery: Global media cover historic New Caledonia independence referendum

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Gallery, independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, News Media, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, referendum, Reports  /  Comments Off on Gallery: Global media cover historic New Caledonia independence referendum

1. SBS journalist Stefan Armbruster frames a colourful Kanak flag shot on referendum day. Image: David Robie 2. The France TV – representing six channels – outside broadcast vehicle set up at the French High Commission in Noumea. Image: David Robie/PMC 3. Premiere TV, the local offshoot of the French public broadcaster. Image: David Robie/PMC […]

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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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New Caledonia on brink of fateful decision – new nation or status quo?

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, referendum, Reports  /  Comments Off on New Caledonia on brink of fateful decision – new nation or status quo?

The New Caledonia referendum will determine whether it will remain a French territory or become independent. Image: SBS video screenshot By Stefan Armbruster in Noumea New Caledonia, a group of picturesque islands in Melanesia that are the closest neighbour to Australia and New Zealand, have been French-owned since 1853. But this may change at the […]

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