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Tahiti’s Salmon fined for defaming president with ‘vote buying’ claim

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Abuse of public funds, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Lawsuit, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Tahiti  /  Comments Off on Tahiti’s Salmon fined for defaming president with ‘vote buying’ claim

Tahiti President Edouard Fritch wins election defamation case against rival … awarded US$2000 pay out in damages. Image: French Polynesia govt By RNZ Pacific A senior French Polynesian politician has been fined for defaming the president Edouard Fritch during the election campaign in April. The criminal court in Tahiti found the Territorial Assembly leader of […]

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PNG court overturns loggers ban on custom landowners entering own land

By   /  April 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CELCOR, Civil Society, Development, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, Landowner protest, Landowners, Lawsuit, logging, Logging companies, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Politics, Pomio, Reports, SABL, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on PNG court overturns loggers ban on custom landowners entering own land

Landowners win six-year legal battle in Pomio District, site of a controversial Special Agriculture Business Lease (SABL) where large tracts of rainforest have been logged and replaced by oil palm plantations. Image: Scott Waide/EMTV By Scott Waide in LaeA group of customary landowners in Papua New Guinea has regained access to their land following a […]

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RSF calls on Philippine state to ‘stop hounding’ Rappler in ‘laughable’ move

By   /  March 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Justice, Lawsuit, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Press Freedom, Rappler, Reports, Taxation, United Nations  /  Comments Off on RSF calls on Philippine state to ‘stop hounding’ Rappler in ‘laughable’ move

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Philippine authorities to stop hounding Rappler, after officials confirmed that a previously dismissed defamation action against the independent news website had been revived and last week brought a tax evasion complaint against the site. “All this would be laughable if the site’s survival […]

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Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 10 November 2017

By   /  November 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Critical Politics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, journalism, Lawsuit, Lead, Legal issues, Media, Media ethics, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Pacific Region  /  Comments Off on Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 10 November 2017

Critical Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 10 November 2017 – Today’s content Editor’s Note: Here below is a list of the main issues currently under discussion in New Zealand and links to media coverage. The Beehive and Parliament Buildings. Below are the links to the items online. The full text of these items are contained […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Winston Peters’ fight against “filthy” politics

By   /  November 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Investigation, journalism, Lawsuit, Lead, Media, Media ethics, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Pacific Region  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Winston Peters’ fight against “filthy” politics

Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Winston Peters’ fight against “filthy” politics Dr Bryce Edwards. No one should have been surprised by Winston Peters taking legal action this week over what he calls “filthy politics”. After all, he signaled before the election that he was determined to use the law to get justice. And although most of […]

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Vanuatu police chief court case, finance ‘grey list’ pose challenges

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Finance, Finance Action Taskforce, Financial policy, governance, Grey list, Lawsuit, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Politics, Reports, Supreme Court, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu police chief court case, finance ‘grey list’ pose challenges

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Vanuatu police on parade on Port Vila … commissioner issue now in court. Image: Vanuatu Daily Post COMMENT: By Bob Makin in Port Vila Two big issues for Vanuatu lead today’s news and need quick resolution to restore confidence in the current administration. There are legal and political sides to both […]

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Court bars overseas travel for accused Fiji Times publisher

By   /  January 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, communal antagonism, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji Times, Human Rights, incitement, Indigenous, Lawsuit, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nai Lalakai, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports  /  Comments Off on Court bars overseas travel for accused Fiji Times publisher

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts outside court today with editor-in-chief Fred Wesley in the background. Image: FBC News By Tokasa Rainima in Suva Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts’ bail variation application has been dismissed by the Suva High Court. Justice Thushara Rajasinghe told Arts and his lawyer that […]

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Parkop calls on PNG to use state veto power to revoke land leases

By   /  December 13, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Land rights, Lands Department, Lawsuit, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, NCD, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Powes Parkop, Reports  /  Comments Off on Parkop calls on PNG to use state veto power to revoke land leases

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Cedric Patjole in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea’s National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop is calling on the state to use its veto powers to revoke land leases given to private companies or individuals and return them for public use. Parkop said many of the ongoing court […]

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