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Pacific countries score well in media freedom index, but reality is far worse

By   /  May 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Education, Featured story, FifthEstate1, Fiji, Front page, KB, Legal issues, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, Micronesia, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, Special Report, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Pacific countries score well in media freedom index, but reality is far worse

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC David Robie, Auckland University of Technology When Pacific countries reflect on the state of their media since World Press Freedom Day, they know the reality is much worse than the ticks they got from a global media freedom watchdog last month. When Pacific countries reflect […]

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‘We cannot footnote our way to freedom’

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Education, Front page, Hawai'i, Indigenous, Legal issues, Media, Media law, Micronesia, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Self Determination, Special Report, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on ‘We cannot footnote our way to freedom’

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC The Pacific Media Centre’s Dr Sylvia C. Frain talks to human rights lawyer Julian Aguon, who recently won a landmark case in the Guam Supreme Court upholding the separation of powers doctrine, on issues ranging from law school and social justice to indigenous peoples and […]

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Step up efforts to support Indonesian women’s rights plea to Jakarta

By   /  March 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Gender empowerment, Gender security, Gender violence, Human Rights, Indonesia, Injustice, Justice, Legal issues, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Social justice  /  Comments Off on Step up efforts to support Indonesian women’s rights plea to Jakarta

By Sheany in Jakarta The National Commission on Violence Against Women, or Komnas Perempuan, has called on the government to do more to protect women’s rights, particularly by enacting a long-overdue bill on the elimination of sexual violence. The commission also said that current response to and handling of cases of violence against women in […]

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Underestimate climate change legal upheaval ‘at peril’, warns former PM

By   /  February 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change law, Culture, Deep-sea mining, Editor's Picks, Environment, Environmental law, Evening Report, Featured, Guam, Hawai'i, Legal issues, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Underestimate climate change legal upheaval ‘at peril’, warns former PM

By David Robie at Te Papa A former New Zealand prime minister has warned that climate change has the potential to force a legal and political upheaval that the world would underestimate “at its peril”. Speaking at the Pacific Ocean Climate Conference at Te Papa Museum in Wellington yesterday, Sir Geoffrey Palmer said a largely […]

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Indonesia losing only female top justice amid gender rights worries

By   /  December 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Constitutional justice, Evening Report, Gender, Gender education, Gender empowerment, Human Rights, Indonesia, Justice, Legal issues, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Tertiary  /  Comments Off on Indonesia losing only female top justice amid gender rights worries

By Rieka Rahadiana and Yudith Ho in Jakarta Indonesia is set to lose its first and only female constitutional justice, whose term is up next year, potentially dealing a blow to women’s rights in a country where they’re being challenged in the face of growing religious conservatism. Maria Farida Indrati will end her second and […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Vital progress in dealing with the Pike River mine tragedy

By   /  November 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Legal issues, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Pacific Region  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Vital progress in dealing with the Pike River mine tragedy

Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Vital progress in dealing with the Pike River mine tragedy Dr Bryce Edwards. The Pike River mine disaster shook New Zealand politics and society. The circumstances that led to the preventable death of 29 men, and the denial of justice to their families, means it remains politically fraught. The government’s announcement […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The Government’s urgency in repealing the ‘Hobbit law’

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, Legal issues, Legislation, Lobbyists, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Pacific Region  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The Government’s urgency in repealing the ‘Hobbit law’

[embedded content] Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The Government’s urgency in repealing the ‘Hobbit law’ Dr Bryce Edwards. Like any sector in society, those who own and operate businesses have a vested interest in influencing governments to make rules that favour their operations. And not only is the power of business extraordinarily strong, many argue it […]

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