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Juffa blasts PNG resources ‘sell out’ but tells of Managalas hope

By   /  February 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate Action, Climate Change, Evening Report, Featured, Forests, Gary Juffa, Human Rights, Indigenous, logging, Logging companies, Mangalas, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Rainforests, Reports, Sustainability, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Juffa blasts PNG resources ‘sell out’ but tells of Managalas hope

Rapacious logging cartels feature in PNG’s Northern Province Governor Gary Juffa’s speech. Video: Café Pacific By David Robie at Te Papa Northern Province Governor Gary Juffa made a blistering attack on politicians who are “selling out” Papua New Guinea to foreign cartels with an open door policy over extraction industries, but offered some good news […]

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Filipino shootout at PNG supermarket sparks demand for firearms ban

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Boroko, Crime, Evening Report, Featured, Firearms, Firearms ban, Gun control, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reports, Shootings, Shootout  /  Comments Off on Filipino shootout at PNG supermarket sparks demand for firearms ban

Police have charged a man with murder after the death of his security officer colleague in a shootout. Both men were Filipinos and investigators are working closely with the Philippines Embassy in Port Moresby. Video: EMTV News By Michael Arnold in Port Moresby A shootout in a supermarket in the Papua New Guinean capital of […]

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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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Vanuatu Daily Post: A call to action for endangered Pacific media freedom

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Dan McGarry, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Justice, Marc Neil-Jones, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Truth, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu Daily Post: A call to action for endangered Pacific media freedom

EDITORIAL OPINION: Dan McGarry and Marc Neil-Jones of the Vanuatu Daily Post call for media associations and professionals throughout the Pacific to act to protect their freedom. It’s becoming far too common: Journalists and whistle blowers are being singled out and silenced as governments throughout the region allow the Pacific to slide down the slippery […]

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Tropical Cyclone Gita leaves trail of destruction in Tonga

By   /  February 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cyclone Gita, Cyclones, Disasters, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Tonga, Weather  /  Comments Off on Tropical Cyclone Gita leaves trail of destruction in Tonga

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita has left a trail of destruction after hitting Tonga with 200 kph plus winds during the night. RNZ reports that on the main island of Tongatapu in the kingdom, the category four cyclone had ripped roofs off houses, brought down trees, destroyed a Catholic church, and took […]

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PNG Mine Watch: Bougainville’s new ‘infamous’ Filipino mining company

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville Autonomous Region, Bougainville mining, copper mining, Eric Gutierrez, Evening Report, John Momis, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Multimedia, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, PNG Post-Courier, Reports  /  Comments Off on PNG Mine Watch: Bougainville’s new ‘infamous’ Filipino mining company

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte exposes “illegal favours” to mining tycoon Eric Gutierrez, whose company SR Metals Inc has now won an exploration contract on Bougainville. Archlight Productions video shot during 2016 presidential election campaign. BACKGROUNDER: PNG Mine Watch Mine Watch recently predicted that Bougainville President John Momis’ appetite for crooked foreign miners was very much […]

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Gallery: Stay away from flooded areas, Samoa police warn after Cyclone Gita

By   /  February 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cyclone Gita, Cyclones, Disasters, Evening Report, Featured, Gallery, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Samoa, Samoa Metereological Division, Weather  /  Comments Off on Gallery: Stay away from flooded areas, Samoa police warn after Cyclone Gita

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Tropical Cyclone Gita might be slowing moving away from Samoa but the danger is far from over and a state of disaster has been declared. Gita, which has been lashing both Samoa and American Samoa with torrential rain and damaging winds, was upgraded to a category two as it caused flooding, […]

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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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Bougainville autonomy ‘positive’ but improvements needed, says poll report

By   /  January 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville Autonomous Region, Bougainville autonomy, Bougainville independence, Development, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Multimedia, National Research Institute, NRI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research  /  Comments Off on Bougainville autonomy ‘positive’ but improvements needed, says poll report

PNG’s NRI researchers present Bougainville referendum reports. Video: EMTV News By Meriba Tulo in Port Moresby The autonomous arrangements for Bougainville have been described as positive. However, there is also room for improvement – among these, the need for the effective use of knowledge, capacity and time. These were points highlighted this week during a […]

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Duterte vs Rappler: Declaration of war against Philippine media?

By   /  January 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Censorship, Evening Report, Featured, Filipino media, freedom of expression, Justice, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, News Media, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on Duterte vs Rappler: Declaration of war against Philippine media?

On The Listening Post this week: Rappler battles with authorities plus climate sceptics and the media platforms they get. Video: Al Jazeera As Rappler, a popular Manila news website, battles with authorities, news media in the Philippines are feeling the chill. Rappler has long been a thorn in the side of President Rodrigo Duterte because […]

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UN critics join global outrage over Duterte’s Rappler ‘free press’ attack

By   /  January 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Human Rights, Malou Mangahas, Maria Ressa, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, PCIJ, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Rappler, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on UN critics join global outrage over Duterte’s Rappler ‘free press’ attack

Rappler’s CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa says that the Philippine government spends a lot of effort to turn journalism into a crime which shouldn’t be the case. Video: Rappler BACKGROUNDER: By David Robie Three United Nations special rapporteurs have added their voice to the global protests this month over the President Rodrigo Durterte government […]

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Momis calls for unity as Bougainville future status referendum nears

By   /  January 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville independence, Development, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Momis calls for unity as Bougainville future status referendum nears

EMTV News report on the call for unity. By Aloysius Laukai in Buka The Autonomous Bougainville Government president, Chief Dr John Momis, has called on the people of the region to unite in spite of their differences with the future status of Bougainville at stake in next year’s referendum. In his New Year message to […]

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Two Timorese journalists named for Balibo Five-Roger East fellowships

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APHEDA, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Balibo Five, Culture, Evening Report, History, journalism, Journalism fellowships, MEAA, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, Must Read, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Roger East, Timor-Leste  /  Comments Off on Two Timorese journalists named for Balibo Five-Roger East fellowships

Augustus Dos Reis (left) and Pricilia Xavier … 2018 fellowship winners. Image: MEAA/APHEDA Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Two journalists from Timor-Leste will benefit from the Balibo Five-Roger East Fellowship in 2018, an initiative of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance and Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA. They were chosen from four outstanding applications assessed by a selection […]

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‘We’re losing the climate change battle,’ says Macron

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Al Jazeera, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate adaptation, Climate Change, Climate Finance, COP23, Emmanuel Macron, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, France, Global, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Voreqe Bainimarama  /  Comments Off on ‘We’re losing the climate change battle,’ says Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron appeals to the world to do more on climate change. Video: Al Jazeera French President Emmanuel Macron has delivered a rallying cry to world leaders that more must be done to fight climate change. But he told a global summit in Paris that they were currently “losing the battle”. The summit […]

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Oro Governor Juffa backs PNG taxes brush up to catch dodgers

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Tax dodgers, Taxation  /  Comments Off on Oro Governor Juffa backs PNG taxes brush up to catch dodgers

Oro Governor Gary Juffa on the PNG government’s taxation plan. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Oro Governor Gary Juffa has commended the Papua New Guinea government’s move to review its tax collecting efforts for next year. He says line agencies must examine companies that are breaking or evading Papua New Guinea’s taxation laws. […]

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PMC’s Bearing Witness project reporters win Dart trauma award

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Relocation, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, JERAA, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Ossie Awards, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Tukuraki  /  Comments Off on PMC’s Bearing Witness project reporters win Dart trauma award

The Bearing Witness video and the prizewinning multimedia package. Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Pacific Media Centre’s Bearing Witness climate change project has won the Dart Asia-Pacific Prize for Journalism and Trauma at the annual Ossie Awards in Student Journalism presented at the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) annual conference at Newcastle […]

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PMC journalists, academics, students and mentors celebrate 10 years

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Gallery, Images, journalism, Journalism Education, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Reports  /  Comments Off on PMC journalists, academics, students and mentors celebrate 10 years

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Participants at the Pacific Media Centre’s 10th anniversary celebration last Thursday held a silent vigil calling for justice for the victims of the 2009 Ampatuan massacre and in protest against the spate of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. Calling for “Justice Now!”, “Never again to martial law” and “Stop the killings”, […]

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Philippines reporting risks grow under ‘The Punisher’, says PCIJ advocate

By   /  December 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Colin Peacock, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Human Rights, Malou Mangahas, Media, Media Freedom, Mediawatch, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PCIJ, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Reports  /  Comments Off on Philippines reporting risks grow under ‘The Punisher’, says PCIJ advocate

Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism executive director Malou Mangahas speaking at the Pacific Media Centre’s 10th anniversary media freedom summit at Auckland University of Technology. Image: Khairiah A. Rahman/PMC Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Journalists in the Philippines take their life in their hands doing their job. What was already one of the world’s riskiest places […]

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Papuan Morning Star flag raised in Auckland as Green MP says ‘speak up’

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Golriz Ghahraman, Human Rights, Indonesia, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Morning Star, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua Action Auckland, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Papuan Morning Star flag raised in Auckland as Green MP says ‘speak up’

The Morning Star flag-raising at Auckland’s Aotea Square yesterday. Video: Café Pacific Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The West Papuan Morning Star flag of independence – banned in Indonesia – has been raised on an official local government flagpole in Auckland’s Aotea Square as solidarity protests have been held around the Pacific. Green MP Golriz Ghahraman, […]

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PMC photojournalism book offers ‘window’ into Pacific culture, issues

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, David Robie, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, pasifika, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Reports  /  Comments Off on PMC photojournalism book offers ‘window’ into Pacific culture, issues

Pacific Media Centre’s 10th anniversary in pictures. Video: Kendall Hutt/PMC By Kendall Hutt in Auckland The Pacific Media Centre kicked off its 10th anniversary celebrations last night with a launch of an investigative photojournalism book. The book, Conflict, Custom & Conscience: Photojournalism and the Pacific Media Centre 2007-2017, was launched by Professor Berrin Yanıkkaya, head […]

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