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PMC director reports on historic New Caledonia referendum 30 years on

By   /  December 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Asia-Pacific Nius, DJF, Education, Front page, KB, Media, Melanesia, MIL NZ OSI, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Politics, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on PMC director reports on historic New Caledonia referendum 30 years on

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC By Craig Major of AUT Communications Professor David Robie, Director of the Pacific Media Centre in the School of Communication Studies, has been part of the contingent of more than 100 journalists and media academics reporting on and analysing the historic New Caledonian independence referendum […]

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France tax rebate to boost New Caledonia’s AirCalin airliner fleet

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, Airbus, AirCalin, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Global, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, Pacific aviation, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Tourism, Transport  /  Comments Off on France tax rebate to boost New Caledonia’s AirCalin airliner fleet

An AirCalin promotion poster at Tontouta International Airport, New Caledonia. Image: David Robie/PMC By RNZ Pacific New Caledonia’s international airline, AirCalin, has been given tax rebates by France to buy two new Airbus airliners. The French High Commission in Noumea announced the Economics and Finance Ministry had approved the concession for the purchase of two […]

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FijiFirst scores head start on social media for election, says journalist

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Fiji, Fiji elections, Justice, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Qorvis, Reports, Social Media  /  Comments Off on FijiFirst scores head start on social media for election, says journalist

Pacific Media Centre journalist Sri Krishnamurthi … returning to Fiji for the general election after earlier special reporting with Wansolwara in Suva. Image: Rahul Bhattarai/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai in Auckland Fijians are counting down for their general election on Wednesday after early voting that started on November 5. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s ruling FijiFirst party […]

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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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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 blockade tension fails to mar French PM’s talks on future

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, independence, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, referendum, Reports, Security, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on New Caledonia blockade tension fails to mar French PM’s talks on future

French security forces arrive in force to deal with protesters demonstrating over the independence vote defeat near St Louis, Noumea. Image: Screenshot – Les Nouvelles Caledoniennes By David Robie in Nouméa French security forces moved in today to clean up the main road near an indigenous Kanak tribal area after a day of tension and […]

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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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Flashback to Kanaky in the 1980s – ‘Blood on their banner’

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, History, Human Rights, independence, Indigenous, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, referendum, Reports, Security, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on Flashback to Kanaky in the 1980s – ‘Blood on their banner’

About 175,000 New Caledonians will vote on the future of their Pacific territory this Sunday—a status quo French-ruled New Caledonia, or an independent Kanaky New Caledonia. What will be their choice? David Robie backgrounds the issues that led to the vote. With New Caledonia facing the first of possibly three referendums on independence on Sunday—given […]

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France under fire for ‘manipulated’ ousting of Temaru from Assembly

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime against humanity, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, French nuclear tests, Human Rights, ICC, Indigenous, International Criminal Court, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, Oscar Temaru, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Pouvanaa a Oopa, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Tahiti  /  Comments Off on France under fire for ‘manipulated’ ousting of Temaru from Assembly

Former French Polynesian President Oscar Temaru joins Daniel Goa, president of Union Caledonienne (UC) and FLNKS spokesperson at a festival for independence at Ponerihouen, New Caledonia, earlier this month. Image: Nic Maclellan By RNZ Pacific French Polynesia’s pro-independence opposition has continued to attack the French government and judiciary for removing its leader Oscar Temaru from […]

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French human rights body warns over ‘colonial reality’ before key Pacific vote

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security  /  Comments Off on French human rights body warns over ‘colonial reality’ before key Pacific vote

Caledonia TV’s report on the recent indigenous Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front (FLNKS) conference on a “post-independence” future for New Caledonia. Video: NCI TV By RNZ Pacific Irrespective of the outcome of New Caledonia’s independence referendum next weekend, certain conditions need to be met to maintain peace, the French Human Rights League says. In […]

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Kanak independence struggle gains Maohi support as vote looms

By   /  October 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Editor's Picks, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, KB, KB, Maohi Nui, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Oscar Temaru, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, referendum, Reports  /  Comments Off on Kanak independence struggle gains Maohi support as vote looms

By Nic Maclellan in Ponerihouen, New Caledonia In a show of support for the Kanak independence movement, Maohi leader Oscar Manutahi Temaru has joined the campaign trail in New Caledonia, urging voters to support a Yes vote in the country’s referendum on self-determination next month. Temaru is a former President of French Polynesia and long-time […]

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USTKE fights for Kanak rights in defiance of ‘dishonest’ referendum

By   /  September 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, History, Human Rights, Matignon Accord, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Noumea Accord, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, referendum, Reports  /  Comments Off on USTKE fights for Kanak rights in defiance of ‘dishonest’ referendum

As New Caledonia’s November 4 referendum on independence approaches, both pro and anti-independence groups are ramping up their campaigns. But, as Michael Andrew reports, some groups are choosing not to participate, arguing that the referendum is “unfair and dishonest”. For many Kanaks, the upcoming independence referendum is a chance to reclaim control of New Caledonia, […]

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New Caledonia: Does the French public actually want to ‘set it free’?

By   /  August 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, Kanak independence, Kanaky, Language, 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: Does the French public actually want to ‘set it free’?

Things may be coming to a head over the coming New Caledonia referendum, the independence struggle in New Zealand’s own region, but there is only lukewarm interest in France itself, writes Lee Duffield. After reporting from Noumea last month for Asia Pacific Report, he has been walking the streets in France this week asking people […]

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New Caledonia independence ‘in their hearts’, but also a ‘scary’ future

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, national flags, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on New Caledonia independence ‘in their hearts’, but also a ‘scary’ future

Kanaks and long-time New Caledonian settlers get to vote on their future on November 4. But, as Michael Andrew of Asia Pacific Journalism points out, if Kanaks don’t get their wish for independence this time around, they have two more chances in 2020 and 2023 to vote for a new nation. MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ

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PMC Seminar series: Lead-up to the independence referendum for New Caledonia

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Education, Media, Melanesia, MIL NZ OSI, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on PMC Seminar series: Lead-up to the independence referendum for New Caledonia

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC French soldiers on parade on Bastille Day in Noumea, New Caledonia, last week. Image: Lee Duffield/PMC Event date and time:  Friday, July 27, 2018 – 16:30 – 18:00 LEAD-UP TO THE INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM FOR NEW CALEDONIAHas 30 years of preparation under the Matignon Accords, signed […]

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Carry on Fidel Castro’s global legacy, urges Cuban ambassador

By   /  December 4, 2016  /  24/7 News, agrarian reform, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cuba, Dissent, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Fidel Castro, Global, Health, Human Rights, Land rights, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Revolution, Social justice, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Carry on Fidel Castro’s global legacy, urges Cuban ambassador

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Cuban ambassador to New Zealand Mario Alzugaray making an impassioned tribute to Fidel Castro at Auckland Trades Hall tonight. Image: David Robie/PMC By David Robie Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro’s contribution to global social justice and dignity, and to developing nations worldwide – including the Pacific, was praised […]

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Aus ban on refugees goes against international law, says NGO

By   /  November 1, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Crime, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports, Research, Youth  /  Comments Off on Aus ban on refugees goes against international law, says NGO

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz “They must know that the door to Australia is closed to those who seek to come here by boat with a people smuggler,” Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, announced this week. Image: ABC News The Australian government’s recent announcement to ban Manus Island and Nauru refugees arriving to […]

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