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Tropical Cyclone Idai

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Tropical Cyclone Idai

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Tropical Cyclone Idai On 15 March 2019, tropical cyclone Idai made landfall at the port city of Beira in Mozambique, causing flooding, high winds and mud slides which has left a trail of destruction in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.   If you are […]

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Advice for New Zealanders overseas

By   /  March 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Advice for New Zealanders overseas

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Advice for New Zealanders overseas The terrorist attacks in Christchurch on 15 March, which were motivated by extreme right-wing ideology, have attracted global attention and strong international condemnation.  International reactions to those events are difficult to predict and may change at short notice. […]

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Media companies on notice over traumatised journalists after landmark Age court decision

By   /  March 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australia, Crime, Education, Featured story, FifthEstate1, Front page, KB, Media, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Special Report, Tertiary Education, Trauma  /  Comments Off on Media companies on notice over traumatised journalists after landmark Age court decision

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC A landmark ruling by an Australian court is expected to have international consequences for newsrooms, with media companies on notice they face large compensation claims if they fail to take care of journalists who regularly cover traumatic events. The Victorian County Court accepted the potential […]

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Are you a New Zealander living in the UK or travelling to the UK?

By   /  March 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Are you a New Zealander living in the UK or travelling to the UK?

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Are you a New Zealander living in the UK or travelling to the UK? The United Kingdom (UK) is preparing to exit the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019. We provide the following information for New Zealanders living in or travelling to […]

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Bearing Witness 2017: Year 2 of a Pacific climate change storytelling project

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Bearing Witness, Climate Change, Education, FifthEstate1, Fiji, Front page, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Bearing Witness 2017: Year 2 of a Pacific climate change storytelling project

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC David Robie, Pacific Media Centre Monday, February 25, 2019 Abstract In 2016, the Pacific Media Centre responded to the devastation and tragedy wrought in Fiji by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston by initiating the Bearing Witness journalism project and dispatching two postgraduate students to Viti Levu […]

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Journalism at USP: A thirty-year journey

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Education, FifthEstate1, Fiji, Journalism Education, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Journalism at USP: A thirty-year journey

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Heading on the book chapter on University of the South Pacific’s 50-year history. Shailendra Singh Friday, February 22, 2019 Abstract The Univerasity of the South Pacific’s 50th anniversary marks 30 years of existence for its regional journalism programme. In an eventful journey, the programme weathered […]

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Pacific Media Centre Annual Review 2018

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Book Review, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Polynesia, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Pacific Media Centre Annual Review 2018

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Pacific Media Centre ISBN/code: ISSN 2624-3768 Publication date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Publisher: Pacific Media Centre PACIFIC MEDIA CENTRE ANNUAL REVIEW 2018The Pacific Media Centre (PMC) became the only university-based communications and media publishing unit to be included in Radio New Zealand’s highly praised public […]

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Toktok No 38 / Summer 2019

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Publication, Tertiary Education, Toktok  /  Comments Off on Toktok No 38 / Summer 2019

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Pacific Media Centre ISBN/code: ISSN 1175-0472 Publication date: Monday, February 18, 2019 Publisher: Pacific Media Centre ‘BE COURAGEOUS IN YOUR QUEST FOR TRUTH,’ PMC DIRECTOR TELLS PACIFIC JOURNALISM GRADUATES Pacific journalism academic Professor David Robie believes the media play a critical role in exposing abuses […]

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A life well lived paves way to encourage Pasifika women in communication

By   /  February 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Asia-Pacific Nius, Awards, Communication, Education, Featured story, FifthEstate1, Front page, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, pasifika, Student Awards, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on A life well lived paves way to encourage Pasifika women in communication

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Geraldine Lopdell’s family was looking for a fitting way to celebrate a “life well lived” when they decided to set up one of AUT’s newest awards. During life, Geraldine had been an excellent teacher and artist, a supportive and generous friend and a captivating storyteller […]

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PMC indicative outputs

By   /  February 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on PMC indicative outputs

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Research outputs from the Pacific Media Centre and research associates include: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 |  2011 | 2010 | 2019 Media outputs:Robie, David (2019, January 25). Typhoon Usman and nightmarish holiday times in […]

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We’re awarding the Order of Australia to the wrong people

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on We’re awarding the Order of Australia to the wrong people

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Nicholas Gruen, Adjunct Professor, Business School, University of Technology Sydney It’s almost Australia Day and hundreds of us are in line for an award. Sadly, as unpublished research by my firm Lateral Economics reveals, many will get it for little more than doing their job. And the […]

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To protect us from the risks of advanced artificial intelligence, we need to act now

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on To protect us from the risks of advanced artificial intelligence, we need to act now

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Paul Salmon, Professor of Human Factors, University of the Sunshine Coast Artificial intelligence can play chess, drive a car and diagnose medical issues. Examples include Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo, Tesla’s self-driving vehicles, and IBM’s Watson. This type of artificial intelligence is referred to as Artificial Narrow Intelligence (ANI) […]

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New research reveals our complex attitudes to Australia Day

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on New research reveals our complex attitudes to Australia Day

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Darren Pennay, Campus Visitor, ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods, Australian National University In the cultural warfare over whether January 26 should be retained as Australia Day, survey results are deployed like guided missiles. But what do Australians really think about the continuing debate? A recent […]

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Why people born between 1966 and 1994 are at greater risk of measles – and what to do about it

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Why people born between 1966 and 1994 are at greater risk of measles – and what to do about it

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Kristine Macartney, Professor, Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney Australia was declared free of measles in 2014. Yet this summer we’ve seen nine cases of measles in New South Wales, and others in Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland. High vaccination rates in […]

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The stubborn high-pressure system behind Australia’s record heatwaves

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on The stubborn high-pressure system behind Australia’s record heatwaves

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Steve Turton, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Geography, CQUniversity Australia If you think the weather this month has been like Groundhog Day (albeit much hotter), you’d probably be right! Much like a stuck record, weather systems seem to have stalled over most of the country. Brisbane residents are […]

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Throw a sea cucumber on the barbie: Australia’s trade history really is something to celebrate

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Throw a sea cucumber on the barbie: Australia’s trade history really is something to celebrate

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Tim Harcourt, J.W. Nevile Fellow in Economics, UNSW The sea cucumber is a marine animal that has a leathery skin but soft body. Its shape and size resembles a cucumber. In Australia we commonly call it trepang, adopted from a Malayan word. It was Australia’s first export […]

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Hidden women of history: Mary Jane Cain, land rights activist, matriarch and community builder

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Hidden women of history: Mary Jane Cain, land rights activist, matriarch and community builder

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Heidi Norman, Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney For the communities of Coonabarabran in New South Wales and her grasslands Gomeroi people, Mary Jane Cain is a revered figure. Cain lived from 1844 to 1929. In the late 1880s, she successfully advocated […]

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Grattan on Friday: Liberals stir the culture war pot but who’s listening?

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Grattan on Friday: Liberals stir the culture war pot but who’s listening?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra As a new round of the culture wars bubbles, West Australian Liberal senator Dean Smith has urged that we should legislate to “protect” the January 26 date of Australia Day. Smith came to national prominence as one of the small […]

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I’ve Always Wondered: is rain better than tap water for plants?

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on I’ve Always Wondered: is rain better than tap water for plants?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Ian Wright, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, Western Sydney University This is an article from I’ve Always Wondered, where readers send in questions they’d like an expert to answer. Send your question to alwayswondered@theconversation.edu.au You might have noticed how bright green your plants look after rain. Or […]

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Animal activists v private landowners: what does the law say?

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, Academic Analysis, Academic collaboration, Academic freedom, Academic publishing, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Australasia, Australia, Evening Report, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Region, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Animal activists v private landowners: what does the law say?

Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Rick Sarre, Adjunct Professor of Law and Criminal Justice, University of South Australia This week, an animal rights charity, Aussie Farms, unveiled an interactive map of factory farms, slaughterhouses and other “animal exploitation” facilities across Australia. The group’s website says the map is an effort to force […]

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