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Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Child rights, children, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Manus Island, Migration, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political asylum, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific, United Nations, Youth  /  Comments Off on Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

Children outside RPC3 tents in Nauru … situation “untenable”. Image: Refugee Action Coalition/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific A legal advocacy group has told the UN Human Rights Council that more than 100 asylum seeker and refugee children are living without hope on Nauru. The Human Rights Law Centre addressed the latest council session in Geneva. […]

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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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How PNG brought back polio and the key lessons learned

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Islands health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Polio, Reports, RNZ Pacific, World Health Organisation  /  Comments Off on How PNG brought back polio and the key lessons learned

By Jamie Tahana, RNZ Pacific journalist When Max Manape received the confirmation in Papua New Guinea his heart sank. A 22-month-old girl had been diagnosed with polio. She was paralysed. A few days later, another confirmation came. A two-year-old boy had been taken to a clinic with weakness in his legs. Workers sent away for […]

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SODELPA’s Rabuka confident of winning power in Fiji election

By   /  September 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Culture, Democracy, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji constitution, Fiji elections, FijiFirst, IntJourn Project, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, National Federation Party, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Sitiveni Rabuka, SODELPA  /  Comments Off on SODELPA’s Rabuka confident of winning power in Fiji election

By Sri Krishnamurthi of the Pacific Media Centre Fiji’s Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) leader Sitiveni Rabuka is confident of winning government benches in the 2018 general election. SODELPA, the largest opposition party from the 2014 election in Fiji, currently has 15 seats while FijiFirst has 32 and the National Federation Party has three in […]

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Only independence will appease Bougainvilleans, says Moses

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville Autonomous Region, Bougainville independence, Bougainville referendum, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, referendum, Reports  /  Comments Off on Only independence will appease Bougainvilleans, says Moses

“No amount of greater powers or autonomy will appease the people – especially after the loss of over 15,000 lives during the 10-year Bougainville War.” Image: PNG Post-Courier By Patrick Makis The people of Bougainville will only accept independence from Papua New Guinea and nothing else, says concerned Bougainvillean and independence hardliner Gabriel Moses. And […]

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Learning te reo Māori a pathway to Aotearoa’s culture and history

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, Language, Maori culture, Maori education, Maori language, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Te Reo, te reo maori  /  Comments Off on Learning te reo Māori a pathway to Aotearoa’s culture and history

Eden created an online series for Te Karere voicing the political views of youth. Video: AUT By Michael Neilson, Māori affairs reporter of the New Zealand Herald Advocates for boosting te reo levels in Aotearoa say it provides a gateway to greater cultural, historical and racial understanding. Minister for Crown/Māori Relations Kelvin Davis says he […]

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Fiji youth open up about what they expect from this year’s election

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji constitution, Fiji elections, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Youth  /  Comments Off on Fiji youth open up about what they expect from this year’s election

By Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva It’s wrong to think that the youth in Fiji are unaware of the forthcoming election. They are engaging through social media but want a bit more education on the electoral system in Fiji. “A whole lot of young people are on social media and you can see a lot of […]

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Kupu: New app translates objects into te reo Māori

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous education, Language, Maori culture, Maori language, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Te Reo, te reo maori  /  Comments Off on Kupu: New app translates objects into te reo Māori

Te Rina Kowhai reports for Te Karere. Video: TVNZ Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A new app developed by Spark and Google in conjunction with the Research Team of the Te Aka Māori – English, English – Māori Dictionary in Te Ipukarea ~The National Māori Language Institute, has taken New Zealand by storm this Māori Language […]

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Oil victory thanks to NZ ‘people power’, says Greenpeace chief

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, French secret agents, Global, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Oil and gas, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, People Power, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Protests, rainbow warrior, Reports, Text, Video  /  Comments Off on Oil victory thanks to NZ ‘people power’, says Greenpeace chief

The Greenpeace environmental flagship Rainbow Warrior 3 in Auckland on the first leg of its seven-week “Making Oil History” tour. Image: Del Abcede/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman praised the “people power” that gained an important victory in the “oil war” when the Rainbow Warrior docked in Auckland yesterday for a week-long […]

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‘Flight of the myna’ – behind the smiles in post-coup Fiji 30 years on

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, China, Culture, Development, Economics, Editor's Picks, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji constitution, Fiji elections, Fiji politics, FijiFirst, IntJourn Project, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reflections, Reports  /  Comments Off on ‘Flight of the myna’ – behind the smiles in post-coup Fiji 30 years on

OPINION: By Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva When I left Fiji 30 years ago, a week after the first coup in 1987, I planned to write a book titled “The flight of the myna” – a pesky, noisy bird, which can talk if trained and was introduced to Fiji by our forefathers from India. The book […]

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Barbara Dreaver: Mana counts … NZ needs the Pacific as much as the Pacific needs NZ

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, cultural diplomacy, Culture, Development, Diplomacy, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific dialogue, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Barbara Dreaver: Mana counts … NZ needs the Pacific as much as the Pacific needs NZ

A song called “Jacinda New Star in the Sky” clearly delighted NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru last week: “Underestimating personal relationships in the Pacific is sheer ignorance.” Image: Screen shot from TVNZ video OPINION: By Barbara Dreaver, 1 News Pacific Correspondent Now that the phosphate dust has settled […]

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Rainbow Warrior returns to NZ for ‘oil free’ future and activist doco

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Activism, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Climate, Climate Action, Development, Documentaries, Environment, Environmental activism, Evening Report, Featured, French nuclear tests, History, Media, Media activism, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, nuclear free, Nuclear free Pacific, Oil industry, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Real climate action, Reports  /  Comments Off on Rainbow Warrior returns to NZ for ‘oil free’ future and activist doco

Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman and the Rainbow Warrior skipper toss a wreath in memory of Fernando Pereira into the sea at the spot where the original bombed RW was scuttled in 1986 to create a living reef. Video: David Robie/Cafe Pacific Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Greenpeace’s flagship Rainbow Warrior 3 was welcomed in Matauri […]

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‘Do your job without fear or favour’, says veteran former Fiji journalist

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Auckland University of Technology, Education, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Journalism Education, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, University of the South Pacific  /  Comments Off on ‘Do your job without fear or favour’, says veteran former Fiji journalist

Veteran journalist – now postgraduate student – Sri Krishnamurthi (left) with USP Journalism staff members from right, Eliki Drugunalevu, Dr Shailendra Singh and Geraldine Panapasa at the the University of the South Pacific’s Laucala Bay campus, Suva. Image: Wansolwara By Chris Ha’arabe of Wansolwara News Fiji-born veteran journalist Sri Krishnamurthi has some simple advice for […]

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Prasad confident NFP could be in Fiji’s post-election government

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, National Federation Party, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Prasad confident NFP could be in Fiji’s post-election government

Fiji’s National Federation Party (NFP) leader, Professor Biman Prasad could find himself in the same position as New Zealand’s deputy prime minister and leader of the New Zealand First Party, Winston Peters, if there is a major swing against the ruling FijiFirst Party. Sri Krishnamurthi talks to the man who might be the kingmaker after […]

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Pacific Climate Warriors rise for global day of ‘urgent action’

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, climate warriors, Drought, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global Warming, Heatwaves, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Climate Warriors, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, Water shortages, Wildfires  /  Comments Off on Pacific Climate Warriors rise for global day of ‘urgent action’

West Papua advocates talk about climate change and human rights. Video: Human Rights Watch Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Pacific Islanders across the Pacific and within Pacific Island diaspora communities in Australia, New Zealand and the United States are joining more than 800 actions in 90 countries under the banner of Rise for Climate to demonstrate […]

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Joanne Wallis: Australia needs to sing from same song sheet as Pacific

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Biketawa Declaration, Boe Declaration, Climate, Environment, Environmental security, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Labour, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru human rights, Opinion, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Joanne Wallis: Australia needs to sing from same song sheet as Pacific

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne … hamstrung at the PIF summit in Nauru this week by Australia’s hypocritical policies. Image: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat By Joanne Wallis in Nauru Australia’s new Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne probably envied New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s welcome at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ meeting in […]

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Pacific Forum backs ‘constructive engagement’ over West Papua

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Pacific Forum backs ‘constructive engagement’ over West Papua

Vanuatu’s Foreign Minister Ralph Regenvanu … support for West Papua at Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru encouraging. Image: PIFS By Royson Willie in Port Vila The Pacific Islands Forum has supported “constructive engagement” with Indonesia over “elections and human rights” at this week’s leaders summit in Nauru. Just before the final communique was released by […]

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Climate change tops action at Forum in spite of Canberra’s resistance

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Labour, Labour mobility, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru human rights, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Climate change tops action at Forum in spite of Canberra’s resistance

Nauru … host nation of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum leaders summit. Image: John Pulu/Tagata Pasifika Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Climate change, labour mobility and West Papua are some of the issues that Vanuatu played a key part in discussions during this week’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders summit meeting in Nauru. Foreign Affairs Minister Ralph […]

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Fiji stabilises, growth positive but still a big question over military role

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, capacity-building, Constitution, Democracy, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji constitution, Fiji coups, Human Rights, Innovation, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military coups, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reconstruction, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji stabilises, growth positive but still a big question over military role

The 4ha Carpenters Fiji waterfront development in downtown Suva … an example of urban renewal development. Image: Carpenters Fiji As Fiji lurches towards stability and democracy, the military’s overwhelming presence is a reminder of what once was, and could happen again, as the Pacific Media Centre’s Sri Krishnamurthi talks to an academic who does not […]

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NZ welcomes new Boe Pacific security plus climate declaration

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Boe Declaration, Climate, cybercrime, cybersecurity, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific security, PMC Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security, Transnational crime  /  Comments Off on NZ welcomes new Boe Pacific security plus climate declaration

By RNZ Pacific New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is describing the newly signed Boe Declaration as the most significant statement on regional security by Pacific leaders in a generation. “All Pacific leaders recognise the security issues we face in our region are ever-changing. The Pacific is also becoming increasingly complex and crowded,” Ardern said. […]

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