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Telling the real stories behind ‘plastic’ Pacific islanders and stereotypes

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Auckland University of Technology, AUT, Culture, Diaspora, DJF, Documentaries, Education, Evening Report, KB, KB, Language, Migrants, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, pasifika, Pasifika success, PMC Reportage, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on Telling the real stories behind ‘plastic’ Pacific islanders and stereotypes

A look at the lives of Pacific islanders who choose to ignore or struggle to embrace their heritage. Video: Plastic Polynesia trailer By Leilani Sitagata Two final-year communication studies students at Auckland University of Technology decided for their end-of-year project to film a mini documentary about what it means to be a “plastic” islander. The […]

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Listen to Pacific ‘voices’ or climate will spark conflict, say advocates

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Human Rights, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate policy, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, Identity, Indigenous, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, NCPACS, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Toda Peace Institute, Tuvalu, Vanua  /  Comments Off on Listen to Pacific ‘voices’ or climate will spark conflict, say advocates

Policy makers, academics and NGO representatives discussed the urgent issue of climate change in the Pacific, where many communities have been forced to relocate. However, Michael Andrew of Asia Pacific Report, found that participants in last weekend’s workshop believe the Pacific voices of those most affected must be heard if conflict is to be avoided. […]

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Scott Waide: Amid the PNG silence on military aid, calls go out for wide national consultation

By   /  September 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, China, Chinese aid, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Global, History, Jerry Singirok, Lombrum naval base, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Defence Force, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Scott Waide: Amid the PNG silence on military aid, calls go out for wide national consultation

Lombrum naval base on Manus Island … a Google’s-eye view. COMMENT: By Scott Waide The global trade war between China and Western powers has reached new heights in the Pacific, and in particular in Papua New Guinea. As the government of Peter O’Neill courts China on the one side of the bargaining table, receiving, aid […]

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Tongan scholars lodge protests over broadcaster’s Pacific ‘leeches’ jibe

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Broadcasting, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, News Media, Opinion, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Tongan scholars lodge protests over broadcaster’s Pacific ‘leeches’ jibe

Broadcaster Heather du Plessis-Allan … controversial attack on the Pacific Islands and Pacific Islanders. Image: Screenshot of Newstalk ZB By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News Tongan community leaders and top scholars in New Zealand will complain to the Human Rights Commission against broadcaster Heather du Plessis-Allan’s outspoken comments against Pacific people. The complaint will […]

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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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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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Tide of Change – documentary by USP students explores climate action

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Culture, Documentaries, Documentary, Evening Report, Fiji, Human Rights, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rising sea level, Self Determination, Squatters, Student journalists, University of the South Pacific, USP  /  Comments Off on Tide of Change – documentary by USP students explores climate action

The Tide of Change climate adaptation documentary by university of the South Pacific student journalists. Video: Wansolwara Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The people of Natawaru Settlement in Fiji have seen their humble livelihoods grow more precarious as the effects of climate change take their toll. From rising seas, depleted fish stocks and rising temperatures, the […]

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PNG quake-hit communities plead for relief aid to ‘bypass’ government

By   /  March 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, ABC News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, earthquakes, EMTV News, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, International aid, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, natural disaster, Oil Search Limited, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Post-Courier, Reports, The National, water quality, Weather  /  Comments Off on PNG quake-hit communities plead for relief aid to ‘bypass’ government

As relief supplies continue to be delivered to earthquake affected communities, there is another looming disaster over water, reports EMTV News. Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk People in earthquake-affected areas of Papua New Guinea’s Highlands have asked international agencies to bypass the national government when providing relief. The PNG Government has admitted that its response to […]

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Harsh response lessons abound in wake of PNG’s quake devastation

By   /  March 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disaster management, Disaster relief, Disaster risk reduction, Disasters, earthquakes, Editor's Picks, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Hela, helicopters, Highlands, Human Rights, Indigenous, Kadovar, Manam, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, natural disasters, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Southern Highlands, Volcanoes  /  Comments Off on Harsh response lessons abound in wake of PNG’s quake devastation

BRIEFING: By Sylvester Gawi in Tari, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea’s Highlands earthquake disaster has brought to light some of the many things that need to be considered in assisting those affected by disaster and restoring vital infrastructures and communication links between relief agencies and the people. The response to the 7.5 magnitude earthquake […]

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How Jack Mawe died trying to save his wife and child in PNG earthquake

By   /  March 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, earthquakes, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Security, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on How Jack Mawe died trying to save his wife and child in PNG earthquake

By Scott Waide of EMTV News While the multibillion dollar mammoth petroleum company Exxon declared “force majeur” and another counted its financial losses, one family from Magarima in the Southern Highlands was this weekend mourning the devastating loss of their last born son and his young family. Twenty-one-year-old Jack Wapol Mawe had already run out […]

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Vanuatu Daily Post marks 5000 issues – celebrating a pioneer of Pacific media freedom

By   /  January 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Newspapers, Pacific media, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu Daily Post marks 5000 issues – celebrating a pioneer of Pacific media freedom

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Celebration in Port Vila … the Vanuatu Daily Post’s 5000th edition since it was launched 26 years ago. From the Vanuatu Daily Post’s celebration special edition today. Marc Neil-Jones’ newspaper Vanuatu Daily Post celebrates an historic milestone today. We need to remember how it came about. Marc Neil-Jones […]

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