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Sincha Dimara: My mother, a West Papuan survivor of many hardships, spurred along by her faith

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, DJF, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination  /  Comments Off on Sincha Dimara: My mother, a West Papuan survivor of many hardships, spurred along by her faith

Dominguis and Dolfintje Dimara pictured on the day they were married. Image: #InspirationalPapuaNewGuineans PROFILE: By Sincha Dimara in Port Moresby I once asked my mother how was it that she married at the tender age of 16 and left home in West Papua for a foreign land – neighbouring Papua New Guinea – never to […]

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PNG’s post-APEC technology dream leaves rural sector far behind

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APEC Haus, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Development policy, DJF, Evening Report, Human Rights, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on PNG’s post-APEC technology dream leaves rural sector far behind

By Pauline Mago-King It has only been two weeks since the conclusion of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, yet much has transpired – to the dismay of host country Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea’s trajectory to this monumental event has been one involving great strides from the moment it secured the bid to […]

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Media freedom in Pacific a growing challenge, says journalism academic

By   /  December 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, EMTV, EMTV News, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, Journalism Education, KB, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Social Issues, Social justice  /  Comments Off on Media freedom in Pacific a growing challenge, says journalism academic

EMTV journalist Scott Waide … “Papua New Guinea is a democracy and the media is free to hold those in authority to account.” Image: PMC By Blessen Tom Pacific media freedom and ignorance of Pacific issues by mainstream media in New Zealand are growing challenges for the region, says a journalism academic “There are so […]

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Scott Waide reinstated – ‘thank you’ message from EMTV journalist

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, KB, KB, Maserati, Maseratis, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, scott waide  /  Comments Off on Scott Waide reinstated – ‘thank you’ message from EMTV journalist

Scott Waide reporting in a Papua New Guinea village … image from his blog My Land, My Country. COMMENT: By Scott Waide, in an open letter posted on his blog after he was reinstated by EMTV today following suspension for broadcasting an APEC news item on November 17 criticising wasteful government spending. Dear all, Over […]

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PM blames Bougainville missing budget on ‘administrative error’

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville Autonomous Region, Bougainville referendum, Budget, Development, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on PM blames Bougainville missing budget on ‘administrative error’

The Bougainville flag … a critical year for the referendum on independence next year. Image: Bougainville News By RNZ Pacific The Bougainville President, John Momis, says he has been assured by Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, that the absence of a vital grant from the 2019 Budget was an “administrative error”. Both leaders […]

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Bryan Kramer: Who was culprit behind O’Neill government revenge on Waide?

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, EMTV, EMTV News, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, KB, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Television  /  Comments Off on Bryan Kramer: Who was culprit behind O’Neill government revenge on Waide?

Revenge against one of PNG’s leading journalists Scott Waide, says opposition MP for Madang = Bryan Kramer. Image: Bryan Kramer Facebook COMMENT: By Bryan Kramer, MP for Madang Papua New Guinea’s O’Neill government has taken revenge against senior EMTV Reporter Scott Waide, who was suspended over his broadcasting of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s […]

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PNG Media Council says bring back Waide – stop attacking free media

By   /  November 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, Maserati, Maseratis, Media, Media Council of PNG, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Newshub, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Television  /  Comments Off on PNG Media Council says bring back Waide – stop attacking free media

NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as she appeared on the “negative” EMTV News during APEC – she refused to ride in a Maserati luxury sedan and criticised the funding. Image: PMC screenshot from EMTV News Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Media Council of PNG has called on the board and management of Media NiuginiLimited to […]

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Open letter from MP for Wabag: EMTV move ‘dictatorship before our eyes’

By   /  November 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, dictatorship, DJF, EMTV, EMTV News, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Internet, KB, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, scott waide, Television  /  Comments Off on Open letter from MP for Wabag: EMTV move ‘dictatorship before our eyes’

Papua New Guinean journalists at APEC 2018 … “freedom of speech and expression are a fundamental right … and entrenched in the constitution”. Image: Loop PNG OPINION: By Dr Lino Jeremaih Tom, MP for Wabag The suspension of EMTV deputy news editor Scott Waide has brought us to a new low in Papua New Guinea’s […]

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EMTV suspends senior journalist Scott Waide over NZ Maserati news story

By   /  November 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, Maseratis, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Newshub, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on EMTV suspends senior journalist Scott Waide over NZ Maserati news story

The Maserati item from New Zealand’s Newshub screened on EMTV News on 17 November 2018. By Vincent Moses in Port Moresby The Papua New Guinean state-owned media company EMTV has been forced to act against its wishes and media ethics to suspend one of the country’s best reporters, their award-winning Lae bureau chief and senior […]

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Scott Waide: PNGFM news boss calls for investigations, penalties for troops who assaulted journalists

By   /  November 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Assault, Crime, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, KB, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Police brutality, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Scott Waide: PNGFM news boss calls for investigations, penalties for troops who assaulted journalists

Parliament Haus in Waigani … scene of the reported assault against PNGFM journalists. Image Scott Waide’s blog Scott Waide’s blog highlights an open letter by Genesis Ketan, director of news, PNGFM: As director of News for PNGFM, I am very disappointed at the manner at which two of my reporters – one male and one […]

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RSF condemns Chinese exclusion of journalists at APEC side events

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, China, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Global, KB, KB, Media, Media censorship, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on RSF condemns Chinese exclusion of journalists at APEC side events

Chinese President Xi Jinping in Port Moresby … accused over “new media control strategy” in South Pacific. Image: SCMP Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the discrimination practised by the Chinese delegation against local and international media at the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) held last weekend in Papua […]

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‘Business as usual’ vows Parkop after storming of PNG Parliament, rioting

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, Labour, Looting, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Protests, Reports, Security, wages  /  Comments Off on ‘Business as usual’ vows Parkop after storming of PNG Parliament, rioting

The National Parliament of Papua New Guinea came under attack yesterday as angry police and corrections officers stormed into Parliament Haus and destroyed the main entrance.  Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk National District Governor Powes Parkop has pledged that it will be business as usual today in the Papua New Guinean capital of […]

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Hundreds of protesting PNG police move in on Parliament over pay

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, Labour, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Politics, protest, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security, Strikes, wages  /  Comments Off on Hundreds of protesting PNG police move in on Parliament over pay

PNG security forces protesting in Waigani over unpaid APEC security allowances. Image: Loop PNG By RNZ Pacific Hundreds of Papua New Guinea police have descended on Parliament Haus in the Port Moresby suburb of Waigani demanding payments they say they are owed for providing security at last weekend’s APEC leaders summit. RNZ Pacific’s correspondent in […]

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Former PM Sir Mekere blasts ‘lavish staging’ and ‘ridicule’ of APEC

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Diplomacy, DJF, Economics, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, PMC Reportage, Polio, Politics, protest, Reports, Sir Mekere Morauta, Winston Peters  /  Comments Off on Former PM Sir Mekere blasts ‘lavish staging’ and ‘ridicule’ of APEC

NZ Foreign Minister Winston Peters announces a K22 million (NZ$10 million) aid project to help polio vaccination for Papua New Guineans at the St John Ambulance Operations Centre in Port Moresby. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A former prime minister has accused Papua New Guinea’s current leader Peter O’Neill of exposing the country […]

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PNG governor may block Australian naval base bid on Manus

By   /  November 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Geopolitics, KB, KB, Lombrum naval base, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Naval port, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, United States  /  Comments Off on PNG governor may block Australian naval base bid on Manus

Manus Governor Charlie Benjamin … critical of Port Moresby government’s lack of consultation. Image: RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific The governor of Papua New Guinea’s Manus Province has hinted that he could obstruct Australia’s bid to build a naval port on Manus Island. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on November 1 that his country […]

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Chinese officials kick out EMTV, foreign media from APEC events – allow Beijing state media

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, Development, DJF, Economics, EMTV, Evening Report, Featured, Geopolitics, Human Rights, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, scott waide, Trade, United States  /  Comments Off on Chinese officials kick out EMTV, foreign media from APEC events – allow Beijing state media

Some critics say that China’s latest behaviour toward foreign journalists casts doubt over its vow to treat neighbours with “respect”. Image: Natalie Whiting/ABC News/My Land, My Country By Scott Waide Papua New Guinea’s freedoms of speech, expression and access to information were challenged yesterday when Chinese officials barred both local and non-Chinese media from attending meetings at three Asia-Pacific […]

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Scott Waide: How China is several moves ahead in Port Moresby

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, Development, DJF, Economics, EMTV, Evening Report, Featured, Geopolitics, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, scott waide, Trade, US  /  Comments Off on Scott Waide: How China is several moves ahead in Port Moresby

Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Prime Minister of PNG Peter O’Neill shaking hands. Image: Solomon Kantha/My Land My Country COMMENTARY: By Scott Waide In November every year, the Papua New Guinean National budget usually takes centre stage. But not this year. This week, the 2019 budget came two days before the start of the biggest […]

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Chinese President Xi’s early PNG arrival upstages APEC rivals

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Diplomacy, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Trade  /  Comments Off on Chinese President Xi’s early PNG arrival upstages APEC rivals

News headlines with the arrival of the Chinese president in Papua New Guinea for APEC. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Port Moresby last night to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders summit and is poised to steal a march on rival world leaders. With the […]

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Chinese president bound for PNG as controversy mounts over APEC 2018

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Development, DJF, Economics, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Chinese president bound for PNG as controversy mounts over APEC 2018

APEC officials prepare to welcome foreign delegates from 23 countries. Image: Apec.org Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing today for state visits to Papua New Guinea, Brunei and the Philippines – and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders summit in Port Moresby. During Xi’s stay in Papua New Guinea, he will […]

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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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