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PMC’s radio show features Chinese ‘base’ claim, justice and diabetes

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, diabetes, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military bases, Multimedia, Nauru, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Radio, Radio 95bFM, Refugees, Reports, Southern Cross, Vanuatu, Wansolwara  /  Comments Off on PMC’s radio show features Chinese ‘base’ claim, justice and diabetes

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie blasted some of the global coverage of the alleged Chinese military base plans for Vanuatu, describing it as speculative and “scaremongering”. He praised the Vanuatu Daily Post for giving the other side of the story and media director Dan McGarry for his in-depth “baseless […]

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Erin Harris: Nauru appeal court move denies justice for refugees

By   /  April 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Detainees, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Health services, Jacinda Ardern, Justice, Legal aid, Migrants, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political asylum, Political lawsuits, Politics, Refugees, Reports, Research, Security  /  Comments Off on Erin Harris: Nauru appeal court move denies justice for refugees

The Australian High Court building in Canberra. Image: Bentley Smith/Flickr/The Interpreter BRIEFING: By Erin Harris The decision to terminate a long-standing arrangement that saw the Australian High Court act as a partial appellate court for Nauru, as reported last week, has heightened concerns about Nauru’s appropriateness as a venue for an Australian immigration detention centre. […]

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31 deaths so far in PNG quake, but ‘hit-and-miss’ on rural area statistics

By   /  March 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disaster management, Disaster relief, Disaster risk reduction, Disasters, earthquakes, EMTV News, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on 31 deaths so far in PNG quake, but ‘hit-and-miss’ on rural area statistics

Professor Chalapan Kaluwin of the University of Papua New Guinea’s School of Natural and Physical Sciences says the country should prepare itself for more natural disasters. EMTV News By Scott Waide of EMTV News Our biggest challenge as Papua New Guinean journalists has been verifying the statistics from rural areas with limited resources. As much […]

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More frontline research ‘by Pacific for Pacific’ plea at climate summit

By   /  February 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate research, Culture, Editor's Picks, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Gender, Guam, Hawai'i, Indigenous, Justice, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific climate, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018, Pacific Climate Warriors, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Religion, Reports, Research, Self Determination, Tonga, Tuvalu  /  Comments Off on More frontline research ‘by Pacific for Pacific’ plea at climate summit

Trailer for the controversial climate change documentary Anote’s Ark – former Kiribati President Anote Tong opened the first Pacific Climate Change Conference in Wellington in 2016. By David Robie at Te Papa A recent Andy Marlette cartoon published by the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon, depicted a bathtub-looking Noah’s Ark with a couple of stony-faced […]

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Underestimate climate change legal upheaval ‘at peril’, warns former PM

By   /  February 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change law, Culture, Deep-sea mining, Editor's Picks, Environment, Environmental law, Evening Report, Featured, Guam, Hawai'i, Legal issues, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Underestimate climate change legal upheaval ‘at peril’, warns former PM

By David Robie at Te Papa A former New Zealand prime minister has warned that climate change has the potential to force a legal and political upheaval that the world would underestimate “at its peril”. Speaking at the Pacific Ocean Climate Conference at Te Papa Museum in Wellington yesterday, Sir Geoffrey Palmer said a largely […]

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Indonesian leader meets Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, vows support

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid, Anadolu Agency, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bangladesh, Diplomacy, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Illegal fishing, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Myanmar, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Persecution, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reports, Rohingya, Trade, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Indonesian leader meets Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, vows support

Jakarta will continue its support for efforts to resolve the Rohingya crisis, says President Joko Widodo. By Mahmut Atanur in Jakarta Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, southwestern district of Bangladesh, as part of his official visit to Bangladesh at the weekend. During his visit on Sunday, Widodo said his […]

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True Christmas story: What history really tells us about the birth of Jesus

By   /  December 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Christianity, christmas, Crucifixion, Evening Report, Featured, Global, History, Human Rights, Jesus Christ, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Religion, Reports, Research, Theology  /  Comments Off on True Christmas story: What history really tells us about the birth of Jesus

Your average Christmas card featuring a peaceful nativity scene bears little resemblance to what happened in that “first Christmas”. Image: Lifesite News ANALYSIS: By Robyn J. Whitaker in Melbourne I might be about to ruin your Christmas. Sorry. But the reality is those nativity plays in which your adorable children wear tinsel and angel wings […]

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Journalism educators protest over ‘targeting’ of Boochani on Manus

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Behrouz Boochani, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Human Rights, journalism, Manus Island, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Journalism educators protest over ‘targeting’ of Boochani on Manus

Manus Island was the unique setting for this Sydney Film Festival documentary collaboration between Iranian-Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani and a Dutch filmmaker using footage shot on a mobile phone. Video: Sydfilmfest Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) has expressed its deep concern about reports that Behrouz Boochani, an […]

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IFJ blasts ‘press freedom attack’ on Iranian-Kurdish journalist in PNG

By   /  November 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, arrests, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Detention, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Global, Human Rights, Journalist safety, Journalists, Manus Island, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on IFJ blasts ‘press freedom attack’ on Iranian-Kurdish journalist in PNG

Two PNG police officers led away Behrouz Boochani in handcuffs on Manus Island earlier today. Image: Aziz58825713/Twitter Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) in condemning the reported arrest of Iranian-Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani by Papua New Guinea police earlier today. The IFJ […]

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NZ urgently needs to take more Rohingya refugees

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Asylum Seekers, Brunei, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Killings, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Muslim, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports, Rohingya  /  Comments Off on NZ urgently needs to take more Rohingya refugees

Protests against the Rohingya “genocide” have spread globally. With more than 1 million Ronhinga refugees in Bangladash, the authors argue that New Zealand needs to act now and take in more. Image: Clickittefaq OPINION: By Sharon Harvey and Sorowar Chowdhury The plight of the Rohingya people has hit the international headlines again. Following the August […]

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Chris Trotter: Catastrophic loss of trust over Canberra’s Manus provocation

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Detention Centres, Disinformation, Evening Report, Fake news, Human Rights, Indigenous, Manus Island, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter Dutton, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Chris Trotter: Catastrophic loss of trust over Canberra’s Manus provocation

OPINION: By Chris Trotter You have to go a long way to find anything remotely resembling Australia’s current treatment of New Zealand. For a supposedly friendly government to deliberately inject inflammatory disinformation into the political bloodstream of its supposedly closest neighbour is an extraordinarily provocative act. Not quite an act of war, but the sort […]

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Murray Horton: Root causes of ‘Pacific’ refugee crisis need to be sorted

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Aotearoa Independence Movement, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Murray Horton, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Supreme Court, Refugees, Reports, state terrorism, Supreme Court  /  Comments Off on Murray Horton: Root causes of ‘Pacific’ refugee crisis need to be sorted

Papua New Guinea immigration officials last week started dismantling parts of a prison camp housing hundreds of defiant refugees as an evacuation deadline loomed yesterday. Video: Al Jazeera OPINION: By Murray Horton of the Aotearoa Independence Movement Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is to be congratulated for trying to do the decent thing by, in her […]

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NZ protesters lock gates of Australian High Commission in Manus protest

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on NZ protesters lock gates of Australian High Commission in Manus protest

The squalor faced by Manus Island refugees in Papua New Guinea. TRT video Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk New Zealand activists have chained themselves to the gates of the Australian High Commission in Wellington while Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has reaffirmed the country’s offer to take some of the refugees and asylum-seekers from Manus Island in […]

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I like working with others to make our community a better place

By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Aged care, community, equal pay, great greens, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, homelessness, living wage, Opposition News, Politics, Refugees, The Issues  /  Comments Off on I like working with others to make our community a better place

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: I like working with others to make our community a better place Communities are strongest when they work together. We are lucky to work with some amazing community groups and individuals to make good Green change in the world. The Green Party has thrown its […]

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Trump and speaking truth to power

By   /  February 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, dakota access pipeline, Donald Trump, double the quota, Global Affairs, Green Party, Human Rights, Immigration, Justice & Democracy, keystone, Muslim, muslim ban, Opposition News, Politics, President Trump, refugee quota, Refugees, Trump  /  Comments Off on Trump and speaking truth to power

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Trump and speaking truth to power We face a difficult and dangerous future. The Greens did not welcome Donald Trump into office and we oppose most of his policies. Recent events have shown that many people across the world feel the same. In the face […]

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PNG immigration officials whisk Iranian refugee away from media

By   /  February 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Deportation, deported, Evening Report, Fiji, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on PNG immigration officials whisk Iranian refugee away from media

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Freddy Mou in Port Moresby The deported Iranian refugee who arrived in Port Moresby today from Fiji, Loghman Sawari, was whisked away by heavy handed immigration officers in a getaway vehicle at Jacksons International Airport this afternoon. They avoided the media crews who had been waiting there […]

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Iranian refugee in custody in Fiji, faces deportation back to PNG

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Iranian refugee in custody in Fiji, faces deportation back to PNG

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz This photo of Sawari was taken outside the Jacks of Fiji store in Nadi. Image: Behrouz Boochani/Fiji Newswire Loghman Sawari, the Iranian national seeking asylum in Fiji, was taken into custody today and transported to Nadi International Airport where he faces deportation back to Papua New Guinea. Sawari […]

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Trump slams ‘dumb’ Obama Pacific refugee deal with Australia

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru detention centre, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports, United States  /  Comments Off on Trump slams ‘dumb’ Obama Pacific refugee deal with Australia

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull sidesteps questions about his reported tense phone conversation with US President Donald Trump. Turnbull adds that he stands up for the Australian people. Video: Fuzion Indigo By Cristiano Lima President Donald Trump has criticised a deal by the Obama administration to take in […]

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Trump’s immigration policy has little impact on Indonesia, says Kalla

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Asylum Seekers, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Immigration, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Muslim, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reports, United States  /  Comments Off on Trump’s immigration policy has little impact on Indonesia, says Kalla

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, deplores the immigration policy issued by newly inaugurated United States President Donald Trump, says Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla. The policy bans citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen from entering the United States. However, Kalla said Indonesia would not […]

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