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Representations of Islam and Muslims in New Zealand media

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, Asian news values, Culture, Education, FifthEstate1, Islam, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News Values, Newspapers, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Religion, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Representations of Islam and Muslims in New Zealand media

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC “Burkinis have been banned in Cannes.: From a Stuff representation. Pacific Journalism Review Friday, March 15, 2019 Abstract In the global media scene, media ownership is controlled by groups with political agendas. Intolerance of ‘the other’, from Islam and migrants to people of colour, show […]

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Indonesian universities ‘ban’ niqab over fundamentalism fears

By   /  March 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Culture, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Gulf States, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Moderate Islam, Niqab, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Radical Islam, Religion, Religious tolerance, Reports, Saudi Arabia, Universities, Yogyakarta  /  Comments Off on Indonesian universities ‘ban’ niqab over fundamentalism fears

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A pair of Indonesian Islamic universities are pushing female students to ditch niqab face veils – with one threatening expulsion for non-compliance – as concerns grow over rising fundamentalism in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, reports Rappler Indonesia. Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University said it had issued the edict this week […]

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Philippine bishops call for vigilance amid ‘creeping dictatorship’

By   /  February 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bishops, Civil Society, Culture, Democracy, dictatorship, EDSA, Evening Report, Featured, Ferdinand Marcos, freedom of expression, Human Rights, Indigenous, Innovation, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, People Power, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Religion, Reports  /  Comments Off on Philippine bishops call for vigilance amid ‘creeping dictatorship’

By Paterno Esmaquel II in Manila Bishops have called for vigilance in the face of a “creeping dictatorship,” as the Philippines marked the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution yesterday – February 25. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David said Filipinos should “celebrate” and also “guard” the gift of democracy, which Filipinos gained after […]

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Tongan churches failing to provide climate leadership, says researcher

By   /  February 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate communication, Climate community, Disasters, Environment, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018, Pacific Conference of Churches, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Religion, Reports, Research, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Tongan churches failing to provide climate leadership, says researcher

By Philip Cass of Kaniva News Tonga’s churches are failing to provide leadership over climate change and it is up to young people to join with church goers to take action, according to research by an Anglican priest. Speaking at last week’s Pacific Ocean Climate Change conference in Wellington, Fr Laiseni Fanon Charisma Liava‘a said […]

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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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King’s second son’s noble rights announced in Tonga Gazette

By   /  January 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nobles, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Prince Ata, Religion, Reports, Tonga, Tongan royalty  /  Comments Off on King’s second son’s noble rights announced in Tonga Gazette

Prince Ata … Mormon prince has entitlements gazetted in Tonga. Image: Kaniva News By Kalino Latu in Auckland King Tupou VI’s second son is the lawful successor to the hereditary noble title and estate of Ata, it has been announced in the kingdom of Tonga Gazette. It said Viliami ‘Unuaki-‘o-Tonga Mumui Lalaka-mo e-‘Eiki Tuku’aho was […]

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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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Philippine clergy appeal for justice over assassination of retired priest

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, assassination, assassinations, Bayan, Crime, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, New People's Army, New Zealand, NFIP, NPA, Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Movement, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, priests, Religion, Reports  /  Comments Off on Philippine clergy appeal for justice over assassination of retired priest

The 72-year-old retired Nueva Ecija Catholic priest Marcelito ‘Tito’ Paez … dedicated most of his life to defending the rights of Filipinos. Image: File photo/Interaksyon By InterAksyon with Cris Sansano in Manila Nueva Ecija priests led by Bishop Robero Mallari are appealing to the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to seek justice for the death […]

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Thousands march against Duterte’s war on drugs, ‘violence culture’

By   /  February 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Cardinal Luis Tagle, Catholic, Catholic Bishops Conference, Catholic Church, Civil Society, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Religion, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Walk for Life  /  Comments Off on Thousands march against Duterte’s war on drugs, ‘violence culture’

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Thousands of Catholics “Walk for Life” in Manila to protest against the drug-related killings under President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. Video: Papua New Guinea’s EMTV Thousands of Catholic faithful gathered in the Philippine capital in a “show of force” today to protest against the extrajudicial killings in […]

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President Trump – best and worst case scenarios over next four years

By   /  January 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Donald Trump, Evening Report, Featured, Global, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Religion, Reports, Scenarios, Youth  /  Comments Off on President Trump – best and worst case scenarios over next four years

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to pack into downtown Washington today for a women’s march in opposition to newly inaugurated President Donald Trump. Thousands more will also protest at marches in London and around the world on the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency. What […]

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Muslims pledge support for Catholics in new Indonesian blasphemy case

By   /  January 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Blasphemy, Catholic, Evening Report, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Muslim, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Religion, Reports, Tolerance, UCA News  /  Comments Off on Muslims pledge support for Catholics in new Indonesian blasphemy case

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Jakarta’s Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, center, known by his nickname “Ahok”, is escorted by anti-terror police as he leaves the North Jakarta court in Jakarta on December 20, 2016, to fight allegations of insulting the Quran that could see him jailed under tough blasphemy laws in the […]

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‘We’re not losing control to “radicals”,’ says Indonesian minister

By   /  December 18, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, Blasphemy, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Joko Widodo, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Persecution, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Protests, Religion, Reports  /  Comments Off on ‘We’re not losing control to “radicals”,’ says Indonesian minister

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Al Jazeera’s Inside Story this week features the “blasphemy” trial against Indonesia’s Christian Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and asks if the 1969 law is being misused against the Jakarta governor. Rights groups in Indonesia have long accused the government of using the country’s 1969 blasphemy law to persecute […]

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Scorsese’s Silence and the Catholic connection to the atomic bomb

By   /  November 29, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Catholic, Christianity, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, Filmmaking, Global, Human Rights, Japan, Jesuit, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Persecution, PMC Reportage, Politics, priests, Religion, Reports  /  Comments Off on Scorsese’s Silence and the Catholic connection to the atomic bomb

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Gwyn McClelland in Melbourne Today, Martin Scorsese’s Silence will have its premiere at the Vatican, where it will be screened to hundreds of Roman Catholic priests. The famed director’s first foray into East Asia links to familiar themes of Catholic guilt and redemption, as he portrays the […]

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Media face blockade over human rights reporting in Myanmar

By   /  November 8, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Civil Society, Corruption, Crime, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Human rights cases, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Military Forces, Myanmar, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Religion, Reports, Security, sexual abuse  /  Comments Off on Media face blockade over human rights reporting in Myanmar

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz AL Jazeera’s report on the crisis in Myanmar: The video includes exclusive interviews with villagers who reveal accounts of military officers killing a 13-year-old boy and women in a village being held down and raped. Video: Al Jazeera English Media organisations which, are attempting to report on soldiers […]

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Indonesian victims petition against Suharto’s ‘hero’ status

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Corruption, Crime, Development, dictatorship, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Indonesia, Massacres, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Order, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Religion, Reports, Suharto  /  Comments Off on Indonesian victims petition against Suharto’s ‘hero’ status

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Forum ’65 members during a dialogue with the Ministry of Social Affairs. Image CNN Indonesia Victims of human rights violence from Indonesia’s New Order era, visited the Social Affairs Ministry (Kemensos) to hand over petitions which, opposed the nomination of former Indonesian President Suharto being bestowed a ‘national […]

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