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Waste colonialism and plastic pollution targeted in NZ ‘pure’ campaign

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Environment, Evening Report, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Oceans, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Plastic waste, PMC Reportage, Politics, pollution, public health, Reports, Research, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Waste colonialism and plastic pollution targeted in NZ ‘pure’ campaign

By Sylvia C. Frain in Auckland Aotearoa/New Zealand’s status as a “wasteful country” is one of the targets of the PURE 2018 tour launched in Auckland earlier this month. More than 12 million metric tons of plastics enter oceans and waterways globally each year, directly impacting on New Zealand’s coastal communities, food sources, and sea […]

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New bill would make Australia worst in free world for criminalising journalism

By   /  February 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-terror laws, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Cabinet papers, Criminalisation, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Human Rights, Journalism is not a crime, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, national security, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, Security, Watchdogs  /  Comments Off on New bill would make Australia worst in free world for criminalising journalism

Would the ABC’s publication of confidential cabinet documents be in breach of a proposed government bill? Image: Joel Carrett/The Conversation By Dr Johan Lidberg in Melbourne Australia is a world leader in passing the most amendments to existing and new anti-terror and security laws in the liberal democratic world. Since September 11, 2001, it has […]

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Bougainville autonomy ‘positive’ but improvements needed, says poll report

By   /  January 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville Autonomous Region, Bougainville autonomy, Bougainville independence, Development, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Multimedia, National Research Institute, NRI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research  /  Comments Off on Bougainville autonomy ‘positive’ but improvements needed, says poll report

PNG’s NRI researchers present Bougainville referendum reports. Video: EMTV News By Meriba Tulo in Port Moresby The autonomous arrangements for Bougainville have been described as positive. However, there is also room for improvement – among these, the need for the effective use of knowledge, capacity and time. These were points highlighted this week during a […]

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Coups, globalisation and Fiji’s reset structures of ‘democracy’

By   /  January 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Book Reviews, Evening Report, Fiji, Fiji coups, Fiji media, George Speight, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Military coups, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, Reviews, Sitiveni Rabuka, Voreqe Bainimarama  /  Comments Off on Coups, globalisation and Fiji’s reset structures of ‘democracy’

BOOKS: David Robie, editor of Pacific Journalism Review When Commodore (now rear admiral retired and an elected prime minister) Voreqe Bainimarama staged Fiji’s fourth “coup to end all coups” on 5 December 2006, it was widely misunderstood, misinterpreted and misrepresented by a legion of politicians, foreign affairs officials, journalists and even some historians. A chorus […]

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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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Racist reporting still rife in Australian media, says new monitoring report

By   /  December 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Balance, Culture, diversity, Evening Report, fairness, Featured, Human Rights, Mainstream media, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Minorities, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, racism, Reports, Research, The Conversation  /  Comments Off on Racist reporting still rife in Australian media, says new monitoring report

New research shows Muslims are more negatively portrayed in the media than other groups. Image: Lukas Coch/AAP/The Conversation By Dr Christina Ho in Sydney Half of all race-related opinion pieces in the Australian mainstream media are likely to contravene industry codes of conduct on racism. In research released this week, the Who Watches the Media […]

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No Philippine law tackles ‘Paradise Papers’ 200 offshore accounts

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Business, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Investigative journalism, Malou Mangahas, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Offshore companies, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Paradise papers, PCIJ, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, Tax havens, Taxation  /  Comments Off on No Philippine law tackles ‘Paradise Papers’ 200 offshore accounts

ANALYSIS: By Malou Mangahas and Karol Ilagan in Manila What do some bankers and fund managers, a few senior government officials, a dozen top taxpayers, and a handful of companies located in the Philippines have in common? They are among some 200 Filipinos, Philippine residents, and corporations that own or are linked to offshore accounts […]

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Indonesian double standards over press freedom endanger safety of Papuan journalists

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured story, Front page, Journalist safety, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Research, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Indonesian double standards over press freedom endanger safety of Papuan journalists

Street art posters in support of protecting journalists in a “free media” West Papua in Jakarta, Indonesia, during WPFD2017. Image: David Robie Pacific Media Centre Friday, November 24, 2017 Abstract It was ironical that the most evocative demonstration of freedom of the press in Indonesia since the draconian Suharto era two decades ago was also […]

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Genetics a game changer in getting Kiwis fitter

By   /  July 6, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, Christchurch, Dr Cam McDonald, ExerciseNZ, genetic, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, Research, Richard Beddie  /  Comments Off on Genetics a game changer in getting Kiwis fitter

MIL OSI – Source: MakeLemonade.nz Christchurch – The role of genetics, and how it relates to people’s nutrition, exercise and health is an absolute game changer when it comes to Kiwis improving their lives, a leading New Zealand exercise expert says. ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says the science of genetics has been around for […]

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Waikato DHB welcomes $3 million plus in grants for important Waikato health research projects

By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, All news, Health, Press Release, Public Sector, Research, Waikato DHB news, Waikato District Health Board  /  Comments Off on Waikato DHB welcomes $3 million plus in grants for important Waikato health research projects

MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Waikato DHB welcomes $3 million plus in grants for important Waikato health research projects Photo: Prof Ross Lawrenson Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is proud that three research projects it has strong links with are recipients of major grants from the last Health Research […]

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Impassioned plea for rural health research funding

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, Coleman, Make Lemonade Media, Michelle Thompson, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, Research, RHAANZ, rural health  /  Comments Off on Impassioned plea for rural health research funding

MIL OSI – Source: MakeLemonade.nz Mystery Creek – The head of the national rural health group today made an impassioned plea for the government to consider much-needed rural research. Michelle Thompson, chief executive of the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ) says there is a strong feeling that rural health outcomes are poorer than […]

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Research needed for more women get into tech careers

By   /  May 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, Eva Sherwood, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZTech, Oracle, Press Release, Press Release Service, Research, Women  /  Comments Off on Research needed for more women get into tech careers

MIL OSI – Wellington – New Zealand needs more research on why younger generations of women are not considering a career in Tech and why we see a high dropout of women dropout of the workforce, a NZTech leader says. Eva Sherwood, an Oracle account executive and NZTech board member, says greater collaborative efforts need […]

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Amanda Watson: Does PNG rank highly for internet porn searches?

By   /  January 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amanda Watson, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cultural credibility, Culture, Evening Report, Google, Google Trends, Internet, Internet searches, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Pornography, Reports, Research, Search engines, Telecommunications, Youth  /  Comments Off on Amanda Watson: Does PNG rank highly for internet porn searches?

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Dr Amanda Watson In Papua New Guinea, the Post-Courier featured a front-page story with the headline “PNG tops world in ‘porn’ search” on January 17. In previous years, there have also been similar stories asserting that PNG beats all other countries when it comes to internet searches […]

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Pacific ‘cyberbullying’, PNG student protests, ‘free’ media featured in PJR

By   /  January 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Fiji, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Journalism Review, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Publishing, Reports, Research, Research journal, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Text, Tonga, Vanuatu, Video, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Pacific ‘cyberbullying’, PNG student protests, ‘free’ media featured in PJR

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz A mini-documentary about 20 years of publication of the research journal Pacific Journalism Review, produced by AUT University screen production and television student Sasya Wreksono to mark the publishing milestone. Video: PMC on YouTube Student protests at the University of Papua New Guinea that led to police opening […]

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NZ ‘relentlessly Pākehā’ newsrooms improving, says researcher

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, diversity, Evening Report, Featured, Language, Mainstream media, Maori, Maori culture, Maori language, Maori newspapers, Maori radio, Media, Media plurality, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Research, te reo maori  /  Comments Off on NZ ‘relentlessly Pākehā’ newsrooms improving, says researcher

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Journalists find there is a tension between honouring tikanga and needing to file stories to a deadline, says Julie Middleton. Image: 123RF There are still too few Māori in New Zealand’s newsrooms, media researcher Julie Middleton says. Middleton, who has worked for the New Zealand Herald, the Listener, […]

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Out-of-date textbooks put sustainable development at risk, says report

By   /  December 15, 2016  /  24/7 News, adolescents, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, children, Education, Environment, Evening Report, Gender, Global, Human Rights, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Reports, Research, Sustainable Development Goals, Teenagers, textbooks, UNESCO  /  Comments Off on Out-of-date textbooks put sustainable development at risk, says report

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The cover image of the GEM gender report. Image: Kate Holt/UNESCO By Kate Redman in Paris A new study by the UNESCO Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report shows secondary school textbooks from the 1950s until 2011 missed or misrepresented key priorities now shown as crucial to achieve sustainable […]

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Arab Spring opened some media freedoms in spite of the overall clampdowns, shows researcher

By   /  December 15, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arab Spring, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Global, Media, Media Freedom, Middle East, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research  /  Comments Off on Arab Spring opened some media freedoms in spite of the overall clampdowns, shows researcher

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The Arab Spring opened the door to some greater freedoms in Middle East news media and some social change in spite of reverses from the political upheaval in the region. In a study of four countries in the Middle East in the period immediately following the Arab Spring […]

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Aus ban on refugees goes against international law, says NGO

By   /  November 1, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Crime, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Manus Island, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports, Research, Youth  /  Comments Off on Aus ban on refugees goes against international law, says NGO

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz “They must know that the door to Australia is closed to those who seek to come here by boat with a people smuggler,” Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, announced this week. Image: ABC News The Australian government’s recent announcement to ban Manus Island and Nauru refugees arriving to […]

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