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Nauru media ban on ABC targets Australian detention centre gag

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, ABC, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Corruption, Detention Centres, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media ban, Media Freedom, Media gag, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Nauru media ban on ABC targets Australian detention centre gag

There has been much wringing of hands over Nauru’s ban on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for next month’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ summit. But, reports Sri Krishnamurthi of Asia Pacific Journalism, even more perplexing is Canberra’s relative silence. MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ

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Torokina – a cryptocurrency with a dream to ‘rescue’ Papua New Guinea

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Business, Cryptocurrencies, Development, Digital commerce, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, Torokina  /  Comments Off on Torokina – a cryptocurrency with a dream to ‘rescue’ Papua New Guinea

Cryptocurrencies are a controversial phenomenon that have risen from a technical experiment, with zero monetary value, to an industry with a combined market capitalisation of US$225 billion – after shedding more than $30 billion this week. Their future is uncertain, with analysts ranging from enthusiasts to sceptics, but James Halpin of Asia Pacific Journalism profiles […]

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New Caledonia independence ‘in their hearts’, but also a ‘scary’ future

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, national flags, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on New Caledonia independence ‘in their hearts’, but also a ‘scary’ future

Kanaks and long-time New Caledonian settlers get to vote on their future on November 4. But, as Michael Andrew of Asia Pacific Journalism points out, if Kanaks don’t get their wish for independence this time around, they have two more chances in 2020 and 2023 to vote for a new nation. MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ

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‘Don’t play with fire’ warning in Samoa’s social media threat

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Blogging, Evening Report, Facebook, Featured, Free speech, Internet, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Online media, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Samoa, Social Media  /  Comments Off on ‘Don’t play with fire’ warning in Samoa’s social media threat

Many Samoans are angry over a threat by the prime minister earlier this year to ban the social media platform Facebook amid growing pressure by politicians and officials across the Pacific against “fundamental freedoms”. Mike Mohr reports for Asia Pacific Journalism in the second of a two-part series on online media. MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ

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PNG Facebook ban threat casts shadow over Pacific media freedom

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Evening Report, Facebook, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Freedom of speech, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Social Media  /  Comments Off on PNG Facebook ban threat casts shadow over Pacific media freedom

Papua New Guinea threatened to temporarily ban Facebook earlier this year. With the APEC conference looming in November, the question remains whether this was an attack on freedom of speech. Jessica Marshall of Asia-Pacific Journalism reports in a two-part series on the Pacific internet. In March, it was revealed that the data analytics firm Cambridge […]

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Data collection on children in Pacific ‘poor’, says UNICEF

By   /  March 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, children, Education, Evening Report, Federated States of Micronesia, Health, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Pacific Islands health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, SDG, Social Issues, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, UNICEF, Youth  /  Comments Off on Data collection on children in Pacific ‘poor’, says UNICEF

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Poor data collection in several Pacific Island countries is obstructing UNICEF’s first assessment to measure progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for children according to a report. UNICEF’s report Progress for Children in the SDG Era warns that most Pacific countries may fail to meet some of the child-related SDGs which means children are at […]

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NCDs in the Pacific a ‘man-made crisis’, says FAO

By   /  November 1, 2016  /  24/7 News, Agriculture, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Development, Education, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Food strategies, Global, Health, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nutrition, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, SIDS, Socio-Economics, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on NCDs in the Pacific a ‘man-made crisis’, says FAO

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz FAO’s Policy Officer in Fiji, Dr Tim Martyn, pictured above. SIDS representatives will gather at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva this week November 1 – 3 to discuss the Action Plan. Image: UN FAO The death rates associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Small Island Developing States […]

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Top journo students honoured at USP’s award night

By   /  October 26, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arts & Sports, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Culture, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Journalism Education, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Pacific youth, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Socio-Economics, Student journalists, Student radio, University of the South Pacific, Wansolwara, Youth  /  Comments Off on Top journo students honoured at USP’s award night

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Cake cutting ceremony at the 2016 USP Journalism Programme awards which, also celebrated Wansolwara’s 20-year anniversary. USP journalism teaching assistant Eliki Drugunalevu (far left), Wansolwara student editor Chrisnrita Aumanu, head of USP journalism Dr Shailendra Singh, USP journalism tutor Dr Olivier Jutel with founding Wansolwara editor Professor Philip […]

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Top journo students honoured on USP’s award night

By   /  October 26, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arts & Sports, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Culture, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Journalism Education, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Pacific youth, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Socio-Economics, Student journalists, Student radio, University of the South Pacific, Wansolwara, Youth  /  Comments Off on Top journo students honoured on USP’s award night

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Fiji Broadcasting Corporation’s news bulletin featuring interviews with the awardees at USP’s Journalism Awards 2016. Video: FBC The University of the South Pacific hosted its annual journalism awards this month, honouring some of the top students who report for the journalism programmes multi-award winning student newspaper. Eleven students […]

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Pacific journal launched on new research tool

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, AUT, Education, Evening Report, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Journalism Review, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Report, Pacific research, PMC Reportage, Reports, Youth  /  Comments Off on Pacific journal launched on new research tool

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz A new online research platform will allow Pacific research to be more accessible around the country and the world. At the launch of Tuwhera: Director of learning and research services (AUT) Shari Hearne (left) with Pacific Media Watch contributing editor TJ Aumua and the Pacific Media Centre’s Advisory […]

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