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Japan: Typhoon Jebi

By   /  August 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Japan: Typhoon Jebi

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Japan: Typhoon Jebi Typhoon Jebi is currently a category 5 typhoon and is projected to pass through Japan as a category 3 early next week. Japan’s Metrological Agency has issued storm warnings for a number of prefectures in Japan. There is a risk […]

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Japan: Typhoon Cimaron

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Japan: Typhoon Cimaron

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Japan: Typhoon Cimaron Typhoon Cimaron is projected to pass through Japan as a category 3 typhoon (wind speeds up to 154-177km per hour) within the next 24 hours. Japan’s Metrological Agency has issued storm warnings for a number of prefectures in western Japan. […]

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India: Flooding

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on India: Flooding

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel India: Flooding There has been severe flooding in Kerala state of India, due to monsoon rains. Over 350 people have died in the worst affected areas, some due to landslides and hundreds of thousands of others have been displaced. Further heavy rainfall could […]

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Pacific Journalism Review ‘launch’ of our ‘disasters, cyclones and communication’ edition with UGM

By   /  August 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Education, Event, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Publication, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Pacific Journalism Review ‘launch’ of our ‘disasters, cyclones and communication’ edition with UGM

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC An excerpt from the latest PJR cover. Event date and time:  Friday, August 31, 2018 – 16:30 – 17:30 A SPECIAL LAUNCH OF THE COLLABORATIVE EDITION OF PJR WITH CESASS AT UGMPacific Journalism Review is collaborating with the Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies at […]

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Malcolm Evans – Neo-Israel

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cartoons, Evening Report, Global, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Malcolm Evans – Neo-Israel

Always happiest with a pencil in his hand, Malcolm Evans has been a professional cartoonist since the 60s and is one of the best in New Zealand. Approaching that milestone himself now, he tells everyone he’s twenty eight and often behaves like someone half that age. His cartoons are featured in The Daily Blog, Asia […]

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Dan McGarry: Fighting for media freedom and truth in the Pacific

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, China, Evening Report, Featured, Justice, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific journalism, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peace Ark, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Dan McGarry: Fighting for media freedom and truth in the Pacific

When the host country Nauru banned the pool broadcaster, ABC, from the Pacific Islands summit set for next month, it was condemned widely for an attack on freedom on the media. Lee Duffield recently paid a visit to Dan McGarry, media director of the Vanuatu Daily Post, who took a lead, declaring his outlet would […]

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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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New Language for Travel Advisories

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on New Language for Travel Advisories

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel New Language for Travel Advisories On Friday 17 August 2018, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade will change the language it uses to describe our travel advisory levels. Our current travel advisory levels of “no significant risk”, “some risk”, “high risk” […]

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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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Norwegian human rights activists call for action over Israeli ‘capture’ of ship

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Gaza, Gaza blockade, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, non violence, norway, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Peace and justice, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Norwegian human rights activists call for action over Israeli ‘capture’ of ship

Norwegian citizen Jan Petter Hammervold, 74, makes a ship-recorded plea before being seized by Israeli forces. He was ship’s cook on board Al Awda (The Return), is a board member of Ship to Gaza Norway and author of the book Fiskerne I Gaza (Gaza Fishers), about the 2018 Freedom Flotilla. New Zealander Mike Treen was […]

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Germany: Oktoberfest 2018

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Germany: Oktoberfest 2018

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Germany: Oktoberfest 2018 Munich’s annual Oktoberfest beer festival is scheduled to take place this year between 22 September and 7 October 2018 in Bavaria, Germany. New Zealanders planning on attending this year’s festival should read this information in conjunction with our current travel advisory […]

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Europe: Heatwave

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Europe: Heatwave

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Europe: Heatwave Warm weather producing record high temperatures of over 45 degrees celcius is affecting Spain, Portugal, Greece and other parts of southern Europe. This heatwave heightens the threat of forest fires, and sunstroke. The Meteoalarm website has issued several red weather warnings […]

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Indonesia: Lombok: 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Indonesia: Lombok: 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Indonesia: Lombok: 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck eastern Lombok (Nusa Tenggara province), at 6.47pm local time on 5 August 2018. Reports indicate that over 90 people have died, and there are over 200 severely injured although these numbers […]

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PMC Seminar: Okinawa’s media response to US military presence

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Education, Event, freedom of expression, Media, MIL NZ OSI, Military, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on PMC Seminar: Okinawa’s media response to US military presence

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Event date and time:  Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – 16:30 – 18:00 OKINAWA MEDIA AND THE MILITARYThe US military presence in Okinawa has been at the center of Okinawa’s politics, its relations with the central government in Tokyo and the US-Japan relations since 1945. The […]

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Indonesia: Lombok: 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Indonesia: Lombok: 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Indonesia: Lombok: 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck eastern Lombok (Nusa Tenggara province), at 6.47pm local time on 5 August 2018. The Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency reports the epicentre at 50km north-east of the city of Mataram, […]

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Saudi Arabia: Hajj Pilgrimage 2018

By   /  August 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Saudi Arabia: Hajj Pilgrimage 2018

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Saudi Arabia: Hajj Pilgrimage 2018 Over 2 million Muslim pilgrims are expected to visit Mecca to perform the Hajj from 19 to 24 August 2018. As there is an ongoing threat of terrorism in Saudi Arabia, New Zealanders considering making the pilgrimage are […]

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Nine-Fairfax merger warning for investigative media – and democracy

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Channel Nine, Democracy, Evening Report, Fairfax, Fairfax Media, Featured, Investigative journalism, Media, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, public interest, Reports, Research  /  Comments Off on Nine-Fairfax merger warning for investigative media – and democracy

If you value the media’s watchdog role in democracy, then the opening words in the deal enabling Channel Nine to acquire Fairfax Media, the biggest single shake-up of the Australian media in more than three decades, ring alarm bells. MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ

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