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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesian influence in the Pacific grows, brushing aside West Papua

By   /  August 4, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Chinese influence, Diplomacy, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Indonesian aid, Indonesian diplomacy, Johnny Blades, Justice, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesian influence in the Pacific grows, brushing aside West Papua

By Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific in Wellington Indonesia’s influence in the Pacific Islands is growing, but is shadowed by disquiet over its region of Papua, known widely as West Papua. The West Papuan independence movement has significant traction in the region, where it continues to push for its self-determination aspirations to be addressed by […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Rapa Nui activist calls for rigorous curb on ‘flouting’ of migration rules

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Chile, Colonialism, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Migration, Migration law, Migration policy, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Rapanui, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Rapa Nui activist calls for rigorous curb on ‘flouting’ of migration rules

Ahu Akivi maois (statues) on the island of Rapa Nui. Image: RNZ Pacific/AFP By RNZ Pacific An indigenous activist on Chile’s Rapa Nui says new rules restricting internal migration to the island need to be rigorously enforced. Non-Rapa Nui Chileans now need to have Rapa Nui spouses or children to migrate to the island without […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Tasered, beaten, handcuffed but Mike Treen says ‘I would do it all again’

By   /  August 2, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Gaza, Gaza blockade, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Human Rights, Justice, Kia Ora Gaza, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Tasered, beaten, handcuffed but Mike Treen says ‘I would do it all again’

Unite Union leader Mike Treen (second from right), Kia Ora Gaza spokesperson Roger Fowler and Palestinian human rights supporters Billy Hania and Heidi Jia at Auckland International Airport today. Image: Rahul Bhattarai/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai in Auckland Unite Union national director Mike Treen arrived in Auckland today and told of his brutal experience at the […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Deported Freedom Flotilla activist Mike Treen on way back to NZ

By   /  August 2, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, English, Evening Report, Featured, Free Palestine, Gaza, Gaza blockade, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Global, Human Rights, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Palestine, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Deported Freedom Flotilla activist Mike Treen on way back to NZ

Detained and deported unionist Mike Treen (right) with Kia Ora Gaza’s Roger Fowler in a file photo. Image: Kia Ora Gaza Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Unite union leader Mike Treen, seized and detained by Israeli security forces last weekend along with other human rights campaigners bound for Gaza on board the fishing boat Al Awda, […]

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MIL-Evening Report: RSF condemns Nine-Fairfax merger as threat to media pluralism in Australia

By   /  August 2, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Channel Nine, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Fairfax, Fairfax Media, Featured, Investigative journalism, Media, Media Freedom, Media merger, MIL OSI, Nine Network, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: RSF condemns Nine-Fairfax merger as threat to media pluralism in Australia

There is concern about the editorial independence of The Age newspaper, one of the jewels of the Fairfax Media empire, now that it is to be run by Nine Entertainment. Image: William West /RSF/AFP Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely concerned about pluralism and respect for editorial independence in the new […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Nine-Fairfax merger warning for investigative media – and democracy

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Channel Nine, Democracy, English, Evening Report, Fairfax, Fairfax Media, Featured, Investigative journalism, Media, Media Law, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, public interest, Reportage, Reports, Research  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: 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. The opening gambit is an appeal to advertisers, not readers. It promises to enhance “brand” and […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Noumea visitors help Vanuatu celebrate 38 years of freedom

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Celebration, Christianity, Culture, Development, Economics, English, Evening Report, Featured, Independence, Indigenous, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political freedom, Reportage, Reports, Self Determination, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Noumea visitors help Vanuatu celebrate 38 years of freedom

Families celebrating Vanuatu’s 38th Independence Day in the same named Port Vila park yesterday. Image: Vanuatu Daily Post By Len Garae in Port Vila An estimated more than 4000 strong crowd threatened to spill over into the parade grounds at Independence Park during the 38th Independence Anniversary Ceremony yesterday. Police had to be posted to […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Freedom Flotilla leader condemns Israeli brutality – Treen in jail

By   /  July 31, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, English, Evening Report, Featured, Gaza, Gaza blockade, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Global, Human Rights, Kia Ora Gaza, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Freedom Flotilla leader condemns Israeli brutality – Treen in jail

The Al Jazeera interview about the Israeli “hijacking” of the Freedom Flotilla in international waters on Sunday. Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Freedom Flotilla Coalition spokesperson David Heap has accused Israeli forces of brutally attacking the international campaigners on board the Al Awda (The Return) fishing boat trying to breach the illegal blockade of Gaza Strip […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Israeli forces blockade the Gaza ‘blockade busters’

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  Aid, Al Awda, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, English, Evening Report, Featured, Gaza blockade, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Human Rights, Humanitarian relief, Justice, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Israeli forces blockade the Gaza ‘blockade busters’

PressTV report. Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Israeli forces have reportedly stopped the three-vessel Freedom Flotilla which was nearing the Gaza Strip, report news media. According to Palestinian media, Israeli troops have blocked the way of the boats and directed them toward the port of Ashdod, some 40 kilometres south of Tel Aviv, says PressTV. Reports […]

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MIL-Evening Report: PMC Seminar series: Folk wisdom: Superstition and ‘old wives’ tales’ across the Pacific

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cook Islands, English, Evening Report, Event, Media, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Research, Samoa, Seminars, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: PMC Seminar series: Folk wisdom: Superstition and ‘old wives’ tales’ across the Pacific

Event date and time:  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – 16:30 – 18:00 PACIFIC MEDIA CENTRE SEMINAR: Why is folk wisdom important?  In this presentation, Jourdene Aguon will explore and discuss the intersection between Pacific island communities (Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand and the Cook Islands, Guam and the Marianas) and their oral traditions, focusing on folk wisdom and […]

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