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MIL-Evening Report: Keith Jackson: Act now over grave threat facing Australian press freedom

By   /  June 15, 2019  /  ABC, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CTF, Democracy, DJF, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, News Corp, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Politics, Public health and safety, public interest, Reportage, Shield laws, Truth-telling, whistleblowers  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Keith Jackson: Act now over grave threat facing Australian press freedom

OPEN LETTER: By Keith Jackson I joined the Australian Journalists Association (now the MEAA – Media Alliance) in, I think, 1971, when I still lived and worked in Papua New Guinea. When I formally retired from paid work a few years back, I was given honorary membership but, to bolster the journalism profession and its […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Court appearance: Mosque attack survivors’ and families’ painful day

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Christchurch Terror Attack, Crime, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Mosque attack, Mosque massacre, Multimedia, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Politics, Religion, Reportage, RNZ Pacific, Terrorism, terrorist attack  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Court appearance: Mosque attack survivors’ and families’ painful day

FIRST PERSON: By Katie Todd, of RNZ News, reporting outside the High Court in Christchurch The latest chapter in the court proceedings of the accused mosque gunman played out in cold, misty weather in Christchurch today. Reporters and camera crews from around the world lined Lichfield Street from 6.30am, with all eyes and lenses on […]

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MIL-Evening Report: PNG and Solomons’ governments call for changes to forestry

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, Crime, CTF, deforestation, DJF, English, Environment, Evening Report, Exports, Featured, forests, Illegal logging, KB, Loop PNG, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, Reportage, SIBC, Solomon Islands, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: PNG and Solomons’ governments call for changes to forestry

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Both the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea governments have signalled changes to make their forestry industries more sustainable. According to Loop PNG, the Papua New Guinea government will be putting a stop to the issuance of all new logging licences to foreign companies. Forestry Minister Solan Mirisim who resigned as […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Academic calls for caution over Solomon Islands’ Taiwan/China decision

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, Chinese influence, CTF, Diplomacy, DJF, Economics, English, Evening Report, Featured, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Politics, Reportage, RNZ Pacific, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Tarcisius Kabutaulaka, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Academic calls for caution over Solomon Islands’ Taiwan/China decision

By RNZ Pacific The Solomon Islands Government should exercise caution as it considers whether to maintain diplomatic ties with Taiwan or switch to China, an academic says. Last week, amid diplomatic visits from both Australia and New Zealand, the Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele said the government would take its time to make an […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Press freedom under police attack – Democracy Now! probes ABC raid

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  ABC, ABC police raid, Afghanistan, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, Annika Smethurst, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CTF, Democracy, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Joseph M Fernandez, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peter Greste, Police, Police raid, Police raids, Politics, press freedom, Reportage  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Press freedom under police attack – Democracy Now! probes ABC raid

Press freedom groups are sounding the alarm over a pair of police raids on journalists in Australia. Video: Democracy Now! By Democracy Now! Press freedom groups are sounding the alarm over a pair of police raids on journalists. Last week, Australian Federal Police swept into the headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Sydney, reviewing […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Timor-Leste’s lost oil millions blamed on Australia’s ‘rip-off’

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Business, CTF, Development, DJF, Economics, English, Evening Report, Featured, Independence, KB, MIL OSI, Oil and gas, Oil revenue, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Reportage, Timor Sea, Timor Sea Treaty, Timor-Leste  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Timor-Leste’s lost oil millions blamed on Australia’s ‘rip-off’

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Fifteen months after the treaty pledged to usher in a “new chapter” in the relationship between Australia and neighbouring Timor-Leste, the document remains unratified and the country loses millions of dollars a month from a Timor Sea field belonging to the Timorese. Reporting in the latest edition of Eureka Street, freelance […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Kiwi photographer stabbed during roadside robbery in PNG

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Colin Monteath, Crime, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Mt Hagen, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, otago daily times, Pacific, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, PNG Post-Courier, Reportage, robbery, Tourism, Tourists  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Kiwi photographer stabbed during roadside robbery in PNG

Pacific Media Watch Newdesk A Kiwi photographer was stabbed last week during a roadside robbery in Papua New Guinea. Colin Monteath, 71, and Australians Chris Hoy and Greg Mortimer had all their belongings stolen near the city of Mt Hagen while on their way to visit the popular destination Rondon Ridge Lodge, reports the Otago […]

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MIL-Evening Report: $154m earmarked for development assistance in Fiji

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  Aid, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australian aid, CTF, Development, DJF, Education, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Health and Fitness, KB, Korean aid, MIL OSI, NZ aid, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Reportage  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: $154m earmarked for development assistance in Fiji

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Fiji expects a total value of Official Development Assistance (ODA) in 2019-2020 to be  F$154.4 million, reports FBC News. According to FBC’s northern editor Elenoa Turagaiviu, this will consist of $13.8 million to be disbursed as cash grants and $140.6 million of aid-in-kind contributions. According to the 2019-2020 Budget Supplement, the […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Auckland Council declares climate emergency after meeting with youth

By   /  June 11, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Auckland Council, Climate, Climate change activism, Climate emergency, CTF, Democracy, DJF, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, KB, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, People Power, Reportage, RNZ, Youth  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Auckland Council declares climate emergency after meeting with youth

By Radio New Zealand Auckland Council has declared a climate emergency after an Environment Committee meeting today. The council’s motion was passed unanimously and was met with applause from activists in the packed public gallery. Activists had told committee members many of them would be voting this election and their votes depended on what councillors […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Samoa bans Elton John movie Rocketman from cinemas

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, CTF, Culture, DJF, Elton John, English, Evening Report, Feature films, Featured, Gay Rights, Human Rights, Justice, KB, Media, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Reportage, Rocketman, Samoa, Singers  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Samoa bans Elton John movie Rocketman from cinemas

By Justin Fa’afia in Apia The Samoa Censorship Board has banned the screening of Rocketman – a biographical movie about the life of British rock star Elton John. “Unfortunately due to censoring issues, we have had to cancel Rocketman,” the Apollo Cinemas Samoa stated during a Facebook update of its movie screenings for the week. […]

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