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MIL-Evening Report: ‘Staggering’ drop in PNG’s resource sector revenue hits development

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Economics, English, Evening Report, Extractive industries, Featured, MIL OSI, Mining, Oil and gas, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Economics, Politics, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ‘Staggering’ drop in PNG’s resource sector revenue hits development

Papua New Guinea’s mining, oil and gas sector … “precipitous decline in resource revenues” for the whole country. Images: Ramu Mine By Glenn Banks and Martyn Namorong in Port Moresby Government revenues from Papua New Guinea’s mining, oil and gas sector have essentially dried up. With the ongoing effects of the devastating earthquake in Hela […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Ralph Regenvanu: Pacific regionalism, climate finance and women in politics

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Development policy, Diplomacy, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Foreign Policy, Gender, Green Climate Fund, Human Rights, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Vanuatu, West Papua  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Ralph Regenvanu: Pacific regionalism, climate finance and women in politics

Tess Newton Cain talks to Ralph Regenvanu During a recent trip to Port Vila, Tess Newton Cain caught up with Ralph Regenvanu, Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade in the Vanuatu government. Regenvanu describes himself as a Port Vila citizen. He has lived for most of his life in the capital of […]

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MIL-Evening Report: PNG aims to ‘unlock potential’ by hosting APEC leaders summit

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Pacific summit, Development, Economics, English, Evening Report, infrastructure, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Television  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: PNG aims to ‘unlock potential’ by hosting APEC leaders summit

RNZ Live News video by Johnny Blades and Koroi Hawkins. By Johnny Blades in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea is preparing to host the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation)  leaders summit in November. Leaders of the world’s biggest powers will converge on the capital Port Moresby to discuss trade and investment. It is billed by […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Torokina – a cryptocurrency with a dream to ‘rescue’ Papua New Guinea

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Business, Cryptocurrencies, Development, Digital commerce, English, Evening Report, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Torokina  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: 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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MIL-Evening Report: ABC’s shortwave cutback ‘weakens thin link’ for Pacific, says PMC

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Broadcasting, Broadcasting review, Development, Development Communication, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ABC’s shortwave cutback ‘weakens thin link’ for Pacific, says PMC

Australian broadcasting cutbacks “sorry loss to people and cultures” in the Pacific. Image: ABC Pacific Beat By Leilani Sitagata of Pacific Media Watch The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s cutback in services to the Asia-Pacific region has “weakened the thin link” that many parts of the region have with the “outside world”, says the Pacific Media Centre. […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Short-wave radio saves lives and foreign aid dollars, says McGarry

By   /  August 4, 2018  /  ABC review, Aid, Aid Policy, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting, Development, Disasters, English, Evening Report, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Radio, Reportage, Reports, Shortwave, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Short-wave radio saves lives and foreign aid dollars, says McGarry

A recent photo of the current rumbling of Mt Lombenden volcano on Ambae Island, Vanuatu. Image: lechaudrondevulcain.com Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Vanuatu has appealed to Australia to restore short-wave radio services to the Pacific region, after they were switched off by the ABC in 2017, reports Radio Australia. Prime Minister Charlot Salwai said other forms […]

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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: Komo Airfield landowners give PNG government ‘last warning’ over deal

By   /  July 28, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Komo Airfield landowners give PNG government ‘last warning’ over deal

Komo landowners spokesman John Pipija calls for “no more excuses”. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Komo International Airfield landowners in Hela have given the Papua New Guinea government a last warning, EMTV News reports. Spokesperson John Pipija said the government must stop making excuses and compensate the 16 clans who had been left […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Decolonisation in New Caledonia – who decides the future?

By   /  July 28, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous rights, Kanak independence, Kanaky, MIL OSI, Military, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, referendum, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Decolonisation in New Caledonia – who decides the future?

In this second of three articles from Noumea, Dr Lee Duffield learns about multicultural New Caledonia and the events that led to their referendum on independence due on November 4. What is the shape of decolonisation in the present time, now long after the rush to independence that went on in countries around the world […]

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MIL-Evening Report: New Caledonia celebrates Bastille Day and thinks about independence

By   /  July 27, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Economics, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, France, Global, Human Rights, Independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, Melanesian, MIL OSI, Military, Multiculturalism, New Caledonia, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: New Caledonia celebrates Bastille Day and thinks about independence

By Dr Lee Duffield, recently in Kanaky/New Caledonia The Quatorze Juillet (14 July) events in Noumea this month, as in any small French city, reflected the grand military parade down the Champs Elysees in Paris – ranks of soldiers and a senior officer taking the salute. It was like a refrain from colonial times, kepis […]

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