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MIL-Evening Report: Scott Waide: Amid the PNG silence on military aid, calls go out for wide national consultation

By   /  September 23, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, China, Chinese aid, Development, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, history, Jerry Singirok, Lombrum naval base, Manus Island, MIL OSI, Military, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Defence Force, Politics, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Scott Waide: Amid the PNG silence on military aid, calls go out for wide national consultation

Lombrum naval base on Manus Island … a Google’s-eye view. COMMENT: By Scott Waide The global trade war between China and Western powers has reached new heights in the Pacific, and in particular in Papua New Guinea. As the government of Peter O’Neill courts China on the one side of the bargaining table, receiving, aid […]

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MIL-Evening Report: ‘Flight of the myna’ – behind the smiles in post-coup Fiji 30 years on

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, China, Culture, Development, Economics, Editor's Picks, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji constitution, Fiji elections, Fiji politics, FijiFirst, IntJourn Project, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reflections, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ‘Flight of the myna’ – behind the smiles in post-coup Fiji 30 years on

OPINION: By Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva When I left Fiji 30 years ago, a week after the first coup in 1987, I planned to write a book titled “The flight of the myna” – a pesky, noisy bird, which can talk if trained and was introduced to Fiji by our forefathers from India. The book […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Barbara Dreaver: Mana counts … NZ needs the Pacific as much as the Pacific needs NZ

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, cultural diplomacy, Culture, Development, Diplomacy, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Media, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific dialogue, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Barbara Dreaver: Mana counts … NZ needs the Pacific as much as the Pacific needs NZ

A song called “Jacinda New Star in the Sky” clearly delighted NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru last week: “Underestimating personal relationships in the Pacific is sheer ignorance.” Image: Screen shot from TVNZ video OPINION: By Barbara Dreaver, 1 News Pacific Correspondent Now that the phosphate dust has settled […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Rainbow Warrior returns to NZ for ‘oil free’ future and activist doco

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  Activism, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Climate, Climate Action, Development, Documentaries, English, Environment, Environmental activism, Evening Report, Featured, French nuclear tests, history, Media, Media activism, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Nuclear Free, Nuclear free Pacific, Oil industry, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Real climate action, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Rainbow Warrior returns to NZ for ‘oil free’ future and activist doco

Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman and the Rainbow Warrior skipper toss a wreath in memory of Fernando Pereira into the sea at the spot where the original bombed RW was scuttled in 1986 to create a living reef. Video: David Robie/Cafe Pacific Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Greenpeace’s flagship Rainbow Warrior 3 was welcomed in Matauri […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Fiji stabilises, growth positive but still a big question over military role

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, capacity-building, Constitution, Democracy, Development, English, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji constitution, Fiji coups, Human Rights, Innovation, Justice, MIL OSI, Military coups, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reconstruction, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Fiji stabilises, growth positive but still a big question over military role

The 4ha Carpenters Fiji waterfront development in downtown Suva … an example of urban renewal development. Image: Carpenters Fiji As Fiji lurches towards stability and democracy, the military’s overwhelming presence is a reminder of what once was, and could happen again, as the Pacific Media Centre’s Sri Krishnamurthi talks to an academic who does not […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Peters announces NZ$10m boost to fund dedicated Pacific TV channel

By   /  September 4, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Broadcasting, Development, English, Evening Report, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pasifika, Pasifika TV, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Television  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Peters announces NZ$10m boost to fund dedicated Pacific TV channel

Foreign Minister Winston Peters speaks to media in Nauru Image: Jason Oxenham/NZH/RNZ By RNZ Pacific New Zealand will spend $NZ10 million in the next three years on a Pasifika television channel for the region. The Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting service would be expanded to include a dedicated channel with New Zealand content. New Zealand’s Deputy Prime […]

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MIL-Evening Report: From rags to riches to rags again – the Forum’s hidden cost for Nauru

By   /  September 3, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, British Phosphate Commission, Children, Climate, Development, Diabetes, English, Environment, erosion, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, Media, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru Agreement, Nauru detention centre, New Zealand, obesity, Open Source Intel, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Phosphate, Phosphate mining, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: From rags to riches to rags again – the Forum’s hidden cost for Nauru

A child in Australia’s Nauru detention centre. Image: SBS/World Vision ANALYSIS: By Dr Crosbie Walsh Nauru hosts the Pacific Islands Forum — whose membership includes Australia, New Zealand and 16 Pacific Islands nations — from today until Wednesday when lofty ideas may help soften present realities. The island, 56km south of the Equator and thousands […]

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MIL-Evening Report: NZ must help Solomon Islands tackle unemployment ‘time bomb’, says Clark

By   /  September 2, 2018  /  Agriculture, Aid, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, English, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Gender violence, Global, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Indigenous, Jobless youth, Labour, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, NZ aid, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reportage, Reports, Solomon Islands, Thailand, UNDP, unemployment, United Nations Development Programme, Youth  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: NZ must help Solomon Islands tackle unemployment ‘time bomb’, says Clark

Former PM Helen Clark at the National Council of Women conference yesterday … New Zealand should rethink its aid structure. Image: Del Abcede/PMC By Jessica Marshall in Auckland The Solomon Islands faces a “time bomb” with a youth unemployment rate of 82 percent and New Zealand needs to do more to help the Pacific country, […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Aid groups call on Pacific leaders to end Nauru refugee ‘stain in region’

By   /  September 1, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, child refugees, Children, Development, English, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Justice, Manus Island, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugee Crisis, Refugees, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Aid groups call on Pacific leaders to end Nauru refugee ‘stain in region’

Some of the children in the refugee camp on the island of Nauru. Image: SBS/Rural Australians for Fefugees/File Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Amnesty International has joined 80 other NGOs in urging Pacific leaders to demand the closure of the Australian-funded immigration detention camp on Nauru  when they meet in the Pacific nation next week, reports SBS […]

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