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MIL-Evening Report: Nauru media ban on ABC targets Australian detention centre gag

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  ABC, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Corruption, Detention Centres, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media ban, Media Freedom, Media gag, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reportage, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: 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. The elephant in the room about the Australian Broadcasting Corporation ban that has people tip-toeing through the […]

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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: New Caledonia independence ‘in their hearts’, but also a ‘scary’ future

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, MIL OSI, national flags, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: 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. In Noumea, two main […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Controversial ‘Confucius’ doco gets mixed response at NZ universities

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Censorship, China, Culture, Documentary, English, Evening Report, Falun Gong, Featured, Filmmaking, freedom of expression, Global, Human Rights, In The Name of Confucius, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Controversial ‘Confucius’ doco gets mixed response at NZ universities

In The Name Of Confucius trailer for the 52-minute documentary. A Chinese government-sponsored cultural and education programme offers Mandarin lessons around the world. But a new film raises questions about a darker side of the Confucius Institutes, reports Rahul Bhattarai of Asia Pacific Journalism. Chinese-born Canadian film director Doris Liu has had her visa to […]

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MIL-Evening Report: ‘Don’t play with fire’ warning in Samoa’s social media threat

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Blogging, English, Evening Report, Facebook, Featured, free speech, Internet, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Online media, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Samoa, Social Media  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ‘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. Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa […]

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MIL-Evening Report: PNG Facebook ban threat casts shadow over Pacific media freedom

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, English, Evening Report, Facebook, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Freedom of Speech, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Social Media  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: 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 Analytica […]

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MIL-Evening Report: PNG facelifts for APEC but neglects gender-based violence

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Crime, Culture, English, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Gender violence, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, law, Law Enforcement, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Safehouse, scott waide, Social discord  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: PNG facelifts for APEC but neglects gender-based violence

The Papua New Guinean government has been working tirelessly to clean up its capital city in preparation for APEC, instead of attending to serious issues such as gender-based violence. Pauline Mago-King of Asia-Pacific Journalism reports on the challenge. With just three months to go until the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders summit in November, […]

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MIL-Evening Report: NZ Pacific journalists ‘appalled’ by Nauru ban on ABC at Forum

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  ABC ban, ABC News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Australia, English, Evening Report, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PIF, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: NZ Pacific journalists ‘appalled’ by Nauru ban on ABC at Forum

The ABC has a reputation for vigorous reporting of Pacific issues, including human rights violations at the Australian-established Nauru detention centre for asylum seekers. Maxine Jacobs files on Nauru’s ABC ban for Asia-Pacific Report. Nauru’s controversial ban on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from attending the main annual Pacific political summit next month has appalled New […]

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