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MIL-Evening Report: FijiFirst scores head start on social media for election, says journalist

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, Democracy, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Fiji, Fiji elections, Justice, KB, Media, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Qorvis, Reportage, Reports, Social Media  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: FijiFirst scores head start on social media for election, says journalist

Pacific Media Centre journalist Sri Krishnamurthi … returning to Fiji for the general election after earlier special reporting with Wansolwara in Suva. Image: Rahul Bhattarai/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai in Auckland Fijians are counting down for their general election on Wednesday after early voting that started on November 5. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s ruling FijiFirst party […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Kanaky independence campaign rolls on … encouraged by ballot result

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Global, Human Rights, Independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, Media, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, referendum, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Kanaky independence campaign rolls on … encouraged by ballot result

David Robie, who reported from New Caledonia several times during the 1980s for Islands Business magazine, The Australian, New Zealand Times and other media, returned to the French Pacific possession to observe last weekend’s historic referendum. He was also on board the Rainbow Warrior, the Greenpeace environmental ship that was bombed by French secret agents […]

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MIL-Evening Report: New Caledonia vote stirs painful memories – and a hopeful future

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, David Robie, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, France, Human Rights, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, MIL OSI, 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: New Caledonia vote stirs painful memories – and a hopeful future

David Robie, who reported from New Caledonia during the 1980s for Islands Business magazine, New Zealand Times and other media, returned to the French Pacific possession to observe last weekend’s historic referendum. He was also on board the Rainbow Warrior, the Greenpeace environmental ship that was bombed by French secret agents during the height of […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Gallery: Global media cover historic New Caledonia independence referendum

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Gallery, Independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, Media, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, News Media, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, referendum, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Gallery: Global media cover historic New Caledonia independence referendum

1. SBS journalist Stefan Armbruster frames a colourful Kanak flag shot on referendum day. Image: David Robie 2. The France TV – representing six channels – outside broadcast vehicle set up at the French High Commission in Noumea. Image: David Robie/PMC 3. Premiere TV, the local offshoot of the French public broadcaster. Image: David Robie/PMC […]

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MIL-Evening Report: MSG backing Kanak independence ‘on the quiet’, says campaigner

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Independence, Indigenous, Justice, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Open Source Intel, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PIF, PMC Reportage, referendum, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: MSG backing Kanak independence ‘on the quiet’, says campaigner

Kanak pro-independence official Victor Tutugoro talking to journalists outside the FLNKS headquarters in Noumea on Sunday. Image: David Robie/PMC By RNZ Pacific A leading New Caledonian pro-independence politician, Victor Tutugoro, says governments of Melanesian countries have quietly supported the New Caledonian independence cause. Tutugoro, second vice-president of New Caledonia’s Kanak-ruled Northern province and a Melanesian […]

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MIL-Evening Report: New Caledonia blockade tension fails to mar French PM’s talks on future

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Independence, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, MIL OSI, Military, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, referendum, Reportage, Reports, Security, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: New Caledonia blockade tension fails to mar French PM’s talks on future

French security forces arrive in force to deal with protesters demonstrating over the independence vote defeat near St Louis, Noumea. Image: Screenshot – Les Nouvelles Caledoniennes By David Robie in Nouméa French security forces moved in today to clean up the main road near an indigenous Kanak tribal area after a day of tension and […]

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MIL-Evening Report: New Caledonia on brink of fateful decision – new nation or status quo?

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, referendum, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: New Caledonia on brink of fateful decision – new nation or status quo?

The New Caledonia referendum will determine whether it will remain a French territory or become independent. Image: SBS video screenshot By Stefan Armbruster in Noumea New Caledonia, a group of picturesque islands in Melanesia that are the closest neighbour to Australia and New Zealand, have been French-owned since 1853. But this may change at the […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Flashback to Kanaky in the 1980s – ‘Blood on their banner’

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, history, Human Rights, Independence, Indigenous, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Military, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, referendum, Reportage, Reports, Security, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Flashback to Kanaky in the 1980s – ‘Blood on their banner’

About 175,000 New Caledonians will vote on the future of their Pacific territory this Sunday—a status quo French-ruled New Caledonia, or an independent Kanaky New Caledonia. What will be their choice? David Robie backgrounds the issues that led to the vote. With New Caledonia facing the first of possibly three referendums on independence on Sunday—given […]

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