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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-OSI Energy: Corporate sector demand for renewable energy remains strong

By   /  July 28, 2018  /  AT&T, Business, Business Renewables Center, Commodities, Corporate Clean Energy Demand, Economy, Energy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Facebook, Gas, Georgia Power, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Renewables, solar, Walmart, Wind  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Corporate sector demand for renewable energy remains strong

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis GreenBiz: While the pace of announced corporate renewable energy contracts slowed slightly in the second quarter compared with the first three months of 2018, large companies disclosed deals representing almost 1,500 megawatts of capacity. So far, big businesses have been involved in 31 transactions for clean power […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: Facebook plans 437 MW of solar to power Oregon data centers

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Business, Commodities, Data Center Energy Demand, Economy, Energy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Facebook, Gas, Global Economy, Governor Kate Brown, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, News, Newsletter Daily, Newsletter News Weekly, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Oregon, Renewables, solar, Solar PV  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: Facebook plans 437 MW of solar to power Oregon data centers

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Associated Press: Facebook and Pacific Power said Wednesday they are teaming up to construct solar projects that will produce enough power to offset what the social media giant consumes at its data centers in Prineville, Oregon. The solar projects—two near Prineville and four in Utah—will generate 437 […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Nauru, Fiji and Pacific Facebook gags criticised in Asia-Pacific media freedom summit

By   /  July 14, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, Censorship, David Robie, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Facebook, Fiji, Lead, Media Freedom, media killings, MIL OSI, Nauru, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reporters Sans Frontieres, RSF  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Nauru, Fiji and Pacific Facebook gags criticised in Asia-Pacific media freedom summit

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific. – [embedded content]Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire talks about the global threat against journalists.Video: Café PacificBy David Robie in ParisWHEN Reporters Without Borders chief Christophe Deloire introduced the Paris-based global media watchdog’s Asia-Pacific press freedom defenders to his overview last week, it was grim listening. First […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu plans cyber crime law to target Facebook ‘false claims’

By   /  June 26, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Charlot Salwai, Crime, Defamation, English, Evening Report, Facebook, freedom of expression, Human Rights, Justice, Media, Media Freedom, Media Law, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Sato Kilman, Social Media, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu plans cyber crime law to target Facebook ‘false claims’

Cyber crime law planned for Vanuatu … “people are using Facebook for political gain, attacking and making false statements or allegations.” Image: File Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, the Minister responsible for Telecommunications, has informed Parliament that a cyber crime bill currently being developed will address the increasing issues and concerns regarding social media, especially […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Pacific news journalists grapple with challenges of social media, harsh laws

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Conferences, Cyber-censorship, English, Evening Report, Facebook, Fake News, Featured, Fiji, freedom of expression, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Media, Media Law, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Islands News Association, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PINA, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Social Media, Technology  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Pacific news journalists grapple with challenges of social media, harsh laws

BRIEFING: By Geraldine Panapasa in Suva Like it or not, social media has become part and parcel of almost everyday discussions. Whether it’s talk about the economy or the latest development and trends, large and influential platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn have become the go-to source for news and information. Add […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Juffa accuses O’Neill government of ‘shutting down’ free speech in PNG

By   /  June 5, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, English, Evening Report, Facebook, Featured, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Social Media  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Juffa accuses O’Neill government of ‘shutting down’ free speech in PNG

Oro Govenor Gary Juffa … not just about Facebook, a matter of democracy. Image: PNG Parliament Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Oro Governor Garry Juffa says the people of PNG find it “frightening” and “alarming”  that the Papua New Guinea government is making a move towards shutting down their opportunity to have access to information and […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Keith Jackson: Did dumb just get dumber and Sam Basil dig a hole?

By   /  June 3, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, English, Evening Report, Facebook, Featured, free speech, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Freedom of Speech, Media, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Social Media, Telecommunications  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Keith Jackson: Did dumb just get dumber and Sam Basil dig a hole?

A near confrontation on the floor of Parliament on Friday, with the Papua New Guinea Opposition walking out in protest over the referral of Madang MP Bryan Kramer, to the Parliamentary Privileges Committee following a Facebook posting. Video: EMTV News OPINION: By Keith Jackson in Noosa Samuel H Basil, the man who might ban Papua […]

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