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MIL-Evening Report: Online trolling: Once funny, but now the term meaning is far more sinister

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, CTF, cyberabuse, Cyberbullying, Digital activism, Digital challenges, Digital Media, DJF, Education, English, Evening Report, Featured, Flaming, Gender, Global, KB, Media, MIL OSI, Online abuse, Online bullying, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Research, Trolling  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Online trolling: Once funny, but now the term meaning is far more sinister

By Dr Evita March It seems like internet trolling happens everywhere online these days – and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. The British press and Kensington Palace officials have called for an end to the merciless online trolling of Duchesses Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, which reportedly includes racist and sexist content, and […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Iran refugee detained in PNG wins Australia’s richest literary prize

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Behrouz Boochani, Books, CTF, DJF, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Innovation, KB, Language, literature, Media, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Political asylum, Politics, Publishing, Refugees, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Iran refugee detained in PNG wins Australia’s richest literary prize

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk An Iranian asylum-seeker detained in Papua New Guinea under Australian asylum laws has won Australia’s most valuable literary prize for a book he reportedly wrote using the online messaging service WhatsApp, reports France 24/AFP. Behrouz Boochani, a Kurd who has been held on PNG’s Manus Island since 2013, was awarded the […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Precarious politics pose threats to world’s three biggest rainforests

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, forests, Global, Indonesia, KB, MIL OSI, Natural resouces, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Populism, Rainforests, Reportage, Reports, Tropical rainforests  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Precarious politics pose threats to world’s three biggest rainforests

By Sara Stefanini Political uncertainty hangs over large swathes of the world’s tropical forests this year, raising the risk of more destruction and carbon emissions. Recent leadership changes in Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and presidential elections in Indonesia in April, are fuelling concerns that politics could side with industries such as palm […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Tonga’s communications blackout ‘a problem out of their control’

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Communications, CTF, Development, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Internet, KB, Media, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Telecommunications, Tonga, Tonga Cable  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Tonga’s communications blackout ‘a problem out of their control’

By Philip Cass and Kalino Latu Tonga’s abrupt communications blackout may last up to two weeks before the fibre optic submarine cable restores the internet and mobile connection with the world. Tonga Cable Director Paula Piveni Piukala told Kaniva News repairs could be done in two weeks – but another manager hinted that it may […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Preparations in Progress for SAMOA Pathway Review, Partnership Criteria

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, AIMS, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economics & Investment, Energy, English, Fiji, Finance, Follow-Up and Review, Global, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, governance, Islands, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, meeting, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, News, Oceans & Coasts, OHRLLS, Open Source Intel, Outcome, Pacific, partnership, Poverty Eradication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southwest Pacific, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology / Transfer, Tonga, Trade, UN Secretariat, UN-DESA  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Preparations in Progress for SAMOA Pathway Review, Partnership Criteria

Source: Small Island Developing States 20 December 2018: Preparations for the midterm review of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway in September 2019 are underway at the global and regional levels. The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has requested the UNGA President to finalize organizational arrangements for the review, and to encourage governments and […]

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MIL-OSI USA: Students Talk Climate at COP24

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24/7 OSI, Aid, AM-NC, america, Americas, Brazil, China, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, Economics, Economy, English, Environment, Exploration, Fiji, Gas, Global, Health, India, Justice, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - USA, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Peoples Republic Of China, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, student life, Trade, United Nations, United States, United States of America, US State Governments, US State of Connecticut, USA, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI USA: Students Talk Climate at COP24

Source: US State of Connecticut Emily Kaufman, a sophomore double majoring in Environmental Studies and Sociology with a minor in Geographic Information Systems, speaks on a panel at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. (Office of Environmental Policy/UConn Photo) For the past two weeks, 15 UConn students and six faculty and staff members attended the United Nations Conference […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Global Workshop Launches Preparations for 51 VNRs in 2019

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Budget, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Eastern Asia, Education, English, Europe, Follow-Up and Review, Global, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, HLPF 2019, Justice, KB, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Action, National Government, NATO, Near East, News, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, UN Secretariat, UN-DESA, Weather, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Global Workshop Launches Preparations for 51 VNRs in 2019

Source: Small Island Developing States 13 November 2018: The UN organized a global preparatory workshop for countries that will present their voluntary national reviews (VNRs) at the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in July 2019. The summary of the workshop notes that VNRs are “an accelerator for national implementation” of the SDGs, […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Fiji warns ‘selfish’ countries amid Paris Agreement climate rulebook deadlock

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, Climate change summit, COP24, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Paris Agreement, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Fiji warns ‘selfish’ countries amid Paris Agreement climate rulebook deadlock

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Talks to draft the Paris Agreement rulebook remained deadlocked today on traditionally tough issues. Emerging economies – China, India, Brazil and South Africa – stood their ground on financial aid and the division of rich and poor countries. Others vented their frustration. The UN chief flew back to Poland with a […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Human rights watchdog calls for police probe into ‘unclear’ Papua killings

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Army engineers, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Indigenous, Indonesia, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, OPM, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, Security, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua National Liberation Army, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Human rights watchdog calls for police probe into ‘unclear’ Papua killings

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Indonesian police should investigate a Papuan armed group’s killing of at least 17 people, including a soldier, at a construction area in Nduga in Papua’s densely forested Central Highlands earlier this month, Human Rights Watch said today. The circumstances of the killings on December 2 remained unclear, said the watchdog. Papuan […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Pacific voices tell stories of climate change reality in new documentary

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, COP24, CTF, DJF, Documentaries, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, KB, Media, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Pacific voices tell stories of climate change reality in new documentary

A new documentary Subject to Change, a collection of interviews and personal stories from across the Pacific, explores the impact of climate change. Video: MFAT Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Two young women students are the driving force who created a new documentary titled Subject to Change which highlights the climate change challenges faced by Pacific […]

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