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MIL-Evening Report: Refugees, journalist detention in Nauru ‘overshadow Pacific issues’

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Asylum Seekers, Barbara Dreaver, Climate, Climate Change, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, Open Source Intel, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific issues, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reportage, Reports, Text  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Refugees, journalist detention in Nauru ‘overshadow Pacific issues’

Support was widespread for journalist Barbara Dreaver’s detention at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru earlier this month. But, reports Maxine Jacobs for Asia Pacific Journalism, some commentators argue journalists should abide by their host nation’s reporting regulations and the Nauru refugee crisis is not as important to Pacific nations as it is to New […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Japanese development aid funding splits Pacific unity on key WHO post

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, English, Evening Report, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, Japan, Malaysia, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Islands health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, WHO, World Health Organisation  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Japanese development aid funding splits Pacific unity on key WHO post

Dr Colin Tukuitonga, a New Zealander of Niuean descent and proposed by New Zealand, was given resounding support for his nomination from Pacific countries. Image: AUT The Western Pacific post for the World Health Organisation is a vitally important role for the region. However, reports Sri Krishnamurthi for Asia Pacific Journalism, the earlier unity over […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Child rights, Children, Detention Centres, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Manus Island, Migration, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political asylum, Politics, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, United Nations, Youth  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

Children outside RPC3 tents in Nauru … situation “untenable”. Image: Refugee Action Coalition/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific A legal advocacy group has told the UN Human Rights Council that more than 100 asylum seeker and refugee children are living without hope on Nauru. The Human Rights Law Centre addressed the latest council session in Geneva. […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Joanne Wallis: Australia needs to sing from same song sheet as Pacific

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Biketawa Declaration, Boe Declaration, Climate, English, Environment, Environmental security, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Labour, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru human rights, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Joanne Wallis: Australia needs to sing from same song sheet as Pacific

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne … hamstrung at the PIF summit in Nauru this week by Australia’s hypocritical policies. Image: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat By Joanne Wallis in Nauru Australia’s new Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne probably envied New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s welcome at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ meeting in […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Pacific Forum backs ‘constructive engagement’ over West Papua

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL OSI, Nauru, Open Source Intel, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Self Determination, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Pacific Forum backs ‘constructive engagement’ over West Papua

Vanuatu’s Foreign Minister Ralph Regenvanu … support for West Papua at Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru encouraging. Image: PIFS By Royson Willie in Port Vila The Pacific Islands Forum has supported “constructive engagement” with Indonesia over “elections and human rights” at this week’s leaders summit in Nauru. Just before the final communique was released by […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Climate change tops action at Forum in spite of Canberra’s resistance

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Labour, Labour mobility, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru human rights, Open Source Intel, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Climate change tops action at Forum in spite of Canberra’s resistance

Nauru … host nation of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum leaders summit. Image: John Pulu/Tagata Pasifika Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Climate change, labour mobility and West Papua are some of the issues that Vanuatu played a key part in discussions during this week’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders summit meeting in Nauru. Foreign Affairs Minister Ralph […]

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MIL-Evening Report: NZ welcomes new Boe Pacific security plus climate declaration

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Boe Declaration, Climate, cybercrime, Cybersecurity, English, Evening Report, Featured, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific security, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security, Transnational crime  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: NZ welcomes new Boe Pacific security plus climate declaration

By RNZ Pacific New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is describing the newly signed Boe Declaration as the most significant statement on regional security by Pacific leaders in a generation. “All Pacific leaders recognise the security issues we face in our region are ever-changing. The Pacific is also becoming increasingly complex and crowded,” Ardern said. […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Pacific Island leaders tightening the screws on press freedom, dissent

By   /  September 5, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Human Rights, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Balance, China, Civil Society, English, Evening Report, Fairness, Featured, Fiji, free speech, Indonesia, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, Open Source Intel, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, press freedom, Refugees, Reportage, Reports, Samoa, Sexual abuse  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Pacific Island leaders tightening the screws on press freedom, dissent

ANALYSIS: The three-hour “detention” of television New Zealand Pacific affairs reporter Barbara Dreaver for “breaking protocols” over interviewing refugees on Nauru. But Josef Benedict reports this is just part of the dismal media freedom scene in the Pacific. At this week’s gathering of key Pacific Island leaders on the Micronesian island of Nauru, conspicuously missing […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Stick to our Forum visa rules, Nauru warns media via Twitter

By   /  September 5, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Barbara Dreaver, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Stick to our Forum visa rules, Nauru warns media via Twitter

Detained, released and now reinstated TVNZ Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver … Nauru government “displeased” with NZ reporting on the refugee issue. Image: Barbara Dreaver/Twitter By RNZ Pacific The Nauru government has taken to Twitter to warn journalists they are not above the law as they cover the Pacific Islands Forum. Journalists covering the Forum are […]

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