Latest

MIL-Evening Report: Keith Jackson: Act now over grave threat facing Australian press freedom

By   /  June 15, 2019  /  ABC, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CTF, Democracy, DJF, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, News Corp, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Politics, Public health and safety, public interest, Reportage, Shield laws, Truth-telling, whistleblowers  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Keith Jackson: Act now over grave threat facing Australian press freedom

OPEN LETTER: By Keith Jackson I joined the Australian Journalists Association (now the MEAA – Media Alliance) in, I think, 1971, when I still lived and worked in Papua New Guinea. When I formally retired from paid work a few years back, I was given honorary membership but, to bolster the journalism profession and its […]

Read More →
Latest

MIL-Evening Report: Science Writing and Climate Change – a new environmental journalism book

By   /  June 15, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, English, Environmental Journalism, Evening Report, Front page, KB, Media, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Reportage, Reports, Science  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Science Writing and Climate Change – a new environmental journalism book

David Robie ISBN/code: 9781927184578 Price: $20.00 Publication date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Publisher: Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) in association with SciDev.Net and the Pacific Media Centre: Manila and Auckland. “Disaster reporting, which focuses on deaths and casualties for the benefit of local readers, is understandable. However, the mass media also need to […]

Read More →
Latest

MIL-Evening Report: Court appearance: Mosque attack survivors’ and families’ painful day

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Christchurch Terror Attack, Crime, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Mosque attack, Mosque massacre, Multimedia, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Politics, Religion, Reportage, RNZ Pacific, Terrorism, terrorist attack  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Court appearance: Mosque attack survivors’ and families’ painful day

FIRST PERSON: By Katie Todd, of RNZ News, reporting outside the High Court in Christchurch The latest chapter in the court proceedings of the accused mosque gunman played out in cold, misty weather in Christchurch today. Reporters and camera crews from around the world lined Lichfield Street from 6.30am, with all eyes and lenses on […]

Read More →
Latest

MIL-Evening Report: PNG and Solomons’ governments call for changes to forestry

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, Crime, CTF, deforestation, DJF, English, Environment, Evening Report, Exports, Featured, forests, Illegal logging, KB, Loop PNG, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, Reportage, SIBC, Solomon Islands, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: PNG and Solomons’ governments call for changes to forestry

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Both the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea governments have signalled changes to make their forestry industries more sustainable. According to Loop PNG, the Papua New Guinea government will be putting a stop to the issuance of all new logging licences to foreign companies. Forestry Minister Solan Mirisim who resigned as […]

Read More →
Latest

MIL-Evening Report: Academic calls for caution over Solomon Islands’ Taiwan/China decision

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, Chinese influence, CTF, Diplomacy, DJF, Economics, English, Evening Report, Featured, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Politics, Reportage, RNZ Pacific, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Tarcisius Kabutaulaka, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Academic calls for caution over Solomon Islands’ Taiwan/China decision

By RNZ Pacific The Solomon Islands Government should exercise caution as it considers whether to maintain diplomatic ties with Taiwan or switch to China, an academic says. Last week, amid diplomatic visits from both Australia and New Zealand, the Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele said the government would take its time to make an […]

Read More →
Latest

MIL-Evening Report: Press freedom under police attack – Democracy Now! probes ABC raid

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  ABC, ABC police raid, Afghanistan, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, Annika Smethurst, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CTF, Democracy, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Joseph M Fernandez, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peter Greste, Police, Police raid, Police raids, Politics, press freedom, Reportage  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Press freedom under police attack – Democracy Now! probes ABC raid

Press freedom groups are sounding the alarm over a pair of police raids on journalists in Australia. Video: Democracy Now! By Democracy Now! Press freedom groups are sounding the alarm over a pair of police raids on journalists. Last week, Australian Federal Police swept into the headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Sydney, reviewing […]

Read More →
Latest

MIL-Evening Report: Mekim Nius: South Pacific media, politics and education

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, Censorship, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Front page, history, Journalism Education, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Mekim Nius: South Pacific media, politics and education

An excerpt from the cover of Mekim Nius – Tok Pisin for “newsmaking”. Wednesday, June 12, 2019 The news media is the watchdog of democracy. But in the South Pacific today the Fourth Estate role is under threat from governments seeking statutory regulation, diminished media credibility, dilemmas over ethics and uncertainty over professionalism and training. […]

Read More →
Latest

MIL-Evening Report: Timor-Leste’s lost oil millions blamed on Australia’s ‘rip-off’

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Business, CTF, Development, DJF, Economics, English, Evening Report, Featured, Independence, KB, MIL OSI, Oil and gas, Oil revenue, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Reportage, Timor Sea, Timor Sea Treaty, Timor-Leste  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Timor-Leste’s lost oil millions blamed on Australia’s ‘rip-off’

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Fifteen months after the treaty pledged to usher in a “new chapter” in the relationship between Australia and neighbouring Timor-Leste, the document remains unratified and the country loses millions of dollars a month from a Timor Sea field belonging to the Timorese. Reporting in the latest edition of Eureka Street, freelance […]

Read More →
Latest

MIL-Evening Report: Kiwi photographer stabbed during roadside robbery in PNG

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Colin Monteath, Crime, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Mt Hagen, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, otago daily times, Pacific, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, PNG Post-Courier, Reportage, robbery, Tourism, Tourists  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Kiwi photographer stabbed during roadside robbery in PNG

Pacific Media Watch Newdesk A Kiwi photographer was stabbed last week during a roadside robbery in Papua New Guinea. Colin Monteath, 71, and Australians Chris Hoy and Greg Mortimer had all their belongings stolen near the city of Mt Hagen while on their way to visit the popular destination Rondon Ridge Lodge, reports the Otago […]

Read More →
Latest

MIL-Evening Report: $154m earmarked for development assistance in Fiji

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  Aid, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australian aid, CTF, Development, DJF, Education, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Health and Fitness, KB, Korean aid, MIL OSI, NZ aid, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Reportage  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: $154m earmarked for development assistance in Fiji

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Fiji expects a total value of Official Development Assistance (ODA) in 2019-2020 to be  F$154.4 million, reports FBC News. According to FBC’s northern editor Elenoa Turagaiviu, this will consist of $13.8 million to be disbursed as cash grants and $140.6 million of aid-in-kind contributions. According to the 2019-2020 Budget Supplement, the […]

Read More →