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MIL-Evening Report: Tahiti’s Flosse ordered to repay millions in ‘phantom jobs’ case

By   /  June 25, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, France, Human Rights, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Political lawsuits, Politics, Reportage, RNZ Pacific, Tahiti  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Tahiti’s Flosse ordered to repay millions in ‘phantom jobs’ case

By RNZ Pacific French Polynesia’s former president, Gaston Flosse, and 12 others have been ordered to jointly repay millions of francs they misspent on so-called phantom jobs. In 2013, the group was found to have funded a vast network of supporters of Flosse’s Tahoeraa Huiraatira Party for almost a decade from the late 1990s. Tahiti-Infos […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Iconic Tongan publisher Kalafi Moala eyes new digital media challenge

By   /  June 25, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, Digital Media, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Interview, Kalafi Moala, KB, Media, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Newspapers, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, Politics, Publishing, Reportage, Sovereignty, Taimi 'o Tonga, Tonga, Tongan Times  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Iconic Tongan publisher Kalafi Moala eyes new digital media challenge

Tongan journalist, publisher and broadcaster Kalafi Moala talks to Pacific Media Watch project’s Sri Krishnamurthi. Video: Sri Krishnamurthi/Blessen Tom By Sri Krishnamurthi After 30 years as chief editor and publisher of Tonga’s flagship Taimi ‘o Tonga newspaper, the iconic Pacific media personality Kalafi Moala has sold his business and is looking to move on. He […]

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MIL-Evening Report: USP staff want Fiji’s pro-chancellor Thompson to step aside in abuse probe

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Audit, CTF, DJF, Education, English, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Investigation, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific universities, Politics, Reportage, Tonga, Universities, University of the South Pacific, USP, USP Council  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: USP staff want Fiji’s pro-chancellor Thompson to step aside in abuse probe

By Peni Komaisavai in Suva Staff of the University of the South Pacific at the university’s main Laucala campus in Suva have called for pro-chancellor Winston Thompson to step aside to allow for an independent investigation into alleged abuse and mismanagement to proceed. This was one of three demands USP staff made in a petition […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Cook Islands backtracks on Rocketman ban

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Cook Islands, Cook Islands News, CTF, Culture, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Freedom of Speech, Gay Rights, Human Rights, KB, LGBTI, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Religion, Reportage, Rocketman, Samoa  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Cook Islands backtracks on Rocketman ban

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Cook Islands censor has backtracked on its initial decision to ban Rocketman. Instead, the Cook Islands Internal Affairs has followed the New Zealand censor’s classification and rated the film R18, reports Cook Islands News. The censor announced the ban last week, after Samoa banned screenings of the film due to […]

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MIL-Evening Report: West Papua child soldiers in ‘cycle of violence’ with Indonesia military

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Child Soldiers, Conflict, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, KB, MIL OSI, Military, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Rebellion, Refugees, Reportage, RNZ Pacific, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: West Papua child soldiers in ‘cycle of violence’ with Indonesia military

By RNZ Pacific Doused in black warpaint, draped in ammunition and clutching guns almost as big as some of them, the boys stare with hardened gazes into the camera. The photo, taken somewhere in Papua’s remote hills, is like countless others released by the West Papua Liberation Army, a rebel group waging war on the […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Israel Folau ‘misuses’ Bible to justify hatred, says Samoan Minister

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Christianity, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, israel folau, KB, LGBTI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Religion, Reportage, Rugby Union, Social Media, Sports, Tertiary  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Israel Folau ‘misuses’ Bible to justify hatred, says Samoan Minister

By Tulia Thompson A minister of a Pacific church in Auckland has spoken out against rugby star Israel Folau’s homophobic attack. Samoan Minister Apelu Tielu from the Pacific Island Presbyterian Church has criticised Folau’s misuse of the Bible, saying Folau has used the Bible “as an excuse”. Folau has defended his homophobic stance despite being […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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