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MIL-Evening Report: ‘Most important years in history’ – last chance over climate, says UN report

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate Change Resilience, Climate policy, Editor's Picks, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, forests, Global, history, Human Rights, Innovation, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Real climate action, Reportage, Reports, Self Determination, UN, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ‘Most important years in history’ – last chance over climate, says UN report

Warming beyond 1.5C will unleash a frightening set of consequences and scientists say only a global transformation, beginning now, can avoid it. Climate Home News reviews the warnings in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change research report released yesterday. Only the remaking of the human world in a generation can now prevent serious, far […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Tukuitonga goes into battle on behalf of Pacific for WHO position

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Health and Fitness, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Niue, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Tukuitonga goes into battle on behalf of Pacific for WHO position

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 By Sri Krishnamurthi Health challenges in the Pacific Islands require acute and immediate attention from the World Health Organisation, says Dr Colin Tukuitonga, a New Zealander of Niuean descent […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Memo NZ: ‘Get on the right side of history’ over West Papua

By   /  October 7, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, English, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PIF, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Memo NZ: ‘Get on the right side of history’ over West Papua

Vanuatu says New Zealand should get on the right side of history and support West Papuan self-determination. However, reports James Halpin of Asia Pacific Journalism, Indonesian diplomacy with its Pacific allies Australia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea are defiantly undermining Pacific “solidarity” on the issue. Vanuatu’s Foreign Minister Ralph Regenvanu has called on New Zealand […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Loss of MSF mental health carers from Nauru heightens fears for children

By   /  October 7, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Children, Doctors Without Borders, English, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Medecins Sans Frontieres, mental health, MIL OSI, MSF, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Loss of MSF mental health carers from Nauru heightens fears for children

Doctors Without Borders staff at a display tent during Nauru’s 50th independence celebrations in January. Image: MSF Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Health and human rights advocates fear the mental ill-health of refugees on Nauru could worsen following the Pacific government’s move to scrap a vital support service. Doctors Without Borders (MSF – Médecins Sans Frontières) […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Climate change advocacy calls for more ‘action’ response to Ardern’s UN plea

By   /  October 7, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Global Warming, Green Fund, Human Rights, Jacinda Ardern, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific climate, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Sustainability, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Climate change advocacy calls for more ‘action’ response to Ardern’s UN plea

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently addressed the UN General Assembly about the reality of climate change in the Pacific, and the threat inaction holds for the island nations. Maxine Jacobs reports for Asia Pacific Journalism that while climate and energy commentators welcome her leadership, they call for an even stronger “action” approach. New Zealand Prime […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Listen to Pacific ‘voices’ or climate will spark conflict, say advocates

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Human Rights, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate policy, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, Identity, Indigenous, Marshall Islands, MIL OSI, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, NCPACS, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Toda Peace Institute, Tuvalu, Vanua  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Listen to Pacific ‘voices’ or climate will spark conflict, say advocates

Policy makers, academics and NGO representatives discussed the urgent issue of climate change in the Pacific, where many communities have been forced to relocate. However, Michael Andrew of Asia Pacific Report, found that participants in last weekend’s workshop believe the Pacific voices of those most affected must be heard if conflict is to be avoided. […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Banabans of Rabi short climate change documentary chosen for Nuku’alofa

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Banabans, Banabans of Rabi, Bearing Witness, Climate, Culture, Documentary, English, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Kiribati, Media, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Student journalists, Tonga  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Banabans of Rabi short climate change documentary chosen for Nuku’alofa

The trailer for Hele Ikimotu and Blessen Tom’s short Bearing Witness documentary. Video: Banabans of Rabi Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A short documentary, Banabans of Rabi – A Story of Survival, by Hele Ikimotu and Blessen Tom of Auckland University of Technology’s Pacific Media Centre, has been selected for the 2018 Nuku’alofa Film Festival in […]

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MIL-Evening Report: China isn’t the real threat to liberal democracy – ‘we are’, say academics

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, China, Chinese Communist Party, Chinese influence, English, Evening Report, Falun Gong, freedom of expression, Human Rights, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Organ transplants, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: China isn’t the real threat to liberal democracy – ‘we are’, say academics

Analysing China … Dr Stephen Noakes (from left), Dr David Williams (host), Professor David Matas and Barry Wilson talking to the audience at the University of Auckland last week. Image: Rahul Bhattarai/PMC The Chinese government is accused of illegally harvesting the organs of Falun Gong members. However, a leading academic says that China isn’t the […]

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MIL-Evening Report: ‘I was coerced into the 1987 coup,’ admits Sitiveni Rabuka

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Commonwealth, Coup culture, Crime, Editor's Picks, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji coups, Fiji military, history, Human Rights, Indigenous, IntJourn Project, Justice, Media, MIL OSI, Military coups, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Sitiveni Rabuka, Text  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ‘I was coerced into the 1987 coup,’ admits Sitiveni Rabuka

By Sri Krishnamurthi of Asia-Pacific Report A repentant Sitiveni Rabuka, the Fiji military strongman who sparked off the country’s “coup culture” in 1987, admits he was “coerced” by the defeated Alliance party into carrying out the first coup. Three decades after I watched Lieutenant-Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka walking Parliamentarians out of the back door of Parliament […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Pacific storytelling with a focus on the ignored and ‘untold’ issues

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate Refugees, Cross-discipline, Culture, Documentaries, Editor's Picks, Education, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, history, Human Rights, Indigenous, Innovation, Media, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Profile, Reportage, Reports, Te Ara Motuhenga, Text  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Pacific storytelling with a focus on the ignored and ‘untold’ issues

A video made by an AUT screen production graduate, Sasya Wreksono, marking the 10th anniversary of the Pacific Media Centre. Video: PMC PROFILE: By Craig Major of AUT News ​Based at Auckland University of Technology, the Pacific Media Centre is a small team dedicated to telling stories from across the Pacific that you won’t read […]

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