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MIL-Evening Report: Pacific ‘bright spots’ amid World Press Freedom Index Asian warnings

By   /  April 20, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Censorship, CTF, Cyber-censorship, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, KB, Media, Media Freedom, Media Freedom Index, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Self-censorship, Timor-Leste  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Pacific ‘bright spots’ amid World Press Freedom Index Asian warnings

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Fiji, New Zealand and Timor-Leste have made significant gains in the latest annual Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index while the Paris-based global watchdog has warned that totalitarian propaganda, censorship, intimidation and cyber-harassment have been on the rise in the Asia-Pacific region. “A lot of courage is needed nowadays to […]

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MIL-Evening Report: West Papuan boycott of Indonesian election successful, says campaign

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: West Papuan boycott of Indonesian election successful, says campaign

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has claimed a successful boycott of the Indonesian election on Wednesday, estimating that about 60 percent of voters have declined to cast their ballot. While voting did not take place in many polling stations as the ballots had not been delivered, it is […]

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MIL-Evening Report: AUT communication studies awards – the full 2018 list

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, AUT, awards, Communication awards, CTF, DJF, Education, English, Evening Report, KB, Media, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: AUT communication studies awards – the full 2018 list

The 2018 School of Communication Studies Awards presented at last night’s 2019 annual ceremony. School of Communication Studies Award for Top Student in the Certificate in Communication Studies: Madie Freeland School of Communication Studies Award for Top Year One Bachelor of Communication Studies: Samuel Wat Professor Wayne Hope presenting the top Year 2 Bachelor of […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Pasifika and diversity strong ‘winners’ at AUT media awards night

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, Education, English, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Journalism, Journalism Education, KB, Media, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Students, Tertiary  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Pasifika and diversity strong ‘winners’ at AUT media awards night

By Michael Andrew Diversity was a winner at AUT’s School of Communication Studies annual awards last night with several Pacific Media Centre contributors taking out top prizes. Digital postgraduate student Sri Krishnamurthi was awarded the RNZ Pacific Prize for Asia-Pacific Journalism for his coverage of the Fijian general elections last year. “It means a lot […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesian election: ‘Our most disregarded Pacific neighbour’

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, CTF, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Indonesian culture, Indonesian elections, Indonesian language, Indonesian nationalism, KB, LGBT, MIL OSI, Minorities, Nationalism, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Sexual Minorities  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesian election: ‘Our most disregarded Pacific neighbour’

By the Asia Media Centre Up to 193 million eligible voters in Indonesia will go to the polls today, in what will be the world’s largest single-day election. The election will see incumbent president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo go head-to-head with Prabowo Subianto, a former general in the Indonesian armed forces who lost to Jokowi in […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia’s political system has failed minorities – like Papua, says author

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, CTF, DJF, Editor's Picks, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, history, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Indonesian elections, Indonesian nationalism, Justice, KB, Media, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Nationalism, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Reviews, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia’s political system has failed minorities – like Papua, says author

Indonesian army and police gather villagers in several sub-districts in Nduga and try to force them to “admit” to accusations that they are members of the pro-independence West Papua National Liberation Army (WPNLA). Video: Cafe Pacific By David Robie A human rights defender and researcher has warned in a new book published on the eve […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Fiji opposition seeks Malolo damage probe, criticises local media

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, CTF, Development, DJF, English, Environment, Environmental destruction, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Indigenous, Investigative journalism, KB, Malolo, Malolo Island, Media, MIL OSI, Newsroom, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Fiji opposition seeks Malolo damage probe, criticises local media

By RNZ Pacific Fiji’s opposition has called for a full investigation by an impartial committee into allegations of collusion by government officials in the destruction of reefs, foreshore and land on Malolo Island. Earlier this month, the Chinese-backed company Freesoul Real Estate Development was ordered to repair the damage which it had caused during months […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Solomon Island’s election among ‘most corrupt’, says former PM

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, CTF, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands elections  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Solomon Island’s election among ‘most corrupt’, says former PM

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Former Solomon Islands Prime Minister Ezekiel Alebua says that while last week’s general election was peaceful, he claims it was also among the most corrupt. The main source of election corruption was the 2018 Electoral Act which had many flaws, he said in an interview with the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation. Alebua […]

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MIL-Evening Report: West Papuans call for mass boycott of Indonesian elections

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Benny Wenda, Boycott, CTF, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Indonesian elections, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: West Papuans call for mass boycott of Indonesian elections

By Tom Stayner of SBS News A West Papuan independence leader and Nobel peace prize nominee is calling for a mass boycott of Indonesia’s upcoming elections to bring attention to their independence struggle. Benny Wenda was granted political asylum in the United Kingdom 16 years ago – following an escape from custody while on trial […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia bans foreign media from covering elections in West Papua

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesian elections, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia bans foreign media from covering elections in West Papua

By Paul of Kumparan in Jayapura The Indonesian Immigration Office in West Papua has warned that it will take firm action against foreign journalists trying to cover the elections in the Melanesian region. This was emphasised by Manokwari Class II Non-TPI Immigration Office West Papua representative Bugie Kurniawan at a meeting on foreign surveillance at […]

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