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MIL-Evening Report: ‘Sick joke’, threats cited in Asia-Pacific declining media freedom summit

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  Afghanistan, Ampatuan massacre, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, English, Evening Report, Fiji, Global, Hong Kong, Human Rights, India, Japan, Justice, Media, Media Freedom, Media Freedom Index, MIL OSI, Miloš Zeman, Multimedia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Rappler, Reportage, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, War on drugs, Warlords  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ‘Sick joke’, threats cited in Asia-Pacific declining media freedom summit

Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire talks about the global threat against journalists. Video: Café Pacific By David Robie in Paris When Reporters Without Borders chief Christophe Deloire introduced the Paris-based global media watchdog’s Asia-Pacific press freedom defenders to his overview last week, it was grim listening. First up in RSF’s catalogue of crimes and […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Speech by Hon. Peter O’Neill CMG MP Prime Minister at the Fiji-PNG Business Council Lunch 9 July 2018

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, Airlines, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Aviation, Banking, Banking and Finance, Business, China, Commerce, Commodities, Crude, Culture, Economy, English, Environment, Exploration, Exports, Fiji, Gas, Government of Papua New Guinea, Health, Imports, Investment, Melanesia, MIL OSI, Mining, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, Peoples Republic Of China, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Shipping, Tourism, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Speech by Hon. Peter O’Neill CMG MP Prime Minister at the Fiji-PNG Business Council Lunch 9 July 2018

Source: Government of Papua New Guinea Headline: Speech by Hon. Peter O’Neill CMG MP Prime Minister at the Fiji-PNG Business Council Lunch 9 July 2018 INTRODUCTION It is a pleasure to be here today with the Fiji-PNG Business Council. This is a very important forum for creating business prospects for our two countries – and […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Mendi mayhem destroyed 42,000 vaccine shots for PNG children

By   /  June 30, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arson, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Development, English, Evening Report, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Mendi, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, riot, Rioting, Security, Southern Highlands, vaccines  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Mendi mayhem destroyed 42,000 vaccine shots for PNG children

The blazing Air Niugini Link PNG aircraft at Mendi airport. Image: EMTV News By Sally Pokiton in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea’s mayhem in the Southern Highlands capital of Mendi earlier this month caused destruction of 42,000 vaccine innoculations meant for children aged under 5. The innoculations were ruined when the Air Niugini Dash 8 […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Former PCF media intern welcomes Pacific newbies on NZ exchange

By   /  June 29, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, AUT, Education, English, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Media, MIL OSI, National University of Samoa, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Cooperation Foundation, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Samoa, School of Communication Studies, Solomon Islands, University of the South Pacific, Wansolwara, Youth  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Former PCF media intern welcomes Pacific newbies on NZ exchange

Adi Anaesini Civavonovono of Fiji (left) and Elizabeth Osifelo of the Solomon Islands (both of the University of the South Pacific) against the green screen in the television studios during their visit to Auckland University of Technology this week. Behind them are the Pacific Cooperation Foundation’s Suzanne Suisuiki (partially hidden) along with AUT students Leilani […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia beefing up disputed Papua border force in bid for minerals

By   /  June 29, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Border disputes, English, Evening Report, Featured, Korkit, MIL OSI, Military, Mining, Mining industry, nuclear, Ok Tedi, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua border, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Pusaka, Reportage, Reports, Security, Thorium, West Papua  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia beefing up disputed Papua border force in bid for minerals

Papua’s disputed border with Papua New Guinea … hunt on for mineral riches. Image: PNG Blogs By Albert Agua in Waigani Indonesia is driving towards the Papua New Guinea border because of a recent discovery of huge mineral deposits in the Star Mountain regency just at the back of Tabubil Ok Tedi mine. “Reportedly, there […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Uneasy calm in PNG’s Highlands as O’Neill sends in massive force

By   /  June 24, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, English, Evening Report, Featured, Hela, Human Rights, Landowners, LNG, MIL OSI, Military, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea LNG, PMC Reportage, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, Security, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Uneasy calm in PNG’s Highlands as O’Neill sends in massive force

PNG soldiers in action in the Highlands … quelling the unrest. Image: PNG Mine Watch BRIEFING: By Keith Jackson This week turned out to be one of those only too frequent turbulent periods in Papua New Guinea when you never know what’s going to happen and, for long periods, who might be in charge. And […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: In his capacity as Sports Minister, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, CMG MP, visited the Shanghai University of Sport, on Friday

By   /  June 24, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, China, Education, English, Government of Papua New Guinea, Health, Melanesia, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Peoples Republic Of China  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: In his capacity as Sports Minister, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, CMG MP, visited the Shanghai University of Sport, on Friday

Source: Government of Papua New Guinea Headline: In his capacity as Sports Minister, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, CMG MP, visited the Shanghai University of Sport, on Friday During the visit, PM O’Neill expressed interest in setting up more comprehensive tertiary education courses in areas such as sports medicine and physical training which has benefits, not […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Chinese president meets PNG’s O’Neill, pledging ‘deepening cooperation’

By   /  June 23, 2018  /  Aid, Aid Policy, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Belt and road, Bilateral trade, China, Chinese aid, Development, Diplomacy, Economics, English, Evening Report, Featured, MIL OSI, Multimedia, One China, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Chinese president meets PNG’s O’Neill, pledging ‘deepening cooperation’

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in Beijing. Image: CCTV+ Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Chinese President Xi Jinping has met Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in Beijing, pledging to work with the country to push the bilateral relations to a new level. Xi said Papua New Guinea is a […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Angore landowners set LNG machinery on fire in more PNG unrest

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Development, English, Evening Report, Featured, Hela, Human Rights, Indigenous, Landowner protest, Mendi, MIL OSI, Military, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Angore landowners set LNG machinery on fire in more PNG unrest

Charred machinery at the PD8 LPG development site in Hela province, PNG Highlands. Image: Michael Passingan/PNG News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk In a show of frustration over the nonpayment of a business development grant, Angore landowners in Hela province have set fire to the massive Hides development LNG machinery on PDL 8 site as unrest […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Former military chief warns PNG soldiers could be ‘outgunned’

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, English, Evening Report, Featured, Mendi, MIL OSI, Military, Military munitions, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Defence Force, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, riot, Rioting, Security, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Former military chief warns PNG soldiers could be ‘outgunned’

A deadly MAG 58 Model 60-20 machine gun mounted on a pick-up truck in the Southern Highlands. Image: This Land, My Country blog Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A former Papua New Guinea military commander has warned that he is “concerned, if not frightened” that the PNG Defence Force may be deploying police and soldiers in […]

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