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MIL-Evening Report: PNG opposition withdraws vote of no confidence against O’Neill

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, Democracy, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, Politics, Reportage, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: PNG opposition withdraws vote of no confidence against O’Neill

By Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific Papua New Guinea’s opposition says it is withdrawing its motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, but is likely to lodge a new one soon. Also, former Finance Minister James Marape is withdrawing as the opposition’s choice for alternative Prime Minister, paving the way for a new nomination for the […]

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MIL-Evening Report: PNG leadership rivals O’Neill, Marape both implicated in UBS loan saga

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Finance, KB, MIL OSI, No-confidence motion, Oil Search Limited, Ombudsman, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PNG no-confidence vote, Politics, Reportage, RNZ Pacific, UBS, United Arab Emirates  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: PNG leadership rivals O’Neill, Marape both implicated in UBS loan saga

By Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific Political fallout from a controversial loan taken on by Papua New Guinea’s government five years ago could hinder rather than help attempts to remove Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. O’Neill and other leading officials have been referred by the Ombudsman Commission to a Leadership Tribunal over a US$1.2 billion loan […]

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MIL-Evening Report: PNG politicians, journalists condemn O’Neill social media ‘crackdown’ plan

By   /  May 15, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, Democracy, DJF, English, Evening Report, freedom of expression, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, Politics, Reportage, Social Media  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: PNG politicians, journalists condemn O’Neill social media ‘crackdown’ plan

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Papua New Guinea Prime Minister’s call to “crack down” on social media has created immediate controversy, with politicians and journalists calling it unconstitutional. Peter O’Neill made the announcement on Monday following a cabinet reshuffle, saying that social media spreads false and misleading information, reports the PNG Post-Courier. Governor of Oro […]

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MIL-Evening Report: PNG plans crack down on social media ‘fake news’ and ‘bad signals’

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Communications, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Facebook, Fake News, Featured, Human Rights, KB, Media, Media policy, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, Politics, Reportage, Social Media  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: PNG plans crack down on social media ‘fake news’ and ‘bad signals’

By Gorethy Kenneth in Port Moresby Cabinet will review social media platforms in Papua New Guinea when it convenes on Thursday, says Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. Speaking at Government House yesterday after announcing four new ministers and a mini reshuffle, O’Neill said the government would crack down on fake news that was being spread on […]

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MIL-OSI Reportage: Pacific countries score well in media freedom index, but reality is far worse

By   /  May 11, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, CTF, DJF, Education, English, Featured story, Fiji, Front page, KB, Legal Issues, Media, Media Freedom, Media Law, Micronesia, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, Reportage, Special Report, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Reportage: Pacific countries score well in media freedom index, but reality is far worse

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC David Robie, Auckland University of Technology When Pacific countries reflect on the state of their media since World Press Freedom Day, they know the reality is much worse than the ticks they got from a global media freedom watchdog last month. When Pacific countries reflect […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Marape accuses PNG government of ‘sabotage ploy’ to delay vote

By   /  May 8, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, James Marape, KB, MIL OSI, no confidence vote, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Parliament, Parliamentary representation, Peter O'Neill, PNG no-confidence vote, Politics, Reportage  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Marape accuses PNG government of ‘sabotage ploy’ to delay vote

By EMTV News Papua New Guinea’s political opposition has gone on the offensive, accusing Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s government of attempting to delay and defeat the vote of no confidence motion outside Parliamentary process. Senior opposition members delivered the vote of no confidence motion to the Speaker yesterday afternoon. But there are serious concerns that […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Media freedom in Melanesia focus of next PJR and upcoming forum

By   /  May 7, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, CTF, Democracy, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, KB, Media, Media Freedom, Melanesia, Melanesian Media Freedom Forum, MIL OSI, MMFF, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Journalism Review, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, Politics, Reportage  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Media freedom in Melanesia focus of next PJR and upcoming forum

By Michael Andrew Media freedom in Melanesia will be the focus of the next edition of Pacific Journalism Review in partnership the Melanesian Media Freedom Forum with academics and journalists invited to submit papers on the subject. The research journal will focus on the political and socio-cultural challenges and constraints for a free press in […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Former editor blasts Post-Courier over ‘trash’ coverage on PNG crisis

By   /  May 7, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, KB, Media Council of PNG, MIL OSI, no confidence vote, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, PNG no-confidence vote, PNG Post-Courier, Politics, Reportage  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Former editor blasts Post-Courier over ‘trash’ coverage on PNG crisis

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A former editor of the PNG Post-Courier has condemned is old newspaper for a front page article “insulting the intelligence” of Papua New Guineans as tension builds over the looming vote of no confidence in the government. Parliament resumes today and Prime Minister Peter O’Neill faces the biggest challenge to his […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Media celebrated as ‘backbone of democracy’ in Pacific

By   /  May 6, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, KB, Media, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Politics, Reportage, Samoa, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Media celebrated as ‘backbone of democracy’ in Pacific

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The role of the media in elections and democracy was a celebrated theme on World Press Freedom Day on Friday with multiple events and talks held throughout the Pacific. In a statement on the day, Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) president Kora Nou said that a free media was the “backbone […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Wouwou rejoins PNG breakaway camp as O’Neill loses more support in crisis

By   /  May 6, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Charles Abel, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, KB, MIL OSI, Multimedia, No-confidence motion, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pangu Pati, Papua New Guinea, People's National Congress, Peter O'Neill, Politics, Reportage, Tony Wouwou  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Wouwou rejoins PNG breakaway camp as O’Neill loses more support in crisis

Seven Pangu Pati members join the breakaway camp hoping to ousted Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk All five MPs from Sandaun province have now joined Papua New Guinea’s breakaway camp at Port Moresby’s Laguna Hotel after the return of Sandaun Governor Tony Wouwou. Wearing a Trukai Fun Run t-shirt, […]

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