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MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu seeks Forum support for West Papua, but kept off outcomes list

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, English, Evening Report, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Samoa, Security, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu seeks Forum support for West Papua, but kept off outcomes list

PNG Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato at yesterday’s Forum Foreign Ministers conference … Pacific still divided over West Papua issue. Image: Samoa Observer/Misiona Simo By Alexander Rheeney in Apia Vanuatu has asked Pacific Islands Forum member states to support its resolution to the United Nations General Assembly next year to grant West Papuans self-determination. The plight […]

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MIL-Evening Report: ‘Don’t play with fire’ warning in Samoa’s social media threat

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Blogging, English, Evening Report, Facebook, Featured, free speech, Internet, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Online media, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Samoa, Social Media  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ‘Don’t play with fire’ warning in Samoa’s social media threat

Many Samoans are angry over a threat by the prime minister earlier this year to ban the social media platform Facebook amid growing pressure by politicians and officials across the Pacific against “fundamental freedoms”. Mike Mohr reports for Asia Pacific Journalism in the second of a two-part series on online media. Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Lefaga College, helping to stop the spread of invasive species in Samoa

By   /  July 31, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Culture, Education, English, Environment, Government of Western Samoa, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Region, Polynesia, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Samoa  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Lefaga College, helping to stop the spread of invasive species in Samoa

Source: Government of Western Samoa Lefaga College of Samoa won the Pacific Regional Invasive Species Schools Challenge in 2016 with a poster encouraging people to help stop the spread of invasive species.  It was this same winning entry that was revealed in a billboard on Friday 27 July, with a special ceremony at Lefaga College. […]

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MIL-Evening Report: PMC Seminar series: Folk wisdom: Superstition and ‘old wives’ tales’ across the Pacific

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cook Islands, English, Evening Report, Event, Media, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Research, Samoa, Seminars, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: PMC Seminar series: Folk wisdom: Superstition and ‘old wives’ tales’ across the Pacific

Event date and time:  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – 16:30 – 18:00 PACIFIC MEDIA CENTRE SEMINAR: Why is folk wisdom important?  In this presentation, Jourdene Aguon will explore and discuss the intersection between Pacific island communities (Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand and the Cook Islands, Guam and the Marianas) and their oral traditions, focusing on folk wisdom and […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: PMC Seminar series: Folk wisdom: Superstition and ‘old wives’ tales’ across the Pacific

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  24-7, Analysis, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Auckland, Cook Islands, Education, English, Event, Media, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Research, Samoa, Seminars, Technology, Tertiary Education, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: PMC Seminar series: Folk wisdom: Superstition and ‘old wives’ tales’ across the Pacific

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Event date and time:  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – 16:30 – 18:00 PACIFIC MEDIA CENTRE SEMINAR: Why is folk wisdom important?  In this presentation, Jourdene Aguon will explore and discuss the intersection between Pacific island communities (Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand and the Cook Islands, Guam and the […]

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MIL-OSI Reportage: PMC Seminar series: Folk wisdom: Superstition and ‘old wives’ tales’ across the Pacific

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  24-7, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, Cook Islands, Education, English, Event, Media, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Reportage, Research, Samoa, Seminars, Tertiary Education, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Reportage: PMC Seminar series: Folk wisdom: Superstition and ‘old wives’ tales’ across the Pacific

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC Event date and time:  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – 16:30 – 18:00 PACIFIC MEDIA CENTRE SEMINAR: Why is folk wisdom important?  In this presentation, Jourdene Aguon will explore and discuss the intersection between Pacific island communities (Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand and the Cook Islands, Guam and the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Israel to share her wealth with Samoa

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Crude, Culture, English, Exploration, Gas, Government of Western Samoa, Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Region, Polynesia, Samoa, Technology, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Israel to share her wealth with Samoa

(PRESS SECRETARIAT); Two of Israeli’s finest will be in Samoa next October to share their wealth of experience and intelligence in water and agricultural technology. The experts from the Israeli’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, tagged by the Israeli Government as MASHAV will partner with the USP Alafua Campus to facilitate a two week course […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Shave, Save or Dye it campaign collects $88,000 so far

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Culture, Education, English, Government of Western Samoa, India, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Polynesia, Samoa, Technology  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Shave, Save or Dye it campaign collects $88,000 so far

(PRESS SECRETARIAT); Government remains firm on its resolve to support the Samoa Cancer Society’s mission to provide every possible treatment available for local cancer patients. The commitment from government was cemented Thursday evening by Acting Prime Minister Lautafi Selafi Purcell in his address to officially launch the “Bluesky Shave, Save or Dye It” Fundraising drive […]

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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: Reviving the ‘lost skills’ of traditional waka Pacific voyaging

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, English, Evening Report, Featured, MIL OSI, Navigation, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Ocean, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Sailing, Samoa, Va'a, Video, Voyaging, Waka  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Reviving the ‘lost skills’ of traditional waka Pacific voyaging

Waka (or va’a) voyager and environmental advocate Schannel van Dijken talks about the Pacific and Samoan ocean sailing traditions and the challenges of climate change. Video: Pacific Media Centre By Hele Ikimotu The president of the Samoa Voyaging Society (SVS), Schannel van Dijken, says humans cannot thrive without looking after our landscapes and seascapes. As […]

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