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MIL-Evening Report: Dan McGarry: Fighting for media freedom and truth in the Pacific

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, China, English, Evening Report, Featured, Justice, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Open Source Intel, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific journalism, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peace Ark, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Dan McGarry: Fighting for media freedom and truth in the Pacific

When the host country Nauru banned the pool broadcaster, ABC, from the Pacific Islands summit set for next month, it was condemned widely for an attack on freedom on the media. Lee Duffield recently paid a visit to Dan McGarry, media director of the Vanuatu Daily Post, who took a lead, declaring his outlet would […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Ralph Regenvanu: Pacific regionalism, climate finance and women in politics

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Development policy, Diplomacy, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Foreign Policy, Gender, Green Climate Fund, Human Rights, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Vanuatu, West Papua  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Ralph Regenvanu: Pacific regionalism, climate finance and women in politics

Tess Newton Cain talks to Ralph Regenvanu During a recent trip to Port Vila, Tess Newton Cain caught up with Ralph Regenvanu, Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade in the Vanuatu government. Regenvanu describes himself as a Port Vila citizen. He has lived for most of his life in the capital of […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Protests over ‘captive’ photojournalist, Confucius film featured on 95bfm

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bangladesh, English, Evening Report, Featured, Films, Global, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific radio, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Radio, Reportage, Reports, Student protest, Students, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Protests over ‘captive’ photojournalist, Confucius film featured on 95bfm

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Radio 95bfm Jemima Huston is joined by AUT Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie and reporter Rahul Bhattarai about the centre’s Asia Pacific Report news stories and issues being covered. Topics include: the detention of a Bangladeshi photojournalist, in an ongoing protest in Bangladesh; the screening of the controversial movie […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu names founding PM’s daughter Laura as Papua envoy

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Kanak independence, Laura Lini, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, ULMWP, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Vanuatu, Walter Lini, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu names founding PM’s daughter Laura as Papua envoy

A Port Vila solidarity rally in support of West Papuan desire for self-determination. Image: The Vanuatu Independent By the Vanuatu Independent The Vanuatu government has appointed Laura Lini, daughter of founding prime minister Father Walter Lini, as special envoy for West Papua. United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) spokesperson Jacob Rumbiak welcomed the move, […]

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MIL-Evening Report: ABC’s shortwave cutback ‘weakens thin link’ for Pacific, says PMC

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Broadcasting, Broadcasting review, Development, Development Communication, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ABC’s shortwave cutback ‘weakens thin link’ for Pacific, says PMC

Australian broadcasting cutbacks “sorry loss to people and cultures” in the Pacific. Image: ABC Pacific Beat By Leilani Sitagata of Pacific Media Watch The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s cutback in services to the Asia-Pacific region has “weakened the thin link” that many parts of the region have with the “outside world”, says the Pacific Media Centre. […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Short-wave radio saves lives and foreign aid dollars, says McGarry

By   /  August 4, 2018  /  ABC review, Aid, Aid Policy, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting, Development, Disasters, English, Evening Report, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Radio, Reportage, Reports, Shortwave, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Short-wave radio saves lives and foreign aid dollars, says McGarry

A recent photo of the current rumbling of Mt Lombenden volcano on Ambae Island, Vanuatu. Image: lechaudrondevulcain.com Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Vanuatu has appealed to Australia to restore short-wave radio services to the Pacific region, after they were switched off by the ABC in 2017, reports Radio Australia. Prime Minister Charlot Salwai said other forms […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Noumea visitors help Vanuatu celebrate 38 years of freedom

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Celebration, Christianity, Culture, Development, Economics, English, Evening Report, Featured, Independence, Indigenous, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political freedom, Reportage, Reports, Self Determination, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Noumea visitors help Vanuatu celebrate 38 years of freedom

Families celebrating Vanuatu’s 38th Independence Day in the same named Port Vila park yesterday. Image: Vanuatu Daily Post By Len Garae in Port Vila An estimated more than 4000 strong crowd threatened to spill over into the parade grounds at Independence Park during the 38th Independence Anniversary Ceremony yesterday. Police had to be posted to […]

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MIL-Evening Report: No injuries in Vanuatu ‘runway excursion’ emergency landing

By   /  July 28, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APAC OSI, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, English, Evening Report, Featured, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Tourism, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: No injuries in Vanuatu ‘runway excursion’ emergency landing

Nobody was hurt, but three commercial aircraft were damaged when an Air Vanuatu ATR-72 made an emergency landing at Bauerfield airport, Port Vila, today. Image: Dan McGarry/VDP By Dan McGarry in Port Vila An Air Vanuatu ATR-72 made an emergency landing in Port Vila today. The aircraft, which had 39 passengers and 4 crew aboard, […]

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MIL-Evening Report: ‘It’s up to God and the land’ on Vanuatu’s Ambae volcano isle

By   /  July 23, 2018  /  Ambae, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, Documentary, English, Environment, Eruption, Evening Report, Featured, Fusion Productions, Media, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Sustainability, Vanuatu, Volcano, Volcanoes  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ‘It’s up to God and the land’ on Vanuatu’s Ambae volcano isle

What the documentary team found on Ambae: “Volcanic ash is ever-present. Roads are carpeted with it, creating an uncannily smooth ride—where vehicles can still pass. Drone footage of an abandoned village on the approaches to the volcano shows a house constructed of timber and local materials that’s been flattened by the weight of ash upon […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu plans cyber crime law to target Facebook ‘false claims’

By   /  June 26, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Charlot Salwai, Crime, Defamation, English, Evening Report, Facebook, freedom of expression, Human Rights, Justice, Media, Media Freedom, Media Law, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Sato Kilman, Social Media, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu plans cyber crime law to target Facebook ‘false claims’

Cyber crime law planned for Vanuatu … “people are using Facebook for political gain, attacking and making false statements or allegations.” Image: File Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, the Minister responsible for Telecommunications, has informed Parliament that a cyber crime bill currently being developed will address the increasing issues and concerns regarding social media, especially […]

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