Monthly Archives: September 2018

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President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to admit to extrajudicial killings during a speech on Thursday saying this was the only "sin" that he was guilty...

By RNZ Pacific An Air Niugini plane which landed in a Micronesian lagoon apparently overshot the runway on landing. The Boeing 737-800 was scheduled to stop...
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Some of the arrested students being taken to jail in Jayapura. Video: Majalah Kunume Net By Benny Mawel in Jayapura Students from several tertiary institutions in...

By Rambo Talabong in Manila Outspoken critic Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has become the second opposition senator to be arrested under the Duterte presidency. A team...

ANALYSIS: By Peter Manning Michelle Guthrie has been badly treated – not by being sacked, but by being hired in the first place. As a...

Climate change is a major worry to the Pacific Islands and it was the major talking point at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) earlier...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The next managing director of the ABC must be prepared to fight for better funding and independence, and to champion public...

By Leilani Sitagata Becoming a journalist wasn’t always on the radar for a young Pasifika reporter from Auckland who covered the Pacific Islands Forum leaders'...

As New Caledonia’s November 4 referendum on independence approaches, both pro and anti-independence groups are ramping up their campaigns. But, as Michael Andrew reports,...

COMMENT: By Scott Waide The global trade war between China and Western powers has reached new heights in the Pacific, and in particular in Papua...

By Rahul Bhattarai An allegedly “enslaved” Indonesian fisherman on board Yu Shun 88, a Taiwanese flagged tuna longliner, has now been repatriated from Fiji to...
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Protesters mark the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law under Philippines dictator Marcos with demonstrations against President Duterte. Video: Rappler By Paterno Esmaquel...

Support was widespread for journalist Barbara Dreaver’s detention at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru earlier this month. But, reports Maxine Jacobs for Asia...

Nepal has recently updated its legal system with new civil and criminal  codes. However, writes Rahul Bhattarai of Asia Pacific Report, failure to consult...

By RNZ Pacific OPINION: An open letter to broadcaster Heather du Plessis-Allan on behalf of New Zealanders who have worked, and those are who are...

The major item on the agenda at last week’s Pacific Islands Forum was climate change. However, a gender gap appears to be at play...

The Western Pacific post for the World Health Organisation is a vitally important role for the region. However, reports Sri Krishnamurthi for Asia Pacific...

West Papua has been sidestepped by both the the Melanesian Spearhead Group and the Pacific Islands Forum. But, reports James Halpin of Asia Pacific...

Māori language week was celebrated last week and the key issue in the media was a debate on whether Te Reo Māori should be...

By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News Tongan community leaders and top scholars in New Zealand will complain to the Human Rights Commission against broadcaster...

OPINION: By Glenn Fredly in Jakarta The remarks of renowned American philosopher John Dewey, "If you want to establish some conception of a society, go...

ANALYSIS: By Professor Katie Pickles 125 years ago today Aotearoa New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant all women the right...