Monthly Archives: November 2018

By Litia Cava in Suva The Fijian Elections Office (FEO) will keep an eye to ensure that the blackout period is respected, says Supervisor of...

By Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva FijiFirst is expected to win Fiji’s second post-coup general election in eight years - but by what majority? The opposition Social...

By Rahul Bhattarai in Auckland Fijians are counting down for their general election on Wednesday after early voting that started on November 5. Prime Minister Voreqe...

By Hannah Sinclair of SBS in Lautoka Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the country’s restrictive media laws are not affecting next week's general election. Journalists...

By Sri Wahyuni and Evi Mariani in Yogyakarta, Indonesia A leading Indonesian university's initial response to a recent sexual assault case allegedly involving two of...

By Adi Anasseini Civavonovono Amnesty International has called on political parties and candidates to respect, fulfill and promote human rights for all after revealing that...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk At least three people have been killed in a week of shooting clashes between the Indonesian military and police and  militants...
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By RNZ Pacific Fiji political party leader Sitiveni Rabuka says he is not worried about being called in by police for questioning today. Rabuka, leader of...
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A report on innovative solar energy technology for the Pacific. Video: NZIPR By Sri Krishnamurthi with Peter Wilson in Auckland Solar-powered batteries are the key to...

David Robie, who reported from New Caledonia several times during the 1980s for Islands Business magazine, The Australian, New Zealand Times and other media,...

Key dates in New Caledonia's colonial history: 1774: James Cook “discovers” Grande Terre island for Europe and renames it New Caledonia because the landscapes remind...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A public broadcasting advocacy group has condemned Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s plan to commercialise Pacific broadcasting as not being able...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A Fiji women's coalition has praised the confirmation of 56 female candidates for the 2018 Fiji national elections next week, but...

David Robie, who reported from New Caledonia during the 1980s for Islands Business magazine, The Australian, New Zealand Times and other media, returned to...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk About 100 journalists covered the historic New Caledonian independence referendum last weekend, with media from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and...

By RNZ Pacific A leading New Caledonian pro-independence politician, Victor Tutugoro, says governments of Melanesian countries have quietly supported the New Caledonian independence cause. Tutugoro, second...

By David Robie in Nouméa French security forces moved in today to clean up the main road near an indigenous Kanak tribal area after a...

By Kaelyn Dekarube in Suva As part of their coverage of the 2018 Fiji general election this month, University of the South Pacific student journalists...

By Stefan Armbruster in Noumea New Caledonia, a group of picturesque islands in Melanesia that are the closest neighbour to Australia and New Zealand, have...

About 175,000 New Caledonians will vote on the future of their Pacific territory this Sunday—a status quo French-ruled New Caledonia, or an independent Kanaky...