Monthly Archives: December 2020

Jimmy Lai

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk The Hong Kong police force has charged media entrepreneur Jimmy Lai, founder of Next Digital Limited, which owns the Apple...
Jakarta Post

By Nicholas Ryan Aditya in Jakarta Indonesia's Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has found 40 incidents of human rights violations in...
Peace Prize group

Pacific Media Centre newsdesk The Pacific Climate Warriors are the winners of the Pax Christi International Peace Prize 2020. On making the judgment, the members of...
Goro stand-off

BACKGROUNDER: By Michael Field Efforts by Brazilian miner Vale SA to extract itself from one of the world’s largest nickel and cobalt operations are creating...
Pacific Climate Warrior

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A Pacific Climate Warrior today told of personal struggles that impact on island people in the region and how this inspires...
James Marape

By Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific journalist Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister James Marape has rejected opposition leader Belden Namah's call for him to resign. Namah's call...

ANALYSIS: By Alexander Gillespie, University of Waikato The most fundamental obligation of any state is the safety of its citizens. On 15 March 2019, New...
CIVICUS

By Sri Krishnamurthi of the Pacific Media Centre Australian authorities’ heavy-handedness and the use of the covid-19 pandemic to curb civic and media freedoms are...
Sitiveni Rabuka

By Christine Rovoi, RNZ Pacific journalist The writing is on the wall for Fiji's main opposition party, says New Zealand-based Fijian academic Professor Steven Ratuva. His...
Armed Constabulary at Parihaka.

COMMENT: By Crosbie Walsh Media giant Stuff, after a protracted study of its own history, announced this week that much that it has published on...
West Papua protest in Melbourne

Pacific Media Centre newsdesk Indonesia's Presidential Staff Office says it regrets the raising of the Morning Star flag - which is identified with Papuan independence...
Benny Wenda Sky

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A renewed declaration of independence by an exiled West Papuan leader has stirred a negative response from other Papuan independence fighters...

Pacific Media Centre newsdesk Pacific Media Centre students, staff and journalists gathered at Auckland University of Technology this week and debated reset strategies for the...
WP flag-raising Jakarta

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk December 1 flag day protests have taken place in several cities around Indonesia including the capital Jakarta, Yogyakarta (Central Java), Ternate...
Pfizer vaccine

By RNZ Pacific The Northern Marianas is ready for its allocation of covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer after acquiring 10 ultra-cold freezers from South Korea. The acquisition...
Climate Change

ANALYSIS: By David Hall, Auckland University of Technology; Raven Cretney, University of Waikato; and Sylvia Nissen There is no question that we must act, and...
Pacific Journalism Review 26(2)

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Climate crisis and the global coronavirius pandemic are key themes along with new research methodology strategies in the latest Pacific Journalism...
Tok Pisin David Robie

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Pacific journalism and media researchers have gathered "live" in Auckland and "virtually" from Australia, Indonesia, and the region to showcase their...
Free West Papua flags

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk West Papuan leaders have begun forming a "provisional government" in defiance of a crackdown by Indonesian security forces and have pledged...
Peter O'Neill

By RNZ Pacific Papua New Guinea's former Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill, has been committed to stand trial for charges of misappropriation and official corruption A Waigani...
Malia Vaurasivideo

The livestream of the Wan Musik Wan Sing Papuan flag day concert. COMMENT: By Luisa Tuilau and Ronny Kareni As West Papua’s Morning Star flag marks...
West Papua flag raising

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Academics, journalists and students today raised the West Papuan flag - an act banned in Indonesia and punishable by up to...