Monthly Archives: May 2024

PNG Prime Minister James Marape

By Stephen Wright of BenarNews The Papua New Guinea government’s push for news organisations to become its cheer-leading squad is under further scrutiny this week...
‘A subversive in Kanaky’: An article about David Robie’s first arrest by the French military in January 1987

By Lydia Lewis, RNZ Pacific journalist Liberation "must come" for Kanaky New Caledonia, says one of the few New Zealand journalists who have worked consistently...
Kanak roadblocks on the highway to Nouméa's La Tontouta International Airport

Pacific Media Watch The Paris-based global media freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for guaranteed safety for journalists in the French Pacific territory...
Some of the passengers on the special flight out of New Caledonia

By Maia Ingoe, RNZ News journalist A NZ Defence Force plane carrying 50 New Zealanders evacuated from New Caledonia landed at Auckland International Airport last...
Kanak and Palestine solidarity activists hold a joint demonstration at Montpellier, southern France

COMMENTARY: By Gordon Campbell The split opening up in Israel’s “War Cabinet” is not just between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his long-term rival Benny...
A NZ Defence Force Hercules flew to Nouméa's Magenta airport today

Pacific Media Watch A Māori supporter of Pacific independence movements claims the French government has "constructed the crisis" in New Caledonia by pushing the indigenous...
The sense of betrayal felt by the New Caledonia independence movement and many Kanak people

ANALYSIS: By David Small, University of Canterbury With an air force plane on its way to rescue New Zealanders stranded by the violent uprising in...
A NZ Defence Force operation begins to uplift New Zealand tourists and visitors stranded by the New Caledonia crisis

RNZ News A New Zealand government plane is heading to New Caledonia to assist with bringing New Zealanders home. Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today confirmed...
Some of Dr David Robie's books

RNZ Pacific A New Zealand author, journalist and media educator who has covered the Asia-Pacific region since the 1970s says liberation "must come" for Kanaky/New...
Palestine's justice advocate Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh

Asia Pacific Report For more than 76 years, Palestinians have resisted occupation, dispossession and ethnic cleansing, culminating in Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza. Yet in the...
Flags of an independent Kanaky fly at a barricade near Nouméa

RNZ Pacific New Caledonia's Tontouta International Airport remains closed, and Air New Zealand's next scheduled flight is on Saturday -- although it is not ruling...
Radio Djiido's Andre Qaeze

RNZ Pacific Young people on the streets in New Caledonia are saying they will "never give up" pushing back against France's hold on the Pacific...
The burnt out remains of a car seen near the University of Caledonia

RNZ News A New Zealander studying at the University of New Caledonia says students have been taught to use fire extinguishers as firefighters are unlikely...
French security forces clearing roadblocks on the road to Tontouta International Airport today.video

NC La Première television reports on the clearing of barricades after a week of protests and rioting in the capital Nouméa.   Video: NC 1ère...
The shrine at Uvanu in northern New Caledonia where a ceremony was held yesterday to mark the anniversary of the execution of 10 Kanaks resisting French colonial rule in 1868

Asia Pacific Report Pacific civil society and solidarity groups today stepped up their pressure on the French government, accusing it of a "heavy-handed" crackdown on...
Former journalist and media publisher Jo Nata, spent 24 years in jail for his role in the 2000 Fiji coup

SPECIAL REPORT: Islands Business in Suva Today is the 24th anniversary of renegade and failed businessman George Speight's coup in 2000 Fiji. The elected coalition...
A French policeman on guard in a Nouméa street

Asia Pacific Report The global human rights watchdog Amnesty International has called on France to not "misuse" a crackdown in the ongoing unrest in the...
Piled up . . . burnt out cars block a road near Nouméa

By Lydia Lewis, RNZ Pacific journalist and Kelvin Anthony, RNZ Pacific digital journalist Police have used tear gas and stun grenades on rioters at an...
"No to neocolonialism" say Christian Tein of the protest group CCAT and thousands of Kanak protesters

ANALYSIS: By David Robie, editor of Asia Pacific Report Jean-Marie Tjibaou, a revered Kanak visionary, was inspirational to indigenous Pacific political activists across Oceania, just...
Poindimié resident Jeanne Pourouda talks to a Caledonia NC television reporter

By Lauren Crimp , RNZ News reporter New Zealanders stuck among riots and civil unrest in New Caledonia's capital say they feel abandoned by their...
Air New Zealand scheduled Saturday flight to Nouméa's Tontouta International Airport off

RNZ News Air New Zealand has confirmed Nouméa's Tontouta International airport in New Caledonia is closed until Tuesday. The airline earlier told RNZ it would update...
French military reinforcements arrive at Nouméa

Asia Pacific Report Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai -- who is also Chairman of the Melanesian Spearhead Group -- has reaffirmed MSG’s support of the...