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By Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific Franz Albert Joku, a former leading West Papuan independence campaigner who changed sides and became an Indonesian government supporter,...

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...

Vanuatu says New Zealand should get on the right side of history and support West Papuan self-determination. However, reports James Halpin of Asia Pacific...

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'...

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...

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

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 Barbara Dreaver, 1 News Pacific Correspondent Now that the phosphate dust has settled and the shameless self-promoting headlines about the Pacific being "leeches"...

ANALYSIS: By Joanne Wallis Australia’s new Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne probably envied New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s welcome at this week’s Pacific...

By Royson Willie in Port Vila The Pacific Islands Forum has supported "constructive engagement" with Indonesia over "elections and human rights" at this week's leaders...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Climate change, labour mobility and West Papua are some of the issues that Vanuatu played a key part in discussions during...

By RNZ Pacific New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is describing the newly signed Boe Declaration as the most significant statement on regional security by...

Arrested Papuan self-determination protesters in Jayapura this week. Image: Tabloid Jubi By Benny Mawel in Jayapura Indonesian police have arrested scores of protesters at a demonstration...

ANALYSIS: The three-hour "detention" of television New Zealand Pacific affairs reporter Barbara Dreaver for "breaking protocols" over interviewing refugees on Nauru. But Josef Benedict...

By RNZ Pacific The Nauru government has taken to Twitter to warn journalists they are not above the law as they cover the Pacific Islands...

Television New Zealand Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver tells media of her three-hour detention by Nauru police after interviewing a refugee today. She was stripped...

ANALYSIS: By Dr Crosbie Walsh Nauru hosts the Pacific Islands Forum -- whose membership includes Australia, New Zealand and 16 Pacific Islands nations -- from...

Nauru President Baron Waqa addressing the media before opening the Pacific Islands Forum. Video: PI Forum Secretariat By Gia Garrick, Political Reporter of RNZ National Regional...

By Susan Harris Rimmer in Brisbane With all the focus this week on new Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s domestic challenges, less attention has been paid...

By Benjamin Robinson-Drawbridge of RNZ Pacific The oldest refugee camp on Nauru is being demolished to hide abusive conditions from the Pacific Islands Forum, an...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Fiji's Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa has called on the government of Fiji to "stop its betrayal" of the people of...

When the host country Nauru banned the pool broadcaster, ABC, from the Pacific Islands summit set for next month, it was condemned widely for...