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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Megan Hutching: REVIEW: Maire Leadbeater begins her book Peace, Power & Politics by writing that it tells the story of how "ordinary people created a movement that changed New Zealand’s foreign policy and...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Agus Sudibyo in Jakarta Until now the media, especially television, has been regarded as being extremely influential in boosting the electability of presidential candidates or political parties, and anxiety has been...
Sunday, April 13, 2014
PMC news desk Villagers in Western Province of the Solomon Island fled to higher grounds after a 7.3 magnitude undersea earthquake struck 74 km south-west of Arawa, Bougainville. The quake struck at 6.50pm...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Robert Yates in Banda Aceh On Tuesday last week, unidentified gunmen opened fire on a car decked out with political banners in Indonesia’s northernmost province, Aceh. Three people were killed, including a...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Daniel Namosuaia HONIARA: A brave 10-year-old boy who survived the Solomon Islands flash floods, but lost his mother and three siblings, has recalled the dramatic moment he came close to death.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Dr Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka ANALYSIS: The economic impacts of the flood disaster in the Solomon Islands will soon be felt in the country’s coffers, and the social and psychological effects will loom in the...
Monday, April 7, 2014
The MIDA incident and the national Fiji discussion of “hate speech”, ethno-nationalism  and the implied racism against Indo-Fijians, needs to be balanced by discussion of Indo-Fijian racism, which has...
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Philip Dorling of The Sydney Morning Herald The Australian federal government has successfully blocked the release of secret archives that would reveal Australian knowledge of Indonesian war crimes in East Timor,...
Friday, April 4, 2014
SO THERE we have it. Fiji’s Media Industry Development Authority chairperson Ashwin Raj is going to stamp out all hate and race speech in his country with the stroke of a decree-backed pen. A momentous mind...
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Protesters have taken to the streets and the gates of Indonesian embassies in West Papua, Australia and New Zealand as part of a global day of action to free West Papuan prisoners. At least five protests took place...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Grant Smithies PROFILE: Given New Zealand's lack of public-funded educational TV channels, some have taken to referring to Māori Television as this country's "de facto public broadcaster".
Monday, March 31, 2014
How ironic. For two days this week, veteran Pacific affairs correspondent Sean Dorney from Australia Network was contributing hugely to an inaugural regional business media summit organised by the Asian Development...
Monday, March 31, 2014
Sean Dorney: BACKGROUNDER: A major problem in the Pacific is illegal fishing. About $1.7 billion is lost through illegal and unregulated fishing activity in the Pacific.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Craig Robertson of Te Waha Nui Auckland law professor Dr Jane Kelsey has condemned the secrecy over the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) at a weekend rally against the draft deal – one...
Saturday, March 29, 2014
New Zealanders today took the streets in a national day of action protesting against the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and the secrecy with which it is being negotiated. More than 2000 people...