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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
SUVA (Radio NZ International/Pacific Media Watch): The Prime Minister of Fiji says it is not right to dangle funding as an inducement to keep New Zealand and Australia as members of the Pacific...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
PORT VILA (Radio NZ International/Pacific Media Watch): The Vanuatu government says the Indonesian government's relief assistance will have no bearing on the West Papuan bid to become a member...
Monday, March 23, 2015
Sunia Foliaki PACIFIC SCOOP: The immediate focus following natural disasters such as Cyclone Pam, which has devastated Vanuatu, is almost always on the number of people affected and the numbers of...
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Len Garae PORT VILA (Vanuatu Daily Post/Pacific Media Watch): Carnival Australia is marshalling the resources of its Australian-based cruise ships to deliver desperately needed humanitarian aid to...
Thursday, March 19, 2015
SUVA (Secretariat of the Pacific Community/Pacific Media Watch): The Pacific’s largest and most comprehensive information management resource on disaster risk management and national...
Monday, March 16, 2015
PORT VILA (SBS/Pacific Media Watch): Relief supplies have begun arriving in cyclone-devastated Vanuatu as the Pacific nation declared a partial state of emergency amid reports that entire villages...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The University of Papua New Guinea will turn 50 this year. However, on the eve of its golden jubilee, the once premier university of the South Pacific is on the brink of losing its vault of...
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...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Scott MacWilliam: RESEARCH: THIS ESSAY, and the research which preceded it, is driven by a puzzle that is neatly embodied in the two quotations presented.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Scott MacWilliam: RESEARCH: An analysis of the puzzle over why the University of the South Pacific and University of Papua New Guinea have taken contrasting educational trajectories.  
Friday, February 21, 2014
Marni Cordell SYDNEY (New Matilda/Pacific Scoop/Pacific Media Watch): BACKGROUNDER: A protest on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island  was the final straw for asylum seekers who had been...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): A development agency is critical about the cut in Australian aid to the Pacific that is proposed by the incoming Tony Abbott government. Prime Minister-elect Tony...
Sunday, April 7, 2013
National media associations in the Pacific have been reported as “dysfunctional and fractured” and are seen by some as irrelevant. However, a proposed new scheme may help provide a...
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Scott MacWilliam: ANALYSIS: Part 1: The University of Papua New Guinea was a well-known late addition to the institutions bequeathed to the soon-to-be independent nation-state. As the UPNG New Guinea...
Friday, June 29, 2012
Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka: OPINION: AVUAVU, Guadalcanal: I opened my eyes slowly and looked around. The room was unfamiliar. My hand gently caressed what I was lying on. It was hard. There was no...