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NZ: Online hate speech ‘gives green light’ to religion, race attacks


Hate speech ... “The problem of socially-conditioned hatred is so much larger and more intricate than the capacity of any sort of censorship to control it.” Image: David Robie/PMC

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Item: 10311

By Michael Andrew
AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Religion and race-based attacks will continue as a result of the rise of online hate speech, says a leading New Zealand academic.

Professor Paul Spoonley, pro vice-chancellor of Massey University, told Asia Pacific Report that online hate speech “provides an enabling environment which green lights racial and religious vilification”.

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NZ: Christchurch terror attacks - advertisers to pull social media ads


"Massacre shame of Facebook" banner headline in the London Daily Mail at the weekend. Image: PMC screenshot

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Item: 10308

AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/RNZ News/Pacific Media Watch): More than 50 New Zealand companies are considering pulling ads from Facebook because it allowed a livestream of the Christchurch massacre last Friday.

Some firms have already stopped advertising and the Association of New Zealand Advertisers predicts dozens of others are likely to follow suit.

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NZ: ‘Blood everywhere’ - 50 deaths in massacre at mosques, reports RNZ


Armed police in action during the Christchurch lockdown after the attack on two mosques today. Image: RNZ

Friday, March 15, 2019

Item: 10307

CHRISTCHURCH (Radio NZ/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Armed police have been deployed after shots were fired at two mosques where hundreds of people were praying near Hagley Park in Christchurch today.

Radio NZ reports 50 people killed with a further 50 wounded.

Fuller reports on Asia Pacific Report.

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REGION: Journalism education at USP – a 30-year struggle for free press


Wansolwara newspaper student journalists on distribution day at the University of the South Pacific. Image: Wansolwara/USP

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Item: 10306

By Shailendra Singh
SUVA (Pacific Media Centre/University of the South Pacific/Pacific Media Watch): The University of the South Pacific’s recent 50th anniversary marked 30 years of existence for its regional journalism programme. In an eventful journey, the programme weathered military coups, overcame financial hardships and shrugged off academic snobbery to get this far.

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NZ: Hearts and minds – how new media ‘cold war’ soft power impacts


Samoa Observer editor Mata'afa Keni Lesa (second from left) among eight journalists from New Zealand and the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawai'i, last December to get briefings from the US government on regional security. The trip was sponsored by the US State Department. Image: Samoa Observer/RNZ Mediawatch screenshot

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Item: 10305

By Jeremy Rose of RNZ Mediawatch
WELLINGTON (RNZ Mediawatch/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Seven senior New Zealand journalists spent a week in Hawai’i late last year and produced just one story between them. It didn’t cost their organisations a cent – the tab was picked up by the US State Department.

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INDONESIA: Activist’s arrest shows Widodo ‘no different’ from Suharto, says AJI


AJI chairperson Abdul Manan speaking at a Jakarta rally ... "freedom of expression ... is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights." Image: Sakina Rakhma/Kompas

Saturday, March 9, 2019

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By Fitria Chusna Farisa
JAKARTA (Kompas/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has called on the Indonesian police to release Jakarta State University lecturer Robertus Robet who has been indicted on charges of insulting the authorities or a public agency.

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Media companies on notice over traumatised journalists after landmark Age court decision


The journalist in the XY case covered traumatic cases such as that of Arthur Freeman, who threw his daughter Darcey off West Gate Bridge. Joe Castro/The Conversation/AAP

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WEST PAPUA: ‘Not a big deal’ claim police, reject UN call for snake probe


The python used to interrogate a Papuan suspect "was a pet snake that was not poisonous and tame", claim Indonesian police. Image: CNN Indonesia

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Item: 10303

JAYAPURA (Asia Pacific Report/CNN Indonesia/Pacific Media Watch): Papua Regional Police public information head Assistant Superintendent Suryadi Diaz is asking all parties not to dramatise or make a big issue out of the use of a snake during an interrogation by police.

The statement was made in response to calls by United Nations human rights experts for an investigation into the use of the snake.

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TONGA: Hard-hitting documentary explores ‘deportee dumping’ lives


In Gangsters in Paradise – Deportees of Tonga, Vice embeds with four Tongan nationals who have been sent back to where they were born after serving prison time in New Zealand and the United States. Video: Vice Zealandia

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Item: 10302

By Philip Cass
AUCKLAND (Kaniva News/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): “It’s like crabs being stuck in a bucket scratching each other to get out.”

“It’s like rubbish dumping.”

Those are two views about the crisis facing Tonga as countries like the United States, Australia and New Zealand deport criminals to the kingdom.

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VIDEO: Banabans climate change student documentary chosen for third festival


An updated trailer for the short documentary Banabans of Rabi.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Item: 10301

AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Banabans of Rabi – A Story of Survival, a short documentary by Blessen Tom and Hele Ikimotu of Auckland University of Technology’s Pacific Media Centre, has been selected for the Māoriland Film Festival 2019 next month.

The film will be screened as part as part of Ngā Pūtake Shorts.

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