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REGION: ‘Keep our islands above water’ Pacific Climate Warriors plea for COP23


Pacific Climate Warriors ... call on the region to 'Have Your Sei' in ensuring strong climate action. Video: 350 Pacific

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Climate activists representing 12 Pacific Island nations have launched the Pacific Climate Warriors Declaration on Climate Change.

The declaration is part of 350.org’s Have Your Sei campaign and calls on world leaders to take effective action on climate change and ensure upcoming climate talks in Bonn, Germany, emphasise the voice of the people and not the fossil fuel industry.

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PACER Plus agreement ‘not just trade but development’ - NZ chief negotiator


Tessa Te Mata presents a seminar on the significance of the PACER Plus for Pacific nations. Image: Brandon Ulfsby and Hele Ikimotu/NZIPR

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26 September, 2017

By Brandon Ulfsby and Hele Ikimotu
A recent seminar has provided a closer look at the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus) deal signed by 10 Pacific countries this year.

The event was held at the University of Auckland jointly hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research (NZIPR).

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NZ: Pacific candidates discuss biggest election issues for Pasifika community


From left: Agnes Loheni (National), Manase Lua (Māori), Lemauga Lydia Sosene (Labour), and Leilani Tamu (Green). Image: Kendall Hutt/PMC

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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By Kendall Hutt
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Pasifika voters in South Auckland have stressed they would like to see “hand-ups, not hand-outs” following New Zealand’s 2017 general election on September 23. 

At a live Q+A election panel held at the Māngere Arts Centre Community Café, homelessness and Auckland’s housing crisis were the issues front-and-centre for the audience.

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NZ: Southern Cross discusses election issues for young Pasifika voters


Pacific Radio News’ Mabel Muller … “biggest issues out on the streets is poverty and housing” for young Pasifika voters, candidates. Video still: Tagata Pasifika

Monday, September 18, 2017

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AUCKLAND (Radio 95bFM The Wire/Southern Cross/Pacific Media Watch): Issues important to young Pasifika voters in New Zealand’s 2017 general election is the focus of the Pacific Media Centre’s weekly Southern Cross radio programme.

Mabel Muller, a former Pacific Media Centre contributor and a journalist for Radio 531pi, tells Pacific Media Watch freedom project editor Kendall Hutt poverty and housing are central issues for Pasifika youth this election.

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NZ: Where the major political parties stand on climate in general election


New Zealand's major political parties ... committed to fighting climate change in 2017 general election. Image: Pacific Rising

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): With New Zealand’s 2017 general election two weeks away, Pacific Media Watch looks into the policies and stances of the country’s major political parties on climate change. Despite scientific consensus that sea levels are expected to rise by a maximum of 1.5 metres, which could displace approximately 1.7 million people in the Pacific by 2050, the issue of climate change has notably been absent in this year’s election campaign, particularly in the leaders' debates.

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REGION: ‘Shared stewardship’ of ocean central to annual Pacific Forum meeting


'Blue Pacific' concept of shared ocean stewardship ... central theme of this year's Pacific Islands Forum meeting. Image: Pacific Islands Forum

Monday, September 4, 2017

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AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Leaders from across the Pacific are meeting in Apia to discuss the future of the region’s oceans.

Under the theme ‘The Blue Pacific: Our sea of islands provide for our secure future through sustainable development, management and conservation’ members of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) have gathered in Samoa for the 48th leaders meeting.

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GLOBAL: Pacific Journalism Review publishes special 'Asia-Pacific' climate change edition


Pacific Journalism Review ... climate change and media research papers. Cover cartoon excerpt: Malcolm Evans

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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AUCKLAND (Pacific Journalism Review/Pacific Media Watch): With Fiji President Voreqe Bainimarama as president of the COP23 global climate change summit in Bonn in  November, it is timely for Pacific Journalism Review to publish the first collection of regional peer-reviewed research papers on Asia-Pacific climate and the media in the latest edition.

Thirteen climate change research articles have been included in this issue, along with three unthemed articles on topics ranging from defamation law in Australia to citizen journalism in South Korea.

About the authors

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Pacific Journalism Review, published by AUT's Pacific Media Centre, is a peer-reviewed journal covering media issues and communication in the South Pacific, Asia-Pacific, Australia and New Zealand.

ISSN 1023-9499  www.pjreview.info

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GLOBAL: The world climate leaders’ summit you didn’t hear about


Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama giving a keynote speech at the Australian-funded CAPP climate talks in Suva ... a behind-the-scenes gag on criticism of Australian fuels and influence in the Pacific. Image: The Fiji Times

Monday, July 17, 2017

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ANALYSIS: By Rod Campbell
AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/The Australia Institute/Pacific Media Watch): As much of the world watched the G20 last week, another leaders’ summit was on in Fiji.

Fiji will chair the next UN climate conference in November. Pacific leaders gathered in Suva to discuss how they can use this opportunity to call for serious climate action.

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REGION: Scrapping of Walkley Awards category 'undermines' industry - JERAA


Controversy surrounds 2017 Walkley Awards after the 'International Journalism' category is removed. Image: Walkley Foundation

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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AUCKLAND (JERAA/Pacific Media Watch): Members of the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia have spoken out against a decision by the Walkley Advisory Board to remove the "International Journalism" category from its 2017 awards.

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REGION: Pacific exchange journalists talk to Southern Cross about NZ visit


Pacific Cooperation Foundation interns Shivika Mala and Linda Filiai in the Southern Cross studio. Image: Kendall Hutt/PMC

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch/Southern Cross): Student journalists Shivika Mala and Linda Filiai from the University of the South Pacific in Fiji spoke to 95bFM's weekly radio programme Southern Cross yesterday about their internship with the Pacific Cooperation Foundation.

Mala and Filiai spoke with host Amanda Robinson about their motivations behind applying for the internship, in which both recognised the opportunity they had been given to take an inside look at New Zealand's media industry.

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