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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Scott Mitchell reports Indonesian troops have opened fire in West Papua and killed five civilians during protests, as Indonesia faces growing pressure over its occupation of the Melanesian region. The exact...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Humanitarian organisations and leading experts are calling the conditions at Australia’s asylum seeker detention centres in the Pacific “worse than ever”. They are advocating for fundamental policy...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Struan Purdie: SPECIAL REPORT: Beyond the glossy travel brochures and postcards, a disturbing trend is emerging. Poverty is on the rise across the Pacific region, reports Asia-Pacific Journalism.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Dr Steven Ratuva ANALYSIS: One of the most reassuring sights in recent years was the group photo of parliamentarians in front of Fiji’s new Parliament building, standing shoulder to shoulder, with smiles...
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The number of people in the Asia-Pacific region suffering from diabetes is increasing every day, with now more than 138 million people estimated as having the disease. Marcus Bank of the Asia-Pacific Journalism...
Monday, October 6, 2014
The Cook Islands still has no confirmed government more than two months after a general election. Allegations of fraud and bribery have sparked a poisonous political environment, as Asia-Pacific Journalism journalist...
Monday, October 6, 2014
The Kiribati government has pushed a new bill to reinstate capital punishment – a move said to be in response to public outrage over several violent murders this year. However, as Asia-Pacific Journalism's...
Monday, October 6, 2014
The poverty line of US$1.25 per day is far less than is needed to maintain 'minimum welfare' in the Asia-Pacfic region, where two-thirds of the world's poorest people reside. Asia-Pacific Journalism...
Monday, October 6, 2014
Panguna community members are warning the Bougainville government that efforts must be made to heal the deep trauma caused by the decade-long civil war before arrangements to reopen the mine take place. Asia-Pacific...
Saturday, September 27, 2014
While last week’s Fiji general election has been heralded as an overall success by observers, the real test is likely to come with the 2018 election. Asia-Pacific Journalism's Thomas Carnegie looks at the...
Friday, September 19, 2014
Fijian Media Association president Ricardo Morris today condemned the actions on social media of a radio host from Communications Fiji Limited. The host, who was not named, reportedly used abusive language to...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The early provisional results were coming in tonight from Fiji’s first general election in eight years since the military coup in 2006. In a media briefing shortly before the close of polling, the Supervisor...
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Mads Anneberg in Suva": A field in Valelevu outside Suva was on Saturday turned into a carnival-like rally for Fiji First with entertainment, hot dog stands and a Ferris wheel.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Mads Anneberg in Suva Private Iva Senibiu, 30, has never voted before. So she looked happy today when she put her ballot in the box in Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Suva.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Thomas Carnegie An organisation promoting human rights has sent letters to Fiji's major political parties, calling on them to make human rights issues central to their campaigns for the upcoming election....