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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....
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Thomas Carnegie Parliamentary seats in Fiji’s proportional voting system will be allocated through a mathematical formula called the D’Hondt method.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Pacific Scoop, Alistar Kata The last ballot boxes have left the printers and have been packed and ready to be used for the Fiji general election next week.
Friday, August 22, 2014
TJ Aumua PROFILE: After a busy morning speaking at a violence prevention forum and dealing with a batch of media interviews and countless handshakes, Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre coordinator Shamima Ali finally has...
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Special report by Shannon Gillies in Dili: Confusion reigns over a controversial media law adopted by Parliament but yet to be promulgated in the fledgling Asia-Pacific democracy of Timor-Leste.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Nethy Dharma Somba  in Jayapura: The Democratic Party garnered the most votes for the House of Representatives in Papua with a total of 700,150 votes out of 2,949,189 valid votes.
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...
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,...