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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Pacific Scoop: Commentary – Special correspondent As Anzac approaches and  Australians and New Zealanders remember those who fought and lost their lives on Anzac Day, it is hoped we will also remember...
Friday, April 17, 2015
Alastair Thompson COMMENTARY: Last week was a bad week for New Zealand media. And for much more than just the announced "review" of Campbell Live.
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 deaths, roofs and...
Friday, March 13, 2015
Pacific Scoop/Pacific Media Centre: As three tropical storms and cyclones raged across the Pacific today, aid agencies have been bracing for what could become an unprecedented relief response.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Thousands of New Zealanders turned out in protests across the country today against a Pacific-wide free trade deal claimed to be “selling out” the people’s future. Protesters took to the streets...
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Protesters forced Prime Minister John Key to slip out through a back door at the University of Auckland’s Business School today. The small demonstration was against the government decision to send troops to...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Professor Steven Ratuva: ANALYSIS: The inherent Pacific diversity makes a mockery of the naive mainstream view that there are certain ideal types of “one size fits all” Western models of democracy which non-...
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...