Pacific Scoop

Archive for November, 2010

U.S. Statement on Tonga’s First Parliamentary Election

Press Release –

The United States congratulates the government and the people of Tonga on today’s historic elections, and commends His Majesty King George Tupou V for his committed efforts to bring about genuine democratic reform. Today’s election of the nation’s … Read more »

Tonga: Pro-Democracy Publisher Favoured as Post-Ballot PM

Press Release – Pacific Media Watch

A former broadcaster and publisher is the most likely man to become Tonga’s new Prime Minister after a historic Parliamentary election. ‘Akilisi Pohiva is also a former democracy movement freedom campaigner, who became a Member of Parliament … Read more »

Maori Television Highlights: 18 – 24 November 2010

Press Release – Maori TV

Multiple stories and an ensemble cast are woven together to create this witty exploration of love, family and the sheer unpredictability of life. In the first storylinet, a Mamie is blackmailed by a sleazy aspiring filmmaker. She is also searching for … Read more »

Plans underway for Pacific UNITE Campaign

Press Release – United Nations Development Fund for Women

Suva, Fiji – The Asia Pacific UNiTE Campaign Strategy was launched in Bangkok on 25 November – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – as part of the global Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign aimed to prevent and eliminate … Read more »

Discriminatory Tax Forces Shut Down Fiji Water Factory

Press Release – Fiji Water

John Cochran, President and COO of FIJI Water made the following statement from their Los Angeles, California headquarters on November 28, 2010 Read more »

Fiji Seminar Discusses Peace Journalism

Press Release – Pacific Media Centre

SUVA ( Radio Australia/Pacific Media Watch ): A two-day workshop for civil society organisations on “Peace Journalism” is underway in Suva, Fiji. Jake Lynch, director for the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, is a keynote … Read more »

PNG: Post-Courier reports on Women’s Day Rally

Press Release – Pacific Media Centre

PORT MORESBY (PNG Post-Courier/Pacific Media Watch): Men and children took a personal stance on the issue to end all forms of violence against women and girls when they joined in the march in the capital of Papua New Guinea yesterday, reports the Post-Courier. Read more »

Afghanistan is about perpetual war

Column – Harvey Wasserman

The war in Afghanistan is about perpetual war, not Afghanistan. It’s about preventing democracy in the United States, not bringing it to Southwest Asia. And it is the tombstone of the Obama Presidency. To justify the fight, they’ve rounded up the usual … Read more »

Tourism Centre Showcase For Ancient Art Form

Press Release – Ngai Tahu

Te Ana Ngai Tahu Rock Art Centre, an interactive tourism attraction housing the largest and most significant collection of Maorirock art in the world, will be officially opened at a special ceremony to be held in Timaru on Friday 10 December. Read more »

The Waihao Box Celebrates Centenary

Press Release – Waihoa Box

It’s the only functioning one of its kind in New Zealand, if not anywhere in the world, and this year the Waihao Box is celebrating its 100th birthday. “The Box” is well known to many South Canterbury residents but mention of it can prompt looks … Read more »

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