Pacific Scoop

Archive for January, 2013

Pregnancy no protection from partner violence, survey finds

Press Release – Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre

SUVA, 31 January 2013 A national survey of women in Fiji has found that being pregnant has not stopped a woman from experiencing violence at the hands of her husband or partner. Read more »

Minister celebrates with Porirua Pasifika community

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Governments Pasifika Education Plan 2013-2017 has been received by the Porirua Pasifika community as the Government continues its focus on raising achievement for five-out-of-five kids. Read more »

Food tour to New Caledonia

Press Release – Art of Travel

Just under a three hour flight from Auckland is the French territory of New Caledonia, an exotic slice of Europe; combining the warmth of the Pacific with the sophistication, food and culture of France; a well known foodie paradise! Read more »

Etana Joins Raggamuffin Line-Up

Press Release – Frequency Media

Frequency Media Group / VP Records are pleased to announce that Jamaican Reggae superstar Etana has been added to the Raggamuffin bill, and is set to perform tomorrow night in Rotorua. Etana broke onto the Reggae scene in 2007 with Wrong Address making … Read more »

Rugby Sevens Parade Highlights – 31 Jan 2013

Article – Scoop Images

Highlights More Photos Argentina Canada England Fiji Australia Portugal ENDS Read more »

Call for applications – Pacific Writer’s Residency

Press Release – Fullbright-Creative NZ

Fulbright New Zealand and Creative New Zealand invite applications for the 2013 Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writers Residency, which offers a New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage the opportunity to work for three months on a creative … Read more »

New Zealand Expansion Continues For Mantra Group

Press Release – Mantra Group

New Zealand Expansion Continues For Mantra Group New Zealand expansion plans set by leading accommodation provider Mantra Group are well on track with a further two properties joining the Groups Peppers and Mantra hotel networks in New Zealand. … Read more »

Questions and Answers – January 30

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (LeaderNZ First) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by his statement that the Government has actively supported the filming of the Hobbit movies in New Zealand because of the enormous economic benefits they are bringing … Read more »

RSF media freedom index warns on Fiji, PNG, praises ‘Burmese spring’

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World Press Freedom Index … topped again in 2013 by Finland, Fiji and PNG on watch.

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By Reporters Sans Frontières / Pacific Media Watch in Paris

Threats to the media in the South Pacific should not be taken lightly in two Melanesian countries, says the Paris-based global press freedom advocacy group Reporters Sans Frontières.

Papua New Guinea has dropped six places to 41st in the latest RSF World Press Freedom Index with the security forces being “regularly involved in attacks on journalists”.

In Fiji, in spite of a 10-place rise to 107th – explained in part by the decline of other countries in this section of the index, news organisations are threatened under the Media Industry Development Decree with exorbitant fines, or even imprisonment, as in the case of a recently convicted editor of The Fiji Times. Read more »

Mayoral Fund for the Pacific

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

News Release 30 January 2013 Mayoral Fund for the Pacific Mayor Len Brown has established a fund for Auckland to assist with emergency preparedness and rebuilding in the Pacific, in the wake of Cyclone Evan. The Mayor convened an emergency forum immediately after … Read more »

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