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Archive for August, 2013

MCA and ITU Set to Discuss National ICT Policy

Press Release – Solomon Islands Government

The Ministry of Communication and Aviation in collaboration with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will hold a consultation workshop on the development of the Solomon Islands ICT Policy and Strategic Plan in Honiara tomorrow, Thursday … Read more »

West Papuans Take to Streets, Welcome Freedom Flotilla

Press Release – Freedom Flotilla

This morning the Freedom Flotilla to West People received communications from protest rallies organisers in West Papua yesterday, with reports indicating further celebratory activities are planned today for the coming arrival of the flotilla. Read more »

Freedom Flotilla Gathers Global Support

Press Release – Freedom Flotilla

As the Freedom Flotilla to West Papua continues its epic journey north towards Indonesian occupied West Papua, solidarity actions were held yesterday in both in West Papua and Melbourne. Read more »

Welcome Freedom Flotilla to West Papua with Morning Star

Press Release – Yoab Syatfle

Freedom Flotilla Land and Sea Convoy For Peace and Justice from Australia to West Papua is the first time convoy for West Papua in the history. Freedom Flotilla ever convoy to other conflicted areas like East Timor in 1992, Gaza Palestine in 2008, … Read more »

ICF Canoe Sprint World Championship

Press Release – Canoe Racing NZ

With a confirmed entry of 850 athletes the event is the largest event on the 2013 ICF Calendar and boasts a truly world-class line-up with 19 Gold medal winning athletes from the 2012 London Olympic Games set to race. Read more »

Financial Service Providers Commit to Papua New Guinea

Press Release – Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme

Financial Service Providers Commit to Bank 1.6 Million More Unbanked and Underserved Papua New Guineans By End of 2015, of Which 50 Percent Will Be Low-Income Women Read more »

Give Dad a Break For Father’s Day

Press Release – Flight Centre NZ

Celebrate Fathers Day with a difference this year and treat dad with a weekend away. Its the perfect way to take your dad by surprise and spend some quality time together not to mention removing the stress of finding the perfect gift. Read more »

Fiji Sun writer says Australian radio show is ‘ignorant’ about new constitution


Jyoti Pratibha of the Fiji Sun encourages to “read first, talk later” before commenting on the new Fijian constitution. Image:

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By Daniel Drageset

Jyoti Pratibha of the Fiji Sun has criticised Radio Australia journalist Bruce Hill for “unbalanced” coverage of the new Fiji constitution.

In an online “Coconut Wireless” opinion article, the newspaper’s west editor disapproved of contacting Australian National University academic Professor Brij Lal for comments on the constitution, saying it was “a long, long time since he left Fiji to advance his own career in other countries and other directions”.

“Hasn’t Mr Hill got any modern day Fijian academic experts in his contact book? Or don’t they say what he wants to hear?,” Pratibha asked.

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Youth encouraged to walk in someone else’s shoes

Press Release – Caritas

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is launching a new annual fundraising event, the Caritas Challenge , aimed at schools and youth groups. It offers hands-on, informative and fun experiences to create solidarity with those living with poverty or injustice. … Read more »

Regional Energy Workshops Strengthen National Capacity

Press Release – Secretariat of the Pacific Community

The Economic Development Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is currently conducting a series of regional workshops in an effort to strengthen the capability of Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) to: (i) formulate … Read more »

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