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Archive for April, 2014

Sammy Johnson Releases New Single & Video

Press Release – Frequency Media

Sammy Johnson Releases New Single & Video Monday 28 April, 2014 – Pacific reggae at its finest, the sunny-smooth Sammy Johnson returns with a new single No Sleep off his forthcoming EP. Blending soulful vocals and soothing reggae beats, No … Read more »

ITM Fishing Show Announces Start of New Series

Press Release – ITM Fishing Show

Over the past few years Matt Watson, has been pulled from pillar to post by international media and broadcasters alike, all vying for more of his brand of high-energy fishing and outrageous stunts. Read more »

Anzac Service at Washington National Cathedral

Article – Connie Lawn

The Anzac Service at the National Cathedral in Washington was solemn, majestic, and beautiful. Several hundred people attended from many countries. The Scripture Lesson was read by Helene Quilter, NZ’s Secretary of Defence. The garden party and reception … Read more »

China-U.S. Symposium

Speech – US State Department

Remarks from Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the China-U.S Symposium at Tufts University. Read more »

Author blasts ‘copycat’ cybercrime laws in Pacific, killing of journalists with impunity

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PMC director David Robie and Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei at the book launching in Auckland. Image: Kathy Cumming

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By Pacific Media Watch

The author of a new book on Pacific media and politics has hit out at copycat cybercrime laws designed to curb freedom of expression on social media and independent blog news sites.

Pacific Media Centre director professor David Robie, author of Don’t Spoil My Beautiful Face: Media, Mayhem and Human Rights in the Pacific, made the comments at the book launch on AUT University at ANZAC weekend.

“Fiji is not the biggest worry in the region by a long shot. Indonesian repression in the two Melanesian provinces that make up the West Papua region and the climate of impunity in the Philippines where journalists are assassinated with ease are serious crises in the region,” he said. Read more »

Women call for end to military bases in Asia-Pacific

Press Release – Pacific Media Watch

AUCKLAND ( Pacific Media Watch ): Women peace campaigners from Aotearoa, Australia, Hawai’i, Japan, Philippines and Polynesia/Te Ao Maohi have called for the removal of military occupation and bases in the Asia-Pacific region. Read more »

Women campaigners call for end to military bases in Asia-Pacific region

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Delegates from the Asia-Pacific region at the WILPF 2014 “Militarisation in the Pacific” conference in Auckland at the weekend. Image: Ruth Coombes/WILPF

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By Pacific Media Watch

Women peace campaigners from Aotearoa, Australia, Hawai’i, Japan, Philippines and Polynesia/Te Ao Maohi have called for the removal of military occupation and bases in the Asia-Pacific region.

Meeting at AUT University in New Zealand, the three-day conference organised by the Aotearoa section of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom also called for the removal of military training and promotions that “normalise violence” in schools.

The women campaigners urged that military spending be reallocated to eliminate all forms of violence – domestic, social and military. Read more »

Repatriation Work to Enable Schools to Resume

Press Release – Solomon Islands National Disaster Council

Authorities of the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) are working around the clock to repatriate flood victims to their homes to allow schools used as evacuation centers to reopen for classes. Read more »

NZ welcomes progress on Te Mana o te Ra

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today visited the site of the New Zealand funded Te Mana o te Ra solar array on Rarotonga. When completed the Te Mana o te Ra solar array will generate 5 per cent of Rarotongas electricity needs – providing … Read more »

Cost of militarisation explored at Asia-Pacific conference

Press Release – Pacific Media Watch

The Fijian military is taking up too much of the budget and ordinary citizens are losing out on vital health and social welfare benefits as a result. Read more »

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