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Timor-Leste’s harsh new media law still in limbo

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Tempo Semanal editor Jose Belo … Timor-Leste heading into a state of self-censorship. Image: Shannon Gillies/PMC

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By Shannon Gillies

Media will be silenced and the people will lose their voice if a controversial new Media Law is ratified in one of the Asia Pacific’s newest countries.

Timor Leste’s Parliament on May 6 passed a law that could see local journalists forced to be licensed and foreign reporters blocked at the border.

It has not yet been ratified by President Taur Matan Ruak who has referred the legislation to the Court of Appeal to review the legislation’s constitutionality. Read more »

The Battle For Lysychansk; Ukr on the Move

Article – Michael Hammerschlag

I reached my friend Andre Samobarona (self-defense militia from Maidan) at the front Sunday- where I didn’t know he was till last call 5-6 days ago, I’m in a battle- can’t talk. He was out of touch till today, when he was on R+R from the National … Read more »

Petitions And Reports

Article – ParliamentToday.co.nz

When Parliament resumed at 2pm a petition was presented calling on the Government to recognise that the Christians of Syria are a significant but highly threatened minority, put the plight of Christians and other minorities at the forefront of their … Read more »

Flavours from the Rock of Polynesia

Press Release – Niue Food Festival

Auckland, New Zealand -30 July 2014. Niue is full of surprises and possibly none less than its fantastic food scene, which draws on fresh local produce from the land and sea. Read more »

NZ support for upgrade of Pacific navigation charts

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will lead a new regional programme to improve Pacific navigation charts. Read more »

Over 700 Dancers Ups Auckland’s Tempo for 12 Days of Dance

Press Release – Elephant Publicity

Tempo Dance Festival is back with another succinct programme of incredible works from the world of dance, returning for its 4th year at Q, 305 Queen Street, Auckland along with a satellite programme at the Musgrove Studio. Read more »

Eat, drink and give blindfolded for a worthy cause

Press Release – CBM

Eat, drink and give blindfolded for a worthy cause Experience the smells, the tastes and pleasures of fine cuisine while blindfolded at cbms annual fundraising dinner at Simon Gaults restaurant Euro, Sunday August 10 2014. This much anticipated … Read more »

Ministers condemned for failing to meet Papuan journalist

Press Release – West Papua Action Auckland

West Papua Action Auckland is shocked that that Ministers Coleman and Tolley have decided against giving even a brief time to meet with visiting Papuan journalist Victor Mambor (Chair of the Papua Chapter of the Association of Independent Journalists … Read more »

Notice of Motion : World War One : Te Ururoa Flavell

Speech – The Maori Party

If you were to attend any significant Mori hui these days, you are likely to hear waiata, songs, that connect directly to the trenches of Passchendaele and the Somme… Read more »

Questions and Answers – July 29

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

MinistersConfidence 1. METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader – Green) to the Prime Minister : Does he have confidence in all his Ministers? Read more »

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