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NZ: Aid workers’ open letter condemns broadcaster for Pacific ‘leeches’ attack
Fri, 21 Sep 2018
OPINION: An open letter to broadcaster Heather du Plessis-Allan on behalf of New Zealanders who have worked, and those are who are still working, in development in Solomon Islands:

HONIARA (RNZ Pacific/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Heather du Plessis-Allan’s recent comments on [Newstalk ZB] that the Pacific are leeches on New Zealand is dangerously ignorant, insulting to Pacific Islanders working hard for their countries, and undermines New Zealand itself.

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INDONESIA: Plea to Jokowi: Free all Maluku and Papuan political prisoners
Wed, 19 Sep 2018

OPINION:By Glenn Fredly
JAKARTA (Asia Pacific Report/Jakarta Post/Pacific Media Watch): The remarks of renowned American philosopher John Dewey, “If you want to establish some conception of a society, go find out who is in jail”, has been quoted many times to elaborate on the state of freedom in many parts of the world, including Indonesia.

Indeed, reports about people being imprisoned, tortured or executed because of their views or faith are rife in the country.

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PMC Seminar: Fiji’s General Election – the calm before the storm?
Wed, 19 Sep 2018


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PMC chair Camille Nakhid talks to TTT Live about 'decolonising' research
Fri, 14 Sep 2018

An international conference in the Caribbean this week focusing on critical thinking, interrogative discourse and rigorous research has featured the Pacific Media Centre chair.

Associate Professor Camille Nakhid, of AUT's School of Social Sciences, who is also chair of the PMC advisory board, and doctoral candidate Kara Beckford (Māori-Jamaican heritage), University of Auckland, also appeared on the TTT Live (Trinidad and Tobago Television) programme Now.

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PNG: Only independence will appease Bougainvilleans, says Moses
Fri, 14 Sep 2018

By Patrick Makis
BUKA (PNG Post-Courier/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The people of Bougainville will only accept independence from Papua New Guinea and nothing else, says concerned Bougainvillean and independence hardliner Gabriel Moses.

And no amount of greater powers or autonomy will appease the people – especially after the loss of more than15,000 lives during the 10-year Bougainville War.

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