Pacific Media Centre

Special Reports

2 Aug

French nuclear tests: ‘I bury people nearly every day, what was our sin?’

By Matthew Scott
The day began with a video, showing a disparate collection of arresting images – the drowned Greenpeace photographer Fernando Pereira, camera in hand and a huge smile on his face.

Mugshots of two captured French DGSE secret agents – a fake honeymooning pair jailed for manslaughter, but later spirited off to Hao atoll and freedom.

Sun-drenched tropical beaches and a ship with a gaping hull, sinking into the frigid Auckland Harbour on a winter’s night.

10 Jul

From nuclear refugees to climate justice – the Rainbow Warrior legacy

SPECIAL REPORT: By David Robie, who sailed on the original Rainbow Warrior to Rongelap atoll and is author of the book Eyes of Fire.

Thirty five years ago today the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior was bombed in Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour by French secret agents in a blatant act of state terrorism, killing a photojournalist.

People’s campaigns have moved on since then from nuclear tests and refugees to climate justice – and future Pacific refugees.

Events

Event

Webinar: The #RainbowWarrior Incident: 35 Years later

THURSDAY JULY 30 9AM (NZ TIME):
Upcoming webinar roundtable on "The #RainbowWarrior Incident: 35 Years Later" as part of the France and Beyond conference on 29 July 2020 (9am July 30 NZ time). Organised by Dr Roxanne Panchasi of Simon Fraser University. Co-sponsored by the Europe Institute, Massey University and the University of Auckland​.

Panelists:
Dr Roxanne Panchasi, Simon Fraser University (moderator)

Event

Amnesty On Campus: Human rights and Southeast Asia

6pm - 8 pm, Wednesday, March 18
Pat Hanan Room, Arts 2, University of Auckland

CANCELLED AS A PUBLIC HEALTH PRECAUTION

AMNESTY ON CAMPUS UoA: HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
Speakers:
Media freedom and Southeast Human Rights: Focus on the Philippines - Professor David Robie, director, Pacific Media Centre
West Papua - Author Maire Leadbeater
Violations against the Rohingya - Kyaw

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12 Aug

GLOBAL: RSF calls on Facebook to restore censored Papua press freedom article

PARIS (Reporters Without Borders/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Centre): Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on Facebook to restore an article that was censored for violating its rules on nudity and has urged the social media platform to be more transparent and responsible about respect for the free flow of information.

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11 Aug

HONGKONG: RSF denounces arrest of Apple Daily founder, who risks life imprisonment

PARIS (Reporters Without Borders/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders global media freedom watchdog has denounced the arrest of Jimmy Lai, the founder of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily.

Lai, 71, was arrested at his home residence on the morning of August 10, 2020, accused of “colluding with foreign forces”.

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Publication
17 Feb

Pacific Media Centre Annual Review 2019

The Pacific Media Centre (PMC) had another busy and productive year publishing, researching and providing advocacy on several Asia-Pacific issues.