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AUCKLAND (95bFM/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Thirty five years ago this week Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie was an environmental journalist on board the original Rainbow Warrior, the Greenpeace flagship that was bombed by French secret agents on 10 July 1985.
He was on board for almost 11 weeks and joined the Greenpeace campaigners in the Marshall Islands to rescue the Rongelap islanders from the legacy of US nuclear tests.
JAYAPURA (Tabloid Jubi/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): A senior Indonesian government official and a New Zealand journalism professor have clashed over differing perspectives on access for journalists and media to the West Papua region.
Speaking on a webinar organised by the Tabloid Jubi newspaper in Jayapura, Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ director of the European affairs Sade Bimantara said Papua was “much more open” than credited in social media.
PACIFIC PANDEMIC DIARY: By David Robie
Three cartoonists had especially poignant takes on the tragic and toxic political aftermath of martyr George Floyd’s brutal killing under the knee of a white American policeman in Minneapolis last week.
Professor David Robie reviews a new book published today about West Papua, the Trans-Papua Highway and human rights by Australian journalist John Martinkus.
The 4300-km Trans-Papuan Highway costing some US$1.4 billion was supposed to bring “wealth, development and prosperity” to the isolated regions of West Papua.
6pm - 8 pm, Wednesday, March 18
Pat Hanan Room, Arts 2, University of Auckland
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AMNESTY ON CAMPUS UoA: HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
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
MELANESIAN MEDIA FREEDOM FORUM 2019 - November 11-13
The Melanesian Media Freedom Forum was developed to respond to increasing media repression in Melanesia and to future-proof press freedom, though trans-national regional co-operation and knowledge-sharing among Melanesian journalists, editors, publishers, press-freedom advocates and journalism scholars.
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Banabans of Rabi - A Story of Survival, a short documentary by postgraduate student journalist Hele Ikimotu and screenwriting and production student Blessen Tom, has been produced while on
Fair Go assistant producer and a recent AUT graduate Blessen Tom and current postgraduate student Sri Krishnamurthi embarked in May on a storytelling project about Pacific Media Watch.