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Special Reports

6 Aug

Greenpeace, environmental campaigner Steve Sawyer, 1956-2019

Steve Sawyer, campaigner on on the 1985 voyage to help the Rongelap people in the Marshall Islands on board the original Rainbow Warrior bombed by French agents in Auckland harbour, has died. Brian Fitzgerald, a former Greenpeace International communications director, profiles the man and his legacy for global environmental action.


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University of the South Pacific annual journalism awards - celebrating 50 years

The Pacific Media Centre's director, Professor David Robie, has been invited as keynote speaker for the annual journalism awards at the University of the South Pacific.

The ceremony is part of events marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of USP and 18 years since the awards were first launched by Dr Robie.


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21 Aug

SAMOA: Mystery deaths, assassination plot, forgery, drugs. What’s going on?

OPINION: By Mata'afa Keni Lesa
APIA (Samoa Observer/Pacific Media Watch):
What exactly is going on in Samoa today? We’ve got to ask this question following a string of tragic incidents during the past couple of weeks that continues to boggle the mind.

To be honest, one just wants to sit down and cry. This is supposed to be our slice of paradise on earth where tranquility and peace rule. And yet there are so many mysteries, unresolved deaths, crime and the list just goes on.

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20 Aug

WEST PAPUA: ‘Racist’ attack on Papuan students in Surabaya sparks rioting in Manokwari

JAYAPURA (The Jakarta Post/Pacific Media Watch): Rioting broke out in Manokwari, West Papua, today as local people – mostly university students – protested against racial abuse of Papuan students in East Java.

The protesters blocked a number of major streets in the city this morning, cutting down trees to be used as barricades.

The West Papua Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) building in the city was set on fire and tyres were burned on the roads, Kompas TV reported.