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PNG’s post-APEC dream leaves rural sector behind

PNG’s post-APEC dream leaves rural sector behind

December 11, 2018

Papua New Guinea’s trajectory to the monumental event of APEC 2018 has been one involving great strides from the moment it secured the bid to host the leaders summit in 2013. But there has been dismay since last month's event.

2018 Fiji elections – ‘fake news’ fills media vacuum

2018 Fiji elections – ‘fake news’ fills media vacuum

November 24, 2018

“Fake News” was the catch phrase of the 2018 Fiji Elections – the second democratic elections since Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama carried out Fiji’s fourth coup in 2006.

‘I was coerced into the 1987 coup,’ admits Sitiveni Rabuka

‘I was coerced into the 1987 coup,’ admits Sitiveni Rabuka

November 16, 2018

A repentant Sitiveni Rabuka, the Fiji military strongman who sparked off the country’s “coup culture” in 1987, admits he was “coerced” by the defeated Alliance party into carrying out the nation's first coup.

Fiji’s poll: fake news and social media trolls

Fiji’s poll: fake news and social media trolls

November 15, 2018

Fake news has been the bane of Fiji's elections, and the authorities had not anticipated the ferocity of it, writes Sri Krishnamurthi

Living in limbo – Jordan’s forgotten refugees

Living in limbo – Jordan’s forgotten refugees

October 23, 2018

The Syrian Civil War has seen more than 600-thousand refugees officially crossing the border into Jordan although authorities estimate the number is double that figure.

The Last Straw: calls to phase out drinking straws

The Last Straw: calls to phase out drinking straws

September 9, 2018

The plastic straw is the latest product to be in contention for a national ban, with McDonald's vowing to phase out the straws in its 970 restaurants in Australia by 2020. Reporters Mitch Clarke and Shailin Brown investigate the future of plastic straws in Australia. 

Taking heart to beat the stigma

Taking heart to beat the stigma

September 7, 2018

"Some people think it’s a sign of defeat. I find my scar a sense of victory." Young people with heart disease speak up on the hurt of misconceptions. Abbey Thorpe reports.

To keep a rare language alive

To keep a rare language alive

September 7, 2018

One of the rarest languages spoken by only a small community from Papua New Guinea may soon be extinct. Julia Reger reports.

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