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Who is ready to fight for Pacific nations?

Who is ready to fight for Pacific nations?

September 27, 2019

ALL over the globe people are starting to stand up for climate action. From massive school strikes in 2018 and 2019, to the smaller but just as disruptive Extinction Rebellion protests, the climate justice space is expanding fast. With Australia set to experience some of the more severe effects of climate change in the coming few decades, it is hardly a surprise that people are taking to the streets and joining local climate action groups in droves. However, if the nation looks to its Pacific neighbours – who are already experiencing damaging effects of climate change – who is fighting for them?

Indonesian journalists ‘bought, broken and soul searching’, says researcher

Indonesian journalists ‘bought, broken and soul searching’, says researcher

August 29, 2019

The Indonesian media is contributing to resentment and racism toward Papuans, according to a human rights...

The call of Ihumātao: Migrant communities standing with Māori

The call of Ihumātao: Migrant communities standing with Māori

August 14, 2019

The occupation at Ihumātao is a spectacle of flags. In every direction they flutter. Alongside tino rangati...

Pacific documentaries, investigative journalism given midwinter showcase

Pacific documentaries, investigative journalism given midwinter showcase

August 4, 2019

A creative “grab bag” of projects has been unveiled by the Pacific Media Centre in a showcase of...

West Papuan suffering will go on if we don’t take a stand, says Rosa

West Papuan suffering will go on if we don’t take a stand, says Rosa

July 9, 2019

  West Papuan human rights defender Rosa Moiwend was in New Zealand last week, speaking about the need...

Where lapu lapu are a lucrative catch

Where lapu lapu are a lucrative catch

June 24, 2019

Captured, cultivated, dosed with "sleeping medicine", then contained in a Styrofoam box bound for China - such is life of the lapu lapu.

Fewer Kiwis coming to Australia as citizenship battle continues

Fewer Kiwis coming to Australia as citizenship battle continues

June 17, 2019

Population data from the 2016 Census shows that the number of New Zealanders living in Australia increased by 25 per cent from 2006, but only increased by five per cent from 2011, indicating a slow in migration.

Student journos form ‘biggest newsroom’ to cover election

Student journos form ‘biggest newsroom’ to cover election

May 22, 2019

Journalism students across Australia collaborated in an immense project to cover the weekend’s federal election. Organised through The Junction, a website showcasing and promoting student journali...

UN Security-General tells youth be ‘noisy as possible’ on climate change

UN Security-General tells youth be ‘noisy as possible’ on climate change

May 16, 2019

Older generations are failing to address climate change and they need the world’s youth to lead the...

Student journos call for quality, factual reporting in USP free media debate

Student journos call for quality, factual reporting in USP free media debate

May 5, 2019

Links between quality information, elections and democracy topped discussions among panelists at this...

‘Leave it up to Parliament,’ says USP academic in wake of Honiara riots

‘Leave it up to Parliament,’ says USP academic in wake of Honiara riots

April 25, 2019

A Solomon Islands academic says the only body that can find a legitimate solution to his country’s...

Dawn Raids – Pasifika ‘liberated’ to talk about painful past

Dawn Raids – Pasifika ‘liberated’ to talk about painful past

April 10, 2019

An exhibition about the infamous Dawn Raids in the 1970s has opened in South Auckland, providing a window into a painful chapter of New Zealand’s history.

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