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The Southern Cross

Southern Cross: bFM's weekly look at Pacific news with AUT Pacific Media Centre's Jean Bell and David Robie.

You can check out the Pacific Media Centre at www.pmc.aut.ac.nz

The Southern Cross: August 20, 2018

The Southern Cross: August 20, 2018 The Southern Cross: August 20, 2018, 18.24 MB
Mon 20 Aug 2018

Today in Southern Cross Jemima talks to AUT Pacific Media Watch project reporter Rahul Bhattarai and another journalist from the Pacific Media Centre, Sri Krishnamurthi (Krish-na-moor-t). We talk about the centre's news stories and issues being covered. Topics include: the dilemmas faced by UN soldiers on the battlefield, how Filipino President Duterte’s government is allegedly killing indigenous Lumad community leaders, the Indonesian President Widodo’s plea for tolerance and the Nauru media ban on ABC.

The Southern Cross: August 13, 2018

The Southern Cross: August 13, 2018 The Southern Cross: August 13, 2018, 20.44 MB
Mon 13 Aug 2018

Jemima is joined by AUT Pacific Media Centre Director Prof. David Robie and reporter Rahul Bhattarai about the centre's news stories and issues being covered. Topics include; the detention of a Bangladeshi phot-journalist, in an ongoing protest in Bangladesh, a controversial movie named Confucius was screened at AUT, ABC has cut back shortwave Radio Australia frequency, and Vanuatu seeks support for West Papua. 

The Southern Cross: August 6, 2018

The Southern Cross: August 6, 2018 The Southern Cross: August 6, 2018, 20.83 MB
Mon 6 Aug 2018

Lillian is joined with AUT Pacific Media Centre’s Rahul Bhat a rye to talk about the centre's news stories and issues being covered. Topics include Detention of an

Australian Research student in an Indonesian airport, and the Nine-Fairfax merger. We also have Mike Treen, national director of Unite Union, who has just arrived in New Zealand after being deported by Israel on a humanitarian mission to Gaza last week.

The Southern Cross: July 30, 2018

The Southern Cross: July 30, 2018 The Southern Cross: July 30, 2018, 7.72 MB
Mon 30 Jul 2018

The Southern Cross has returned to the Monday Wire and this week AUT Pacific Media Centre's Rahul Bhattarai and Professor David Robie joined Jemima in studio. They discussed the Freedom Flotilla nearing Gaza with a New Zealander on board, an Air Vanuatu flight that made an emergency landing, Papua New Guinea land owners threating to close Komo airfield, New Caledonian independence from France and the Pacific Journalism Review on climate change and disasters. 

Southern Cross: Timor-Leste elections, Bougainville independence and the Pacific Media Summit

Southern Cross: Timor-Leste elections, Bougainville independence and the Pacific Media Summit Southern Cross: Timor-Leste elections, Bougainville independence and the Pacific Media Summit, 21.87 MB
Mon 14 May 2018

Today  Professor David Robie, director of the Pacific Media Centre, tells us about  the Timor-Leste elections on Saturday, the independence movement in Bougainville and the Pacific Media Summit in Tonga.

Postgraduate student journalist from the PMC’s Asia-Pacific Report, Rahul Bhattarai, tells us about the Israeli occupation protests in Auckland at Silo park yesterday.

Southern Cross: Bearing Witness climate project in Fiji, New Caledonian and West Papuan independence

Southern Cross: Bearing Witness climate project in Fiji, New Caledonian and West Papuan independence Southern Cross: Bearing Witness climate project in Fiji, New Caledonian and West Papuan independence, 28.23 MB
Mon 7 May 2018

David Robie gives us the rundown on this weeks Pacific news. We learn about the New Caledonian and West Papuan independence.

Hele Ikimotu and Blessen Tom from the Pacific Media Centre’s Bearing Witness project also join us. They share their stories about their trip to Fiji and the climate project. 

Southern Cross: Pacific research & strategy, media freedom and Facebook censorship

Southern Cross: Pacific research & strategy, media freedom and Facebook censorship Southern Cross: Pacific research & strategy, media freedom and Facebook censorship, 20.54 MB
Mon 30 Apr 2018

Manager of the NZ Institute for Pacific Research, Dr. Evelyn Masters, Sri Krishnamurthi from the Pacific Media Centre and Professor David Robie, director of the PMC, join us in studio today.

Evelyn and Sri tell us about the The Pacific Research Institute at The University of Auckland.

David gives us the rundown on this weeks Pacific news. We learn about the annual RSD World Press Freedom Index and the accusations that Facebook have been censoring a photograph by a leading photojournalist.

The Southern Cross: Detention of a nun, volcanic eruptions & police 'intimidation'

The Southern Cross: Detention of a nun, volcanic eruptions & police 'intimidation' The Southern Cross: Detention of a nun, volcanic eruptions & police 'intimidation', 6.79 MB
Fri 27 Apr 2018

Southern Cross with Jean Bell who is contributing editor at Pacific Media Watch freedom project at the Pacific Media Centre gives us an update on Pacific news.

We learn about an Australian nun being detained in the Philippines, volcanic eruptions on Ambae Island leading to mass evacuations and the managing director of a magazine in Fiji claiming that police attempted to intimidate him and other journalists.

Southern Cross: Alleged Chinese military base in Vanuatu, Nauru abolishes the right to appeal & the burden of diabetes in Fiji

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Mon 16 Apr 2018

We had Professor David Robie, director of the Pacific Media Centre at Auckland University of Technology on the show today.

David speaks about various upheavals around the Pacific in the past week including the alleged Chinese military base plans for Vanuatu, Nauru abolishing its Appeal Court in Australia, and a huge diabetes health bill blowout in Fiji.

Southern Cross: Bearing Witness, indigenous education & customary land rights

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Mon 9 Apr 2018

Pacific Media Centre's Jean Bell stops by the studio to discuss a group of customary land owners in Papua New Guinea regaining access to their land, the struggles of delivering education to indigenous peoples in the Philippines and a special new girl band in Papua New Guinea.

AUT students Hele Ikimotu and Blessen Tom also talk about their upcoming trip to Fiji as part of the Bearing Witness programme.