Today Zoë Larsen Cumming and Justin Wong spoke with Professor David Robie about authoritarian governments in the Pacific and their crackdowns on media organisations,New Caledonia's independence referendum, Covid-19's affect on elections in the Pacific and new cases of Covid in Papua New Guinea.
This week on the Southern Cross, Zoe Larsen Cumming interviews Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi on the anti-terror law in the Phillipines, Fiji's economic recovery budget, Bauer Media, and publications in the Solomon Islands.
On today's Southern Cross, Pacific Media Centre director David Robie, reflecting on his experience as a journalist on Rainbow Warrior, we follow up on domestic violence in PNG, and journalism in West Papua.
This week Sherry Zhang talks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw, on the Electoral Integrity Amendment Act. This means members of parliament can’t change political parties once they enter parliament, and party leader are able to kick out MP's if they reasonably believe they disproportionately affect the proportion of parliament.
On Southern Cross today, Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi and director David Robie. Trigger warning: domestic violence and abuse. We speak about the death of Jenelyn Kennedy in PNG, and the media coverage and response of community. We also speak on the Cook islands looking to ban a political editor looking into travel perks.
Southern Cross: Pacific Media Centre Contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi on the University of South Pacific and tourism in Fiji. Polynesian panthers Will 'Ilolahia also joins us, and we talk about overstayers, and keeping activism going for the next generation.
Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi on the latest happenings in the Asia Pacific region, this week on #papualivesmatter parallels with #blacklivesmatter, and racism experienced by the pacifika community in NZ. Journalist Michael Field also chats about The University of South Pacific, and allegations of financial misconduct.
Welcome back to Southern Cross.Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi will be talking about the latest happenings in the Asia Pacific region, particularly with ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
This week we spoke on the arrest of former PNG Prime minister on suspicion of misappropriation, abuse of office and official corruption, regarding the purchase of two generators from Israel, Pro- independence FLNKS in New Caledonia also wans a vote on the referendum delayed by two month to be independent from France, and Sri also talks on the High Court decision regarding the sale of Stuff.