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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AUT Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie and Pacific Media Watch editor Jean Bell joins us in studio to discuss West Papua and the failure of visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo to front up to the media while in New Zealand.
We also chat about the wave of protests sweeping Indonesia due to a new law that criminalises criticism of lawmakers and the Tonga Minister of Education, Penisimani Fifita moving to ban girls from rugby or boxing.
AUT Pacific Media Centres Kendall Hutt stopped by the studio to discuss COP23 negiations and what impact they have in the Pacific, Tongas political Monarchy vs Parliment situation and also the outcome of elections which took place in the Solomon Islands.