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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Signs LOI

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 5:58 pm | JCN Newswire

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Signs LOI to Join Charter of Trust for Cybersecurity More >>

How does Aust. Parliament (or others) track down stolen data

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 5:21 pm | emt Distribution

The question that nobody seems able to answer following the cyberattack on the Australian Parliament is, was any information stolen and how would we know if it was? According to Leroy Terrelonge III, Director of Intelligence and Operations at business risk ... More >>

Humanitarian funding for Venezuela crisis

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 11:08 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters announced today that New Zealand is to provide $500,000 in humanitarian assistance to support Venezuelan citizens fleeing to neighbouring countries. More >>



UN agency plan tackles ‘hidden cost’ of gold

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 9:38 am | United Nations

From smartphones to wedding rings, the hidden cost of everyday gold is its threat to human and environmental health, according to a new United Nations-driven initiative launched on Monday that aims to tackle mercury-based mining methods. More >>

UNFCCC Publishes Overview of Katowice Climate Package

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 9:35 am | UNFCCC

The secretariat of UN Climate Change has published an overview of the Katowice Climate Package, adopted at the UN Climate Change Conference COP24 in Katowice last December. The package constitutes the guidelines for the implementation of the Paris Climate ... More >>

Rugby Invitational Tournament Project Launches Crowdfunder

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 8:42 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

TOKYO, Feb 18, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - To coincide with the Rugby World Cup coming to Japan in September 2019, the second ever World University Rugby Cup, renamed the World University Rugby Invitational Tournament or WURIT, will be hosted by Waseda ... More >>

Cambodian government seeks peace-building with a NGO

Monday, 18 February 2019, 4:00 pm | Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light

, hosted by the Ministry of Education of Cambodia, will be held at the Royal University of Phnom Penh on February 21st. In this event, attendees, expected to be over 1,000, including the Minister of Education of Cambodia, officials in government and education ... More >>

Grand Peace Festival for Sustainable Development & Peace

Monday, 18 February 2019, 3:39 pm | Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light

On February 15, a grand peace festival under the theme of “We are One for Peace to Attain Sustainable Development” was held with 30,000 participants in the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bulacan in order to forge international peace solidarity. More >>

Timorese journalists protest outside Philippine embassy

Sunday, 17 February 2019, 11:42 am | Pacific Media Watch

http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/region-timorese-journalists-protest-outside-philippine-embassy-over-ressa-arrest More >>

Myanmar: Free Seven University Students in Mandalay

Saturday, 16 February 2019, 12:20 pm | Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Free Seven University Students in Mandalay University students sentenced to hard labor for peaceful protest More >>

TRIPS Council launches new notification system

Saturday, 16 February 2019, 11:30 am | World Trade Organisation

The WTO Secretariat announced the launch of a new TRIPS notification submission system, an optional online tool for members to submit notifications, review materials and reports. The announcement was made at the meeting of the Council for Trade-Related ... More >>

Biggest ever UN aid delivery in Syria provides relief

Saturday, 16 February 2019, 11:18 am | United Nations

The biggest UN humanitarian convoy yet to operate inside Syria has successfully distributed aid to 40,000 desperate people in a hard-to-access desert camp near the country’s southern border with Jordan, the Organization announced on Friday. Jens ... More >>

Experts urge Ghana to ensure justice for murdered journalist

Saturday, 16 February 2019, 11:15 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (15 February 2019) – Ghana must ensure an independent, prompt and transparent investigation into the killing of journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela, say UN human rights experts*. More >>

South Sudan: Brutal sexual violence persists

Saturday, 16 February 2019, 11:14 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (15 February 2019) – A UN report released Friday highlights persistently high levels of sexual violence in South Sudan’s northern Unity region, with at least 134 women and girls raped, and 41 having suffered other forms of sexual and ... More >>

Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) continues digital strategy

Friday, 15 February 2019, 4:01 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd (PTP), a member of MMC Group (MMC), has sealed an agreement with Ramco Systems (Ramco) to upgrade the port's current Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. More >>

Measles cases nearly doubled in a year, UN health agency

Friday, 15 February 2019, 1:39 pm | United Nations

A projected near-doubling of measles infections has been identified amid rising severe and protracted outbreaks all over the planet, in poor and rich countries alike, the World Health Organization ( WHO ) said on Thursday. The appeal to Member States ... More >>

UN denounce right restrictions on “gilets jaunes" protesters

Friday, 15 February 2019, 9:43 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

The right to protest in France has been disproportionately curtailed during the recent “gilets jaunes” protests and the authorities should rethink their law enforcement policies to guarantee the exercise of freedoms, say a group of UN human rights experts*. ... More >>

At least 100,000 babies die every year because of conflict

Friday, 15 February 2019, 9:36 am | Save The Children

More children are living in areas affected by armed conflict than at any time over the past two decades, a new report from Save the Children reveals More >>

Hong Kong Local designers launch at NY Fashion Week

Friday, 15 February 2019, 9:16 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

Hong Kong Local designers launch collections at New York Fashion Week More >>

Thailand: Protect Human Rights Defenders From Legal Action

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 4:36 pm | Fortify Rights

Thai authorities and controversial poultry firm Thammakaset Company Limited should drop spurious complaints against workers and human rights defenders who raised alarm about labor rights abuses, said Fortify Rights and 88 organizations worldwide today ... More >>

Will the U.S. Senate Let the People of Yemen Live?

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 4:15 pm | David Swanson

By David Swanson, Director, World BEYOND War https://worldbeyondwar.org/will-the-u-s-senate-let-the-people-of-yemen-live/ More >>

Rappler editor Maria Ressa held on ‘cyber libel’ charge

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 11:27 am | Pacific Media Watch

PARIS ( Reporters Without Borders/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch ): The Paris-based global media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned yesterday’s arrest of Maria Ressa, editor of the independent Manila-based news ... More >>

Hands Off Venezuela, Canada and US Go Home!

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 10:41 am | David William Pear

What is happening to Venezuela is a coup d'état and it has nothing to do with democracy, human rights, free and fair elections or international law. The US and Canada represent the antithesis of those values; defying the United Nations Charter and international ... More >>

UNHCR delighted as major award presented to Sudanese Refugee

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 10:28 am | UN High Commissioner For Refugees

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is delighted that Mr. Abdulaziz Muhamat has received the 2019 Martin Ennals Award at the ceremony in Geneva today. More >>

Chechnya: renewed persecution of lesbian, gay and bisexuals

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 10:18 am | United Nations

GENEVA (13 February 2019) – Russia must act urgently to protect the rights of people who are, or are perceived to be, lesbian, gay or bisexual in Chechnya, and investigate allegations of human rights abuses including two reported deaths, say UN rights experts*. More >>

Euro-Med: Thousands could be tortured and executed

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 9:51 am | Euro-Med Monitor

The Syrian government continues to conceal the fate of over 118,000 civilians that government forces have arbitrarily arrested or subjected to enforced disappearance since March 2011, warns the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, stressing that ... More >>

A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat a US Military Invasion

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 9:50 am | Robert J. Burrowes

Recently I wrote an article explaining how you could defeat, using nonviolent strategy, the US coup attempt that is taking place in your country. See ‘A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat the US Coup Attempt in Venezuela’ . More >>

‘New tech’ business model threatens decent work conditions

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 9:42 am | UN News

Unemployment is down globally but workers’ conditions have not improved, the UN said on Wednesday , warning that some businesses driven by new technology “threaten to undermine” hard-won social gains of recent decades. More >>

Radio still a powerful worldwide tool

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 9:41 am | UN News

Radio still a powerful worldwide tool for ‘dialogue, tolerance and peace’: Guterres More >>

Moves to help develop Fiji’s Corporate Bond Market

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 9:07 pm | International Finance Corporation

Suva, Fiji, February 13, 2019: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in co-operation with the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) is working with industry representatives to develop Fiji’s corporate bond market. More >>

Myanmar: Protect Peaceful Protesters in Karenni State

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 4:14 pm | Fortify Rights

Myanmar authorities should end an ongoing crackdown and investigate the use of excessive force by police officers against peaceful ethnic Karenni protesters in Loikaw, Fortify Rights said today. Yesterday, February 12, police aimed water cannons and fired rubber ... More >>

A Princess in Thailand Cannot Become Prime Minister

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 3:55 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Thailand's junta-appointed Election Commission disqualified a princess from running for prime minister in next month's polls, after her surprise candidacy displeased her powerful brother King Maha Vajiralongkorn and dangerously divided this country. More >>

Third global gathering to stimulate innovation in seafood

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 2:37 pm | WWF

WWF and partners making waves with third global gathering to stimulate innovation in the seafood sector. More >>

Life-Saving Action for Refugees in Medical Need Welcomed

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 2:02 pm | UNHCR

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the action taken by the Parliament of Australia today to address critical medical needs of refugees and asylum-seekers under Australia's 'offshore processing'. More >>

‘Shared need’ to stop 420000 deaths from tainted food yearly

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 9:33 am | UN News

Each year, food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins or chemicals cause more than 600 million people to fall ill, and 420,000 to die worldwide, prompting a call from world leaders on Tuesday for greater international cooperation to make ... More >>

UN guidelines unveiled to prevent rising hearing loss

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 9:29 am | UN News

More than one billion 12 to 35-year-olds, risk irreversible hearing loss from exposure to loud sounds such as music played on their smartphone, UN health experts said on Tuesday, unveiling new guidelines to help address the problem. More >>

UN says violence and arrests of Karenni protesters must stop

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 9:28 am | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

A UN expert has deplored today’s violent police response to protests in Myanmar against a statue of independence hero General Aung San. “This is yet another example of the Government sidelining the rights of ethnic minorities and failing to truly ... More >>

One in Four Malaysian Consumers use Pirated TV Boxes

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 7:54 pm | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

New Survey finds One in Four Malaysian Consumers use Pirated TV Boxes KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - In a recent study of the online content viewing behaviour of Malaysian consumers, it was revealed that 25% of consumers use a TV box which ... More >>

MHI: Six More Cars to be Delivered for "New Shuttle"

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 5:11 pm | JCN Newswire

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd. (MHIENG), a group member of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), is to deliver an additional six railway carriages of an automated guideway transit (AGT) system(1) for the "New Shuttle" transportation ... More >>

Australia takes step in right direction

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 11:27 am | World Vision New Zealand

World Vision New Zealand welcomes news that all refugee children have been taken off Nauru, however the case is not closed as many still face an uncertain future with no permanent settlement solution. More >>

Crikey is assembling a team of a dozen 'inquiry journalists'

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 11:18 am | Pacific Media Watch

There’s too much bad news permeating the world of journalism and its tenuous business models. But now we can report some genuinely good news. More >>

Leon Lai Returns as Entertainment Expo Ambassador

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 11:09 am | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Feb 11, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Hong Kong superstar Leon Lai has once again accepted the invitation of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to be the Ambassador for the annual Entertainment Expo (EE), which celebrates its ... More >>

PFF | 2019 SPS Tempo awards

Monday, 11 February 2019, 5:42 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Global awards won by Indonesia-based Tempo magazine reward decades of strong reporting - and are welcome recognition of excellence and editorial leadership says PFF, the Pacific Freedom Forum. More >>

Council condemns illegal Minibus Fare increase

Monday, 11 February 2019, 4:45 pm | Consumer Council of Fiji

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on minibus operators to refrain from charging increased fares to passengers at different locations around the country as this is illegal. More >>

Japan's Sex Slave "Comfort Women" During World War II

Monday, 11 February 2019, 4:12 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

The death in South Korea of a World War II sex slave "comfort woman" has reopened demands for Tokyo to pay more reparations for allowing its troops to rape thousands of imprisoned Asian women. More >>

Say NO to war in Venezuela

Monday, 11 February 2019, 12:54 pm | Auckland Peace Action

Auckland Peace Action is co-organising a New Zealand people’s response to the escalating situation in Venezuela with a Protest for Peace at the US Consulate in Auckland on Tuesday, 12 February from 1pm-3pm. More >>

Jakarta media activist threatens to sue Facebook

Monday, 11 February 2019, 10:11 am | Pacific Media Watch

Indonesian social media activist Permadi Arya has threatened to file a Rp 1 trillion (NZ$107 million) lawsuit against Facebook after the tech giant shut down his account in a crackdown on fake news in Indonesia. More >>

UN Human Rights Office and African Court sign agreement

Monday, 11 February 2019, 9:28 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Human Rights Office and African Court on Human and People’s Rights sign cooperation agreement More >>

No progress on press freedom under Jokowi’s watch

Sunday, 10 February 2019, 6:17 pm | Pacific Media Watch

Indonesia’s National Press Day (HPN), which falls on February 9 – yesterday, is a reminder of the murder of Radar Bali journalist Anak Agung Gede Prabangsa in 2009. More >>

Police use snake to interrogate Papuan, apologise

Sunday, 10 February 2019, 5:04 pm | Pacific Media Watch

Indonesian police have apologised for wrapping a snake around an indigenous Papuan they suspected of theft, reports The Jakarta Post . More >>

Doc about Anonymous Artist awarded 2019 Tropfest Winner

Sunday, 10 February 2019, 8:50 am | Tropfest

Despite raging storms wreaking havoc on-site a night before the 16 finalist’s short film debut, Tropfest Australia, supported by foundation partner CGU, rose like a phoenix to deliver a stand-out event, crowning Brendan Pinches (Templestowe, VIC) ... More >>

Gen Z's take on girl power wins top prize at Trop Jr

Sunday, 10 February 2019, 8:47 am | Trop Jr

at Alexander, 15 (Pearl Beach, NSW) has won Trop Jr, the world’s largest short film festival for kids, with her film REWIRE today at Parramatta Park! More >>

Asia-Pacific journalists plan for violence reporting

Sunday, 10 February 2019, 8:31 am | Pacific Media Watch

Asia-Pacific journalists plan strategy for gender-based violence reporting More >>

Comment on a raid on Key Nicaraguan civil society groups

Saturday, 9 February 2019, 10:46 am | UNHCHR

Comment on a raid on Key Nicaraguan civil society organization by UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Rupert Colville More >>

$5.15m USP, NZ Partnership Agreement signed

Saturday, 9 February 2019, 10:45 am | University Of The South Pacific

An Agreement extending the current Partnership between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and New Zealand was signed at the Laucala Campus on 7 February 2019. More >>

Turkey: UN expert delivers early findings in Khashoggi probe

Friday, 8 February 2019, 4:51 pm | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

The UN Special Rapporteur leading an independent human rights inquiry into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said his murder was the gravest violation of the most fundamental of all rights, the right to life. “Evidence collected during ... More >>

Bachelet on criminalising right to freedom of religion

Friday, 8 February 2019, 9:39 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on criminalising the right to freedom of religion for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia More >>

UN Child Rights Committee issues findings

Friday, 8 February 2019, 9:37 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN Child Rights Committee issues findings on Bahrain, Belgium, Czechia, Guinea, Italy, Japan, and Syrian Arab Republic More >>

VIETNAM: Blogger critic missing and feared ‘kidnapped’

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 7:13 pm | Pacific Media Watch

http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/vietnam-blogger-critic-missing-and-feared-kidnapped-bangkok-10286 More >>

10-year plan to end AIDS in the US

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 9:47 am | International Aids Society

IAS statement on President Trump’s announcement of 10-year plan to end AIDS in the US More >>