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The Death of the Investigative Journalist

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 2:40 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The Yes Minister series portraying the skulduggery of Whitehall during the Thatcher years throws up a salient reminder how certain things do not mix. Should the art portfolio be slotted alongside television? Probably not, but politics is politics. ... More >>

Guilty ! Coroner’s Findings Damn Offshore Detention

Monday, 30 July 2018, 6:24 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Guilty ! Coroner’s Findings Damn Offshore Detention The coroner’s finding in regard to the death of Hamid Khazaie have damned the government’s offshore detention policy. The coroner noted that the Pacific Solution Mark II version of offshore detention ... More >>

Empowering Pacific Media to share our Ocean stories

Monday, 30 July 2018, 4:39 pm | Joint Press Release

Empowering Pacific Media to share our Ocean stories 30 July, 2018 “Our Pacific Ocean, Our Stories” an Ocean Toolkit for Pacific Media was launched in Suva, Fiji this month recognising the role of the media in empowering informed Pacific conversations ... More >>

Mental Health Crisis in Immigration – Time to Act

Monday, 30 July 2018, 3:23 pm | Doctors for Justice

An inquiry is urgently needed into the provision of mental health care for refugees and asylum seekers across the immigration system. Mental illness and distress have become endemic with effects for children and adults, with serious consequences. In ... More >>

Community groups to say no to the TPP-11 at Senate inquiry

Monday, 30 July 2018, 1:15 pm | AFTINET

“AFTINET will present evidence today to a Senate inquiry that the TPP-11 increases corporate rights at the expense of people’s rights and the environment and should not be implemented,” AFTINET Convener Dr Patricia Ranald said today. More >>

Syrian crisis and chemical weapons

Monday, 30 July 2018, 1:01 pm | University of Canterbury

International law of war expert Professor Tim McCormack will discuss the use of chemical weapons in Syria in a public talk at the University of Canterbury this week. More >>

States must treat refugees and migrants as rights holders

Monday, 30 July 2018, 12:24 pm | UNHCHR

States must treat refugees and migrants as rights holders and act to prevent trafficking and exploitation GENEVA (27 July 2018) – States around the world must act now to strengthen their efforts to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings, including ... More >>

Open letter re: Freedom Flotilla to Gaza

Monday, 30 July 2018, 11:18 am | Kia Ora Gaza

In reply to our emails to you on this matter (dated 5 July 2018 and 23 July 2018) we received an email acknowledgement from your office on 13 July 2018 and again on 24 July 2018, that indicated that we would receive a response ‘in due course’. ... More >>

Where are the nurses in the HIV response?

Monday, 30 July 2018, 11:05 am | Citizen News

Where are the nurses in the HIV response? Dr Ian Hodgson, CNS (Citizen News Service) (CNS): Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, nurses have been at the forefront of the response to this once fatal infection. The nurse is involved at every stage ... More >>

Defend human rights law and call Israel to account

Sunday, 29 July 2018, 11:28 am | Palestine Human Rights Campaign

Defend human rights law and call Israel to account Press Release: Palestine Human Rights Campaign Aotearoa New Zealand www.palestine.org.nz | 27 July 2018 No one should be surprised at the recent Israeli Parliament's passing of the “ Basic Law – ... More >>

Embellishing Crime: Melbourne’s “African Gang” Problem

Sunday, 29 July 2018, 11:26 am | Binoy Kampmark

Always trust the handy anecdote to overwhelm reality with force and false persuasiveness. The taxi driver irate at the latest opportunistic scribble in a Rupert Murdoch rag is bound to regale you with a story as you speed to the airport: “Those bloody ... More >>

RSF report condemns trolls, cyber harassment of journalists

Saturday, 28 July 2018, 6:44 pm | Pacific Media Watch

New RSF report condemns trolls, cyber harassment of journalists http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/global-new-rsf-report-condemns-trolls-cyber-harassment-journalists-10197 More >>

Freedom From Fear: Still an Unmet Goal

Saturday, 28 July 2018, 6:41 pm | Rene Wadlow

When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States (1933-1945) in his January 6, 1941 State of the Union address to Congress presented the “Four Freedoms”, much of the world was at war: German troops were advancing ... More >>

Zimbabwe 2018 Elections – A nervous wait

Saturday, 28 July 2018, 11:47 am | Mandla Akhe Dube

On July 30, about 5.5 million Zimbabwean voters have an opportunity to elect -for the next five years - a president, Members of Parliament and Senate. This is being dubbed the second most significant election after the 1980 one which ushered in a ... More >>

US Brazenly Violates Human Rights of Separated Families

Saturday, 28 July 2018, 11:43 am | Amnesty International

Today marks the court-ordered deadline for the Trump administration to reunite more than 2,500 children forcibly separated from their parents despite seeking protection. More than 900 parents remain separated from their families because the administration ... More >>

Tuvalu Seeks to Increase Women’s Representation in Elections

Friday, 27 July 2018, 5:29 pm | Tuvalu Government

Joint press release from the Government of Tuvalu and the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji: More >>

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission

Friday, 27 July 2018, 4:58 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

NEPAL: Government finally agrees to medical reforms after 27 days of Dr. Govinda K.C.’s hunger strike More >>

Electing the Cornered Tiger: Khan in Pakistani Politics

Friday, 27 July 2018, 4:43 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Tariq Ali, whilst having a lunch in Knightsbridge with the Pakistani cricket colossus, Imran Khan, suggested that retirement should not be too problematic for him. (Khan had seemed gloomy, deep in thought about post-retirement prospects at the age of ... More >>

Media alliance rejects Nine Network’s takeover of Fairfax

Friday, 27 July 2018, 1:45 pm | Pacific Media Centre

AUSTRALIA: Media alliance rejects Nine Network’s takeover of Fairfax http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/australia-media-alliance-rejects-nine-network-s-takeover-fairfax-10196 More >>

UM Sec-Gen on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:56 am | United Nations

Trafficking in persons is a vile crime that feeds on inequalities, instability and conflict. Human traffickers profit from peoples’ hopes and despair. They prey on the vulnerable and rob them of their fundamental rights. More >>

Kenya: forced evictions from Nairobi’s Kibera settlement

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:45 am | Human Rights Council

GENEVA (26 July 2018) – UN human rights experts* have condemned the massive eviction of residents of the Kibera informal settlement in southwest Nairobi, and are urging the Kenyan authorities to halt all mass evictions until adequate legal and procedural ... More >>

Egypt: UN rights experts urge release of poet/songwriter

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:43 am | Human Rights Council

GENEVA (26 July 2018) - UN human rights experts* have urged Egyptian authorities to release poet Galal El Behairy, who has been detained since February for writing a song critical of government policies. More >>

UN Human Rights Committee findings on examined countries

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:39 am | OHCHR

UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on Bahrain, Algeria, the Gambia, Liberia, Lithuania, and Lao People’s Democratic Republic More >>

ESCWA Report on Israel's Apartheid policies and practices

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:36 am | Euro-Med Monitor

Euro-Med Monitor to issue Arabic translation of ESCWA report on Israel's Apartheid policies and practices Geneva - The Arabic version of the report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) will be published at the ... More >>

Restitutions of the colonial treasures

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:33 am | Colonialism Reparation

Colonialism Reparation asks the repatriation of the remains and the permanent restitution of the treasures looted by former colonizers as a first step in the direction of the Reparation of the damages of the colonialism. More >>

UN/EU Torture prevention bodies to strengthen cooperation

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:31 am | UN Human Rights Council

GENEVA/STRASBOURG (26 July 2018) – At their respective plenary meetings of June and July 2018, the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SPT) and the EuropeanCommittee ... More >>

NZ organisation for migrants is condemning Arroyo election

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 5:20 pm | Migrante Aotearoa

NZ organisation for migrants is condemning the election of ex-President Arroyo as House Speaker More >>

Dam Collapses in Laos, Killing Villagers

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 3:10 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

By Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand -- At least 26 people died, hundreds were missing and 6,600 left homeless after a partially constructed dam collapsed in southern Laos, dumping more than 1 billion gallons (5 billion liters) of churning water onto ... More >>

Slump in fight against #AIDS can derail progress made so far

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 3:08 pm | Citizen News

Slump in fight against #AIDS can derail progress made so far! Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) “Tremendous progress against AIDS over the past 15 years has inspired a global commitment to end the epidemic by 2030. Out of the total 36.9 ... More >>

Spain: UN experts welcome proposal for Truth Commission

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 1:45 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (25 July 2018) - A group of UN human rights experts* have commended the Spanish Government for its proposal to create a Truth Commission and for its commitment to drawing up plans to search for those who disappeared during the civil war and Franco's ... More >>

Deep alarm at reports of serious rights breaches in Cameroon

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 1:43 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (25 July 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday expressed deep alarm at persistent reports of human rights violations and abuses in the English-speaking Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon, as ... More >>

Catastrophic Dam Collapse in Laos

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 5:28 pm | Save The Children

Save the Children staff in Laos are preparing an emergency response after at least 10 people were killed and hundreds more left missing when a dam collapsed in the south of the country. Casualties are expected to rise in the coming days. More >>

Strategy and Conscience: Subverting Elite Power

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 3:30 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Given the overwhelming evidence that activist efforts are failing to halt the accelerating rush to extinction precipitated and maintained by dysfunctional human behavior, it is worth reflecting on why this is happening. More >>

Jewish Nation-state Law: Why Israel Was Never a Democracy

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 2:39 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Jewish Nation-state Law: Why Israel Was Never a Democracy By Ramzy Baroud The head of the Arab Joint List Alliance at the Israeli Knesset (Parliament), Aymen Odeh, described the passing of the racist Jewish Nation-state Law as "the death of ... More >>

Bid to unite Asia-Pacific press councils takes off

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 2:30 pm | Pacific Media Watch

REGION: Bid to unite Asia-Pacific press councils takes off in Timor-Leste http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/region-bid-unite-asia-pacific-press-councils-takes-timor-leste-10195 More >>

Conferencing, Extortion and IPSA 2018

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 2:15 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Conferencing, Extortion and IPSA 2018: The Meat Market of the World Congress It may well go down as one of the most appalling conferences in the history of the International Political Science Association. The World Congress is one of those hot air events ... More >>

Ending AIDS, the Dutch way

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 11:47 am | Citizen News

Ending AIDS, the Dutch way Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) • Photograph of Alphonsus Stoelinga, Netherlands Ambassador to India: http://bit.ly/2uLI0j7 (CNS): We are all very familiar with the phrase ‘going Dutch’ (meaning each person of ... More >>

How fast is too fast? Population declines and climate

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 11:37 am | Zoological Society of London

How fast is too fast? Population declines of mammals and birds linked to rapid warming of climate New global assessments from ZSL investigates how climate and land-use change impact wildlife populations More >>

Indonesia escalating violence against West Papuans

Monday, 23 July 2018, 4:53 pm | Catherine Delahunty

23/7/2018 Reports and footage of villages burning from Indonesian military strikes in West Papua in the last week indicate a new escalation in violence against West Papuans according to solidarity group, West Papua Action Auckland [WPAA] More >>

Aust: 50 Offshore Protests Occurred Around the Country

Monday, 23 July 2018, 4:48 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

50 Offshore Protests Occurred Around the Country To Mark the 5th Anniversary Of The “Pacific Solution” last week. More >>

PHILIPPINES: RSF condemns killing of radio journalist

Sunday, 22 July 2018, 11:25 am | Pacific Media Watch

PHILIPPINES: RSF condemns killing of radio journalist – shot driving to work http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/philippines-rsf-condemns-killing-radio-journalist-shot-driving-work-10192 More >>

Ecuador’s Agenda: Squeezing and Surrendering Assange

Saturday, 21 July 2018, 5:58 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It is perhaps typical in a time where a star of the fleshy celluloid wonder Baywatch , heavy in bust and known for her sexual adventures, should feature as a political voice. Pamela Anderson’s views are treated with judicious seriousness – at least ... More >>

Tajikistan: conviction of journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov

Saturday, 21 July 2018, 10:02 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (20 July 2018) – Two United Nations human rights experts* today called upon Tajikistan to reverse the conviction and sentencing of journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov, calling it a clearly targeted measure against journalism and the public’s right ... More >>

Global Compact for Migration: A Necessary First Step

Saturday, 21 July 2018, 9:58 am | Rene Wadlow

On 12 July 2018, the United Nations General Assembly agreed to the text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration after more than a year of discussions among Member States, non-governmental organizations, academic specialists on migration ... More >>

Speech: Azevêdo on trade challenges and the WTO

Saturday, 21 July 2018, 9:56 am | World Trade Organisation

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, on 20 July, addressed participants of “Geneva Week”, an event organized for WTO members and observers who do not have permanent missions in Geneva. He briefed the attendees on recent trade developments, including ... More >>

Shaking Establishments: The Ocasio-Cortez Effect

Friday, 20 July 2018, 4:47 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Dana Milbank wrote it off as a victory of demographics, a minor, inconsequential point which left the “down-the-line liberal” Rep. Joe Crowley in its wake, a simple ploy that avoids any hard headed analysis of the Democrats themselves. “The ... More >>

E-Governance - A powerful tool

Friday, 20 July 2018, 4:15 pm | UN ESCAP

E-Governance - A powerful tool toward resilient, inclusive and sustainable disaster risk management Bangkok ( ESCAP News ) -- A major report launched by the United Nations this week highlights the critical role E-governance plays in building inclusive, ... More >>

Poland’s places of detention in the spotlight

Friday, 20 July 2018, 10:29 am | UNHCHR

Poland’s places of detention in the spotlight as UN torture prevention body concludes visit More >>

With Jewish Nation-State law, Israel is legalizing apartheid

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 8:21 pm | PLO

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly denounced the Knesset’s adoption of the ‘Jewish Nation-State’ Bill: More >>

The Massacre of Inn Din: How Rohingya Are Lynched

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 11:00 am | Ramzy Baroud

The Massacre of Inn Din: How Rohingya Are Lynched and Held Responsible By Ramzy Baroud “In my four years as High Commissioner, I have heard many preposterous claims. That claim is almost in its own category of absurdity. Have you no shame, sir, have ... More >>

Euro-Med: Granting Egyptian military officers immunity

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 10:55 am | Euro-Med Monitor

Euro-Med: Granting Egyptian military officers immunity would legitimize impunity, politicize amnesty Egypt- The Egyptian Parliament's passing of a new draft law to immune senior military officers from any future prosecution for crimes they might ... More >>

Ukraine: Act now to stop systematic persecution of Roma

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 10:54 am | UNHCHR

Ukraine: Act now to stop systematic persecution of Roma minority in “alarming” attacks, say UN experts More >>

Council commends fossil fuel and nuclear weapon divestment

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 10:50 am | World Future Council

Another step towards future justice: World Future Council commends fossil fuel and nuclear weapons divestment policies in Göttingen Hamburg / Göttingen (Germany), July 18 2018 – The University of Göttingen (Germany) announced yesterday that ... More >>

INDIA: Public official’s escorts assault High Court lawyer

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 3:23 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission has taken note of the aggressive treatment meted out to Mr. Sevananda Laimayum by a Government official and his escorts. Mr. Sevananda Laimayum is an advocate, serving as the treasurer in the High Court of Manipur’s ... More >>

Remarks by President Trump: Meeting with Members of Congress

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 11:19 am | The White House

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Yesterday, I returned from a trip from Europe where I met with leaders from across the region to seek a more peaceful future for the United States. We’re working very hard with our allies, and all over the world ... More >>

President Protecting Our Elections and Standing Up to Russia

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 11:12 am | The White House

President Donald J. Trump is Protecting Our Elections and Standing Up to Russia’s Malign Activities More >>

Grand Jury Indicts 12 Russian Intelligence Officers

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 12:42 pm | United States Department of Justice

The Department of Justice today [13/7/18] announced that a grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment presented by the Special Counsel’s Office. The indictment charges twelve Russian nationals for committing federal crimes that were ... More >>

Russian National Charged: Conspiracy to Act as Russian Agent

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11:55 am | United States Department of Justice

Russian National Charged in Conspiracy to Act as an Agent of the Russian Federation Within the United States More >>

Syria: Urgent Humanitarian Access Needed

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11:37 am | Save The Children

Syria: Urgent Humanitarian Access Needed to Families Displaced by Fighting in Dera’a Save the Children is calling for a ceasefire and urgent humanitarian access to children displaced by fighting in Dera’a in Southwestern Syria. Tens of thousands of civilians ... More >>

Remarks by President Trump and President Niinistö of Finland

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11:24 am | The White House

Remarks by President Trump and President Niinistö of the Republic of Finland at Working Break More >>