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UN chief's support for US-Japan dialogue with North Korea

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 11:26 am | United Nations

At a joint press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, UN Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the ongoing talks between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as well ... More >>

NZDF Joins Search for Missing Tuvalu Fisherman

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 11:16 am | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has joined the search for a Tuvalu man who failed to return home from a fishing trip on Monday evening. More >>

NZ Pacific journalists ‘appalled’ by ban on ABC at Forum

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 10:41 am | Pacific Media Watch

NAURU: NZ Pacific journalists ‘appalled’ by ban on ABC at Forum By Maxine Jacobs of Asia Pacific Report More >>

One month to major international climate mobilisation

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 7:12 pm | 350 Pacific

For Immediate Release August 8th / As climate impacts accelerate people across five continents will take part in the Rise for Climate mobilisation to showcase real climate leadership in hundreds of creative actions taking place ahead of the Global Climate ... More >>

Australian law professor to be deported from Philippines

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 4:45 pm | Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines

Retired law professor Gill Boehringer was detained on arrival at Manila yesterday and told that he would be deported at 8.30amtoday (10.30am AEST), allegedly because he participated in rallies against APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation). More >>

Call for release of human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 2:30 pm | Amnesty International

New Zealand must be clear: like Canada, we also call for human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia to be released In the wake of Canadian Government call for detained Saudi human rights activists to be freed, Saudi Arabia has stated it will withdraw ... More >>

French Unions attack as another flotilla boat boarded

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 1:18 pm | Unite Union

The following is a release from the French General Confederation of Labour (CGT) who had a member aboard the second flotilla boat, “FREEDOM” boarded illegally by Israeli forces in the last few days. More >>

Save the Children for children’s mental health

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 9:37 am | Save the Children New Zealand

Save the Children, through its partner in Indonesia, Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik (YSTC), is warning about the psychological impact of Lombok’s recent earthquake on children, as the death toll continue to rise. More >>

States must act now to protect indigenous peoples

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 7:35 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA/NEW YORK (7 August 2018) – States around the world must take effective action to guarantee the human rights of indigenous peoples, says a group of UN experts*. In a joint statement marking International day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, ... More >>

Oxfam provides drinking water and shelter to thousands

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 2:14 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam is providing clean drinking water and tarpaulin shelter sheets to 5,000 survivors after a devastating 6.9 magnitude earthquake, the second within a week, hit Lombok Island in Indonesia on Sunday night. More >>

Hiroshima observes 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 11:54 am | United Nations

As Hiroshima observes 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing, UN notes ‘stalled’ progress on nuclear disarmament More >>

New UN human rights expert on Iran seeks cooperation

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 11:51 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (6 August 2018) – The new UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Javaid Rehman, has reached out to the Iranian Government with a view to seeking its cooperation with his mandate in accordance ... More >>

The Lasting Condition: Drought in Australia

Monday, 6 August 2018, 2:43 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Humans are a funny species. They create settlements along fault lines that, on moving, can create catastrophe, killing thousands. They construct homes facing rivers that will, at some point, break their banks, carrying of their precious property. Importantly, ... More >>

Another 65 New Zealand fire personnel headed overseas

Monday, 6 August 2018, 9:01 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Another contingent of New Zealand fire personnel is heading overseas, this time to help combat the growing number of wildfires in Canada. More >>

Trillion Dollar Companies: The Apple Empire

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 4:39 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It seems a distant reality, or nightmare now: a company that was near defunct in 1996, now finding itself at the imperial pinnacle of the corporate ladder. Then, publications were mournful and reflective about the corporation that gave us the ... More >>

Fought to the Table: Talks with the Taliban

Saturday, 4 August 2018, 6:59 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“Attempting to control rural areas in Afghanistan always eventually ends up boiling down to personal survival.” Evan McAllister, former Marine staff sergeant, New York Times , July 28, 2018 More >>

Existence of civil society is under threat

Saturday, 4 August 2018, 6:57 pm | Citizen News

(CNS): The increasing repression of civil society was a major theme that emerged during the recently concluded 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam. A range of presentations and discussions confirmed that, in many countries, like ... More >>

50 high-profile public supporters of Julian Assange in Vigil

Saturday, 4 August 2018, 4:43 am | Unity4J - Unity For Julian Assange

50 high-profile public supporters of Julian Assange to appear at major international online vigil this coming weekend More >>

Study recommends reforms to improve voluntary micro-pension

Friday, 3 August 2018, 5:31 pm | PFIP

Port Moresby, PNG – With less than 15 percent of the nation saving for old age, the majority of Papua New Guineans face a grim prospect of living in poverty when they are too old to work. More >>

Thriving on Dark Web: The My Health Record and Data

Friday, 3 August 2018, 4:23 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Data is rarely inert. It moves, finds itself diverting, adjusting and adapting to users and distributors. Ultimately, as unspectacular and banal as it might be, data sells, pushing the price in various markets whoever wishes to access it. Medical ... More >>

Trump attacks on media violate basic norms of press freedom

Friday, 3 August 2018, 4:19 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA/WASHINGTON (2 August 2018) - UN and Inter-American experts on freedom of expression have condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on the free press and urged him and his administration to cease efforts to undermine the media’s ... More >>

UN to convene Yemen talks early next month in Geneva

Friday, 3 August 2018, 11:26 am | United Nations

The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen announced on Thursday that after two years of stalled talks on resolving the crisis in the country, he plans to invite the warring parties to Geneva on 6 September for a round of peace consultations. More >>

Trump attacks on media violate basic norms of press freedom

Friday, 3 August 2018, 9:29 am | UN Human Rights Council

GENEVA/WASHINGTON (2 August 2018) - UN and Inter-American experts on freedom of expression have condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on the free press and urged him and his administration to cease efforts to undermine the media’s ... More >>

Zimbabwe Elections: Military unleash violence

Friday, 3 August 2018, 9:26 am | ITUC

Zimbabwe Elections: Military unleash violence on peaceful assembly of protesters, gunshots fired at trade union offices More >>

Trump's Policies Will Place Thousands of Lives in Danger

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 11:14 am | Amnesty International

Responding to reports that President Donald Trump may seek to cap U.S. refugee admissions at no more than 25,000 refugees for Fiscal Year 2019, the lowest goal in the history of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, Ryan Mace, Grassroots Advocacy and Refugee ... More >>

FIRST Union condemns brutal dispersal of workers

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 6:57 pm | First Union

FIRST Union condemns brutal dispersal of workers in NutriAsia Philippines It’s alleged heavy-handed police have assaulted protesters and hired a mole to impersonate a protester with a gun to justify their inhumane and barbarous treatment of protesters. ... More >>

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 | 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 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 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 >>

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