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Thursday, June 28th, 2018


Challenges will increase, conference hears


MEDAN, Indonesia – June 28, 2018: 1.15pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Challenges facing environment journalists in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region will continue to increase as more and more reports on illegal works are being reported in the media.

Pacific news journalists grapple with challenges of social media, harsh laws

Pacific media operators and journalists with Tonga's Justice Minister at the PINA Summit

By Geraldine Panapasa SUVA, Fiji – June 28, 2018: 1.20pm (WANSOLWARA ONLINE): Like it or not, social media has become part and parcel of almost everyday discussions.

Fua’amotu Domestic to open Monday


NUKU’ALOFA  June 28, 2018: 12.15pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Fua’amotu Domestic Airport will re-open for operations on Monday, July 2.

Leaked final government draft of UN 1.5C climate report – annotated


By Karl Mathiesen, Megan Darby and Soila Apparicio BONN, Germany – June 28, 2018: 12pm (CLIMATE HOME): What is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C?

No Muslim or Chinese takeover in Fiji: PM Bainimarama

Bainimarama jovial gd

SUVA, Fiji – June 28, 2018: 11am (PACNEWS): Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has assured Fijians there will be no Muslim or Chinese takeover in Fiji.

12.7% live as poor in Solomon Islands

Minister of Finance and Treasury Manasseh Sogavare

HONIARA, Solomons – June 27, 2018: 4.30pm (SOLOMON STAR): An estimated 12.7 percent of the country’s population which equals to about 78,500 people in Solomon Islands live ‘below’ the poverty line and are regarded as ‘poor.’

Israel willing to help Pacific ‘at no cost’


TEL AVIV, Israel – June 27, 2018: 4.15pm (FIJI TIMES): The Israeli Government confirms it is willing to assist and support Fiji and other Pacific Island states in achieving and reaching their maximum potential with no cost at all.

War on dailies, a test of truth


PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – June 27, 2018: 4pm (MEDIA COUNCIL OF PNG): The Media Council of Papua New Guinea is concerned about the move by Madang MP, Bryan Kramer, in kick starting a protest against the country’s two daily newspapers (Post Courier and The National) because of what he brands as “corrupt” activities within these two mediums that contribute to “fake news on a daily basis.