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Monday 3 March 2008
Suva, Fiji
Media freedom last week was put under the spotlight with the removal of the Fiji Sun publisher, Australian Russell Hunter, as well as the release of the controversial Fiji Human Rights Commission report on the freedom and independence of the media by Hawaii-based academic Dr James Anthony. Many see it as the interim government's indirect move to control media freedom.
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Sunday 2 March 2008
Suva, Fiji
The release of the Fiji Human Rights Commission report on the "freedom and independence of the media" by Hawaii-based academic Dr James Anthony this week has reignited controversy on the role and responsibility of media. By Geraldine Panapasa
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Sunday 2 March 2008
Apia, Samoa
An international meeting in Apia, Samoa has heard that a new fund from the European Union (EU) to support agriculture development will be shared among the 76-member African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States.
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Sunday 2 March 2008
Suva, Fiji
The Fiji Human Rights Commission has strongly recommended to the interim government not to renew existing work permits for expatriates in the media industry.
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Friday 29 February 2008
London, United Kingdom
These are excerpts from an interview of Prince Harry by The Times in December about his impending tour of Afghanistan.
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Friday 29 February 2008
Australia
Fiji Sun publisher Australian Russell Hunter tells of being deported from the country.
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Friday 29 February 2008
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The Fiji government has ordered that Papua New Guinean Martha Waradin, wife of deported Fiji Sun newspaper publisher Russell Hunter, also leave the country with her daughter. By Harlene Joku
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Wednesday 27 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr. Sateki Finau of Fo'ui, and Mrs. Temaleti Fulivai Faka'osi of Kolomotu'a became the first Tongans to reclaim their Tonga citizenship during a short ceremony at the Prime Minister's Office on Monday 25th February 2008.
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Tuesday 26 February 2008
Suva, Fiji
The Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) has strongly condemned the deportation to Australia of Fiji Sun Editor in Chief, Russell Hunter, by Fiji's interim government.
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Tuesday 26 February 2008
Geneva, Switzerland
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has been recorded at the highest rates ever, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report that presents findings from the largest survey to date on the scale of drug resistance in tuberculosis.
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Monday 25 February 2008
Apia, Samoa
A consultative workshop on agricultural commodities will be held in Samoa at Hotel Kitano Tusitala, 27-29 February, 2008.
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Monday 25 February 2008
Suva, Fiji
Fiji's Interim Finance Minister Mahendra Chaudhry has included another local media publisher in his defamation lawsuit over reports published on allegations of tax evasion against him.
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Saturday 23 February 2008
Auckland, New Zealand
The head of TV3 news has defended the network's conduct after police questioned staff members and confiscated two tapes related to last night's Campbell Live interview with one of the Waiouru medal thieves.
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Friday 22 February 2008
Paris, France
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Fiji appeal court's harassment of Leone Cabenatabua, the editor of the Fiji Sun, and Virisila Buadromo, the head of the Fiji Women's Rights Movement, who were summoned and warned by the court on 12 February because of an article quoting Buadromo in that day's issue criticising the military-led government's appointment of new judges to the court.
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Friday 22 February 2008
New York, USA
Mr President, I have the honour to speak on behalf of the pacific lsland Forum small lsland Developing states namely: Fiji, Nauru, Micronesia, Marshall lslands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon lslands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and my own country, the Kingdom of Tonga. At the outset, we associate ourselves with the statement delivered by Grenada on behalf of A0SIS. From the Foreign Affairs
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Monday 18 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifty Tongan children will have a head start at school this year thanks to the Back to School promotion run by the Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a worldwide leader in money transfer services.
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Saturday 16 February 2008
London, UK
Saudi Arabia's rulers threatened to make it easier for terrorists to attack London unless corruption investigations into their arms deals were halted, according to court documents revealed yesterday.
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Friday 15 February 2008
United Nations,New York, USA
A new thematic fund for maternal health has been created to boost global efforts to reduce the number of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth. The fund, established by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, will also encourage developed countries and private sponsors to contribute more to saving women's lives.
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Friday 15 February 2008
Suva, Fiji
Fiji Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) Deputy Commissioner George Langman says more prominent people are expected to face corruption-related charges.
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Friday 15 February 2008
Arlington, Virginia,USA
The small Pacific Island nation of Kiribati has become a global conservation leader by establishing the world's largest marine protected area ...– a California-sized ocean wilderness of pristine coral reefs and rich fish populations threatened by over-fishing and climate change.
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