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Fiji warns ‘selfish’ countries amid Paris Agreement climate rulebook deadlock
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Talks to draft the Paris Agreement rulebook remained deadlocked today on traditionally tough issues. Emerging economies – China, India, Brazil and South Africa R...


Pacific ‘smart’ thinking grows creative tension between policy and research
Wed, 12 Dec 2018
ANALYSIS: By Professor Derrick Armstrong A traditional view of the tension between research and policy suggests that researchers are poor at communicating their research findings to policy-makers in c...


Sincha Dimara: My mother, a West Papuan survivor of many hardships, spurred along by her faith
Tue, 11 Dec 2018
PROFILE: By Sincha Dimara in Port Moresby I once asked my mother how was it that she married at the tender age of 16 and left home in West Papua for a foreign land – neighbouring Papua New Guine...


Human rights watchdog calls for police probe into ‘unclear’ Papua killings
Mon, 10 Dec 2018
Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Indonesian police should investigate a Papuan armed group’s killing of at least 17 people, including a soldier, at a construction area in Nduga in Papua’s densely foreste...


Pacific voices tell stories of climate change reality in new documentary
Mon, 10 Dec 2018
A new documentary Subject to Change, a collection of interviews and personal stories from across the Pacific, explores the impact of climate change. Video: MFAT Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Two young ...