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Monday, 02/13/17


A newly released study shows self censorship in Fiji's media remains a problem despite the return to democratic rule in 2014. Veteran Fiji journalist Ricardo Morris' survey two years ago was sponsored by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and analysis of the study, Watching Our Words: Perceptions of Self-Censorship and Media Freedom in Fiji, has just been published. Mr... + continue reading

Thursday, 02/09/17


Two death row inmates, both murderers, are among 306 prisoners who have broken out of national jails and are still on the run. They two are Ben Simakot Simbu, 31, from Yangkok in West Sepik Province and Kepak Langa of Sangurap in Wabag, Enga Province. Simbu escaped from the Port Moresby General Hospital eye clinic in October last year while awaiting the death penalty at... + continue reading

Sunday, 02/19/17


Tonga's Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho, has passed away in an Auckland Hospital at the age of 90 years. The Queen Mother reportedly left Tonga for New Zealand last week. Her grand daughter, Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Mata'aho was reportedly by her side during her passing. Tonga's King Tupou VI is understood to be away visiting the Niuas, a remote... + continue reading

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The Supreme Court of the United States has denied a petition of ‘writ of certiorari’ from five American Samoans, who are plaintiffs in the US citizenship case against the federal... + continue reading


Wednesday, 02/15/17 - 0 comment(s)


I write this Open Letter to you to share my deep concern about the proposed amendment to Section 3 of Article III of our national constitution. This current provision of our...

News Releases

Sunday, 02/19/17 - 0 comment(s)


Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga in a major milestone for American Samoa announces a key achievement for his administration — American Samoa has obtained approval from the Centers... + continue reading

In Depth

Tuesday, 01/31/17 - 0 comment(s)


Last month, New Zealand-based analyst Jose Sousa-Santos commented on Twitter that “Indonesia’s attempt at buying support from the Pacific region seems to have little to no impact... + continue reading


Sunday, 02/19/17 - 0 comment(s)


New York Times "video journalist Megan Specia explains how she connected with and captured the harrowing ordeal of a Kurdish dissident from Iran who has been held... + continue reading

Video & Audio

Thursday, 11/10/16 - 0 comment(s)


For those of us lucky enough to live in Hawaii, this 36th Hawaii International Film Festival is once again showcasing films from New Zealand, Vanuatu, Tahiti and Hawaii.

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