Pacific Islands Report Cuts Back To Three Times Per Week

Pacific Islands Report
Honolulu, HI

August 15, 2017

Since 1997 the Pacific Islands Report has made a concerted effort to post what it considers to be the most important news articles from across the Pacific Islands region five days every week. Our searchable archive contains well over 100,000 posts and our daily visitors have consistently topped 800-1,000 for the past decade. In addition, our daily news brief, which has also been going out five days a week, currently has approximately 2,700 subscribers. Due to staffing changes and ongoing budgetary challenges at the East-West Center, starting this week PIR will be updated only three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday Hawai‘i time). At this time it is unclear if this change will be permanent or only during this uncertain period of transition but the production team, and everyone at the Pacific Islands Development Program, appreciates your loyal support of PIR over the years and hopes that this unfortunately change is not too disruptive. 

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I look forward to reading the PIR daily when I get home from work each day and will miss being able to do so with the new changes. I wish you all the best and hope that this will be temporary. Thank you

Kia ora Talofa Aloha, PIR is a great news and information service which is much appreciated by our students, researchers and communities - Pacific and non-Pacific. Mahalo and look forward to its continuation.

Invaluable service wish u the best in securing funding

This is sad. I hope 5 days a week can be restored. The service is incredibly useful.

Unfortunately, the way of the world. Thank you for your fine service, I have long appreciated your wide-ranging reporting of Pacific affairs, and hope that you will continue even in reduced format. Good luck, bon courage. Garth in NewCal

Very sad news that your great daily newsfeed on the Pacific is going to be cut back to three issues a week because of staffing changes and budgetary challenges in the EWCentre. You have been providing a fabtastic service over the years. Hopefully the budget vuts will be temporary.

Thank you for all your wonderful reporting. We look forward to your writing, however often you are able to put it together.

you are providing an invaluable service and I hope you can maintain that quality and comprehension on a three day a week schedule.

The daily briefs have been a very important source of information for me, as I've moved into a new regional role. I will miss them and hope that the changes a temporary. Wishing you all the very best.

an excellent resource has been wounded. we hope for a speedy and full recovery.

. . . A great pity to hear of the cut from five days to three. In the wake of the cancellation of the shortwave service from Australia, this further cuts back #4thestate capacity in the region. PIREPORT has long been invaluable, for example, in ensuring that the south pacific stays in touch with north pacific news. It should be funded to seven days a week! Meantime, perhaps guest editors could open up that window? . . .

This is sad news, PIR has always been a great source of regional news that might otherwise have been missed, I shall very much miss the daily coverage and hope that the five-day digest can be restored as soon as possible. Good luck with securing funding and staff.

Watching the Pacific from the far remove of Washington D.C., I am very grateful for all of your work.

I AM A REGULAR READER OF THIS NEWS LINK & WAS NOT SUPRISED TO HEAR YOU SHIFTING TO A 3 TIMES PER WEEK FORMAT.AS A TAXPAYER OF THE UNITED STATES THERE COMES A TIME WHEN FUNDING MUST BE ON A AS NEEDED BASIS.BANKRUPTING A COUNTRY IS NOT WHAT MY CHILDREN OR GRAND-CHILDREN DESERVE AS A LEGACY.

Paul if you're worried about bankrupting your country then perhaps you should focus on getting rid of a President who spends $3 million a weekend to play golf at his own resorts, pocketing your taxpayer dollars in the process. He probably considers this excellent service fake news anyway.

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