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China’s Belt and Road Initiative divides the Pacific
Global Voices Southeast Asia and Oceania editor Mong Palatino reviews the impact of China's economic and diplomatic expansion in the Pacific.
This online game exposes the dangers of deep-sea mining
"Help the residents of the deep defend their home. Play GAME OVER and discover the enormous risks involved in deep sea mining."
The tide is rising against deep sea mining
"If allowed to go ahead, mining will irreversibly destroy ancient deep sea habits and impact those who rely on the ocean for their livelihood."
Pacific groups celebrate Ocean Week by opposing deep sea mining
Various Pacific groups celebrated Ocean Week and Ocean Day on June 8 by calling on officials to reject deep-sea mining (DSM) in the region.
How the Fiji Meteorological Service uses social media
Global Voices interviewed the Fiji Meteorological Service about the role of social media in informing citizens about the weather and climate science in the South Pacific nation.
Meet the Pacific Islanders fighting for climate action at COP26
"We are resilient people, but we recognise the need for other countries to build their resilience as well if we are to have a fighting chance!"
Climate change in the Pacific: “The time is now” to avoid catastrophe
"This is a final call for action and that we do not have any more excuses, or time to lose, and that every single degree matters."
Fiji general cites need to ‘stifle criticism’ in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic
"The COVID-19 pandemic is not an excuse for human rights violations. Excessive force and brutality are unacceptable from any of our enforcement or security forces."
Fiji poet and activist Peter Sipeli promotes storytelling for LGBTQ+ rights in the Pacific
"I wanted to create a human conversation about the pain that we endure, that ostracization, and unpack that for people to see into."
Fiji netizens say #PlasticFree campaign is misleading
"This whole exercise is to change peoples behaviour, you don't do that by giving them an equally bad alternative."
Melanesian journalists decry growing threats against media freedom
"Melanesian governments cannot pay lip service to international conventions and commitments to democratic freedoms and in the same breath issue orders to clamp down on journalists' right to expression."
Is Fiji's Online Safety Act a ‘trojan horse’ for online censorship?
"The Act on the surface professes online ‘Safety’, while its vagueness on responsible free speech leaves the act open to being a Trojan horse for online ‘Regulation’ and censorship."
Acquittal of Fiji Times sedition case hailed as victory for press freedom in Oceania
"It has become quite obvious that the government of Fiji has continued to charge people with sedition to suppress freedom of speech and also political dissent."
Aside From the Singaporean Swimmer Who Beat Michael Phelps, Meet the Other Southeast Asian Olympic Gold Medalists
Singapore and Vietnam have bagged their first ever Olympic golds in Rio, Thailand has topped the podium twice and the Philippines has ended a two-decade medal drought.
Fiji's Pacific Climate Warriors Are Ready to Stand Up for Climate Change Action
A photo series offers a glimpse of Fiji's "Pacific climate warriors" as they prepare to fight for their very existence against climate change.
Will Fiji Become Australia's New Best Friend?
A visit by Australia's foreign minister heralds a thaw in relations with Fiji.
Pacific Climate Warriors: “We Are Not Drowning, We Are Fighting”
A new campaign seeks to change the image of Pacific Islanders as passive victims to warriors of peace against climate change.
From Fiji to Italy, Global Eco-Tourism Communities Blossom
TribeWanted has developed a model for self-sustainable eco-retreats that are co-funded by members and operated together with locals at a growing number of worldwide locations.
‘Tribewanted’ Creates, Connects Eco-Villages
Renewable energy, permaculture and green building, along with local traditions and eco-tourism: welcome to Tribewanted – an online community launched in 2006 based on the idea of “global citizenship” and harnessing the energy of social media to meaningfully connect and practice positive behavior change. Thanks to crowdfunding strategies, the project plans...
2012 Paralympics: A Successful Start, Remarkable Stories
Martine Wright, a survivor of the London bombings, Rim Ju Song, the first North Korean participant who, a few months ago, could not swim; and Hassiem Achmat, who survived a shark attack. Just some of the remarkable Paralympic athletes.