Stories about Oceania
Papua New Guinea’s police minister says two journalists who reported on COVID-19 funding ‘can’t be trusted’
"It is not up to a government minister to decide whether journalists should be fired, and especially when it is because of a report he didn’t like."
With more than 150,000 of Australia's indigenous people living in remote areas and often facing major health issues, special emphasis is being put on protecting this vulnerable population against COVID-19.
"there are areas around the world where people cannot buy soap and do not have access to running water. It is these countries that will suffer the most..."
"...there is also the most widespread bleaching event in the Great Barrier Reef. Put a fork in us. We're done."
"Staff safety is paramount and those in authority must put themselves into our shoes and understand exactly why we are doing this."
‘Being an activist is just a side-effect of being an artist': An interview with Chinese-Australian cartoonist Badiucao
Badiucao made headlines in 2019 when he revealed his identity in a documentary released on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre. Filip Noubel caught up with the artist in...
"Don’t be fooled: Julian Assange is a journalist, not a hacker, and the US wants to make his work—national security journalism—a crime"
"I wanted to create a human conversation about the pain that we endure, that ostracization, and unpack that for people to see into."
"#Coronavirus is more than a minor cold for the Chinese economy... They’ve got more to worry about than another week’s travel ban to Australia."
Australian volunteer firefighter: “I go home and hug my kids tight. But they don't know why.”
The smoke of Australia's megafires traveled 12,000 kilometers across the Pacific Ocean.
"Our country is leaderless & while it burns, instead of being the leader we need & want, Mr "I can't hold a hose" Morrison is having a NYE party."
"This whole exercise is to change peoples behaviour, you don't do that by giving them an equally bad alternative."
"I lost 2 brothers during the crisis, and like countless others, reflect on the legacy of the conflict everyday. May we have a lasting peace."
"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."
'What an utterly insane suggestion that Chinese Australians should “publicly show” their stance on anything related to China to prove their “loyalty”. '
"I just arrived in New Zealand. So exciting to get freedom after more than six years."
"People will hem and haw and say all kinds of things, but it boils down to this: I spoke out, and was punished for telling the truth."
'I was going to go to the Melbourne cup this year the first time in 67 years I've just canceled I couldn't support such a horrible industry'
Mixed reactions to the Australian media's #righttoknow campaign range from broad community support to denial by government ministers and senior public servants, plus some predictable cynicism on social media.