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Southern Cross: bFM's weekly look at Pacific news with AUT Pacific Media Centre's Michael Andrew and David Robie.

You can check out the Pacific Media Centre at www.pmc.aut.ac.nz

The Southern Cross: August 19, 2019

The Southern Cross: August 19, 2019 The Southern Cross: August 19, 2019, 25.19 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

This week on the Southern Cross, Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Michael Andrew talks to the Wire team about the Pacific Islands Forum, Australia's failure to commit to Pacific climate emergency strategies, support for West Papua and the condemnation of Indonesia, and Tonga considering a ban on Facebook to stop royal slander. 

The Southern Cross: August 12, 2019

The Southern Cross: August 12, 2019 The Southern Cross: August 12, 2019, 15.55 MB
Mon 12 Aug 2019

This week on the Southern Cross, Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Michael Andrew talks to the Wire Team about the Pacific Islands Forum, an American journalist shot in the Philippines, migrant communities supporting the occupation at Ihumātao and much more. 

The Southern Cross: August 05, 2019

The Southern Cross: August 05, 2019 The Southern Cross: August 05, 2019, 28.21 MB
Mon 5 Aug 2019

This week on the Southern Cross, Pacific Media Watch contributing editor, Michael Andrew, talks to Jemima and Rahul about the latest events in Pacific news. Australia's Right to Know media lobbying group has made recommendations to review the laws that inhibit press freedom in Australia, a report has detailed the shocking levels of child violence in the Pacific Islands, Pacific leaders have declared a climate emergency and more. 

The Southern Cross: July 29, 2019

The Southern Cross: July 29, 2019 The Southern Cross: July 29, 2019, 19.97 MB
Mon 29 Jul 2019

This week on the Southern Cross Pacific Media Centre contributing editor Michael Andrew talked to the Wire team about French journalists who were arrested in Australia for filming protestors at a coal mine in Queensland. They also discussed West Papuan media violations, a call for more media freedom in West Papua and the Pacific Media Centre's mid-winter showcase. 

The Southern Cross: July 15, 2019

The Southern Cross: July 15, 2019 The Southern Cross: July 15, 2019, 27.11 MB
Mon 15 Jul 2019

Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Michael Andrew talks to us about massacres in Papua New Guinea villages, journalism and human rights developments in the Phillipines, the further fallout of a Tongan beauty queen's controversial speech and more. 

The Southern Cross: July 8, 2019

The Southern Cross: July 8, 2019 The Southern Cross: July 8, 2019, 24.03 MB
Mon 8 Jul 2019

This week on the Southern Cross, Pacific Media Centre director, Professor David Robie talks to Jemima and Lachlan about several controversial issues in the Pacific this week. He covers West Papuan human rights defender, Rosa Moiwend's disappointment in New Zealand's inaction in West Papua, a controversial speech at the Miss Heilala beauty pageant, and a secrecy veil over the deportation of six Chinese officials in Vanauatu. 

The Southern Cross: June 24, 2019

The Southern Cross: June 24, 2019 The Southern Cross: June 24, 2019, 21.4 MB
Mon 24 Jun 2019

Pacific Media Watch contributing editor, Michael Andrew, talks to the Wire team about the Cook Islands censor's attempted ban of Rocketman, Isreal Folau's controversial comments, successes in Vanautu media and a conference in Bangkok regarding ethics in technology. 

The Southern Cross: June 17, 2019

The Southern Cross: June 17, 2019 The Southern Cross: June 17, 2019, 26.22 MB
Mon 17 Jun 2019

This week on Southern Cross, Pacific Media Watch contributing editor, Michael Andrew, talks to Jemima and Lachlan about Samoan censorship laws, logging announcements in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea and New Zealand's problematic coverage of a Kiwi stabbed in Papua New Guinea. 

The Southern Cross: June 10, 2019

The Southern Cross: June 10, 2019 The Southern Cross: June 10, 2019, 30.19 MB
Mon 10 Jun 2019

This week on the Southern Cross, Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Michael Andrew talks to Jemima about the police raids on journalists in Australia, the increased aid and funding Australia and New Zealand are pumping into the Pacific, and former Prime Minister of Papua Guinea, Peter O'Neill's resignation. 

The Southern Cross: May 27, 2019

The Southern Cross: May 27, 2019 The Southern Cross: May 27, 2019, 21.91 MB
Mon 27 May 2019

This week Southern Cross is back and Jemima speaks to Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Michael Andrew about the latest in Pacific news. They talk about Papua New Guinea, the aftermath of the Australian election on the Manus Islands and the Indonesian general elections.