Regional Archive March 2013

Pacific Growth Eases as Gains from Large Projects Fade

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Pacific growth softened in 2012 and is expected to moderate further in 2013, as gains from major investment and public infrastructure projects fade, according to the latest Pacific Economic Monitor, released today by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

SPC Prepares Kiribati Advocates for Consultations on Violence Against Women Legislation

The Kiribati Ministry of Internal and Social Affairs in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Regional Rights Resource Team (SPC RRRT) facilitated a workshop for community representatives from 11 to 13 March in Tarawa to advance their knowledge and skills of advocating for improved legislation to address violence against women.

Fiji: “Shocking” Video Depicts Alleged Torture of Prisoners

Video footage apparently showing the torture of two men in Fiji is “shocking”, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, as it called for an independent investigation into the events.

PFF- PNG Journos Must Keep to Ethics, Avoid Spin

PFF, Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS--The lack of factual information surrounding the recent sacking of a Papua New Guinea journalist poses another warning to newsrooms there on the need to steer clear of political spin, says regional media monitoring group the Pacific Freedom Forum.