Regional Archive July 2013

DISAPPOINTED: Fidelis Jeminta, chief editor of Pelita Papua in Jayapura, said police action would again deter freedom of the press in West Papua. 
Photo - Katarina Lita / PortalKBR

Papua Police Ban on New Mag Illegal – PFF

Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Police actions to stop distribution of a new magazine in West Papua break press laws of Indonesia and must be condemned, says the Pacific Freedom Forum.
WHO Vanuatu

Winning the War Against Neglected Tropical Diseases

MANILA, 15 July 2013 - Together with its Member States and partners, the World Health Organization (WHO) continues to make progress against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as leprosy and yaws in the Western Pacific Region.

Samoa Urged to Halt Plans for New Media Council – PFF

Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Government in Samoa must halt plans for a state media council and return to the original timeframe recommended by the country’s law reform commission, says the Pacific Freedom Forum.

Combining Sciences is Critical for Effective Risk Reduction

With the increasing flow of funding into the Pacific region for disaster risk management and climate change adaptation projects, it is essential to combine the perspectives of different sciences for effective outcomes.