22 ноября, 09:31

Benedict Allen: Was jungle trip PR stunt?

The British explorer is back home after going missing in Papua New Guinea.

22 ноября, 03:16

Australia defends alternative accommodation for asylum seekers against U.N. criticism

SYDNEY/GENEVA (Reuters) - Australia's foreign minister said on Wednesday that asylum seekers occupying an abandoned Australian-run detention camp in Papua New Guinea (PNG) can relocate to alternative accommodation, challenging United Nations claims that the substitute site is unfinished and inadequate.

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21 ноября, 12:33

Explorer Benedict Allen: 'I was not lost and did not need to be rescued'

British explorer who went missing in Papua New Guinea says he only accepted offer of airlift to safety for sake of his familyThe British explorer Benedict Allen, who went missing in Papua New Guinea, has said he didn’t need rescuing last week and was not lost. In his first broadcast interview since he was airlifted to safety, in a helicopter paid for by the Daily Mail, Allen claimed he only accepted the offer for the sake of his family, who were worried after he failed to meet a planned flight out of the area earlier in the week. Continue reading...

20 ноября, 20:52

Children's Day & other topics - Daily Briefing (20 November 2017)

Daily Press Briefing: Libya, Middle East, Burundi, Yemen, Iraq, Bangladesh, Peacebuilding, Papua New Guinea, Environment, Africa Industrialization Day, Honour Roll, Children's Day Daily Press Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS: - LIBYA: SECRETARY-GENERAL VOICES HORROR AT REPORTS OF AFRICAN MIGRANTS BEING SOLD AS SLAVES - U.N. OPENS DOORS TO YOUTH TO MARK WORLD CHILDREN’S DAY - HANDOVER OF GAZA CROSSINGS COULD LEAD TO NORMALIZATION OF MOVEMENT, U.N. MIDDLE EAST ENVOY TELLS SECURITY COUNCIL - U.N. ENVOY UPDATES SECURITY COUNCIL ON TRAVELS TO BURUNDI, STRESSES NEED TO PURSUE POLITICAL PROCESS - AS SAUDI-LED COALITION BLOCKADE OF YEMEN ENTERS 15TH DAY, U.N. SOUNDS ALARM ON DETERIORATING HUMANITARIAN SITUATION - AS NUMBER OF ROHINGYA FLEEING MYANMAR TO BANGLADESH REACHES 621,000, U.N. GOODWILL AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHTS SUFFERING OF REFUGEE CHILDREN - IRAQ: MOST OF EARTHQUAKE-AFFECTED PEOPLE REACHED WITH RELIEF – U.N. - SRI LANKA: U.N. BODY DISCUSSES PROGRESS, CHALLENGES IN PEACEBUILDING - SENIOR U.N. OFFICIAL WRAPS UP PAPUA NEW GUINEA VISIT - ON AFRICA INDUSTRIALIZATION DAY, SECRETARY-GENERAL CALLS FOR STEPPED UP INVESTMENTS IN INFRASTRUCTURE, TECHNOLOGIES - U.N. HAILS ENTRY INTO FORCE OF PACT PHASING DOWN HYDROFLUOROCARBON USE - COSTA RICA BECOMES 143RD U.N. MEMBER STATE TO PAY FULL DUES Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=20%20November%202017

20 ноября, 18:53

#KidsTakeover the Daily Noon Briefing - #WorldChildrensDay

World Children's Day #KidsTakeover continues - Watch LIVE today's daily press briefing for a special appearance! Daily Press Briefing: Libya, Middle East, Burundi, Yemen, Iraq, Bangladesh, Peacebuilding, Papua New Guinea, Environment, Africa Industrialization Day, Honour Roll, Children's Day Daily Press Briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General. HIGHLIGHTS: - LIBYA: SECRETARY-GENERAL VOICES HORROR AT REPORTS OF AFRICAN MIGRANTS BEING SOLD AS SLAVES - U.N. OPENS DOORS TO YOUTH TO MARK WORLD CHILDREN’S DAY - HANDOVER OF GAZA CROSSINGS COULD LEAD TO NORMALIZATION OF MOVEMENT, U.N. MIDDLE EAST ENVOY TELLS SECURITY COUNCIL - U.N. ENVOY UPDATES SECURITY COUNCIL ON TRAVELS TO BURUNDI, STRESSES NEED TO PURSUE POLITICAL PROCESS - AS SAUDI-LED COALITION BLOCKADE OF YEMEN ENTERS 15TH DAY, U.N. SOUNDS ALARM ON DETERIORATING HUMANITARIAN SITUATION - AS NUMBER OF ROHINGYA FLEEING MYANMAR TO BANGLADESH REACHES 621,000, U.N. GOODWILL AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHTS SUFFERING OF REFUGEE CHILDREN - IRAQ: MOST OF EARTHQUAKE-AFFECTED PEOPLE REACHED WITH RELIEF – U.N. - SRI LANKA: U.N. BODY DISCUSSES PROGRESS, CHALLENGES IN PEACEBUILDING - SENIOR U.N. OFFICIAL WRAPS UP PAPUA NEW GUINEA VISIT - ON AFRICA INDUSTRIALIZATION DAY, SECRETARY-GENERAL CALLS FOR STEPPED UP INVESTMENTS IN INFRASTRUCTURE, TECHNOLOGIES - U.N. HAILS ENTRY INTO FORCE OF PACT PHASING DOWN HYDROFLUOROCARBON USE - COSTA RICA BECOMES 143RD U.N. MEMBER STATE TO PAY FULL DUES Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=20%20November%202017

20 ноября, 07:25

‘The situation is critical’: cholera fears on Manus as water and medicine run out | Ben Doherty

Special report: After the wells were poisoned, many of the 400 refugees living in Australia’s former detention centre face life-threatening illnesses The piercing pain in Joinul Islam’s right arm keeps him from sleeping. He can’t bend it to eat properly (to eat with one’s left is considered unclean), and there are precious few painkillers to allow him to rest.Four months ago, he was attacked by a gang in Lorengau, his elbow was sliced open with a machete and the surgery to repair it did not work. He was promised follow-up surgery, but it never happened. Now, he waits for more medical treatment that might never come. Continue reading...

20 ноября, 05:22

Australia, NZ officials discuss screening for Manus refugees - NZ PM

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand and Australia have begun talks about screening procedures for asylum seekers holding out in a Papua New Guinea detention center, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, amid reports of worsening health conditions there.

19 ноября, 19:09

Benedict Allen coverage shows the UK media is stuck in the era of empire

The Yaifo of Papua New Guinea, minding their own business, have been portrayed as savages. Journalists can do better than thisOnce, when I was about 13 and desperate for books about my mother’s country, Ghana, I stumbled upon a Victorian novel about the Ashanti kingdom. The fact it was written by a journalist, a profession I aspired to, only made the book more appealing.The foreign correspondent GA Henty’s By Sheer Pluck was about an audacious lad from Deal on the English Channel, who wound up in the ultimate adventure – sailing to what was then the Gold Coast of west Africa. I won’t repeat the racist and colonial language of the book here, but suffice to say its hero sized up the backward and idiotic natives – some of my ancestors, probably – before thrashing them gallantly in Kumasi. Continue reading...

19 ноября, 10:50

Manus Island: Australia pulling the media strings - The Listening Post (Feature)

The United Nations has called what is happening on Manus Island a humanitarian emergency. Since the Australian government closed its controversial Papua New Guinea-based offshore immigration detention centre on October 31, over 400 men are refusing to leave. They have gone nearly three weeks without water, food, electricity and medical supplies, and they claim that the facilities they are forced to move to lack adequate security to protect them from attacks by the local community. Yet, this hasn't become the media spectacle one might expect - only two reporters have been there to cover the story. "The Australian government has tried very hard to shape the narrative about what is happening on Manus and Nauru, and it's done so very effectively, because it's so hard for journalists to be able to go there and to tell the stories of what is happening," says Elaine Pearson, director, HRW Australia. Media access to Manus and Nauru has been tightly controlled since the camps reopened in 2012 - and the Australian government is playing a blame game with the PNG and Nauruan authorities as to who is responsible. But journalists say they have no doubt Australia is pulling the strings. Photojournalist Matthew Abbott tried to go to Manus Island last week, but was refused entry. A year earlier, he published a story on Manus locals brutally attacking two refugees. When he tried to enter Papua New Guinea in the visa on arrival line the immigration officer said "are you involved with publishing disruptive material from Manus Island? That's when I knew that there was no way I was getting to Papua New Guinea," says Abbott. According to Buzzfeed Australia's senior reporter Paul Farrell, "there are real reasons to believe that there is a blacklist for Australian journalists. Australia certainly has a long history of stifling reporting on immigration detention centres." Journalists have come to rely on reports from refugees and whisteblowers to find out what is going on inside the detention centres. For years, phones have been refugees' lifelines - the only way to inform the world about their plight. They have shared stories of physical abuse, lack of medical facilities, mental stress, and in one case even murder at the hands of the security guards. Amir Taghinia, one of the few who made it out of Manus set up 'Manus Alert', a public channel on the cloud-based app Telegram to which he and his fellow refugees upload footage and their stories. It quickly became one of journalists' main sources of information. "If I didn't smuggle that phone inside the centre, and I couldn't get internet on that small, old smartphone, I wouldn't be in here," says Taghinia, who spent four years on Manus but is now in Canada. "I did everything with that small phone ... I think right now around 600 people are on that channel and the majority of them are Australians and journalists." Yet, despite sources such as Manus Alert, journalists are increasingly steering away from this story. Not least because Australian audiences have grown increasingly apathetic. Reporting on Manus and Nauru no longer gets the clicks, the likes, that too often drives the media's agenda. Typically, the images Australians are seeing are distant and limited. Taken from afar, they lack the faces and personal stories that tend to affect audiences. They fail to capture what's happening up close. And the few outlets the authorities in Canberra have allowed into the camp: The Australian newspaper and Sky - both owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp - and Channel 9, are known for sticking to the government's line. "I think privileged access is given to certain media and certain outlets that portray Australian policies in a certain light, the reporting that they've done has been very superficial," explains Pearson. "It's barely scratched the surface, it focused a lot on things like the physical facilities that the refugees and asylum seekers are living in, the physical standard of the accommodation, and saying that well, you know they're living in nice houses, this is all being paid for by the Australian government so therefore you it's a life all good on Nauru." More from The Listening Post on: YouTube - http://aje.io/listeningpostYT Facebook - http://facebook.com/AJListeningPost Twitter - http://twitter.com/AJListeningPost Website - http://aljazeera.com/listeningpost

19 ноября, 10:33

Unconvincing England into Rugby League World Cup semi-final

England 36-6 PNG in MelbourneEnglish managed just 25 of 45 sets at 56% completionOn a weekend of shocks and surprises in the Rugby League World Cup, England would ultimately not fall foul of another in Melbourne – winning 36-6 against a Papua New Guinea side who were earmarked as a major threat. That in itself is a major positive.Four games into the tournament though, and you suspect England are still capable of more: and how they will need it next week when they face Tonga in the World Cup semi-final. It is perhaps easy to focus on the negatives, primarily England’s lacklustre completion rate, but there were positives against PNG and if Bennett’s team get it right against Tonga, a first World Cup final in 22 years is within reach. Continue reading...

19 ноября, 08:11

Patchy England into Rugby League World Cup last four - as it happened

England 36-6 PNGEngland to face Tonga in semi-final; Australia to face Fiji 7.00am GMT It’s all over here at AAMI park with a convincing win to England over Papua New Guinea. They’ll now face Tonga in a semi-final, while Australia will play Fiji. Not sure England will knock over Tonga, not with form like they showed today. They finished with very poor completion rates, plenty of handling errors, and patchy form at best. Still McGillvary is a special talent, and Burgess will be better for today’s run. Widdop was serviceable at full-back, but it will be interesting to see what Bennett does with Hodgson, given the form of Roby. 6.54am GMT RLWC quarter final 79:00 England 34-6 PNGRyan Hall is over! It’s a seventh try to England as this one blows right out. Great footwork by Widdop to unsettle the Kumuls’ defensive line. Hall scores his 34th try for England in his 38th test. That’s a fair record. Continue reading...

18 ноября, 13:38

Saad Hariri, Saudi power play and the media - The Listening Post (Full)

On The Listening Post this week, Saudi Arabia's Middle East power play as seen across the region's media. Plus, the lock-down facing journalists trying to cover refugees on Manus Island. Lebanon's PM and Saudi Arabia's power play In just two weeks, the new Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman has upended both the domestic and the regional balance of power with a series of moves that have left observers struggling to keep up. Regional media have reported the resignation of the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the arrest of dozens of princes and businessmen and the threat of regional conflict through the political positions that they bring to the mix. International media have also shown their colours by selectively seeing what they want to see in the new prince. Contributors: Rania Masri, academic and writer Habib Battah, editor, BeirutReport.com and journalism lecturer at the American University of Beirut As'ad Abukhalil, professor, California State University, Stanislaus David Hearst, editor, Middle East Eye On our radar Zimbabwe's army seizes the state broadcaster as it moves to take control of the country's succession. Julian Assange trolls Trump Jr while defending WikiLeaks' journalism. Venezuela's new media law raises heckles from press freedom activists. Covering Manus Island Last year, Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court ruled that Australia's imprisonment of asylum seekers on the islands of Manus and Nauru was illegal and ordered the closure of the camps. Unfortunately, the story attracted little attention since Australia's offshore "processing centres" for asylum seekers have operated largely under a shroud of secrecy. Journalists trying to report on conditions at the prisons have been blocked at every turn by the governments involved. Eighteen months since that court ruling, the camps are now closed but the refugees are refusing to leave fearing attacks by local people. The Listening Post's Johanna Hoes returns to the story of the refugees on Manus Island and Nauru. Contributors: Elaine Pearson, director, HRW Australia Paul Farrell, senior reporter, Buzzfeed Australia Matthew Abbott, documentary photographer Amir Taghinia, former Manus refugee Behrouz Boochani, refugee - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

18 ноября, 13:00

England’s Jermaine McGillvary ready for World Cup bruises against PNG

Wing says Papua New Guinea have added talent and experience to their fervour and will be formidable opponents in the quarter-final in Melbourne on SundayFollowing a group stage of ups, downs and an overwhelming sense of room for improvement, the return of Sam Burgess for Sunday’s World Cup quarter-final against Papua New Guinea offers England belief that perhaps the best is yet to come: and how they will need it.Burgess’s return from the knee injury suffered against Australia happily coincides with the beginning of the knockout stage and while the quarter-finals were straightforward for England to negotiate four years ago against France, the story could be markedly different in Melbourne. Continue reading...

18 ноября, 08:31

Australian medical group wants access to Manus Island asylum seekers

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's main medical association called on Saturday for the government to allow independent doctors and other health experts to help more than 400 asylum seekers languishing inside a recently closed detention center in Papua New Guinea.

17 ноября, 22:33

British Explorer Is Rescued From Remote Forest in Papua New Guinea

Benedict Allen was trying to reconnect with a tribe he had met 30 years ago.

17 ноября, 21:46

A British explorer is ending his latest expedition with something he didn't want: A rescue

Benedict Allen had traveled to Papua New Guinea to seek out a remote tribe with no other contact with the outside world.

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17 ноября, 17:48

The white man’s blunders of ‘explorer’ Benedict Allen feed racist myths | Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff

The story of his Papua New Guinea mission, his disappearance and subsequent rescue reinforced Great British colonial narratives of black savageryI was happy when a notification popped up to tell me that Benedict Allen, the British “explorer” reportedly lost in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, had been found alive and well (although with possible malaria). That feeling didn’t last long. The whole notion of white men dangerously journeying to foreign lands is too intimately connected to the colonial nostalgia that pervades “Great Britain” for it to be something to celebrate. Related: British explorer Benedict Allen 'alive and well' in Papua New Guinea Continue reading...

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17 ноября, 14:00

Benedict Allen rescued with suspected malaria in Papua New Guinea

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British explorer has been picked up by helicopter from remote airstrip days after going missing, agent confirmsAn explorer who was feared lost in the Papua New Guinean jungle has been rescued with suspected malaria five days after he went missing. Benedict Allen, who has made programmes for the BBC, had gone travelling alone in an attempt to find the Yaifo tribe, one of the few left in the world that has little to no contact with outsiders, and which he first visited 30 years ago. Continue reading...

17 ноября, 13:46

Sports quiz of the week: World Cup losers, Ashes winners and a promise

Who kept a promise? Why is a surfer owed a beer? Where next for rugby?• Try our quizzes from previous weeksWhich country lost to France on Friday, to Australia on Saturday and to Ireland on Sunday?New Zealand WalesScotlandPapua New Guinea At which stage have Italy been knocked out at the last two World Cups, in 2010 and 2014?The group stageThe last-16 stage The quarter-finals The semi-finals The final Six countries have qualified for the last seven World Cups (going back to 1994): Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Spain, Mexico and …Croatia SwedenEnglandSouth KoreaWhat did Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts achieve this week?He was in the Peru team that qualified for the World Cup He hit a perfect 300 in the World Series of BowlingHe ran 100m in less than 10 seconds at the US Olympic trials He hit a century break at the Shanghai Masters Which team has won the most Ashes series since England and Australia started playing each other 135 years ago?EnglandAustraliaThey are tiedIf it was France in 2007, New Zealand in 2011 and England in 2015, where will it be in 2023? QatarSouth AfricaFranceIrelandWhy does Charlie Fry owe professional surfer Mick Fanning a beer? Fry, an Olympic sailor, was going the wrong way in a race until the surfer told him to turn aroundFry qualified for Australia's Olympic skiing squad after taking balance lessons from FanningFry escaped from a shark attack by using Fanning’s technique of "punching it in the nose"Fry took up skateboarding because he “could never beat Mick in the sea” and now he is a world championWhich of these players became his country’s all-time leading goalscorer this week?Christian Eriksen Mile Jedinak Nicklas Bendtner Romelu LukakuWhat promise did Pedro Pablo Kuczynski keep this week?He walked for 50 miles with no shoes onHe sold a football club He gave everyone a day off work and schoolHe collected an award in his pantsWhat did lawyers have to explain to a court in New York this week?That the Pittsburgh Penguins are not really birds That the Dallas Cowboys are not really cowboys That the Red Sox are not pieces of clothing What football and Fifa are Continue reading...

17 ноября, 08:31

NZ rules out resettlement of Manus refugees without Australia's support

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand will not resettle refugees occupying a shuttered Australian-run detention in Papua New Guinea without Australia's agreement, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday, rejecting a suggestion to deal with PNG directly.

26 июля 2016, 18:04

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