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Papua trial opens of two French journalists

French journalists Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois accompanied by an interpreter, face trial before a court in Jayapura in Indonesia's eastern Papua province.

The trial has opened in Papua of two French journalists on charges of abusive use of entry visas into Indonesia.

PNG refugee policy thrown out

One of the first group of asylum seekers at the Manus Island centre in August 2013.

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says his government is going back to the drawing board on its policy for resettling refugees from Australia's Manus Island detention centre.

Fiji MP warns MIDA credibility at stake

The National Federation Party MP Tupou Draunidalo.

The President of the National Federation Party, Tupou Draunidalo, has warned that the credibility of the country's media authority is at stake.

PNG's O'Neill and Widodo discuss ties

Peter O'Neill between Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and former Japan Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda at the swearing in ceremony of Indonesia's Joko Widodo.

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill is due to discuss links with Indonesia's new president in Jakarta this morning.

Niue reviews health plan for ebola

 A beach on Niue

Niue is reviewing its response for public health emergencies in case ebola reaches its shores, despite the low risk of the fatal disease reaching the isolated country.

Appeal in Tonga's Fungavaka case

A former police inspector in Tonga who was jailed for his part in the maslaughter of New Zealand police officer Kali Fungavaka in 2012 is appealing his conviction and sentence.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 21 October 2014 ( 19′ 55″ )

    Fiji's Media Development Authority comes under criticism for inaction; Tonga's government denies threatening the Public Service Association; end-of-term payouts to Solomon Island MPs increase by 300 percent; Fiji seeks advice to revive its local rice industry; and American Samoa looks to restore a once iconic cable car.

  • Fiji's MIDA under pressure to comment on decree breach ( 3′ 14″ )

    Fiji's media industry development authority has come under criticism for not condemning a breach of the Electoral Decree by the public broadcaster.

  • Fiji to boost its local rice production - FAO ( 3′ 26″ )

    Fiji is to get expert advice from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation in order to rev up its local rice production and avoid relying on imports.

  • Plans to restore American Samoa's cable car ( 3′ 39″ )

    American Samoa is looking to revamp its tourism industry by getting an iconic attraction up and running again.

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 20 October 2014 ( 20′ 6″ )

    Tonga's government denies threatening the Public Service Association; we hear about a controversial payout to Solomon Islands MPs; there are calls for a tuna deal between the US and Pacific to be overhauled; and a researcher says PNG's WWII stories must be recorded before it's too late.