17 Apr 2015

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 17 April 2015

From , 5:05 am on 17 April 2015

Bougainville lays groundwork for independence referendum within the term of the region's next parliament ; The Pacific Freedom Forum has condemned the PNG National newspaper for advocating strict controls on social media users; The Fiji Times has defended its reporting of opposition comments, saying freedom of the press is enshrined in the constitution; A sea turtle rookery in Solomon Islands is showing the most dramatic recovery ever recorded in the Pacific; The Vanuatu government has placed a blanket ban on genetically modified seeds brought in as part of the relief effort after cyclone Pam.