20 Jan 2020

Dateline Pacific for 20 January 2020

From , 5:05 am on 20 January 2020

Papua New Guinea's government has defended its efforts to protect human rights, following a damning annual report by Human Rights Watch; Reports of asylum seekers being tortured in Port Moresby's Bomana prison; A prominent Cook Islands environmentalist has set up a new foundation to support non-government organisations in the country, and; An academic group that analyses New Zealand's aid and development work says the government's new emphasis on 'sustainable development' is encouraging, on paper.