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Westminster meeting makes new declaration for West Papua’s future

Published By   /  May 4, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Westminster meeting makes new declaration for West Papua’s future

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The meeting was attended and supported by Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva the Prime Minister of Tonga; Bruno Leingkone, Minister for Foreign Affairs in Vanuatu; Rex Horoi, MSG Special Envoy on West Papua, Solomon Islands; Ralph Regenvanu, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources in Vanuatu; Gary Juffa, Governor of Oro […]

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UK’s Corbyn calls for democratic reform in Papua at ‘historic’ summit

Published By   /  May 4, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on UK’s Corbyn calls for democratic reform in Papua at ‘historic’ summit

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz United Kingdom Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn has spoken out about the plight of the West Papuan people and supported a push for democratic reform in the Indonesian province, reports the ABC. Speaking at a meeting of the International Parliamentarians for West Papua at the House of Commons, Corbyn […]

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West Papua – ‘a nation in waiting’: Behind this week’s uprising

Published By   /  May 4, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on West Papua – ‘a nation in waiting’: Behind this week’s uprising

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Nearly 2000 people were arrested on Monday, 2 May 2016, in mass unarmed civilian-based uprisings across West Papua, reports We Are Moving Stories. “The Indonesian police were completely overwhelmed by the size, scale and disciplined defiance of the activists who came from a range of groups organised by […]

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NZ backs Pacific Forum membership for French territories

Published By   /  May 4, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on NZ backs Pacific Forum membership for French territories

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The New Zealand government backs the French Pacific territories becoming full members of the Pacific Islands Forum, reports Radio New Zealand International. The director of the recently created New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research says New Zealand support for French Polynesia and New Caledonia joining the Pacific Islands […]

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Stop arresting indigenous Papuans plea to Indonesia

Published By   /  May 4, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Stop arresting indigenous Papuans plea to Indonesia

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The Asian Human Rights Commission has learned from national and local sources that on May 2 police officers arrested in total 1724 indigenous Papuans who took part in a peaceful protest in Jayapura and other cities in Papua. The protesters came from various Papua districts, to support the […]

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Shailendra Singh: How hypocritical leaders try to divide and rule media

Published By   /  May 3, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Shailendra Singh: How hypocritical leaders try to divide and rule media

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Dr Shailendra Singh is head of journalism at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji. This was his address to the World Press Freedom Day event in Suva tonight. It’s a real honour, and privilege, to be here this evening. The theme for my World Press Freedom Day […]

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No improvement in Papua human rights – UN must help, says report

Published By   /  May 3, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on No improvement in Papua human rights – UN must help, says report

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The report of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission on its “shadow” human rights fact-finding mission to West Papua this year has found no improvement in human rights. It has called on the United Nations to investigate human rights abuses and for the Indonesian government to negotiate with […]

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Single goal for Vanuatu civil society summit – support West Papua

Published By   /  May 3, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Single goal for Vanuatu civil society summit – support West Papua

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ AsiaPacificReport.nz. Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Len Garae in Port Vila A West Papuan delegation has come to a regional civil society forum with a single goal in mind – full membership for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua in the Melanesian Spearhead Group. Emele Duituturaga, executive director of the Pacific […]

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Dame Susan Devoy: We have a choice on how our media reflects society

Published By   /  May 3, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Dame Susan Devoy: We have a choice on how our media reflects society

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz New Zealand’s Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy gave this opening address at the Ethnic Communities Engagement Summit at Auckland University of Technology at the weekend. Today’s timely and important topic is “I Know What the Media Tells You – But Do You Know Who I Am?”. Most […]

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Police arrest 1692 activists in six days, reports Suara Papua

Published By   /  May 3, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Police arrest 1692 activists in six days, reports Suara Papua

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Indonesian police in West Papua have arrested 1692 people in the region in the past six days, reports Suara Papua news website citing West Papua National Committee (KNPB) sources. Suara Papua said the police had arrested KNPB activists, community workers, students and youth in […]

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Why are journalists in the Philippines dying? Truth a dangerous profession

Published By   /  May 3, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Why are journalists in the Philippines dying? Truth a dangerous profession

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Report by Pacific Media Centre After a brutal fortnight for journalists in the Philippines last year, in which three broadcasters were shot dead, the International News Safety Institute spoke to veteran Filipino journalist Red Batario about the situation for the press in his home country. It is worth recalling here Red’s […]

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Hundreds of Papuans arrested in mass Indonesian crackdown, say reports

Published By   /  May 3, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Hundreds of Papuans arrested in mass Indonesian crackdown, say reports

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Indonesian security forces and police have arrested hundreds of Papuan demonstrators during rallies today in support of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua and its effort to reach full member status of the regional Melanesian Spearhead Group. Local news media such as Tabloid Jubi reported massive arrests […]

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AWPA calls on Australian Foreign Minister to condemn Papua arrests

Published By   /  May 2, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on AWPA calls on Australian Foreign Minister to condemn Papua arrests

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The Australia West Papua Association has called on Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to condemn the arrests of peaceful demonstrators in West Papua. About 178 activists from the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), the Regional Parliament (PRD) and students were taken to the City Police Resort (Police) in the […]

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Talks soon on second phase of Chinese-funded Vanuatu roads

Published By   /  May 2, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Talks soon on second phase of Chinese-funded Vanuatu roads

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Anita Roberts in Port Vila Vanuatu’s Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has instructed Infrastructure Minister Jotham Napat to negotiate the second phase of the Chinese-funded road construction on Tanna, including Malekula. This road rehabilitation and construction phase 1 started in July 2015 and will take up to five […]

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IAG/State Insurance win Roger Award for ‘worst transnational’

Published By   /  May 2, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on IAG/State Insurance win Roger Award for ‘worst transnational’

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The Roger Award … the scourge of “worst practice” corporations operating in New Zealand. Image: PMC The 2015 Roger Award for the “worst transnational corporation operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand” has been awarded to the international IAG/State Insurance conglomerate, the organisers have announced. The global private prisons operator Serco […]

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Indonesia’s 1965 purge – the persecuted and persecutors in safe space

Published By   /  May 2, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Indonesia’s 1965 purge – the persecuted and persecutors in safe space

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Recounting the wounds … a former political prisoner Sri Sulistiawati, 76, gives testimony during the national conference aiming to examine the killings that took place in Indonesia from 1965 to 1966. Image: Don/Jakarta Post By Ati Nurbaiti in Jakarta A national symposium on the Indonesian bloodshed of 1965 […]

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Images: Ethnic communities engage – let’s develop and grow

Published By   /  May 1, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Images: Ethnic communities engage – let’s develop and grow

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ AsiaPacificReport.nz. Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz David Robie is professor of journalism and director of AUT University’s Pacific Media Centre. He is a strong advocate of independent journalism at the country’s journalism schools. He is co-founder with Selwyn Manning of Pacific Scoop and manages the Pacific Media Watch media […]

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Sky Pacific clearing cyclone backlog, planning new office

Published By   /  May 1, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Sky Pacific clearing cyclone backlog, planning new office

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Sky Pacific … under new management – updates on the first month owned by Digicel. Image: Sky Pacific By Allison Penjueli in Suva Clearing out the backlog of customer care jobs after Cyclone Winston remains the major challenge for the Pacific’s largest pay television service, Sky Pacific. Digicel […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Insights into Government processes and wealth protection

Published By   /  April 30, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Insights into Government processes and wealth protection

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Political Roundup by Dr Bryce Edwards. Dr Bryce Edwards. Insights into Government processes and wealth protection: If you want to know how the political process really works, and how the wealthy protect their assets from taxation, then the ongoing Panama Papers saga is proving to be an important case study. This week’s […]

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AWPA condemns the arrest of 41 KNPB activists in Jayapura

Published By   /  April 30, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on AWPA condemns the arrest of 41 KNPB activists in Jayapura

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MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz [embedded content] Indonesian security forces stage a brutal attack on a Papuan taxi driver during this rally in Jayapura on 13 April 2016. See at 1min20sec. Video: A citizen journalist The Australia West Papua Association today condemned the arrest of 41 KNPB activists in Jayapura yesterday. “The activists […]

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