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Philippines under Duterte – acute impunity and fettered information

By   /  November 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Ampatuan massacre, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Freedom of Information, Human Rights, Maguindanao massacre, Massacres, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Security  /  Comments Off on Philippines under Duterte – acute impunity and fettered information

Eight years later, families of the 58 people massacred in Maguindanao – including 32 journalists – continue to wait for justice. Image: UCANews ANALYSIS: By Malou Mangahas in Manila Eight years ago on 23 November 2009, 32 journalists were among the 58 who were killed in what is now known as the Maguindanao Massacre, until […]

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HRW condemns failure to end abusive ‘virginity tests’ in Indonesia

By   /  November 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, General Gatot Nurmantyo, Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Indonesia, Indonesian military, Joko Widodo, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Virginity, Virginity testing  /  Comments Off on HRW condemns failure to end abusive ‘virginity tests’ in Indonesia

Women members of the Indonesian Air Force parade during celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Air Force at Halim Perdanakusuma airbase in Jakarta, last year. Image: Human Rights Watch/Reuters Human Rights Watch Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should order Indonesia’s police chief and armed forces commander to immediately ban so-called “virginity tests” of female […]

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NZ urgently needs to take more Rohingya refugees

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Asylum Seekers, Brunei, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Killings, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Muslim, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports, Rohingya  /  Comments Off on NZ urgently needs to take more Rohingya refugees

Protests against the Rohingya “genocide” have spread globally. With more than 1 million Ronhinga refugees in Bangladash, the authors argue that New Zealand needs to act now and take in more. Image: Clickittefaq OPINION: By Sharon Harvey and Sorowar Chowdhury The plight of the Rohingya people has hit the international headlines again. Following the August […]

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Indonesian president recognises land rights of nine more indigenous groups

By   /  November 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Development, Evening Report, Forests, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous forests, Indigenous rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesian president recognises land rights of nine more indigenous groups

ANALYSIS: By Basten Gokkon in Jakarta The Indonesian government has relinquished control over nine tracts of forest to the indigenous communities that have lived there for generations, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced at a recent conference on land tenure in Jakarta. The move follows the government’s recognition last December of nine other communities’ rights to […]

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Tiny Timbulsloko fights back in face of Indonesia’s ‘ecological disaster’

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Relocation, Climate research, Development, drones, Environment, Environmental activism, Environmental Journalism, Evening Report, farmers, Featured, Fishermen, Flooding, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, natural disasters, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, Semarang, Timbulsloko, Urban Planning  /  Comments Off on Tiny Timbulsloko fights back in face of Indonesia’s ‘ecological disaster’

Drone views of the village of Timbulsloko showing the scale of coastal erosion and sinking flatlands in an area that once used to to be rice fields on the edge of the Central Java city of Semarang. Mangroves are being rapidly re-established. Drone footage source: CoREM. Video: David Robie’s Café Pacific By David Robie in […]

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Indonesia’s development dilemmas – a green info gap and budget pressure

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Airports, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Business, Climate, Development, Development plan, Economics, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Forest fires, Forests, Global, Indonesia, Infrastructure, Joko Widodo, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, National Development Plan, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Palm Oil, PMC Reportage, Politics, Ports, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesia’s development dilemmas – a green info gap and budget pressure

Crucial to how Indonesia’s news outlets cover the environment – and its destruction – is the ownership and vested interests of the media landscape.  Video: Al Jazeera ANALYSIS: By David Robie in Yogyakarta In May, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo of Indonesia raised eyebrows across the archipelago when he inspected the Trans-Papua highway while trail blazing […]

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Freeport Indonesia chief resigns as dispute over mining policy intensifies

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, copper mining, Evening Report, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport McMoRan, Freeport mine, Grasberg, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Freeport Indonesia chief resigns as dispute over mining policy intensifies

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Freeport Indonesia’s Chappy Hakim … “an extraordinary commitment of time”. Image: Bernadette Christina Munthe/Jakarta Globe file Chappy Hakim has resigned as its president director, only three months after his appointment as the mining giant’s top executive, PT Freeport Indonesia announced at the weekend. In a media release, Freeport […]

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Thousands march against Duterte’s war on drugs, ‘violence culture’

By   /  February 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Cardinal Luis Tagle, Catholic, Catholic Bishops Conference, Catholic Church, Civil Society, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Religion, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Walk for Life  /  Comments Off on Thousands march against Duterte’s war on drugs, ‘violence culture’

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Thousands of Catholics “Walk for Life” in Manila to protest against the drug-related killings under President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. Video: Papua New Guinea’s EMTV Thousands of Catholic faithful gathered in the Philippine capital in a “show of force” today to protest against the extrajudicial killings in […]

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Indonesia to probe murder ‘involving ex-president’ claim by former anti-graft head

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, Anti-graft, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Corruption, Crime, Evening Report, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesia to probe murder ‘involving ex-president’ claim by former anti-graft head

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Antasari Azhar attending a recent election debate in Jakarta. Image: Hafidz Mubarak/Antara By Ainur Rohmah in Jakarta Police will investigate the allegations made by a former head of an Indonesian anti-corruption body who has accused an ex-president of being involved in the […]

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UST journalism teams up with Asia Pacific Report coverage on Philippines

By   /  February 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Education, Evening Report, Featured, journalism, Media, media education, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research collaboration, Tertiary  /  Comments Off on UST journalism teams up with Asia Pacific Report coverage on Philippines

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz UST Journalism programme coordinator Assistant Professor Jeremaiah Opiniano speaking on innovative education changes for journalists in the Philippines. Image: Genelaine Urbano/TW The oldest journalism school in the Philippines, at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, has joined the Pacific Media Centre’s Asia Pacific Report current affairs project […]

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Indonesians fear Duterte-style assassinations, drug war

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, assassinations, Crime, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Joko Widodo, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Murder, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, War on drugs  /  Comments Off on Indonesians fear Duterte-style assassinations, drug war

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Indonesian President Joko Widowo (right) takes a look at seized drugs in Jakarta last December before they were destroyed. Image: Bay Ismoyo/UCAN By Katharina R. Lestari in Jakarta Church officials and human rights activists believe Indonesia could be heading down the same path as the Philippines after the […]

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Philippines mining industry faces huge ‘green economy’ crackdown

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Environment, Environmental audit, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Mining audit, Mining industry, New Zealand, Nickel mining, Pacific Media Centre, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Philippines mining industry faces huge ‘green economy’ crackdown

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Jeremaiah M. Opiniano in Manila The Philippines is among the world’s top sources of metallic deposits like nickel. But in this Southeast Asian mining haven, love may have been lost between the Philippine government and the mining industry. The country’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) […]

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Philippines press freedom still under pressure with journalist killings

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Freedom of Information, Human Rights, Impunity, International Press Institute, IPI, Journalist killings, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Philippines press freedom still under pressure with journalist killings

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz By Florence Peschke Seven months into the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, press freedom remains under pressure in the Philippines. The country has been one of the most dangerous for journalists in recent years – the International Press Institute (IPI) has recorded the deaths of 128 journalists in […]

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Canada blacklists tag Philippines with third highest number of ‘terrorists’

By   /  February 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Abu Sayyaf, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Iraq, Jose Maria Sison, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, National Democratic Front, Pacific Media Centre, peace, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Rajah Solaiman Movement, Reports, Saudi Arabia, Surveillance, Terrorism  /  Comments Off on Canada blacklists tag Philippines with third highest number of ‘terrorists’

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Wanted terrorists … This undated poster released jointly by the Philippine military and the US Embassy in Manila shows terrorist leaders wanted by authorities for alleged murders, extortion and kidnappings with corresponding rewards for their capture. Image: Inquirer News By Roy Abrhamn Narra and Carlo Casingcasing in Manila […]

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‘Don’t tamper with Jakarta election,’ warns police chief

By   /  February 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, Jakarta election, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on ‘Don’t tamper with Jakarta election,’ warns police chief

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz More than 100,000 Indonesians descended on Jakarta’s grand mosque on Saturday to call on people to vote for Muslim candidates running against the city’s incumbent Christian governor this Wednesday. Video: CGTN By Bayu Marhaenjati and Eko Prasetyo in Jakarta Jakarta police chief Inspector-Gen. M. Iriawan has sent a strong […]

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Freeport mining boss denies assaulting lawmaker in row over smelter

By   /  February 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, copper mining, Evening Report, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport McMoRan, Freeport mine, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Freeport mining boss denies assaulting lawmaker in row over smelter

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Chappy Hakim, chief executive of Indonesia’s local unit of US mining giant Freeport McMoRan, speaks to reporters outside Parliament in Jakarta last year. Image: Bernadette Christina Munthe/Jakarta Globe file By Eko Praseto in Jakarta Freeport Indonesia director Chappy Hakim has denied assaulting a lawmaker after a hearing with […]

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Catholic Church blasts Duterte’s war on drugs as ‘reign of terror’

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Catholic, Catholic Church, Crime, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, poverty, Reign of terror, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, War on drugs  /  Comments Off on Catholic Church blasts Duterte’s war on drugs as ‘reign of terror’

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz A protest in Manila over the killings in the so-called “war on drug”. Image: Bullit Marquez/Sputnik The Philippines’ Catholic Church has blasted President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs” for creating a “reign of terror”. In its most strongly worded attack yet on the crackdown on drug pushers and […]

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Trump’s immigration policy has little impact on Indonesia, says Kalla

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Asylum Seekers, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Immigration, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Muslim, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reports, United States  /  Comments Off on Trump’s immigration policy has little impact on Indonesia, says Kalla

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, deplores the immigration policy issued by newly inaugurated United States President Donald Trump, says Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla. The policy bans citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen from entering the United States. However, Kalla said Indonesia would not […]

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Indonesia cracks down on brutal conditions on foreign ‘slavery’ fishing boats

By   /  January 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Cambodia, Evening Report, Fisheries, Fisheries monitoring, Human Rights, Human trafficking, Indonesia, Labour, Lao, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Myanmar, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Reports, Slavery, Thailand  /  Comments Off on Indonesia cracks down on brutal conditions on foreign ‘slavery’ fishing boats

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Former slaves head for home: Thousands of fishermen rescued from brutal conditions on foreign fishing boats make the journey back home, many after years at sea. As reported by Associated Press in September 2015. Video: AP on YouTube By Jewel Topsfield of The Sydney Morning Herald in Jakarta […]

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FPI leader calls for withdrawal of banknotes with ‘communist symbol’

By   /  January 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, bank notes, Banking, Counterfeit, Evening Report, Featured, FPI, hate speech, Human Rights, Indonesia, Indonesian Communist Party, Islam Defenders Front, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, money, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, public unrest, Reports  /  Comments Off on FPI leader calls for withdrawal of banknotes with ‘communist symbol’

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Staying defiant — Islam Defenders Front (FPI) leader Habib Rizieq Shihab gives a press statement after his questioning at the Jakarta Police headquarters on Monday. Image: Reno Esnir/Jakarta Post/Antara By Safrin La Batu in Jakarta Islam Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab has called on the Indonesian government […]

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