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Freeport Indonesia chief resigns as dispute over mining policy intensifies

Published 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’

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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’

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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’

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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’

Published 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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‘Dump Trump,’ say Philippine women protesters

Published By   /  January 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Donald Trump, Evening Report, Gabriela, Global, Migrants, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, racism, Reports, Sexism, Women's Rights, Xenophobia  /  Comments Off on ‘Dump Trump,’ say Philippine women protesters

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Philippine protesters at an anti-Trump rally in Manila at the weekend. Image: Eagle News Philippines Hundreds of Filipinos protested outside the United States embassy in the Philippines capital of Manila at the weekend to denounce Donald Trump as incoming president, accusing him of sexism, racism and xenophobia. Chanting […]

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China coal plant building at crossroads amid carbon pricing reforms

Published By   /  January 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, capital defaults, Carbon Policy, Carbon pricing, China, Climate, Coal, Development, electricity, Environment, Evening Report, Investment, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on China coal plant building at crossroads amid carbon pricing reforms

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz China is currently building more coal plants than it needs and in doing so is misallocating capital at an unprecedented rate. As of July 2016, China had 895 GW of existing coal capacity being used less than half of the time – and perversely has 205 GW under […]

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HSBC accused of being ‘dirty banker’ financing palm oil forest destruction

Published By   /  January 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Business, deforestation, Economics, Environment, Environmental activism, Evening Report, Featured, GreenPeace, Greenpeace NZ, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Palm Oil, PMC Reportage, Rainforests, Reports  /  Comments Off on HSBC accused of being ‘dirty banker’ financing palm oil forest destruction

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz This undercover footage by Greenpeace shows bulldozers destroying Indonesian rainforest. HSBC, one of the biggest banks in the world, is accused of lending millions to palm oil companies in the Salim group, which is claimed to be behind this destruction. British-based group HSBC, Europe’s largest bank, has been […]

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Indonesia and Japan agree to step up maritime security, plan rail link

Published By   /  January 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arms development, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, China, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, Investment, Japan, Maritime law, Maritime security, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Nuclear Testing, nuclear weapons, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Railway, Reports, Security, Technology  /  Comments Off on Indonesia and Japan agree to step up maritime security, plan rail link

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right) talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the Bogor Palace, West Java, on Sunday. Image: Beawiharta/Jakarta Globe/R Indonesia and Japan have agreed to step up maritime security and start discussions on a major railway project to link Jakarta and Surabaya in East […]

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‘No one can stop me’, says Duterte on possible martial law in Philippines

Published By   /  January 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Courts, drugs, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Fernando Marcos, habeas corpus, Human Rights, Martial Law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Supreme Court, War against drugs  /  Comments Off on ‘No one can stop me’, says Duterte on possible martial law in Philippines

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alingogan reports from Manila on a game-changing president marking six months in office. Video: AJ YouTube Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said he would consider declaring martial law if the drug problem deteriorates, adding “no one can stop” him from making such a decision. President […]

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Muslims pledge support for Catholics in new Indonesian blasphemy case

Published By   /  January 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Blasphemy, Catholic, Evening Report, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Muslim, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Religion, Reports, Tolerance, UCA News  /  Comments Off on Muslims pledge support for Catholics in new Indonesian blasphemy case

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Jakarta’s Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, center, known by his nickname “Ahok”, is escorted by anti-terror police as he leaves the North Jakarta court in Jakarta on December 20, 2016, to fight allegations of insulting the Quran that could see him jailed under tough blasphemy laws in the […]

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