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Amnesty demands Jokowi honour pledge on Papuan human rights

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Indigenous, Indonesia, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Paniai killings, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Amnesty demands Jokowi honour pledge on Papuan human rights

Indonesian police and military have reportedly attacked the West Papua Committee (KNPB) office in Timika and arrested seven people, including three teenagers. Image: Timika KNPB By Budiarti Utami Putri in Jakarta Human rights organisation Amnesty International Indonesia has demanded President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo fulfil his promises to resolve the alleged human rights violations in Papua. […]

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Typhoon Mangkhut devastates north of Philippines with at least 25 dead

By   /  September 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Disasters, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, natural disaster, natural disasters, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reports, Typhoon, Typhoon Mangkhut, Typhoon Ompong, Weather  /  Comments Off on Typhoon Mangkhut devastates north of Philippines with at least 25 dead

Typhoon Mangkhut as seen from the foyer of the of the Mira de Polaris hotel about 15 km from the heart of San Nicolas. Video: Jeremaiah M. Opiniano/Cafe Pacific By Jeremaiah M. Opiniano in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte Howling winds and heavy volumes of rainfall brought more than a third of the Philippines and its […]

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Only ‘death or isolation can stop me’, vows Duterte critic Trillanes

By   /  September 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, International Criminal Court, Justice, Killings, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, War on drugs  /  Comments Off on Only ‘death or isolation can stop me’, vows Duterte critic Trillanes

Only ‘death or isolation can stop me’, vows Duterte critic Trillanes | Asia Pacific Report Home Asia Report Only ‘death or isolation can stop me’, vows Duterte critic Trillanes POPULAR POSTS EDITOR’S PICKS MOST COMMENTS – Partner Groups – GLOBAL REPORTAGE Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ

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Indonesian Navy loses second ship in less than year off Papua

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, Maritime disasters, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, Ship fire, Shipwreck, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Indonesian Navy loses second ship in less than year off Papua

The Indonesian Navy’s fast missile boat KRI Rencong-622 ablaze before sinking while on patrol near Sorong in West Papua on Tuesday. Image: Basarnas/Antarafoto By Robertus Wardi in Jakarta One of the Indonesian Navy’s fast missile boats has caught fire and sank while on patrol near Sorong in West Papua, becoming the country’s second naval vessel […]

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RSF open letter plea to Suu Kyi for Myanmar journalists’ freedom

By   /  September 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Atrocities, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Massacres, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Myanmar, Nobel Peace Prize, Open letter, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on RSF open letter plea to Suu Kyi for Myanmar journalists’ freedom

RSF open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi … “How are we to understand the sentence passed on these two journalists at the start of the week? What credibility can the rule of law and judicial independence have in Myanmar after this farce?” Image: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Five days after Reuters […]

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RSF condemns jail terms for two Myanmar journalists in ‘sham trial’

By   /  September 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Atrocities, Censorship, Democracy, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, Justice, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Myanmar, Official secrets, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Trial  /  Comments Off on RSF condemns jail terms for two Myanmar journalists in ‘sham trial’

Turmoil outside the Yangon court at the end of the trial of Kyaw Soe Oo (below) and Wa Lone in Myanmar yesterday. Image: Ye Aung Tha/AFP/RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders has condemned the seven-year prison sentences imposed on two Reuters reporters in the Myanmar city of Yangon yesterday at the end of […]

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Former Speaker sentenced to 15 years in prison in Indonesia’s e-ID graft case

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Corruption, Crime, Digital challenges, Digital data, Evening Report, Identity, Indonesia, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Former Speaker sentenced to 15 years in prison in Indonesia’s e-ID graft case

Former Speaker Setya Novanto (left) attending a hearing at the Jakarta Corruption Court. Image: Dhoni Setiawan/Jakarta Post By Kharishar Kahfi in Jakarta The Jakarta Corruption Court judges today sentenced former House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of graft. Reading out the court’s verdict, presiding judge Yanto […]

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Philippine soldiers harass mission probing rights abuses in Mindanao

By   /  April 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Fact-finding, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous rights, Justice, Lumad, lumads, Marawi City, Martial Law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Military occupation, Mindanao, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, save our schools, Security  /  Comments Off on Philippine soldiers harass mission probing rights abuses in Mindanao

Soldiers stop a human rights mission delegates in Northern Mindanao stopped in a checkpoint yesterday. Image: Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas By Ronalyn V. Olea in Manila   Philippine state security forces have repeatedly blocked members of a fact-finding mission investigating human rights violations against peasant farmers and indigenous Lumads in Mindanao. Since their arrival at […]

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Manila brands volunteer teachers as ‘terrorists’, say Lumad advocates

By   /  April 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous forests, Indigenous rights, lumads, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Militants, mining, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, save our schools, schools  /  Comments Off on Manila brands volunteer teachers as ‘terrorists’, say Lumad advocates

By Jean Bell in Auckland Volunteer teachers are being wrongly labelled as “terrorists” by the Philippine government while paramilitary and mining activity increases in the country, say visiting indigenous Lumad education advocates. Fritizi Junance Magbanua, a volunteer teacher and administrator with the Save Our Schools network, says teachers, schools and communities of indigenous peoples are being […]

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Indonesian state governor Nur Alam jailed for 12 years over eco-bribery

By   /  April 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bribery, Corruption, Environment, Environmental destruction, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Nickel mining, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesian state governor Nur Alam jailed for 12 years over eco-bribery

Suspended Southeast Sulawesi governor Nur Alam … jail sentence for bribery connected to mining licences. Image: Kurnia Sari Aziza/Kompas.com/Jakarta Post By Moses Ompusunggu in Jakarta Indonesia’s Jakarta Corruption Court has sentenced suspended Southeast Sulawesi governor Nur Alam to 12 years in prison in a case linked to several mining licences that led to environmental destruction […]

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How Philippine state surveillance is used as a tool to silence critics

By   /  March 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Democracy, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Human Rights, Media, Media censorship, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, state surveillance, Surveillance  /  Comments Off on How Philippine state surveillance is used as a tool to silence critics

BRIEFING: Special report by Jodesz Gavilan and Sofia Tomacruz in Manila Human rights activists say that the conduct of both physical and communication surveillance is prone to abuse and is a violation of a citizen’s right to privacy. If left unchecked, it can lead to ‘far worse attacks.’ Human rights groups say the administrations of […]

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Protests sweep Indonesia over new law criminalising ‘criticism’ of MPs

By   /  March 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Contempt of Parliament, Criticism, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Freedom of speech, Human Rights, Indonesia, Justice, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Protests sweep Indonesia over new law criminalising ‘criticism’ of MPs

Members of the Indonesia Catholic Students Association (PMKRI) place a freedom of speech coffin in front of the Parliament building during a protest in Manila last week. Image: Gun Halilintar/PMKRI By Ryan Dagur in Jakarta A wave of protests has swept Indonesia in recent days after legislation criminalising criticism of lawmakers took effect last week. […]

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Mackenzie Smith: Indonesia’s Pacific neglect highlights NZ media problem

By   /  March 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Decolonisation, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Independent media, Indonesia, Mainstream media, Measles, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papuan health  /  Comments Off on Mackenzie Smith: Indonesia’s Pacific neglect highlights NZ media problem

President Joko Widodo ordered military and medical teams to several locations across the vast Papua region to treat the sick and undertake a mass immunisation campaign during the measles outbreak. Image: Medical Xpress OPINION: Mackenzie Smith reviews two months living in Indonesia as a journalist. In Indonesia, I expected to broaden my understanding and realisation […]

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Another Suharto makes push to launch Indonesian politics career

By   /  March 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Berkarya Party, Evening Report, Featured, Golkar, Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Suharto  /  Comments Off on Another Suharto makes push to launch Indonesian politics career

The youngest son of former Indonesian president Suharto, Hutomo “Tommy” Mandala Putra (centre), attending the opening of the Berkarya (Working) Party national meeting where he was voted chairman in Solo, Central Java, earlier this month. Image: Jakarta Post/Antara By Ed Davies and Agustinus Beo Da Costa in Jakarta The youngest son of former Indonesian president […]

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ICC withdrawal ‘a principled stand’, claims Philippines’ Foreign Secretary

By   /  March 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, International Criminal Court, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on ICC withdrawal ‘a principled stand’, claims Philippines’ Foreign Secretary

By Paterno Esmaquel II in Manila Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano claims the Philippines’ withdrawal from the International Criminal Court is “a principled stand” as nongovernmental organisations and politicians supposedly use human rights for political ends. “The political NGOs and the politicians have taken over human rights,” Cayetano has told GMA News anchor […]

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RSF calls on Philippine state to ‘stop hounding’ Rappler in ‘laughable’ move

By   /  March 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Justice, Lawsuit, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Press Freedom, Rappler, Reports, Taxation, United Nations  /  Comments Off on RSF calls on Philippine state to ‘stop hounding’ Rappler in ‘laughable’ move

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Philippine authorities to stop hounding Rappler, after officials confirmed that a previously dismissed defamation action against the independent news website had been revived and last week brought a tax evasion complaint against the site. “All this would be laughable if the site’s survival […]

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Indonesian universities ‘ban’ niqab over fundamentalism fears

By   /  March 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Culture, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Gulf States, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Moderate Islam, Niqab, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Radical Islam, Religion, Religious tolerance, Reports, Saudi Arabia, Universities, Yogyakarta  /  Comments Off on Indonesian universities ‘ban’ niqab over fundamentalism fears

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A pair of Indonesian Islamic universities are pushing female students to ditch niqab face veils – with one threatening expulsion for non-compliance – as concerns grow over rising fundamentalism in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, reports Rappler Indonesia. Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University said it had issued the edict this week […]

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Rainbow Warrior takes on fresh eco mission to Papua, Indonesia

By   /  March 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Environment, Environmental activism, Evening Report, Featured, Fisheries, Forests, France, Global, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Jakarta, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, rainbow warrior, Rainforests, Reports, Secret agents, Underwater, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Rainbow Warrior takes on fresh eco mission to Papua, Indonesia

By Astari Pinasthika Sarosa in Jakarta The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior is sailing throughout Indonesia – including West Papua – as a vehicle for environmental campaigns. Rainbow Warrior has often sailed to remote areas to directly see the environmental issues in the region and immediately act against its destruction. Recently in the Philippines, this is […]

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Step up efforts to support Indonesian women’s rights plea to Jakarta

By   /  March 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Gender empowerment, Gender security, Gender violence, Human Rights, Indonesia, Injustice, Justice, Legal issues, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Social justice  /  Comments Off on Step up efforts to support Indonesian women’s rights plea to Jakarta

By Sheany in Jakarta The National Commission on Violence Against Women, or Komnas Perempuan, has called on the government to do more to protect women’s rights, particularly by enacting a long-overdue bill on the elimination of sexual violence. The commission also said that current response to and handling of cases of violence against women in […]

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Indonesian protesters call for end to violence against women in Yogya

By   /  March 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Gender empowerment, Gender violence, Human Rights, Indonesia, International Women's Day, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesian protesters call for end to violence against women in Yogya

By Rizki Halim in Yogyakarta Dozens of women held a rally at the Zero Kilometre point in Indonesia’s Central Java city of Yogyakarta to commemorate International Women’s Day yesterday. Taking up the spirit of feminism, the women, who came from a number of different groups, took up issues related to gender equality in Indonesia. Action […]

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