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KontraS demands Indonesian police investigate death of terror suspect

By   /  February 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-terror laws, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Death, Densus88, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security, Special forces, Terrorism  /  Comments Off on KontraS demands Indonesian police investigate death of terror suspect

By Riani Sanusi Putri in Jakarta Indonesia’s Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) has demanded police investigate the cause of death of terrorist suspect Muhammad Jefri in Indramayu. This is deemed important since the information about his death is unclear and appears to involve a violation of law. “The case of Muhamad […]

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Accidents expose lax safety hitting Indonesia’s infrastructure projects

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Accidents, Airport train, Airports, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Development, Economics, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, Infrastructure, Joko Widodo, Labour, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, Socio-Economics, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Technology, Waskita Karya  /  Comments Off on Accidents expose lax safety hitting Indonesia’s infrastructure projects

By Sarah Yuniarni in Jakarta A recent string of accidents in major construction projects in Indonesia has raised concerns of lax safety standards as President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo pushes on with his ambitious infrastructure drive. Last week, a retaining wall at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport near Jakarta collapsed and crushed a passing car, killing one man […]

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RSF condemns new gagging threats to outspoken Philippine media outlets

By   /  February 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Catholic Media Network, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Global, hacking, Human Rights, Justice, Kodao Productions, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, United Nations  /  Comments Off on RSF condemns new gagging threats to outspoken Philippine media outlets

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) is now organising regular “Black Friday” demonstrations in support of media outlets that have been the victims of government hostility. Image: RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Kodao Productions, a Philippine alternative news website, is still down after being the target of a cyber-attack six days ago […]

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The ‘Girls of Revolution Street’ protest over Iran’s compulsory hijab laws

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Enghelab Street, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Global Voices, hijab, Human Rights, Iran, Islamic Revolution, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Protests, Reports, Revolution Street, Security, theocracy  /  Comments Off on The ‘Girls of Revolution Street’ protest over Iran’s compulsory hijab laws

Women in hijab protest on Monday in Tehran on Monday. Images: Mashup of #دختران_خیابان_انقلاب from Omid Memarian’s Twitter post. By Mahsa Alimardani of Global Voices A spate of defiant Iranian women have taken to the streets of Tehran to protest against compulsory veiling. Photos of their demonstrations have been widely circulated online under the hashtag […]

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Indonesian leader meets Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, vows support

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid, Anadolu Agency, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bangladesh, Diplomacy, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Illegal fishing, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Myanmar, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Persecution, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reports, Rohingya, Trade, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Indonesian leader meets Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, vows support

Jakarta will continue its support for efforts to resolve the Rohingya crisis, says President Joko Widodo. By Mahmut Atanur in Jakarta Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, southwestern district of Bangladesh, as part of his official visit to Bangladesh at the weekend. During his visit on Sunday, Widodo said his […]

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Indonesia prone to cyber attacks up to the 2025, says digital expert

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anonymous, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Business, cyber security, cyber-attacks, Development, Digital activism, Digital Media, Economics, Evening Report, Featured, hacking, Indonesia, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Indonesia prone to cyber attacks up to the 2025, says digital expert

Anonymous Indonesia … cybersecurity in the country is regarded as being “in its infancy”. Image: Tech In Asia Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Indonesia is predicted to be prone to cyber attacks from this year until 2025, says a media communication and technology consultant. A.T. Kearney’s media communication and technology researcher Germaine Hoe Yen Yi says […]

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Duterte vs Rappler: Declaration of war against Philippine media?

By   /  January 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Censorship, Evening Report, Featured, Filipino media, freedom of expression, Justice, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, News Media, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on Duterte vs Rappler: Declaration of war against Philippine media?

On The Listening Post this week: Rappler battles with authorities plus climate sceptics and the media platforms they get. Video: Al Jazeera As Rappler, a popular Manila news website, battles with authorities, news media in the Philippines are feeling the chill. Rappler has long been a thorn in the side of President Rodrigo Duterte because […]

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UN critics join global outrage over Duterte’s Rappler ‘free press’ attack

By   /  January 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Human Rights, Malou Mangahas, Maria Ressa, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, PCIJ, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Rappler, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on UN critics join global outrage over Duterte’s Rappler ‘free press’ attack

Rappler’s CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa says that the Philippine government spends a lot of effort to turn journalism into a crime which shouldn’t be the case. Video: Rappler BACKGROUNDER: By David Robie Three United Nations special rapporteurs have added their voice to the global protests this month over the President Rodrigo Durterte government […]

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Indonesian court convicts mining protester over ‘communist’ symbol

By   /  January 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Communism, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Indonesia, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Mining protest, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, political prisoners, Politics, prison, protest, Protests, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesian court convicts mining protester over ‘communist’ symbol

Protesters gather in front of Banyuwangi District Court in Indonesia’s East Java province, this week in the freedom of expression case. Image: Yovinus Guntur/BenarNews By Yovinus Guntur in Banyuwangi, Indonesia An Indonesian court has convicted and sentenced an environmentalist to 10 months in prison on a charge of spreading communism by carrying a hammer-and-sickle banner […]

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Indonesian soldiers drink snake blood, smash bricks for US Defence Secretary

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, Indonesian military, Marines, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Snakes, Special forces, Terrorism, United States, vietnam  /  Comments Off on Indonesian soldiers drink snake blood, smash bricks for US Defence Secretary

Elite Indonesian troops drink blood from decapitated snakes during a demonstration for US Defence Secretary James Mattis in Jakarta. Image: PMC still from Washington Post video United States Defence Secretary James Mattis has watched Indonesian special forces smash concrete blocks with their heads, walk barefoot across a flaming log, and drink blood from still-slithering bodies […]

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Nothing can stop Duterte extending Philippine martial law, says legal chief

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Constitution, Constitutional justice, Evening Report, Featured, Justice, Martial Law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Security  /  Comments Off on Nothing can stop Duterte extending Philippine martial law, says legal chief

Martial law … Solicitor-General Jose Calida Calida says further extensions are possible “for as long as the Congress believes that the invasion or rebellion continues to exist.” Image: Ben Nabong/Rappler By Lian Buan in Manila Philippine Solicitor-General Jose Calida says nothing – not the Supreme Court (SC) and not even the Constitution – can stop […]

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‘This isn’t the time to be silent,’ say writers defending Rappler

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Censorship, Constitution, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PEN, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Rappler, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on ‘This isn’t the time to be silent,’ say writers defending Rappler

Rappler media freedom issue … several Filipino literary writers groups have spoken up after the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to revoke Rappler’s licence to operate. Graphic: Rappler By Jee Y. Geronimo in Manila After the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) decision to revoke Rappler’s licence to operate in a blow to press freedom in […]

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Indonesia beefs up anti-terror police unit to combat ‘extremist’ challenge

By   /  January 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Al-Qaeda, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Densus88, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, ISIS, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Militants, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Police, Police training, Politics, Reports, Security, Terrorism  /  Comments Off on Indonesia beefs up anti-terror police unit to combat ‘extremist’ challenge

Densus 88 special police force … history of repression in West Papua. Graphic: AK Rockefeller Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Indonesia is beefing up its elite Detachment 88 (Densus 88) unit in light of increased threats from local and international terror networks, says National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian. There will be additional 600 policemen assigned […]

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Indonesia losing only female top justice amid gender rights worries

By   /  December 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Constitutional justice, Evening Report, Gender, Gender education, Gender empowerment, Human Rights, Indonesia, Justice, Legal issues, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Tertiary  /  Comments Off on Indonesia losing only female top justice amid gender rights worries

By Rieka Rahadiana and Yudith Ho in Jakarta Indonesia is set to lose its first and only female constitutional justice, whose term is up next year, potentially dealing a blow to women’s rights in a country where they’re being challenged in the face of growing religious conservatism. Maria Farida Indrati will end her second and […]

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Yogyakarta airport developers warned not to ‘steal’ people’s land

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Activists, Airports, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Aviation, Development, Evening Report, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta  /  Comments Off on Yogyakarta airport developers warned not to ‘steal’ people’s land

A police officer looks on as workers of state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I bulldoze a building in the vicinity of Glagah village to make room for the New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA) in Kulonprogro, Yogyakarta on Friday. Image: Bambang Muryanto/The Jakarta Post By Bambang Muryanto in Yogyakarta Indonesia’s National Commission for Human Rights […]

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Duterte on nationwide martial law – up to ‘enemies of the state’

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Communist Party of the Philippines, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Martial Law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, New People's Army, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Security  /  Comments Off on Duterte on nationwide martial law – up to ‘enemies of the state’

Martial law … “all options on the table”, says President Rodrigo Duterte. Image: Malacañang file photo from Marawi City By Pia Ranada in Manila President Rodrigo Duterte says he will consider nationwide martial law if the New People’s Army steps up attacks. When asked if he would expand martial law coverage nationwide, President Duterte said […]

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Students reject new Yogyakarta airport, condemn forced evictions

By   /  December 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Airports, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Aviation, Civil Society, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, protest, Reports, students, Yogyakarta  /  Comments Off on Students reject new Yogyakarta airport, condemn forced evictions

Students protest over the new Yogyakarta airport and forced evictions. Image: Detik.com News By Ristu Hanafi in Yogyakarta Protesters and students from Indonesia’s Alliance against the Kulon Progo Airport have again demonstrated in front of the PT Angkasa Pura (API) offices in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta. The action was marred by scuffles between […]

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Robredo slams extrajudicial killings, online trolls in Rights Day message

By   /  December 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Human Rights Day, Leni Robredo, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, War on drugs  /  Comments Off on Robredo slams extrajudicial killings, online trolls in Rights Day message

Philippine Vice-President Leni Robredo wants Filipinos to stand up to human rights violations being done to them. Image: OVP File By Mara Cepeda in Manila On the eve of Human Rights Day, Philippine Vice-President Leni Robredo called on Filipinos to stand up against all forms of human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings in the war […]

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Duterte blamed for spate of killings – 10 Filipino activists dead in 48 hours

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Death squads, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, priests, Reports  /  Comments Off on Duterte blamed for spate of killings – 10 Filipino activists dead in 48 hours

A protest over the latest killings in the Philippines. Image: Image: Dee Ayroso/Butlatlat By Dee Ayroso in Manila Church groups and human rights advocates are holding the Duterte administration accountable for the spate of attacks which killed 10 activists in a span of two days. The slain victims were two religious leaders in Luzon and […]

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Indonesia must step up focus on human rights, says Amnesty

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Civil Society, Evening Report, Human Rights, Indonesia, Injustice, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesia must step up focus on human rights, says Amnesty

The 500th Kamisan protest across the Presidential Palace last month. The silent protest, or the black umbrella protest, which came to be known as Kamisan protest held by victims of human rights violations. Image: Yudha Baskoro/Jakarta Globe By Sheany in Jakarta With its official launch in the country set for today, Amnesty International Indonesia has […]

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