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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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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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Two people die, PNG police officer wounded in Madang clashes

By   /  April 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Beheading, Crime, Evening Report, Featured, Madang, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Reports, scott waide, Security, violence  /  Comments Off on Two people die, PNG police officer wounded in Madang clashes

Papua New Guinean police at the scene of the violence near Madang yesterday. Image: Scott Waide/EMTV By Scott Waide in Madang Two people are dead and a Papua New Guinean policeman is in critical condition in hospital after being wounded in clashes yesterday near Madang town. The policeman, a senior constable, was trying to negotiate […]

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PNG police shoot dead 3 suspects in botched Lae armed robbery

By   /  April 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Armed police, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Evening Report, Featured, Lae, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police shoot-out, Reports, Robbery, Security  /  Comments Off on PNG police shoot dead 3 suspects in botched Lae armed robbery

PNG police mobile squad vehicles at the robbery chase scene in Lae yesterday. Image: Loop PNG Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Three suspected members of an armed criminal gang in Papua New Guinea’s second city of Lae are dead following a botched armed robbery,  the PNG Post-Courier reports. One of the gang members is lucky to […]

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Governor Juffa, police crack down on PNG’s Collingwood Bay illegal logging

By   /  March 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APAC OSI, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cartels, Crime, Development, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Forests, Gary Juffa, Human Rights, Illegal logging, Indigenous, Landowners, logging, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Oro, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Forests Authority, PNGFA, Politics, Reports, Transnationals  /  Comments Off on Governor Juffa, police crack down on PNG’s Collingwood Bay illegal logging

“When fully laden, a ship like this leaves Papua New Guinea shores every week with stolen forest resources. Shipped by transnational criminal cartels posing as developers. When filled, one of these shipments rakes in between K6 million and K7 million for the pirates … every week.,” writes Governor Juffa on Instagram. Image: Juffa/Instagram By Scott […]

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Gary Juffa: How we can stop criminal cartels stealing our PNG forests

By   /  March 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Army, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cartels, Crime, Development, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Flora and fauna, Forests, Gary Juffa, Human Rights, Illegal logging, logging, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Forests Authority, Police, Politics, Reports, Sustainable Development  /  Comments Off on Gary Juffa: How we can stop criminal cartels stealing our PNG forests

Police action squad dealing to illegal loggers in Oro province of Papua New Guinea. Image: Gary Juffa/FB OPINION: By Gary Juffa In the ongoing saga of stopping illegal logging in Papua New Guinea’s Oro province, our facts reveal that the PNG Forest Authority is failing our people. A network exists whereby a few corrupt public […]

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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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Tongan police charge Lord Tu’ivakanō with bribery in passport saga probe

By   /  March 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bribery, China, Corruption, Crime, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Lord Tu’ivakanō, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Money laundering, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, Passports, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Tonga, Tongan nobles, Tongan Reserve Bank  /  Comments Off on Tongan police charge Lord Tu’ivakanō with bribery in passport saga probe

By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News The king’s noble and former Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakanō has been charged with passport offences, money laundering and bribery. Police arrested the former Speaker of Parliament yesterday. “Lord Tu’ivakanō has been charged with numerous crimes, including making a false statement for the purpose of obtaining a passport, perjury, […]

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Filipino shootout at PNG supermarket sparks demand for firearms ban

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Boroko, Crime, Evening Report, Featured, Firearms, Firearms ban, Gun control, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reports, Shootings, Shootout  /  Comments Off on Filipino shootout at PNG supermarket sparks demand for firearms ban

Police have charged a man with murder after the death of his security officer colleague in a shootout. Both men were Filipinos and investigators are working closely with the Philippines Embassy in Port Moresby. Video: EMTV News By Michael Arnold in Port Moresby A shootout in a supermarket in the Papua New Guinean capital of […]

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One dead, two wounded after PNG gunfire exchange in supermarket

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on One dead, two wounded after PNG gunfire exchange in supermarket

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk An expatriate man is dead and two local Papua New Guineans are badly wounded – including a child – after two ex-Filpino military servicemen employed as security supervisors shot at each other at a city shop in the capital of Port Moresby, reports the PNG Post-Courier. The two men argued inside […]

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Richard McLeod: Make our voices known against the euthanasia bill

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, ACT, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Crime, David Seymour, End Of Life Choice Bill, Euthanasia, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Voluntary euthanasia  /  Comments Off on Richard McLeod: Make our voices known against the euthanasia bill

Voluntary euthanasia … deep concerns about what ACT leader David Seymour’s Bill could, if passed into law, mean for many vulnerable New Zealanders – “our elderly, our sick, our disabled, and our mentally unwell”. Image: NZ Catholic OPINION: By Richard McLeod Two years ago, the Parliamentary Health Select Committee investigating public attitudes to euthanasia and […]

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20 years on, the disturbing case of journalist ‘JPK’ is still unsolved

By   /  December 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Disappearance, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, France, History, Human Rights, Jean-Pascal Couraud, JPK, Kidnapping, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Murder, Mystery, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Tahiti  /  Comments Off on 20 years on, the disturbing case of journalist ‘JPK’ is still unsolved

By Walter Zweifel of RNZ Pacific It’s 20 years today since French Polynesian journalist Jean-Pascal Couraud vanished. “JPK”, as he was widely known, left no trace, no body has ever been found. There is conjecture and speculation – and there are denials. Murder charges have been laid and they have been dropped. Police investigations have […]

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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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Philippine clergy appeal for justice over assassination of retired priest

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, assassination, assassinations, Bayan, Crime, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, New People's Army, New Zealand, NFIP, NPA, Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Movement, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, priests, Religion, Reports  /  Comments Off on Philippine clergy appeal for justice over assassination of retired priest

The 72-year-old retired Nueva Ecija Catholic priest Marcelito ‘Tito’ Paez … dedicated most of his life to defending the rights of Filipinos. Image: File photo/Interaksyon By InterAksyon with Cris Sansano in Manila Nueva Ecija priests led by Bishop Robero Mallari are appealing to the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to seek justice for the death […]

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Philippine media freedom riskier, traumatic under Duterte, says PCIJ director

By   /  December 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Rule of Law, War on drugs, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Philippine media freedom riskier, traumatic under Duterte, says PCIJ director

By Kendall Hutt in Auckland Being a journalist in the Philippines has become a lot tougher, riskier and traumatic in the face of  President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called “war on drugs” which has seen more than 7000 people killed in the Philippines in the last 18 months, says a leading media researcher and advocate. In a […]

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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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ANALYSIS: Lieutenant General Tim Keating’s Operation Burnham Account Highlights Key Legal Concerns

By   /  April 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Afghanistan, Analysis Assessment, Analysis-Reportage, Baghlan Province, Bamyan Province, Civil rights, Crime, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Foreign Policy, Full Coverage, Geopolitics, Human Rights, Human rights cases, Human rights violations, Indepth, Inquiry, Intelligence, international law, Investigation, Investigative journalism, ISAF, Joint Prioritized Effects List, Law and order, Lead, Legal issues, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Military Forces, Must Read, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Special Air Service, NZ Politics, NZDF, NZSAS, Operation Burnham, Politics, Terrorism, War, Weapons  /  Comments Off on ANALYSIS: Lieutenant General Tim Keating’s Operation Burnham Account Highlights Key Legal Concerns

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ By Selwyn Manning – Editor of EveningReport.nz. This analysis was first published on Kiwipolitico.com. Selwyn Manning, editor EveningReport.nz. There’s an overlooked aspect of the New Zealand Defence Force’s account of Operation Burnham that when scrutinised suggests a possible breach of international humanitarian law and laws relating to war and armed conflict […]

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Time to stop pussyfooting around with youth crime!

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservative Party, Crime, Justice, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Time to stop pussyfooting around with youth crime!

MIL OSI – Source: Conservative Party – Release/Statement Headline: Time to stop pussyfooting around with youth crime! by Leighton Baker Press Release 20th Mar 2017. What incentive is there for youth to not commit a crime? In New Zealand, there is next to none. Our pre-occupation with “rights” with little reference to “responsibilities” along with […]

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