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West Papuan ‘independence day’ – nationalist thugs attack rally in Surabaya

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Act of Free Choice, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, David Robie, DJF, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, independence, KB, KB, Lead, melanesian solidarity, MIL NZ OSI, Morning Star, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, referendum, West Papua, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on West Papuan ‘independence day’ – nationalist thugs attack rally in Surabaya

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific. – A bloodied Papuan student attacked during yesterday’s December 1 Free West Papua rallyin Surabaya, Indonesia. Image: Human rights sources From the Pacific Media Centre By Tony Firman of Tirto in Surabaya A protest action by the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) in Indonesia’s East Java provincial capital […]

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3 killed in West Papua clashes as military pursue elusive rebel leader

By   /  November 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, independence, Indigenous, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua National Liberation Army, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on 3 killed in West Papua clashes as military pursue elusive rebel leader

Indonesian military and West Papuan pro-independence militants in fresh clashes … new intensity in the Highlands fighting. Image: Victor Yeimo FB page Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk At least three people have been killed in a week of shooting clashes between the Indonesian military and police and  militants from the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPN-PB), […]

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Kanaky independence campaign rolls on … encouraged by ballot result

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Global, Human Rights, independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, referendum, Reports  /  Comments Off on Kanaky independence campaign rolls on … encouraged by ballot result

David Robie, who reported from New Caledonia several times during the 1980s for Islands Business magazine, The Australian, New Zealand Times and other media, returned to the French Pacific possession to observe last weekend’s historic referendum. He was also on board the Rainbow Warrior, the Greenpeace environmental ship that was bombed by French secret agents […]

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Gallery: Global media cover historic New Caledonia independence referendum

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Gallery, independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, News Media, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, referendum, Reports  /  Comments Off on Gallery: Global media cover historic New Caledonia independence referendum

1. SBS journalist Stefan Armbruster frames a colourful Kanak flag shot on referendum day. Image: David Robie 2. The France TV – representing six channels – outside broadcast vehicle set up at the French High Commission in Noumea. Image: David Robie/PMC 3. Premiere TV, the local offshoot of the French public broadcaster. Image: David Robie/PMC […]

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MSG backing Kanak independence ‘on the quiet’, says campaigner

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, independence, Indigenous, Justice, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, KB, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PIF, PMC Reportage, referendum, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on MSG backing Kanak independence ‘on the quiet’, says campaigner

Kanak pro-independence official Victor Tutugoro talking to journalists outside the FLNKS headquarters in Noumea on Sunday. Image: David Robie/PMC By RNZ Pacific A leading New Caledonian pro-independence politician, Victor Tutugoro, says governments of Melanesian countries have quietly supported the New Caledonian independence cause. Tutugoro, second vice-president of New Caledonia’s Kanak-ruled Northern province and a Melanesian […]

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New Caledonia blockade tension fails to mar French PM’s talks on future

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, independence, Kanak independence, Kanaky, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, referendum, Reports, Security, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on New Caledonia blockade tension fails to mar French PM’s talks on future

French security forces arrive in force to deal with protesters demonstrating over the independence vote defeat near St Louis, Noumea. Image: Screenshot – Les Nouvelles Caledoniennes By David Robie in Nouméa French security forces moved in today to clean up the main road near an indigenous Kanak tribal area after a day of tension and […]

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Flashback to Kanaky in the 1980s – ‘Blood on their banner’

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, History, Human Rights, independence, Indigenous, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, referendum, Reports, Security, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on Flashback to Kanaky in the 1980s – ‘Blood on their banner’

About 175,000 New Caledonians will vote on the future of their Pacific territory this Sunday—a status quo French-ruled New Caledonia, or an independent Kanaky New Caledonia. What will be their choice? David Robie backgrounds the issues that led to the vote. With New Caledonia facing the first of possibly three referendums on independence on Sunday—given […]

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Kanak independence struggle gains Maohi support as vote looms

By   /  October 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Editor's Picks, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, KB, KB, Maohi Nui, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Oscar Temaru, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, referendum, Reports  /  Comments Off on Kanak independence struggle gains Maohi support as vote looms

By Nic Maclellan in Ponerihouen, New Caledonia In a show of support for the Kanak independence movement, Maohi leader Oscar Manutahi Temaru has joined the campaign trail in New Caledonia, urging voters to support a Yes vote in the country’s referendum on self-determination next month. Temaru is a former President of French Polynesia and long-time […]

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New Caledonia independence ‘in their hearts’, but also a ‘scary’ future

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, national flags, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on New Caledonia independence ‘in their hearts’, but also a ‘scary’ future

Kanaks and long-time New Caledonian settlers get to vote on their future on November 4. But, as Michael Andrew of Asia Pacific Journalism points out, if Kanaks don’t get their wish for independence this time around, they have two more chances in 2020 and 2023 to vote for a new nation. MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ

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Murray Horton: Independent foreign policy? Fine words, but not reality

By   /  December 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, AIM, Analysis-Reportage, Aotearoa Independence Movement, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Climate, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Foreign Policy, Global, Human Rights, independence, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Murray Horton, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, peace, Peace and justice, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Murray Horton: Independent foreign policy? Fine words, but not reality

OPINION: By Murray Horton The Aotearoa Independence Movement (AIM) congratulates Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for explicitly defying President Trump’s bullying in relation to New Zealand’s United Nations vote against the US declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. She went on to say that “New Zealand has, and always has had, an independent foreign policy“. Fine […]

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Sope praises Fidel Castro over Cuban backing for Vanuatu independence

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Barak Sope, Cuba, Decolonisation, Development, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Fidel Castro, Global, Human Rights, independence, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Sustainability, UN, UN Decolonisation Committee, United Nations, Vanuatu, Walter Lini  /  Comments Off on Sope praises Fidel Castro over Cuban backing for Vanuatu independence

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Former Vanuatu Prime Minister and the country’s first Roving Ambassador, Barak Sope, has expressed his personal tribute to the late Fidel Castro of Cuba who died late last week. Speaking from his home on Ifira in a telephone interview with the Daily Post, Barak Sope, who was one […]

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Transition to independence support – Child, Youth and Family

By   /  October 19, 2016  /  24/7 News, Child Youth and Family, independence, Justice, october, Press Release, Public Sector, read, support, tolley, transition, Welfare  /  Comments Off on Transition to independence support – Child, Youth and Family

MIL OSI – Source: Child Youth and Family – Release/Statement Headline: Transition to independence support – Child, Youth and Family 19 October 2016 This morning Minister Tolley released legislation documents that relate to transition support for young people in care. The proposed legislation changes are covered in two Cabinet papers which form part of the […]

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