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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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Gallery: Lumad campaigners appeal for NZ support to defend schools

By   /  April 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Ancestral land, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Education, Evening Report, Gallery, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous education, Indigenous rights, Lumad, lumads, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reports, save our schools  /  Comments Off on Gallery: Lumad campaigners appeal for NZ support to defend schools

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk New Zealand and Filipino teachers, community advocates and students this week launched an open letter appealing to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to end military abuses against indigenous Lumad people in the southern island of Mindanao. They also called on the Manila government to scrap a terrorist listing of Lumad leaders and […]

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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 president recognises land rights of nine more indigenous groups

By   /  November 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Development, Evening Report, Forests, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous forests, Indigenous rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesian president recognises land rights of nine more indigenous groups

ANALYSIS: By Basten Gokkon in Jakarta The Indonesian government has relinquished control over nine tracts of forest to the indigenous communities that have lived there for generations, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced at a recent conference on land tenure in Jakarta. The move follows the government’s recognition last December of nine other communities’ rights to […]

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Remember the marginalised, chief justice says on Waitangi Day

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, Indigenous rights, Maori, Maori culture, Maori language, Maori Television, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, te reo maori, Youth  /  Comments Off on Remember the marginalised, chief justice says on Waitangi Day

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Kimiora Kaire-Melbourne and Wikitōria Day reporting for Māori Television from Waitangi. Māori Television’s Rereātea brings you the latest news on New Zealand’s Waitangi Day 2017. Today Kimiora Kaire-Melbourne and Wikitōria Day take you through the top stories of the day — live from Waitangi. Watch the livestream bulletins on the Māori Television website throughout the day. […]

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How mining and militarisation led to an HIV epidemic in Indonesia’s Papua

By   /  November 26, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, Evening Report, Featured, Freeport McMoRan, Freeport mine, Health, Health and Fitness, HIV, Indigenous, Indigenous rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, mining, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on How mining and militarisation led to an HIV epidemic in Indonesia’s Papua

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Sex workers from Java relax at a brothel in Timika, Papua Province. Image: © Susan Schulman/IRIN By Susan Schulman in Kambele, Papua, reporting for IRIN Martina Wanago was sick. In fact, she was sure she would die. She had contracted HIV, which has reached epidemic proportions here in […]

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GMAR wins justice award

By   /  October 25, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, Global, GMAR, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous rights, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Minorities, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, stolen children, Youth  /  Comments Off on GMAR wins justice award

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Grandmothers Against Removals: the winners of the 2016 Aboriginal Justice Award at Parliament House in Sydney. The group were against eight other finalists. Image: Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales By Dr Camille Nakhid and TJ Aumua A group of indigenous mothers and grandmothers who actively […]

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