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Police brutally attack Papuan journalist in Timika, says human rights group

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Journalists, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Police, Politics, Reports, Security, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua Media  /  Comments Off on Police brutally attack Papuan journalist in Timika, says human rights group

Journalist Saldi Hermanto … attacked for making social media criticisms of police conduct in Timika, Papua. Image: Tabloid Jubi Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has condemned a brutal attack against journalist Saldi Hermanto in Timika, Papua, and called for a campaign of letter protests. Hermanto was attacked by the police […]

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Chris Trotter: Catastrophic loss of trust over Canberra’s Manus provocation

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Detention Centres, Disinformation, Evening Report, Fake news, Human Rights, Indigenous, Manus Island, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter Dutton, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Chris Trotter: Catastrophic loss of trust over Canberra’s Manus provocation

OPINION: By Chris Trotter You have to go a long way to find anything remotely resembling Australia’s current treatment of New Zealand. For a supposedly friendly government to deliberately inject inflammatory disinformation into the political bloodstream of its supposedly closest neighbour is an extraordinarily provocative act. Not quite an act of war, but the sort […]

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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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Strong leadership needed to drive COP Pacific climate goals, says Greenpeace

By   /  November 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Opinion, Pacific climate, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Real climate action, Reports, Talanoa, UNICEF  /  Comments Off on Strong leadership needed to drive COP Pacific climate goals, says Greenpeace

“Together, we must take action to protect our world” – Shalvi Shakshi’s inspirational climate story. Video: UNICEF Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Greenpeace has called for climate leadership to emerge from the Pacific COP, saying leaders must listen to the need for urgency and transform their energy and land-use systems. The Trump administration failed to stop […]

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Renewed Papuan independence call amid alleged ‘hostage’ standoff

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Colonialism, Decolonisation, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Hostages, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Mimika, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Reports, Security, Self Determination, Surveillance, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Renewed Papuan independence call amid alleged ‘hostage’ standoff

West Papuan protesters for independence in Jakarta this week. Image CNN Indonesia By Lalu Rahadian in Jakarta Conflicts in Papua province will not be resolved until the Indonesian government provides the Papuan people with an opportunity to determine their future through an international forum, says a leading advocate. Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) […]

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Fiji, Philippines campaigners call for ‘real climate leadership’ at COP23

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, Democracy Now!, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, IBON International, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji, Philippines campaigners call for ‘real climate leadership’ at COP23

Democracy Now! talks to campaigners from the Philippines and Fiji. As the second week of the UN climate conference has got underway in Bonn, Germany, Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman speaks with two activists about the impact of climate change on their countries, and their goals for this year’s talks. “It was devastating to see thousands […]

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Press Council welcomes first Indigenous member – Koori Mail

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Evening Report, Indigenous, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Press Council welcomes first Indigenous member – Koori Mail

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The Koori Mail … with 100,000 readers an important milestone. Image: KM The Australian Press Council has welcomed its first Indigenous publication as a member – the Koori Mail, a fortnightly newspaper with a national readership of some 100,000. The Koori Mail is arguably the most respected and […]

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WWF Indonesia calls for conservation of Papua’s birds-of-paradise

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, bird-of-paradise, Conservation, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sustainability, West Papua, World Wildlife Fund, WWF  /  Comments Off on WWF Indonesia calls for conservation of Papua’s birds-of-paradise

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz At risk … a bird-of-paradise, known locally known as cendrawasih. Image: wwf.org By Ratri M. Siniwi in Jakarta The World Wildlife Fund Indonesia has called for the conservation of birds-of-paradise – especially in Papua. Locally known as cendrawasih, the bird species is synonymous with the two island provinces […]

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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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Wadan Narsey: Are there two sets of prosecuting rules in Fiji?

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, coup makers, Evening Report, Fiji, Fiji coups, Fiji Times, hate speech, incitement, Indigenous, Judiciary, Media, Media censorship, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Muslim, Nai Lalakai, Newspapers, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Reports, The Fiji Times, vernacular press, Wadan Narsey  /  Comments Off on Wadan Narsey: Are there two sets of prosecuting rules in Fiji?

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz ANALYSIS: By Wadan Narsey in Suva In 2016, two of Fiji’s main media organisations, the privately owned The Fiji Times and state-owned Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, came to public attention, for the wrong reasons — laws regarding ethnic sensibilities in multiracial Fiji. The international community needs to note that […]

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Court bars overseas travel for accused Fiji Times publisher

By   /  January 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, communal antagonism, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji Times, Human Rights, incitement, Indigenous, Lawsuit, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nai Lalakai, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports  /  Comments Off on Court bars overseas travel for accused Fiji Times publisher

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts outside court today with editor-in-chief Fred Wesley in the background. Image: FBC News By Tokasa Rainima in Suva Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts’ bail variation application has been dismissed by the Suva High Court. Justice Thushara Rajasinghe told Arts and his lawyer that […]

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‘Stop killing Melanesians’ Vanuatu plea to Canberra over West Papua

By   /  January 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Melanesian, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on ‘Stop killing Melanesians’ Vanuatu plea to Canberra over West Papua

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Archival footage from ABC News on Australian SAS training of Indonesian special forces in 2010 republished on the Special Forces News channel on YouTube late last year. By Len Garae in Port Vila The five most prominent ni-Vanuatu charitable organisations in the country — led by the Vanuatu […]

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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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