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HRW condemns failure to end abusive ‘virginity tests’ in Indonesia

By   /  November 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, General Gatot Nurmantyo, Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Indonesia, Indonesian military, Joko Widodo, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Virginity, Virginity testing  /  Comments Off on HRW condemns failure to end abusive ‘virginity tests’ in Indonesia

Women members of the Indonesian Air Force parade during celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Air Force at Halim Perdanakusuma airbase in Jakarta, last year. Image: Human Rights Watch/Reuters Human Rights Watch Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should order Indonesia’s police chief and armed forces commander to immediately ban so-called “virginity tests” of female […]

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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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Tiny Timbulsloko fights back in face of Indonesia’s ‘ecological disaster’

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Relocation, Climate research, Development, drones, Environment, Environmental activism, Environmental Journalism, Evening Report, farmers, Featured, Fishermen, Flooding, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, natural disasters, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, Semarang, Timbulsloko, Urban Planning  /  Comments Off on Tiny Timbulsloko fights back in face of Indonesia’s ‘ecological disaster’

Drone views of the village of Timbulsloko showing the scale of coastal erosion and sinking flatlands in an area that once used to to be rice fields on the edge of the Central Java city of Semarang. Mangroves are being rapidly re-established. Drone footage source: CoREM. Video: David Robie’s Café Pacific By David Robie in […]

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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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Indonesia’s development dilemmas – a green info gap and budget pressure

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Airports, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Business, Climate, Development, Development plan, Economics, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Forest fires, Forests, Global, Indonesia, Infrastructure, Joko Widodo, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, National Development Plan, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Palm Oil, PMC Reportage, Politics, Ports, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesia’s development dilemmas – a green info gap and budget pressure

Crucial to how Indonesia’s news outlets cover the environment – and its destruction – is the ownership and vested interests of the media landscape.  Video: Al Jazeera ANALYSIS: By David Robie in Yogyakarta In May, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo of Indonesia raised eyebrows across the archipelago when he inspected the Trans-Papua highway while trail blazing […]

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Free West Papua leader in Aotearoa

By   /  May 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Benny Wenda, Green Party, Human Rights, Indonesia, International, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Free West Papua leader in Aotearoa

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Free West Papua leader in Aotearoa Last week I hosted Free West Papua leader Benny Wenda at Parliament and travelled with him to a number of important events. Benny is spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua and lives in exile in England. […]

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Freeport Indonesia chief resigns as dispute over mining policy intensifies

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, copper mining, Evening Report, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport McMoRan, Freeport mine, Grasberg, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Freeport Indonesia chief resigns as dispute over mining policy intensifies

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Freeport Indonesia’s Chappy Hakim … “an extraordinary commitment of time”. Image: Bernadette Christina Munthe/Jakarta Globe file Chappy Hakim has resigned as its president director, only three months after his appointment as the mining giant’s top executive, PT Freeport Indonesia announced at the weekend. In a media release, Freeport […]

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Freeport seeks to dodge piling problems as stalemate shuts production

By   /  February 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, copper mining, Evening Report, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport McMoRan, Freeport mine, Grasberg, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Freeport seeks to dodge piling problems as stalemate shuts production

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz A Freeport worker monitors the mineral flotation process before the mine production crisis. Image: B. Josie Susilo Hardianto By Viriya P. Singgih and Fedina S. Sundaryani in Jakarta Gold and copper miner PT Freeport Indonesia, the country’s largest taxpayer and oldest foreign investor, is in for another rough […]

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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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Indonesia to probe murder ‘involving ex-president’ claim by former anti-graft head

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, Anti-graft, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Corruption, Crime, Evening Report, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesia to probe murder ‘involving ex-president’ claim by former anti-graft head

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Antasari Azhar attending a recent election debate in Jakarta. Image: Hafidz Mubarak/Antara By Ainur Rohmah in Jakarta Police will investigate the allegations made by a former head of an Indonesian anti-corruption body who has accused an ex-president of being involved in the […]

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Indonesia, Timor-Leste establish new forum process to settle border disputes

By   /  February 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Border disputes, Borders, Diplomacy, Evening Report, Featured, Immigration, Indonesia, Migration, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Timor-Leste  /  Comments Off on Indonesia, Timor-Leste establish new forum process to settle border disputes

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Indonesia and Timor-Leste have agreed to establish a Senior Official Consultation (SOC) forum to formulate the settlement of border disputes. The agreement was made following a meeting between Coordinating Minister for Political, Security and Legal Affairs Wiranto, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, and Timor-Leste’s minister of development planning and […]

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Indonesians fear Duterte-style assassinations, drug war

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, assassinations, Crime, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Joko Widodo, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Murder, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, War on drugs  /  Comments Off on Indonesians fear Duterte-style assassinations, drug war

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Indonesian President Joko Widowo (right) takes a look at seized drugs in Jakarta last December before they were destroyed. Image: Bay Ismoyo/UCAN By Katharina R. Lestari in Jakarta Church officials and human rights activists believe Indonesia could be heading down the same path as the Philippines after the […]

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Indonesia approves Freeport, Amman contract conversion and exports continue

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport McMoRan, Freeport mine, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, West Papua, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Indonesia approves Freeport, Amman contract conversion and exports continue

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Dig deeper: A heavy vehicle passes gold and copper miner PT Freeport Indonesia’s mining areas in Grasberg in Papua. Image: Nethy Dharma Somba/Jakarta Post By Viriya P. Singgih and Grace D. Amianti in Jakarta The Indonesian government has approved the conversion of the contracts of gold and copper […]

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‘Don’t tamper with Jakarta election,’ warns police chief

By   /  February 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, Jakarta election, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on ‘Don’t tamper with Jakarta election,’ warns police chief

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz More than 100,000 Indonesians descended on Jakarta’s grand mosque on Saturday to call on people to vote for Muslim candidates running against the city’s incumbent Christian governor this Wednesday. Video: CGTN By Bayu Marhaenjati and Eko Prasetyo in Jakarta Jakarta police chief Inspector-Gen. M. Iriawan has sent a strong […]

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Freeport mining boss denies assaulting lawmaker in row over smelter

By   /  February 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, copper mining, Evening Report, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport McMoRan, Freeport mine, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Freeport mining boss denies assaulting lawmaker in row over smelter

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Chappy Hakim, chief executive of Indonesia’s local unit of US mining giant Freeport McMoRan, speaks to reporters outside Parliament in Jakarta last year. Image: Bernadette Christina Munthe/Jakarta Globe file By Eko Praseto in Jakarta Freeport Indonesia director Chappy Hakim has denied assaulting a lawmaker after a hearing with […]

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Indonesia stands firm as Freeport mine threatens to cut production

By   /  February 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, copper mining, Evening Report, Featured, Freeport McMoRan, Freeport mine, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Indonesia stands firm as Freeport mine threatens to cut production

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The Grasberg copper and gold mining complex in Indonesia’s Papua province. Image: Dadang Tri/B/JP The Indonesian government seems set to ignore threats by United States mining giant Freeport-McMoran Inc to cut production at its Papuan copper mine – the world’s second-largest — and slash its local workforce if […]

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Australia, Indonesia strengthen cyber-security ties but West Papua ignored

By   /  February 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australia West Papua Association, cyber security, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Surveillance, Telecommunications, Terrorism, Transnational crime, West Papua, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Australia, Indonesia strengthen cyber-security ties but West Papua ignored

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Cyber-security main topic in the Australian, Indonesian consultation … but not “the elephant in the room” – West Papua. Image: AWPA Australia and Indonesia have agreed to focus on cyber-security in their fight against terrorism and transnational crimes after a meeting in Jakarta but West Papua insecurity as […]

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Trump’s immigration policy has little impact on Indonesia, says Kalla

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Asylum Seekers, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Immigration, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Muslim, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reports, United States  /  Comments Off on Trump’s immigration policy has little impact on Indonesia, says Kalla

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, deplores the immigration policy issued by newly inaugurated United States President Donald Trump, says Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla. The policy bans citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen from entering the United States. However, Kalla said Indonesia would not […]

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Protester charged with trespassing in Melbourne after Indonesian pressure

By   /  February 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Protester charged with trespassing in Melbourne after Indonesian pressure

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz A close-up still from the end of the Facebook video. A 42-year-old protester has been charged with trespassing on the Indonesian consulate-general in Melbourne after an incident which came at a time of renewed tensions in the bilateral relationship with Australia, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. The arrest was […]

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Dan McGarry: Indonesia is slowly, slowly losing Melanesia

By   /  February 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Diplomacy, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Dan McGarry: Indonesia is slowly, slowly losing Melanesia

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz ANALYSIS: By Dan McGarry in Port Vila Last month, New Zealand-based analyst Jose Sousa-Santos commented on Twitter that “Indonesia’s attempt at buying support from the Pacific region seems to have little to no impact on Melanesia’s stance on [West] Papua.” That’s one of those pesky observations that’s neither […]

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