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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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Memo NZ: ‘Get on the right side of history’ over West Papua

By   /  October 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PIF, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Memo NZ: ‘Get on the right side of history’ over West Papua

Vanuatu says New Zealand should get on the right side of history and support West Papuan self-determination. However, reports James Halpin of Asia Pacific Journalism, Indonesian diplomacy with its Pacific allies Australia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea are defiantly undermining Pacific “solidarity” on the issue. Vanuatu’s Foreign Minister Ralph Regenvanu has called on New Zealand […]

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Ben Bohane: China? No, let’s face the elephant in the Pacific room

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, China, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Global, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Justice, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Ben Bohane: China? No, let’s face the elephant in the Pacific room

BRIEFING: By Ben Bohane in Port Vila China … China … China … All the talk is of increasing Chinese influence in our region. But this is to wilfully see past the elephant in the room. Contrary to most commentary, the biggest destabilising player in Melanesia over the past five years is not China but […]

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West Papua one step closer to MSG membership, says Wenda

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Benny Wenda, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Media, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MSG, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on West Papua one step closer to MSG membership, says Wenda

Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says the Melanesian Spearhead Group has made solid progress under the chairmanship of Solomon Islands. Video: EMTV News By Meriba Tulo in Port Moresby West Papua’s application to become a full member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group has gained traction, with MSG leaders referring the United Liberation Movement […]

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United ULMWP executive confident of O’Neill’s West Papua support

By   /  February 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MSG, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, ULMWP, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, West Papua, West Papua human rights  /  Comments Off on United ULMWP executive confident of O’Neill’s West Papua support

New ULMWP executive endorsed in Port Vila … pleas for more European Union and ACP bloc support. Image: Vanuatu Daily Post By Len Garae in Port Vila The executive of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has complied with Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s request to unite and is confident he […]

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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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