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Human rights watchdog calls for police probe into ‘unclear’ Papua killings

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Army engineers, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Indigenous, Indonesia, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, OPM, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Protests, Reports, Security, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua National Liberation Army, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Human rights watchdog calls for police probe into ‘unclear’ Papua killings

Christmas spirit at a Human Rights Day rally in the Papuan capital of Jayapura this week. Image: Voice Westpapua Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Indonesian police should investigate a Papuan armed group’s killing of at least 17 people, including a soldier, at a construction area in Nduga in Papua’s densely forested Central Highlands earlier this month, […]

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UN official defends West Papuan rights – free speech, peaceful assembly

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Global, Human Rights, Indonesia, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Morning Star, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, protest, Protests, Reports, UN News, United Nations, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on UN official defends West Papuan rights – free speech, peaceful assembly

UN’s OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani … “there are many West Papuan grievances, and we’ve seen this in many parts of the world where grievances are unaddressed, or there’s a suppression of dissent.” Image: UN interview screenshot Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk West Papuan rights to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly have been defended by the […]

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‘Business as usual’ vows Parkop after storming of PNG Parliament, rioting

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, Labour, Looting, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Protests, Reports, Security, wages  /  Comments Off on ‘Business as usual’ vows Parkop after storming of PNG Parliament, rioting

The National Parliament of Papua New Guinea came under attack yesterday as angry police and corrections officers stormed into Parliament Haus and destroyed the main entrance.  Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk National District Governor Powes Parkop has pledged that it will be business as usual today in the Papua New Guinean capital of […]

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Philippine protesters stage anti-martial law demos as Duterte trust plummets

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Civil Society, dictatorship, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Ferdinand Marcos, History, Human Rights, Martial Law, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Protests, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, War on drugs  /  Comments Off on Philippine protesters stage anti-martial law demos as Duterte trust plummets

Protesters mark the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law under Philippines dictator Marcos with demonstrations against President Duterte. Video: Rappler By Paterno Esmaquel II in Manila Protesters have staged the most widespread barrage of protests yesterday against President Rodrigo Duterte, as Filipinos marked the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law under […]

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Plea to Jokowi: Free all Maluku and West Papuan political prisoners

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, flag-raising, Human Rights, Indonesia, Maluku, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, political prisoners, Politics, Prisons, protest, Protests, Reports, West Papua, West Papuan, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Plea to Jokowi: Free all Maluku and West Papuan political prisoners

A study, conducted by Indonesia Law Reform Institute cofounder Anugrah Rizki Akbari, concludes that Indonesia has an “overcriminalisation” problem, with hundreds of harmless activities having been classified as crimes. Image: Shutterstock/Jakarta Post OPINION: By Glenn Fredly in Jakarta The remarks of renowned American philosopher John Dewey, “If you want to establish some conception of a […]

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Oil victory thanks to NZ ‘people power’, says Greenpeace chief

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, French secret agents, Global, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Oil and gas, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, People Power, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Protests, rainbow warrior, Reports, Text, Video  /  Comments Off on Oil victory thanks to NZ ‘people power’, says Greenpeace chief

The Greenpeace environmental flagship Rainbow Warrior 3 in Auckland on the first leg of its seven-week “Making Oil History” tour. Image: Del Abcede/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman praised the “people power” that gained an important victory in the “oil war” when the Rainbow Warrior docked in Auckland yesterday for a week-long […]

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The ‘Girls of Revolution Street’ protest over Iran’s compulsory hijab laws

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Enghelab Street, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Global Voices, hijab, Human Rights, Iran, Islamic Revolution, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Protests, Reports, Revolution Street, Security, theocracy  /  Comments Off on The ‘Girls of Revolution Street’ protest over Iran’s compulsory hijab laws

Women in hijab protest on Monday in Tehran on Monday. Images: Mashup of #دختران_خیابان_انقلاب from Omid Memarian’s Twitter post. By Mahsa Alimardani of Global Voices A spate of defiant Iranian women have taken to the streets of Tehran to protest against compulsory veiling. Photos of their demonstrations have been widely circulated online under the hashtag […]

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Indonesian court convicts mining protester over ‘communist’ symbol

By   /  January 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Communism, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, freedom of expression, Indonesia, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Mining protest, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, political prisoners, Politics, prison, protest, Protests, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesian court convicts mining protester over ‘communist’ symbol

Protesters gather in front of Banyuwangi District Court in Indonesia’s East Java province, this week in the freedom of expression case. Image: Yovinus Guntur/BenarNews By Yovinus Guntur in Banyuwangi, Indonesia An Indonesian court has convicted and sentenced an environmentalist to 10 months in prison on a charge of spreading communism by carrying a hammer-and-sickle banner […]

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Jakarta rally calls for Freeport closure, West Papua self-determination

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, advocacy, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Protests, Reports, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Jakarta rally calls for Freeport closure, West Papua self-determination

The Papua “freedom” protest near the office of LBH Jakarta on Friday. It ended without causing any incident between protesters and police. Image: Dhio Faiz/CNN Indonesia By Dhio Faiz in Jakarta A demonstration held in Jakarta by hundreds of students and youth from the Papua Student Alliance (AMP) and the Indonesian People’s Front for West […]

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Concern growing in Indonesia over Rohingya ‘genocide’ crisis

By   /  January 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Aung San Suu Kyi, ethnic cleansing, Evening Report, genocide, Human Rights, Indonesia, Migration, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Muslim, Myanmar, Nobel Peace Prize, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Protests, Reports, Rohingya, Security  /  Comments Off on Concern growing in Indonesia over Rohingya ‘genocide’ crisis

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Indonesian police form a human barricade as Muslims hold a rally outside Myanmar’s embassy against “ethnic cleansing” in Myanmar of Rohingya Muslims in Jakarta on November 25, 2016. Image: UCA News/AFP By Ryan Dagur and Katharina R. Lestari in Jakarta There is rising concern in majority Muslim Indonesia […]

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Human rights groups protest over 500 arrests of Papuan demonstrators

By   /  December 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, arrests, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil rights, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, KNPB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, protest, Protests, Reports, Solomon Islands, Torture, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua National Committee, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Human rights groups protest over 500 arrests of Papuan demonstrators

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Independence protesters march in Wamena, West Papua, on Monday. Image: Free West Papua/TeleSur Jakarta-based based human rights watchdog Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (Elsam) and its local partner in Papua, Elsham Papua, have condemned intimidation and violence by police officers against activist Whens Tebay during mass arrests […]

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‘We’re not losing control to “radicals”,’ says Indonesian minister

By   /  December 18, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, Blasphemy, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Joko Widodo, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Persecution, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Protests, Religion, Reports  /  Comments Off on ‘We’re not losing control to “radicals”,’ says Indonesian minister

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Al Jazeera’s Inside Story this week features the “blasphemy” trial against Indonesia’s Christian Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and asks if the 1969 law is being misused against the Jakarta governor. Rights groups in Indonesia have long accused the government of using the country’s 1969 blasphemy law to persecute […]

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Indigenous West Papuans send solidarity to Standing Rock

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Benny Wenda, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, North Dakota, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Protests, Reports, Self Determination, solidarity, Standing Rock, West Papua, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Indigenous West Papuans send solidarity to Standing Rock

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz A previous activist video on West Papua Independence Day. Video: Free West Papua Indigenous groups from around Oceania have sent their support to the ongoing struggle in North Dakota in the United States. While protesters at Standing Rock and West Papua may seem worlds apart, they share a […]

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Indonesian police seize public buses for 328 arrested at ‘free Papua’ demo

By   /  December 3, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Police, protest, Protests, Reports, students, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Indonesian police seize public buses for 328 arrested at ‘free Papua’ demo

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Indionesian police fie water cannon on Papuan demonstrators in Jakarta yesterday. Image: SuaraPapua.com By Yudhistira Amran Saleh in Jakarta Hundreds of Papuan demonstrators from the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) demanding independence for West Papua have been arrested and taken to the Metro Jaya regional police headquarters in Jakarta. […]

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