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Amnesty demands Jokowi honour pledge on Papuan human rights

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Indigenous, Indonesia, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Paniai killings, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Amnesty demands Jokowi honour pledge on Papuan human rights

Indonesian police and military have reportedly attacked the West Papua Committee (KNPB) office in Timika and arrested seven people, including three teenagers. Image: Timika KNPB By Budiarti Utami Putri in Jakarta Human rights organisation Amnesty International Indonesia has demanded President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo fulfil his promises to resolve the alleged human rights violations in Papua. […]

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Pacific Forum backs ‘constructive engagement’ over West Papua

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Pacific Forum backs ‘constructive engagement’ over West Papua

Vanuatu’s Foreign Minister Ralph Regenvanu … support for West Papua at Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru encouraging. Image: PIFS By Royson Willie in Port Vila The Pacific Islands Forum has supported “constructive engagement” with Indonesia over “elections and human rights” at this week’s leaders summit in Nauru. Just before the final communique was released by […]

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Police arrest 45 at Jayapura rally plea for PIF to raise West Papua at UN

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Police arrest 45 at Jayapura rally plea for PIF to raise West Papua at UN

Arrested Papuan self-determination protesters in Jayapura this week. Image: Tabloid Jubi By Benny Mawel in Jayapura Indonesian police have arrested scores of protesters at a demonstration organised by the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) as they were gathering at Sentani Post 7 in Jayapura. “Forty-five of us are [being held] at the Jayapura […]

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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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Demo at Freeport office in Jakarta calls for self-determination for West Papua

By   /  April 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport mine, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indoleft News Service, Indonesia, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua protest, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Demo at Freeport office in Jakarta calls for self-determination for West Papua

Papuan protesters outside the offices of PT Freeport Indonesia in South Jakarta last Thursday. Image: Tirto.id By Tony Firman in Jakarta Calls for West Papuan self-determination were prominent during a demonstration in front of the offices of PT Freeport Indonesia in the Kuningan area of South Jakarta at the start of Easter. The action was […]

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Indonesian ambassador hits back at Herald columnist’s ‘baseless’ claim

By   /  March 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Diplomacy, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Jacinda Ardern, Joko Widodo, Measles, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Indonesian ambassador hits back at Herald columnist’s ‘baseless’ claim

NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern … Indonesia “satisfied with level of service and attention … and welcome” by NZ. Image: Jakarta Post/AFP By Tama Salim in Jakarta Indonesian Ambassador Tantowi Yahya has dismissed allegations that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had acted disrespectfully toward Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern by declining to speak in public during last […]

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Widodo and West Papuan human rights fall under NZ media radar

By   /  March 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Colin Peacock, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Johnny Blades, Joko Widodo, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, RNZ, RNZ Mediawatch, RNZ Pacific, West Papua, West Papua Media, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Widodo and West Papuan human rights fall under NZ media radar

Protesters for a free West Papua sing at New Zealand’s Parliament while Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Indonesian President Joko Widowo were meeting on Monday. Image: Screen grab from RNZ Pacific video BRIEFING: By Colin Peacock of RNZ Mediawatch While a former US President’s visit preoccupied the New Zealand media this week, the state visit […]

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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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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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Natuman makes dig at US big business in historic West Papuan ‘home’ event

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua Campaign, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Morning Star, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, ULMWP, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Natuman makes dig at US big business in historic West Papuan ‘home’ event

A jubilant crowd marches to the historic Crow’s Nest on a summit topping Port Vila, the new home of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua. Image: Screenshot/Vanuatu Daily Post By Dan McGarry, media director of the Vanuatu Daily Post “We are all Melanesian,” says Vanuatu Deputy Prime Minister Joe Natuman. “We are family. We […]

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Papuan Morning Star flag raised in Auckland as Green MP says ‘speak up’

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Golriz Ghahraman, Human Rights, Indonesia, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Morning Star, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua Action Auckland, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Papuan Morning Star flag raised in Auckland as Green MP says ‘speak up’

The Morning Star flag-raising at Auckland’s Aotea Square yesterday. Video: Café Pacific Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The West Papuan Morning Star flag of independence – banned in Indonesia – has been raised on an official local government flagpole in Auckland’s Aotea Square as solidarity protests have been held around the Pacific. Green MP Golriz Ghahraman, […]

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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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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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Indonesia blocks websites circulating #LetWestPapuaVote petition

By   /  January 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Social justice, Social Media, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Indonesia blocks websites circulating #LetWestPapuaVote petition

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Launch of the Free West Papua Campaigns 2017 global petition calling for an internationally-supervised vote for West Papua at Westminster last week. Video: Pouk Malay By Badriyanto in Jakarta Indonesian military (TNI) chief General Gatot Nurmantyo was relaxed in response to news that there is a West Papua […]

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Police response outside Indonesian Embassy fails to silence Canberra Papua protest

By   /  January 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Evening Report, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, 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 Police response outside Indonesian Embassy fails to silence Canberra Papua protest

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Police move in on protesters for West Papua outside the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra, ACT, on Friday. Image: AWPA About 20 protesters in support of West Papuan self-determination were defiant in the face of Indonesian nationalism “blasted at them from the embassy” and a police response in Canberra […]

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‘Everything can be burnt’ – Melanesian West Papua in the Jokowi era

By   /  January 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Documentaries, Documentary, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Radio New Zealand International, Reports, RNZI, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua Media, West Papuan culture, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on ‘Everything can be burnt’ – Melanesian West Papua in the Jokowi era

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The face of West Papuan society is changing but RNZ International found that the core culture of the indigenous people of Indonesia’s Papua region is not easily destroyed. Video: RNZI On an island with the third largest rainforest in the world live an indigenous people who are quickly […]

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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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Flashback: Honouring independent journalist and film maker Mark Worth

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, film, Filmmaking, Human Rights, Mark Worth, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Obituary, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Flashback: Honouring independent journalist and film maker Mark Worth

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Land of the Morning Star … the 2004 documentary on West Papua made by Mark Worth. From Pacific Media Watch / Australians for a Free West Papua Darwin Australian award-winning journalist and film maker Mark Worth died in West Papua on January 15, 2004 – suspiciously just two […]

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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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