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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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West Papua Media on innovative digital security and safety project

By   /  December 21, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Innovation, Investigative journalism, journalism, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua Media, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on West Papua Media on innovative digital security and safety project

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz An example of a documentary video made by a partner group of West Papua Media, AwasMIFEE. Since joining Indonesia officially in 1969, there were only seven oil palm companies in Papua until 2005. But in 2014 the number jumped to 21 companies, with another 20 companies gearing up […]

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AWPA condemns the arrest of 6 KNPB members in West Papua

By   /  December 18, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia West Papua Association, Civil Society, Evening Report, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, West Papua, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on AWPA condemns the arrest of 6 KNPB members in West Papua

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Flashback: On 19 December 1961, President Sukarno issued the “People’s Triple Command” (Trikora) on calling for what he termed the “liberation of Dutch New Guinea”. Image: Jubi The Australia West Papua Association has condemned the arrest of six National Committee for West Papua (KNPB) members in Nabire, West […]

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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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‘Rize of Morning Star’ boosts global ‘free Papua’ movement with new video

By   /  December 3, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, flag-raising, Human Rights, Indonesia, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Morning Star, Multimedia, Music, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on ‘Rize of Morning Star’ boosts global ‘free Papua’ movement with new video

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The new video Sorong Samara. Video: The Rize Of The Morning Star While Indonesian authorities tried to brutally suppress West papua “independence day” rallies across the republic this week, the creative empowerment group Rize of the Morning Star (ROTMS) has been campaigning with passion, determination and focus. 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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West Papua human rights violations ‘worse’ says new civil group

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Featured, Fri West Papua, Front Rakyat Indonesia untuk West Papua, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Morning Star, 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 West Papua human rights violations ‘worse’ says new civil group

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz West Papuans have been standing alone in their struggle for independence since Indonesia started colonisation in 1963, says a statement by a new civil society group supporting West Papuan self-determination on the eve of Morning Star flag-raising day. “The human rights condition is getting worse, land grabbing is […]

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West Papuan solidarity events planned to mark Morning Star flag day

By   /  November 29, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, flag-raising, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Morning Star, 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 West Papuan solidarity events planned to mark Morning Star flag day

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Papuans holding a self-determination rally last week in Sentani, Papua, demanding that the government conducts an independence referendum for the province. Image: KNPB/Jakarta Post By Anne Noonan It is now 55 years since the Morning Star flag was flown officially in West Papua for the first time on […]

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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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