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Indonesian police arrest more than 500 over West Papua flag demos

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Morning Star, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Surabaya, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan flag, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Indonesian police arrest more than 500 over West Papua flag demos

Hundreds of Papuan Students Alliance (AMP) in march in Surabaya to commemorate December 1, a day they consider to be West Papua liberation day, on Saturday. Image: Wahyoe Boediwardhana/jakarta Post By Arnold Belau in Jayapura and Wahyoe Boediwardhana in Surabaya More than 500 Papuans in several cities across Indonesia and West Papua were arrested following […]

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Vanuatu steps up UN bid for West Papua rights, new referendum

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu steps up UN bid for West Papua rights, new referendum

West Papua has been sidestepped by both the the Melanesian Spearhead Group and the Pacific Islands Forum. But, reports James Halpin of Asia Pacific Journalism, Vanuatu is undeterred as leading champion for the West Papuan cause and is pressing for United Nations support. After the failure of the Pacific Islands Forum to move on the […]

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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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West Papuans launch quake appeal for survivors in PNG Highlands

By   /  March 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, earthquakes, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua Campaign, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, ULMWP, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, West Papua, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on West Papuans launch quake appeal for survivors in PNG Highlands

A 100 candles vigil was held in the Papuan capital city of Port Numbay (Jayapura) this week and people gathered to raise funds and donations following Papua New Guinea’s devastating earthquake. Video: Free West Papua Campaign Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk West Papuans have set up their own Papua New Guinea Earthquake Appeal in solidarity with […]

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66 arrested, 4 beaten in pro-Papuan independence rallies across Indonesia

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Indonesian military, Invasion, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military attack, Operation Trikora, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua protest, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on 66 arrested, 4 beaten in pro-Papuan independence rallies across Indonesia

Free West Papua rally to reject “Operation Trikora” in Malang, East Java, Indonesia. Image: AMP Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk West Papuan students have demonstrated to reject Indonesia’s occupation and were joined by an unprecedented wave of solidarity from people across Indonesia, reports the Free West Papua Campaign. The West Papuan Student’s Alliance (AMP) and the […]

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Philippine media freedom riskier, traumatic under Duterte, says PCIJ director

By   /  December 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Rule of Law, War on drugs, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Philippine media freedom riskier, traumatic under Duterte, says PCIJ director

By Kendall Hutt in Auckland Being a journalist in the Philippines has become a lot tougher, riskier and traumatic in the face of  President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called “war on drugs” which has seen more than 7000 people killed in the Philippines in the last 18 months, says a leading media researcher and advocate. In a […]

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Media freedom under the spotlight in PMC 10th anniversary event

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Reports, War on drugs, West Papua human rights, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Media freedom under the spotlight in PMC 10th anniversary event

Pacific Media Centre … highlights threats to media freedom in anniversary. Image: PMC Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Threats to media freedom in the Asia-Pacific region are under the spotlight at the Pacific Media Centre’s 10th anniversary event tomorrow. Since 2007, the PMC has examined whether the region is at a tipping point in media freedom […]

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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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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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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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