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Traumatised Papuan villagers flee Indonesian military in Nduga

Published By   /  July 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Benny Wenda, Featured, Free West Papua, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Nduga, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua National Liberation Army, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Traumatised Papuan villagers flee Indonesian military in Nduga

By RNZ Pacific Thousands of West Papuan villagers have reportedly fled from their homes in a remote regency due to conflict between Indonesian military forces and pro-independence fighters. This follows a string of deaths in Nduga regency where Indonesian security forces and the West Papua National Liberation Army have exchanged gunfire in recent weeks. Three […]

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Indonesia risks ending up with a doomed ‘can’t-do’ climate plan

Published By   /  July 17, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Climate, Climate Change, COP23, Economics, Emissions, Environment, Forests, Fossil Fuels, Global, Global Warming, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nationally Determined Contribution, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Paris Agreement, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sustainability, UN, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Indonesia risks ending up with a doomed ‘can’t-do’ climate plan

By Warief Djajanto Basorie Three hundred schoolchildren from the greater Jakarta area sat on a red carpet covering the cavernous Soedjarwo auditorium—named to honour the country’s first forestry minister—at the Ministry of the Environment and Forestry in January this year. They were there to participate in the government-led Climate Festival; the theme was “Three Years […]

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Indonesian anti-corruption watchdog arrests nine, including House member

Published By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Anti-corruption, APR, arrests, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Corruption, Corruption Eradication Commission, Crime, Environment, Featured, Indonesia, KPK, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mining, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesian anti-corruption watchdog arrests nine, including House member

A masked supporter of Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) holds up a poster declaring “I am KPK” during a 2015 protest in support of the commission. Image: VOA file Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators have arrested nine people during a raid in Jakarta, including a member of the House of Representatives, […]

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Contrasting accounts of Indonesian genocide and betrayal in West Papua

Published By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Act of Free Choice, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Dutch colonial war, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Maire Leadbeater, Media, Migration, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Peter Bang, Photography, Photojournalism, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Reviews, Suharto, Sukarno, West Papua, West Papua Action Auckland, West Papua human rights, West Papua Media  /  Comments Off on Contrasting accounts of Indonesian genocide and betrayal in West Papua

BOOK REVIEW: By David Robie Two damning and contrasting books about Indonesian colonialism in the Pacific, both by activist participants in Europe and New Zealand, have recently been published. Overall, they are excellent exposes of the harsh repression of the Melanesian people of West Papua and a world that has largely closed a blind eye […]

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Freeport’s $3.8b divestment mine deal – what it actually means

Published By   /  July 15, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Divestment, Economics, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport McMoRan, Freeport mine, Grasberg, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mining, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Freeport’s $3.8b divestment mine deal – what it actually means

By Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman in Jakarta Four Indonesian ministers gathered to witness the signing of an agreement between state-owned mining holding group PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) and Freeport-McMoran (FCX) to take over Papua’s PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) in complex deals worth $3.85 billion. Under the agreement, Indonesia will take control of 51 percent of […]

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Five Palestinians cheering for France at the World Cup 20 years on

Published By   /  July 15, 2018  /  Al Jazeera, Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Featured, Football, Football World Cup Russia 2018, Free Palestine, Global, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Palestine, Palestinian rights, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sports, World Cup  /  Comments Off on Five Palestinians cheering for France at the World Cup 20 years on

French football fans hold a minute of silence to mark the one-year anniversary of the November 13 Paris attacks ahead of the 2018 World Cup group A qualifying football match between France and Sweden at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on November 11, 2016. Images: FIFA.com By Marwan Bishara Twenty years […]

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Protests gather force over Nauru ban on ABC from Pacific Forum

Published By   /  July 14, 2018  /  ABC, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Featured, Human Rights, ifj, International Federation of Journalists, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Islands News Association, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Security, Surveillance  /  Comments Off on Protests gather force over Nauru ban on ABC from Pacific Forum

ABC ban … “The Nauruan government should not be allowed to dictate who fills the positions in an Australian media pool.” Image: David Robie/PMC By Mong Palatino Protests have been gathering force over the Nauru government ban on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) from entering the country to cover the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Summit […]

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Pacific Media Centre condemns ‘flagrant’ Nauru ban on ABC at Forum

Published By   /  July 14, 2018  /  Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Nius, Australia, Featured story, Front page, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Pacific Media Centre condemns ‘flagrant’ Nauru ban on ABC at Forum

The New Zealand-based Pacific Media Centre has condemned the selective ban by the Nauru government in what it says is an authoritarian affront to media freedom in the region. “Clearly the Nauru government is determined to gag any independent efforts to speak truth to power,” said director Professor David Robie. “The fact that the ABC […]

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Why Indonesia must ratify the global nuclear weapon ban treaty

Published By   /  July 13, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, ASEAN, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, NAM, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Nuclear ban treaty, Nuclear disarmament, Nuclear War, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear-free law, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Security, UN nuclear weapons ban  /  Comments Off on Why Indonesia must ratify the global nuclear weapon ban treaty

Say No to Nuclear … Members attend the signing ceremony for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on September 20, 2017 at the United Nations in New York. Image: Jakarta Post By Deandra Madeena Moerdaning in ViennaA year ago on July 7, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution that pushes […]

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Colin Peacock: New era heralded in broadcasting – or more of the same?

Published By   /  July 13, 2018  /  ABC, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Colin Peacock, Digital Media, Digital policy, Featured, Indigenous broadcasting, Labour Party, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Public broadcasting, Reports, RNZ, RNZ Mediawatch, RNZ Pacific, SBS  /  Comments Off on Colin Peacock: New era heralded in broadcasting – or more of the same?

Minister Claire Curran … “shameful and embarrassing” how public broadcasting spending in other countries dwarfs NZ. Image: Richard Tindiller/RNZ ANALYSIS: By Colin Peacock of RNZ’s Mediawatch The allocation of $15 million for public broadcasting will be split between RNZ, New Zealand on Air and a new fund targeting “under-served audiences”. It’s the biggest single boost […]

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