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

Published By   /  September 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Civil Society, dictatorship, Editor's Picks, Featured, Ferdinand Marcos, History, Human Rights, Martial Law, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, 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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Japanese development aid funding splits Pacific unity on key WHO post

Published By   /  September 21, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, Japan, Malaysia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Islands health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, WHO, World Health Organisation  /  Comments Off on Japanese development aid funding splits Pacific unity on key WHO post

Dr Colin Tukuitonga, a New Zealander of Niuean descent and proposed by New Zealand, was given resounding support for his nomination from Pacific countries. Image: AUT The Western Pacific post for the World Health Organisation is a vitally important role for the region. However, reports Sri Krishnamurthi for Asia Pacific Journalism, the earlier unity over […]

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

Published By   /  September 20, 2018  /  Amnesty International, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Editor's Picks, Featured, flag-raising, Human Rights, Indonesia, Maluku, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, political prisoners, Politics, Press Release, 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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Amnesty demands Jokowi honour pledge on Papuan human rights

Published By   /  September 18, 2018  /  Amnesty International, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Paniai killings, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, 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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Typhoon Mangkhut devastates north of Philippines with at least 25 dead

Published By   /  September 16, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Disasters, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, natural disaster, natural disasters, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Typhoon, Typhoon Mangkhut, Typhoon Ompong, Weather  /  Comments Off on Typhoon Mangkhut devastates north of Philippines with at least 25 dead

Typhoon Mangkhut as seen from the foyer of the of the Mira de Polaris hotel about 15 km from the heart of San Nicolas. Video: Jeremaiah M. Opiniano/Cafe Pacific By Jeremaiah M. Opiniano in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte Howling winds and heavy volumes of rainfall brought more than a third of the Philippines and its […]

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Only ‘death or isolation can stop me’, vows Duterte critic Trillanes

Published By   /  September 16, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, international criminal court, justice, Killings, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, War on drugs  /  Comments Off on Only ‘death or isolation can stop me’, vows Duterte critic Trillanes

Only ‘death or isolation can stop me’, vows Duterte critic Trillanes | Asia Pacific Report Home Asia Report Only ‘death or isolation can stop me’, vows Duterte critic Trillanes POPULAR POSTS EDITOR’S PICKS MOST COMMENTS – Partner Groups – GLOBAL REPORTAGE Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media

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Indonesian Navy loses second ship in less than year off Papua

Published By   /  September 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Featured, Indonesia, Maritime disasters, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Ship fire, Shipwreck, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Indonesian Navy loses second ship in less than year off Papua

The Indonesian Navy’s fast missile boat KRI Rencong-622 ablaze before sinking while on patrol near Sorong in West Papua on Tuesday. Image: Basarnas/Antarafoto By Robertus Wardi in Jakarta One of the Indonesian Navy’s fast missile boats has caught fire and sank while on patrol near Sorong in West Papua, becoming the country’s second naval vessel […]

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RSF open letter plea to Suu Kyi for Myanmar journalists’ freedom

Published By   /  September 8, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Atrocities, Featured, Human Rights, Massacres, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, Myanmar, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Nobel Peace Prize, Open letter, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on RSF open letter plea to Suu Kyi for Myanmar journalists’ freedom

RSF open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi … “How are we to understand the sentence passed on these two journalists at the start of the week? What credibility can the rule of law and judicial independence have in Myanmar after this farce?” Image: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Five days after Reuters […]

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RSF condemns jail terms for two Myanmar journalists in ‘sham trial’

Published By   /  September 4, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Atrocities, Censorship, Democracy, Featured, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, justice, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Myanmar, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Official secrets, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Trial  /  Comments Off on RSF condemns jail terms for two Myanmar journalists in ‘sham trial’

Turmoil outside the Yangon court at the end of the trial of Kyaw Soe Oo (below) and Wa Lone in Myanmar yesterday. Image: Ye Aung Tha/AFP/RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders has condemned the seven-year prison sentences imposed on two Reuters reporters in the Myanmar city of Yangon yesterday at the end of […]

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Calls grow for Jokowi to protect Indonesia’s Tapanuli orangutan

Published By   /  August 27, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Conservation, Electricity, Environment, Featured, Forest restoration, Forests, Habitat, Hydropower, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, North Sumatra, Orangutan, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Poachers, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Calls grow for Jokowi to protect Indonesia’s Tapanuli orangutan

By Evi Mariani and Apriadi Gunawan in Jekarta and Medan Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya paid a visit to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at the palace last October 31 bearing good news. A group of scientists had confirmed the finding of a new orangutan species called Tapanuli orangutan, she reported to the President. […]

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