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Philippine soldiers harass mission probing rights abuses in Mindanao

Published By   /  April 8, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Fact-finding, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous rights, justice, Lumad, lumads, Marawi City, Martial Law, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Military occupation, Mindanao, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, save our schools, Security  /  Comments Off on Philippine soldiers harass mission probing rights abuses in Mindanao

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Philippine soldiers harass mission probing rights abuses in Mindanao Soldiers stop a human rights mission delegates in Northern Mindanao stopped in a checkpoint yesterday. Image: Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas By Ronalyn V. Olea in Manila   Philippine state security forces have repeatedly blocked members of […]

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Manila brands volunteer teachers as ‘terrorists’, say Lumad advocates

Published By   /  April 5, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous forests, Indigenous rights, lumads, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Militants, Mining, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, save our schools, Schools  /  Comments Off on Manila brands volunteer teachers as ‘terrorists’, say Lumad advocates

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Manila brands volunteer teachers as ‘terrorists’, say Lumad advocates By Jean Bell in Auckland Volunteer teachers are being wrongly labelled as “terrorists” by the Philippine government while paramilitary and mining activity increases in the country, say visiting indigenous Lumad education advocates. Fritizi Junance Magbanua, a […]

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Indonesian state governor Nur Alam jailed for 12 years over eco-bribery

Published By   /  April 2, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bribery, Corruption, Environment, Environmental destruction, Featured, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mining, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Nickel mining, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesian state governor Nur Alam jailed for 12 years over eco-bribery

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Indonesian state governor Nur Alam jailed for 12 years over eco-bribery Suspended Southeast Sulawesi governor Nur Alam … jail sentence for bribery connected to mining licences. Image: Kurnia Sari Aziza/Kompas.com/Jakarta Post By Moses Ompusunggu in Jakarta Indonesia’s Jakarta Corruption Court has sentenced suspended Southeast Sulawesi […]

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How Philippine state surveillance is used as a tool to silence critics

Published By   /  March 23, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Democracy, Featured, freedom of expression, Freedom of Information, Human Rights, Media, Media censorship, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, state surveillance, Surveillance  /  Comments Off on How Philippine state surveillance is used as a tool to silence critics

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: How Philippine state surveillance is used as a tool to silence critics BRIEFING: Special report by Jodesz Gavilan and Sofia Tomacruz in Manila Human rights activists say that the conduct of both physical and communication surveillance is prone to abuse and is a violation of […]

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Protests sweep Indonesia over new law criminalising ‘criticism’ of MPs

Published By   /  March 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Contempt of Parliament, Criticism, Featured, freedom of expression, Freedom of speech, Human Rights, Indonesia, justice, Media, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Protests sweep Indonesia over new law criminalising ‘criticism’ of MPs

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Protests sweep Indonesia over new law criminalising ‘criticism’ of MPs Members of the Indonesia Catholic Students Association (PMKRI) place a freedom of speech coffin in front of the Parliament building during a protest in Manila last week. Image: Gun Halilintar/PMKRI By Ryan Dagur in Jakarta […]

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Mackenzie Smith: Indonesia’s Pacific neglect highlights NZ media problem

Published By   /  March 21, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Decolonisation, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Independent media, Indonesia, Mainstream media, Measles, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, West Papua, West Papuan health  /  Comments Off on Mackenzie Smith: Indonesia’s Pacific neglect highlights NZ media problem

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Mackenzie Smith: Indonesia’s Pacific neglect highlights NZ media problem President Joko Widodo ordered military and medical teams to several locations across the vast Papua region to treat the sick and undertake a mass immunisation campaign during the measles outbreak. Image: Medical Xpress OPINION: Mackenzie Smith […]

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Another Suharto makes push to launch Indonesian politics career

Published By   /  March 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Berkarya Party, Featured, Golkar, Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Suharto  /  Comments Off on Another Suharto makes push to launch Indonesian politics career

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Another Suharto makes push to launch Indonesian politics career The youngest son of former Indonesian president Suharto, Hutomo “Tommy” Mandala Putra (centre), attending the opening of the Berkarya (Working) Party national meeting where he was voted chairman in Solo, Central Java, earlier this month. Image: […]

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ICC withdrawal ‘a principled stand’, claims Philippines’ Foreign Secretary

Published By   /  March 15, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, international criminal court, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on ICC withdrawal ‘a principled stand’, claims Philippines’ Foreign Secretary

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: ICC withdrawal ‘a principled stand’, claims Philippines’ Foreign Secretary By Paterno Esmaquel II in Manila Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano claims the Philippines’ withdrawal from the International Criminal Court is “a principled stand” as nongovernmental organisations and politicians supposedly use human rights for […]

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RSF calls on Philippine state to ‘stop hounding’ Rappler in ‘laughable’ move

Published By   /  March 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Featured, Human Rights, justice, Lawsuit, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Press Freedom, Press Release, Rappler, Reports, taxation, United Nations  /  Comments Off on RSF calls on Philippine state to ‘stop hounding’ Rappler in ‘laughable’ move

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: RSF calls on Philippine state to ‘stop hounding’ Rappler in ‘laughable’ move Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Philippine authorities to stop hounding Rappler, after officials confirmed that a previously dismissed defamation action against the independent news website had […]

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Indonesian universities ‘ban’ niqab over fundamentalism fears

Published By   /  March 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Culture, Education, Featured, Gender, Gulf States, Human Rights, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Moderate Islam, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Niqab, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Radical Islam, Religion, Religious tolerance, Reports, Saudi Arabia, Universities, Yogyakarta  /  Comments Off on Indonesian universities ‘ban’ niqab over fundamentalism fears

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Indonesian universities ‘ban’ niqab over fundamentalism fears Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A pair of Indonesian Islamic universities are pushing female students to ditch niqab face veils – with one threatening expulsion for non-compliance – as concerns grow over rising fundamentalism in the world’s largest Muslim-majority […]

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