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Paga Hill iconic human rights film banned from PNG festival

Published By   /  October 13, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Documentaries, Featured, Human Rights, Human rights defenders, Human rights journalism, Indigenous, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG media, PNG Supreme Court, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Paga Hill iconic human rights film banned from PNG festival

A Frontline Insight item about Joe Moses and the Paga Hill struggle for justice in Papua New Guinea. Video: Reuters Foundation Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk An internationally acclaimed investigative documentary about Paga Hill community’s fight for justice from the illegal eviction and demolition of their homes in Papua New Guinea’s capital of Port Moresby has […]

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Indonesia arrests 67 Papuan students in Jayapura backing Vanuatu’s UN bid

Published By   /  September 26, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Featured, Fri West Papua, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence, Youth  /  Comments Off on Indonesia arrests 67 Papuan students in Jayapura backing Vanuatu’s UN bid

Arrested West Papuan students … backing Vanuatu’s bid for United Nations support for Papuan self-determination. Image: Voice WestPapuan By Benny Mawel in Jayapura Students from several tertiary institutions in the Papuan provincial capital of Jayapura have been holding actions to support efforts by Vanuatu and other Pacific countries to take the West Papua issue before […]

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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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Rainbow Warrior returns to NZ for ‘oil free’ future and activist doco

Published By   /  September 11, 2018  /  Activism, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Climate, Climate Action, Development, Documentaries, Environment, Environmental activism, Featured, French nuclear tests, History, Media, Media activism, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Nuclear Free, Nuclear free Pacific, Oil industry, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Real climate action, Reports  /  Comments Off on Rainbow Warrior returns to NZ for ‘oil free’ future and activist doco

Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman and the Rainbow Warrior skipper toss a wreath in memory of Fernando Pereira into the sea at the spot where the original bombed RW was scuttled in 1986 to create a living reef. Video: David Robie/Cafe Pacific Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Greenpeace’s flagship Rainbow Warrior 3 was welcomed in Matauri […]

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Pacific Island leaders tightening the screws on press freedom, dissent

Published By   /  September 5, 2018  /  Analysis, APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Human Rights, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Balance, China, Civil Society, Fairness, Featured, Fiji, Free speech, Indonesia, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Samoa, Sexual abuse  /  Comments Off on Pacific Island leaders tightening the screws on press freedom, dissent

ANALYSIS: The three-hour “detention” of television New Zealand Pacific affairs reporter Barbara Dreaver for “breaking protocols” over interviewing refugees on Nauru. But Josef Benedict reports this is just part of the dismal media freedom scene in the Pacific. At this week’s gathering of key Pacific Island leaders on the Micronesian island of Nauru, conspicuously missing […]

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Jokowi unmoved by growing support for ‘noise’ blasphemy case woman

Published By   /  August 26, 2018  /  Adzan, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Blasphemy, Call to prayer, Civil Society, Culture, Environment, Featured, Forests, Gender, Human Rights, Indonesia, Joko Widodo, justice, Media, Meiliana, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Religion, Religious freedom, Religious tolerance, Reports  /  Comments Off on Jokowi unmoved by growing support for ‘noise’ blasphemy case woman

Meiliana, a Chinese-Indonesian woman of the Buddhist faith, who has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for complaining about the volume of the adzan (Islamic call to prayer) from a speaker at a mosque near her house in Tanjungbalai, North Sumatra. Image: Jakarta Post By Christie Stefanie in Jakarta President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo says […]

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Indonesian police break up Papuan ‘New York’ pact protest in Ternate

Published By   /  August 17, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Indonesia, Maluku, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New York Agreement, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Police, Police brutality, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, West Papua, West Papua self-determination  /  Comments Off on Indonesian police break up Papuan ‘New York’ pact protest in Ternate

Papuan protesters arguing with local Indonesian police in Ternate, North Maluku, about the rights to a public demonstration. Image: FRI-WP/Suara Papua By Arnold Belau in Jayapura Police have violently broken up a peaceful action being held by the Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) in Ternate, North Maluku, this week. Action coordinator Rudhy Pravda […]

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Indonesian police arrest 49 in attack, vandalising of Papuan dormitory

Published By   /  August 16, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Democracy, Featured, Global, History, Human Rights, Indonesia, justice, Language, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papuan Student Alliance, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, West Papua, West Papuan self-determination, West Papuan students  /  Comments Off on Indonesian police arrest 49 in attack, vandalising of Papuan dormitory

The 49 arrested Papuan students in Surabaya police station after the protest. Image: Suara Papua By Bastian Tebai in Surabaya Indonesian police last night arrested 49 Papuan students who live at the Kamasan Papuan Dormitory in the East Java provincial capital of Surabaya and they are being held at the district police headquarters (Polrestabes). There […]

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Media freedom groups protest over detained Bangladeshi photojournalist

Published By   /  August 10, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bangladesh, Civil Society, Editor's Picks, Featured, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Photojournalism, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, Student protest  /  Comments Off on Media freedom groups protest over detained Bangladeshi photojournalist

Alongside his social media coverage of the protests, Dr Shahidul Alam apparently angered the authorities and the ruling party after he gave a TV interview with Al Jazeera when criticised the government. Image: Global Voices By Global Voices Late on the night of August 5, 2018, award-winning Bangladeshi photographer and activist Dr Shahidul Alam was […]

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Norwegian human rights activists call for action over Israeli ‘capture’ of ship

Published By   /  August 8, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Environment, Featured, Gaza, Gaza blockade, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Non-violence, Norway, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Peace and justice, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Norwegian human rights activists call for action over Israeli ‘capture’ of ship

Norwegian citizen Jan Petter Hammervold, 74, makes a ship-recorded plea before being seized by Israeli forces. He was ship’s cook on board Al Awda (The Return), is a board member of Ship to Gaza Norway and author of the book Fiskerne I Gaza (Gaza Fishers), about the 2018 Freedom Flotilla. New Zealander Mike Treen was […]

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