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‘I was coerced into the 1987 coup,’ admits Sitiveni Rabuka

Published By   /  October 4, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Commonwealth, Coup culture, Crime, Editor's Picks, Elections, Featured, Fiji, Fiji coups, Fiji military, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, IntJourn Project, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military coups, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sitiveni Rabuka, Text  /  Comments Off on ‘I was coerced into the 1987 coup,’ admits Sitiveni Rabuka

By Sri Krishnamurthi of Asia-Pacific Report A repentant Sitiveni Rabuka, the Fiji military strongman who sparked off the country’s “coup culture” in 1987, admits he was “coerced” by the defeated Alliance party into carrying out the first coup. Three decades after I watched Lieutenant-Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka walking Parliamentarians out of the back door of Parliament […]

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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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Pacific media freedom groups blast assault on reporters on volcano island

Published By   /  August 29, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Assault, Crime, Disasters, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, Manam, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, The National, Volcano, Volcanoes  /  Comments Off on Pacific media freedom groups blast assault on reporters on volcano island

The National reporter Dorothy Mark … assaulted while reporting on the volcano eruption in a village on Papua New Guinea’s Manam island. This photograph was taken on a different occasion. Image: poboxblog Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Some villagers affected by the volcanic eruption on Manam island haven taken out their anger and frustration against four […]

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PNG facelifts for APEC but neglects gender-based violence

Published By   /  August 8, 2018  /  APEC, APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Crime, Culture, Featured, Gender, Gender violence, Human Rights, Indigenous, justice, Law, Law enforcement, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Safehouse, scott waide, Social discord  /  Comments Off on PNG facelifts for APEC but neglects gender-based violence

The Papua New Guinean government has been working tirelessly to clean up its capital city in preparation for APEC, instead of attending to serious issues such as gender-based violence. Pauline Mago-King of Asia-Pacific Journalism reports on the challenge. With just three months to go until the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders summit in November, […]

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RSF condemns killing of radio journalist – shot in Philippines

Published By   /  July 21, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Featured, Human Rights, Journalist killings, justice, Killings, Media, Media Freedom, Media Freedom Index, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Murder, Murders, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on RSF condemns killing of radio journalist – shot in Philippines

Philippine radio journalist Joey Llana … shot at least 14 times in ambush as he drove to work at Radio DwZR in Legazpi City. Image: RSF Paris Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the killing of Philippine radio journalist Joey Llana near Legazpi City, at the southeastern tip of the island […]

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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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Mendi mayhem destroyed 42,000 vaccine shots for PNG children

Published By   /  June 30, 2018  /  APR, Arson, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Development, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Media, Mendi, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, riot, Rioting, Security, Southern Highlands, Vaccines  /  Comments Off on Mendi mayhem destroyed 42,000 vaccine shots for PNG children

The blazing Air Niugini Link PNG aircraft at Mendi airport. Image: EMTV News By Sally Pokiton in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea’s mayhem in the Southern Highlands capital of Mendi earlier this month caused destruction of 42,000 vaccine innoculations meant for children aged under 5. The innoculations were ruined when the Air Niugini Dash 8 […]

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RSF plea to Indonesia to investigate reporter’s death in detention

Published By   /  June 28, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Death, Development, Environment, Featured, Forests, Indonesia, Journalist killings, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Palm oil, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, RSF  /  Comments Off on RSF plea to Indonesia to investigate reporter’s death in detention

A journalist has died while in Indonesian police custody after investigating land disputes linked to the palm oil industry. Image: Tempo – Adek Berry/AFP/RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for an independent inquiry into the death in detention of Muhammad Yusuf, a reporter who was being held in South Kalimantan […]

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Vanuatu plans cyber crime law to target Facebook ‘false claims’

Published By   /  June 26, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Charlot Salwai, Crime, Defamation, Facebook, freedom of expression, Human Rights, justice, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sato Kilman, Social Media, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu plans cyber crime law to target Facebook ‘false claims’

Cyber crime law planned for Vanuatu … “people are using Facebook for political gain, attacking and making false statements or allegations.” Image: File Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, the Minister responsible for Telecommunications, has informed Parliament that a cyber crime bill currently being developed will address the increasing issues and concerns regarding social media, especially […]

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Duterte says as ‘parent of nation,’ he can order detention of ‘tambays’

Published By   /  June 23, 2018  /  APR, arrests, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Featured, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Killings, Loitering, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Police brutality, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Tambays, Youth  /  Comments Off on Duterte says as ‘parent of nation,’ he can order detention of ‘tambays’

‘Father of the nation’ President Rodrigo Duterte defends his order against loiterers. Image: Malacañang By Pia Ranada in Manila President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has cited the power of the state to act as parents of persons needing protection as a defence of his order against “tambays” (loiterers). “Of course, I can accost you. […]

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