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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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PNG troops arrive in Mendi – PM and politicians apologise for riot ‘distress’

Published By   /  June 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Editor's Picks, Featured, justice, Media, Mendi, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG LPG Project, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on PNG troops arrive in Mendi – PM and politicians apologise for riot ‘distress’

Southern Highlands protesters declare “No Southern Highlands government, then no PNG gas project or government services”. Image: Freeze frame from social media video by Sedrick Ranpi Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk More than 100 Papua New Guinea soldiers from Taurama Barracks First Royal Pacific Islands Regiment arrived in the Southern Highlands capital of Mendi at the […]

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Frustrated PNG tribesmen capture 2 policemen – seize vehicles, weapons

Published By   /  June 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Captive, Crime, Featured, Highlands, Indigenous, Media, Mendi, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on Frustrated PNG tribesmen capture 2 policemen – seize vehicles, weapons

Southern Highlands tribesmen show off seized police vehicle and assault rifles. Image: EMTV News Facebook Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Two Papua New Guinean police vehicles travelling from Hagen to Hela in the Highlands after servicing were fired on today in a Highlands attack, with one vehicle being seized and two policemen taken captive, report local […]

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PNG opposition demands PM O’Neill resign over Mendi torching riot

Published By   /  June 16, 2018  /  APR, Arson, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Crime, Featured, Media, Mendi, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, riot, Rioting  /  Comments Off on PNG opposition demands PM O’Neill resign over Mendi torching riot

Oro Governor Gary Juffa speaks during the Opposition demand for Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s resignation. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Papua New Guinea’s Opposition has demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill over this week’s rioting in the Southern Highlands capital of Mendi. Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch, flanked by fellow members, made […]

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O’Neill imposes PNG curfew, vows arrests in wake of Mendi torchings

Published By   /  June 15, 2018  /  APR, Arson, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Crime, Featured, Media, Mendi, 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, Protest, Protests, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Southern Highlands, Violence  /  Comments Off on O’Neill imposes PNG curfew, vows arrests in wake of Mendi torchings

Mendi’s courthouse was among two buildings set ablaze by the protesters over an unsuccessful appeal over last year’s general election. Image: Scott Waide/EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Papua New Guinea authorities have imposed a 6pm to 6am curfew in the Southern Highlands provincial capital of Mendi to prevent further violence. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill […]

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