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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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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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Indonesia risks ending up with a doomed ‘can’t-do’ climate plan

Published By   /  July 17, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Climate, Climate Change, COP23, Economics, Emissions, Environment, Forests, Fossil Fuels, Global, Global Warming, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nationally Determined Contribution, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Paris Agreement, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sustainability, UN, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Indonesia risks ending up with a doomed ‘can’t-do’ climate plan

By Warief Djajanto Basorie Three hundred schoolchildren from the greater Jakarta area sat on a red carpet covering the cavernous Soedjarwo auditorium—named to honour the country’s first forestry minister—at the Ministry of the Environment and Forestry in January this year. They were there to participate in the government-led Climate Festival; the theme was “Three Years […]

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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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Greenpeace blasts palm oil industry deforestation in West Papua

Published By   /  May 1, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, deforestation, Environment, Featured, Forests, Greenpeace Indonesia, Greenpeace International, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Palm oil, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Rainforests, Reports, Sustainability, West Papua, West Papuan deforestation  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace blasts palm oil industry deforestation in West Papua

One of the massive deforestation areas in the PT Megakarya Jaya Raya concession in Papua, Indonesia. Other images show a lunar-like devastation over huge areas. Image: Greenpeace International Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A palm oil supplier to Mars, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever is destroying rainforests in the Indonesian-ruled Papua region, a new investigation by Greenpeace […]

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Governor Juffa, police crack down on PNG’s Collingwood Bay illegal logging

Published By   /  March 20, 2018  /  APAC OSI, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cartels, Crime, Development, Environment, Featured, Forests, Gary Juffa, Human Rights, Illegal logging, Indigenous, Landowners, Logging, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oro, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Forests Authority, PNGFA, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Transnationals  /  Comments Off on Governor Juffa, police crack down on PNG’s Collingwood Bay illegal logging

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Governor Juffa, police crack down on PNG’s Collingwood Bay illegal logging “When fully laden, a ship like this leaves Papua New Guinea shores every week with stolen forest resources. Shipped by transnational criminal cartels posing as developers. When filled, one of these shipments rakes in […]

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Gary Juffa: How we can stop criminal cartels stealing our PNG forests

Published By   /  March 17, 2018  /  APR, Army, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cartels, Crime, Development, Environment, Featured, Flora and fauna, Forests, Gary Juffa, Human Rights, Illegal logging, Logging, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Forests Authority, Police, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sustainable Development  /  Comments Off on Gary Juffa: How we can stop criminal cartels stealing our PNG forests

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Gary Juffa: How we can stop criminal cartels stealing our PNG forests Police action squad dealing to illegal loggers in Oro province of Papua New Guinea. Image: Gary Juffa/FB OPINION: By Gary Juffa In the ongoing saga of stopping illegal logging in Papua New Guinea’s […]

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Rainbow Warrior takes on fresh eco mission to Papua, Indonesia

Published By   /  March 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Environment, Environmental activism, Featured, Fisheries, Forests, France, Global, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Jakarta, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, rainbow warrior, Rainforests, Reports, Secret agents, Underwater, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Rainbow Warrior takes on fresh eco mission to Papua, Indonesia

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Rainbow Warrior takes on fresh eco mission to Papua, Indonesia By Astari Pinasthika Sarosa in Jakarta The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior is sailing throughout Indonesia – including West Papua – as a vehicle for environmental campaigns. Rainbow Warrior has often sailed to remote areas to […]

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NZ Foreign Minister questions China’s influence in the Pacific

Published By   /  March 4, 2018  /  Aid policy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, China, Climate, Development, Diplomacy, Disasters, Environment, Featured, Fisheries, Forests, Global, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on NZ Foreign Minister questions China’s influence in the Pacific

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: NZ Foreign Minister questions China’s influence in the Pacific Foreign Minister Winston Peters flags a stronger NZ Pacific aid policy and prime ministers Jacinda Ardern and Malcolm Turnbull discuss New Zealand and Australia friendship and differences in policies. Video: Qldaah/ABC New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Winston […]

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