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Plea for PM to be ‘game-changer’ in Pacific support for West Papua

Published By   /  August 30, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Media, Melanesian, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, UN, United Nations, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua Action Auckland, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Plea for PM to be ‘game-changer’ in Pacific support for West Papua

A protest in support of West Papuan self-determination in Apia, Samoa. Image: PRN Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A New Zealand-based West Papua advocacy group has appealed to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and other leaders meeting at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru next week to support Vanuatu’s United Nations initiative. Vanuatu has pledged to take […]

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Opposition leader calls on Fiji to end ‘betrayal’ of West Papuans

Published By   /  August 27, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Fiji Opposition, Free West Papua, General election, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Opposition leader calls on Fiji to end ‘betrayal’ of West Papuans

Fiji Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa (centre) pictured with Papuan Morning Star flags on World Indigenous Day earlier this month … Fiji has “stabbed West Papua in the back”, she says. Image: Opposition FB Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Fiji’s Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa has called on the government of Fiji to “stop its betrayal” […]

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Indonesia’s Papua ‘cover-up reflex’ prompts police dormitory raid

Published By   /  July 21, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Biak massacre, Bloody Biak, Documentary, Featured, Free West Papua, Human Rights, Human rights journalism, Human Rights Watch, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan students  /  Comments Off on Indonesia’s Papua ‘cover-up reflex’ prompts police dormitory raid

A video of a demonstration marking the bloody Biak massacre of 6 July 1998 staged last year. Video: BBB Times By Michelle Winowatan Dozens of Indonesian military and police personnel raided a student dormitory in Surabaya on July 6 to stop the screening of a documentary about security force atrocities in Papua. It is the latest example […]

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Traumatised Papuan villagers flee Indonesian military in Nduga

Published By   /  July 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Benny Wenda, Featured, Free West Papua, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Nduga, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua National Liberation Army, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Traumatised Papuan villagers flee Indonesian military in Nduga

By RNZ Pacific Thousands of West Papuan villagers have reportedly fled from their homes in a remote regency due to conflict between Indonesian military forces and pro-independence fighters. This follows a string of deaths in Nduga regency where Indonesian security forces and the West Papua National Liberation Army have exchanged gunfire in recent weeks. Three […]

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PMC director condemns ‘targeting’ of journalists and silence on West Papua

Published By   /  May 5, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Civil Society, David Robie, Featured, Free West Papua, freedom of expression, Indonesia, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Vietnam, West Papua, World Press Freedom Day, WPFD2017  /  Comments Off on PMC director condemns ‘targeting’ of journalists and silence on West Papua

By Jean Bell in Auckland An alarming number of “targeted” journalists being killed and West Papua media for independence were just some of the topics covered in wide-ranging seminar by the director of the Pacific Media Centre last night. Professor David Robie called for the media, universities and journalism schools to take their Pacific “backyard” […]

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Another Facebook photo ‘community filtering’ policy failure

Published By   /  April 29, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, Editor's Picks, Facebook, Featured, Free West Papua, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, OPM, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Photography, Photojournalism, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Pulitzer Prize, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Another Facebook photo ‘community filtering’ policy failure

The Facebook “censored” Ben Bohane image after a “facelift” by the Vanuatu Daily Post. By Colin Peacock of RNZ Mediawatch Facebook has been under fire for some time for distributing misinformation and fake news to a potential audience of around two billion users. Only now is it making a concerted effort to filter it out. […]

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Ben Bohane: China? No, let’s face the elephant in the Pacific room

Published By   /  April 23, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, China, Editor's Picks, Featured, Free West Papua, Global, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Media, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Ben Bohane: China? No, let’s face the elephant in the Pacific room

BRIEFING: By Ben Bohane in Port Vila China … China … China … All the talk is of increasing Chinese influence in our region. But this is to wilfully see past the elephant in the room. Contrary to most commentary, the biggest destabilising player in Melanesia over the past five years is not China but […]

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Renewed Papuan independence call amid alleged ‘hostage’ standoff

Published By   /  November 17, 2017  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Colonialism, Decolonisation, Editor's Picks, Featured, Free West Papua, Hostages, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mimika, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Reports, Security, Self Determination, Surveillance, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Renewed Papuan independence call amid alleged ‘hostage’ standoff

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Renewed Papuan independence call amid alleged ‘hostage’ standoff West Papuan protesters for independence in Jakarta this week. Image CNN Indonesia By Lalu Rahadian in Jakarta Conflicts in Papua province will not be resolved until the Indonesian government provides the Papuan people with an opportunity to […]

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