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Contrasting accounts of Indonesian genocide and betrayal in West Papua

Published By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Act of Free Choice, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Dutch colonial war, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Maire Leadbeater, Media, Migration, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Peter Bang, Photography, Photojournalism, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Reviews, Suharto, Sukarno, West Papua, West Papua Action Auckland, West Papua human rights, West Papua Media  /  Comments Off on Contrasting accounts of Indonesian genocide and betrayal in West Papua

BOOK REVIEW: By David Robie Two damning and contrasting books about Indonesian colonialism in the Pacific, both by activist participants in Europe and New Zealand, have recently been published. Overall, they are excellent exposes of the harsh repression of the Melanesian people of West Papua and a world that has largely closed a blind eye […]

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Five Palestinians cheering for France at the World Cup 20 years on

Published By   /  July 15, 2018  /  Al Jazeera, Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Featured, Football, Football World Cup Russia 2018, Free Palestine, Global, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Palestine, Palestinian rights, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sports, World Cup  /  Comments Off on Five Palestinians cheering for France at the World Cup 20 years on

French football fans hold a minute of silence to mark the one-year anniversary of the November 13 Paris attacks ahead of the 2018 World Cup group A qualifying football match between France and Sweden at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on November 11, 2016. Images: FIFA.com By Marwan Bishara Twenty years […]

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Protests gather force over Nauru ban on ABC from Pacific Forum

Published By   /  July 14, 2018  /  ABC, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Featured, Human Rights, ifj, International Federation of Journalists, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Islands News Association, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Security, Surveillance  /  Comments Off on Protests gather force over Nauru ban on ABC from Pacific Forum

ABC ban … “The Nauruan government should not be allowed to dictate who fills the positions in an Australian media pool.” Image: David Robie/PMC By Mong Palatino Protests have been gathering force over the Nauru government ban on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) from entering the country to cover the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Summit […]

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Why Indonesia must ratify the global nuclear weapon ban treaty

Published By   /  July 13, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, ASEAN, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, NAM, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Nuclear ban treaty, Nuclear disarmament, Nuclear War, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear-free law, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Security, UN nuclear weapons ban  /  Comments Off on Why Indonesia must ratify the global nuclear weapon ban treaty

Say No to Nuclear … Members attend the signing ceremony for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on September 20, 2017 at the United Nations in New York. Image: Jakarta Post By Deandra Madeena Moerdaning in ViennaA year ago on July 7, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution that pushes […]

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‘Sick joke’, threats cited in Asia-Pacific declining media freedom summit

Published By   /  July 11, 2018  /  Afghanistan, Ampatuan massacre, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Global, Hong Kong, Human Rights, India, Japan, justice, Media, Media Freedom, Media Freedom Index, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Miloš Zeman, Multimedia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Rappler, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, War on drugs, Warlords  /  Comments Off on ‘Sick joke’, threats cited in Asia-Pacific declining media freedom summit

Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire talks about the global threat against journalists. Video: Café Pacific By David Robie in Paris When Reporters Without Borders chief Christophe Deloire introduced the Paris-based global media watchdog’s Asia-Pacific press freedom defenders to his overview last week, it was grim listening. First up in RSF’s catalogue of crimes and […]

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Police claim raid on Papuan students to block ‘Bloody Biak’ film screening

Published By   /  July 10, 2018  /  APR, Armed police, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Biak massacre, Bloody Biak, Documentaries, Education, Featured, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indoleft News Service, Indonesian military, Indonesian security forces, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Police, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Students, West Papua, West Papuan students, Youth  /  Comments Off on Police claim raid on Papuan students to block ‘Bloody Biak’ film screening

The scene at the Indonesian police raid on Papuan student quarters in Surabaya over the film Bloody Biak. Image: Suara.com By Pebriansyah Ariefana in Surabaya Indonesian police have revealed that police and military officers raided a Papuan student dormitory in the East Java provincial capital of Surabaya in Indonesia at the weekend because the students […]

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Journalist tells of Rainbow Warrior bombing, Pacific fallout on ABC

Published By   /  July 10, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Environment, Featured, Global, Greenpeace International, Greenpeace NZ, Greenpeace Pacific, Health and Fitness, History, Human Rights, Humanitarian relief, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Nuclear Free, Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Movement, Nuclear free Pacific, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, rainbow warrior, Reports, Rongelap Atoll, state terrorism, Terrorism  /  Comments Off on Journalist tells of Rainbow Warrior bombing, Pacific fallout on ABC

Journalist, media educator and author David Robie … Rainbow Warrior bombing reflections after 33 years. Image: PMC Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Pacific environmental and political journalist David Robie has recalled the bombing of the original Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior 33 years ago in an interview with host Sarah Macdonald on the ABC’s Nightlife programme. Dr […]

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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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Bainimarama attacks opposition ‘lies’ for promoting Fiji ethnic hatred

Published By   /  June 28, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Chinese aid, Democracy, Elections, Ethnicity, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Muslim, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Voreqe Bainimarama  /  Comments Off on Bainimarama attacks opposition ‘lies’ for promoting Fiji ethnic hatred

Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama giving a public address. Image: The Fiji Times File By RNZ Pacific Fiji’s prime minister Voreqe Bainimarama has again hit out at opposition parties, calling them liars and accusing them of sowing division in the ethnically diverse country. Bainimarama devoted much of his speech at the opening of a provincial […]

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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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