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Paga Hill iconic human rights film banned from PNG festival

Published By   /  October 13, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Documentaries, Featured, Human Rights, Human rights defenders, Human rights journalism, Indigenous, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG media, PNG Supreme Court, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Paga Hill iconic human rights film banned from PNG festival

A Frontline Insight item about Joe Moses and the Paga Hill struggle for justice in Papua New Guinea. Video: Reuters Foundation Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk An internationally acclaimed investigative documentary about Paga Hill community’s fight for justice from the illegal eviction and demolition of their homes in Papua New Guinea’s capital of Port Moresby has […]

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Police shut down Bali people’s global conference against World Bank

Published By   /  October 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bali, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Innovation, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, People Power, People's Global Conference, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Radio Republic Indonesia, Reports, RRI, Security, World Bank  /  Comments Off on Police shut down Bali people’s global conference against World Bank

Protesters picket the Nirmala Hotel after the second cancellation of the People’s Global Conference in Bali. Image: PGC By Rio Apinino in Denpasar, Bali Indonesian police have closed down the Peoples’ Global Conference Against the IMF-World Bank which should have opened earlier today at the Radio Republic Indonesia (RRI) Auditorium in Denpasar, Bali. As its […]

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To conserve West Papua, start with land rights and forget past mistakes

Published By   /  October 10, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bird's Head, Climate, Climate Change, Environment, Featured, Forests, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Native forests, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Poverty, Press Release, Reports, Socio-economic development, West Papua, West Papuan deforestation  /  Comments Off on To conserve West Papua, start with land rights and forget past mistakes

ANALYSIS:  By Bernadinus Steni and Daniel Nepstad Large landscapes of intact tropical forests will figure prominently in global strategies to avert catastrophic climate change and conserve biodiversity. In this context, the extensive forests of Papua and West Papua provinces in Indonesia are now becoming the focus of international conservation efforts. There are many inherent perils […]

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Listen to Pacific ‘voices’ or climate will spark conflict, say advocates

Published By   /  October 5, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Human Rights, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate policy, Environment, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, Identity, Indigenous, Marshall Islands, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, NCPACS, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Toda Peace Institute, Tuvalu, Vanua  /  Comments Off on Listen to Pacific ‘voices’ or climate will spark conflict, say advocates

Policy makers, academics and NGO representatives discussed the urgent issue of climate change in the Pacific, where many communities have been forced to relocate. However, Michael Andrew of Asia Pacific Report, found that participants in last weekend’s workshop believe the Pacific voices of those most affected must be heard if conflict is to be avoided. […]

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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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Pacific storytelling with a focus on the ignored and ‘untold’ issues

Published By   /  October 3, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate Refugees, Cross-discipline, Culture, Documentaries, Editor's Picks, Education, Environment, Featured, Global, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Innovation, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Profile, Reports, Te Ara Motuhenga, Text  /  Comments Off on Pacific storytelling with a focus on the ignored and ‘untold’ issues

A video made by an AUT screen production graduate, Sasya Wreksono, marking the 10th anniversary of the Pacific Media Centre. Video: PMC PROFILE: By Craig Major of AUT News ​Based at Auckland University of Technology, the Pacific Media Centre is a small team dedicated to telling stories from across the Pacific that you won’t read […]

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Indonesia arrests 67 Papuan students in Jayapura backing Vanuatu’s UN bid

Published By   /  September 26, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Featured, Fri West Papua, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence, Youth  /  Comments Off on Indonesia arrests 67 Papuan students in Jayapura backing Vanuatu’s UN bid

Arrested West Papuan students … backing Vanuatu’s bid for United Nations support for Papuan self-determination. Image: Voice WestPapuan By Benny Mawel in Jayapura Students from several tertiary institutions in the Papuan provincial capital of Jayapura have been holding actions to support efforts by Vanuatu and other Pacific countries to take the West Papua issue before […]

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Climate change and security big focus for Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru

Published By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Accreditation, APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Barbara Dreaver, Climate, Donald Trump, Environment, Featured, Global, Global Warming, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Paris Agreement, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reports, Text  /  Comments Off on Climate change and security big focus for Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru

Climate change is a major worry to the Pacific Islands and it was the major talking point at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) earlier this month. Barbara Dreaver of Television New Zealand, who was detained and questioned in Nauru, talks to Sri Krishnamurthi of Asia-Pacific Report. Two significant events happened at the 49th Pacific Islands […]

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Boe climate and security pact big step forward, but lacks a gender drive

Published By   /  September 21, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Boe Declaration, Climate, Climate gender, Environment, Featured, Gender, Global Warming, History, Human Rights, Images, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, natural disaster, natural disasters, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oxfam, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Science-Technology, Security, Text, Tsunami  /  Comments Off on Boe climate and security pact big step forward, but lacks a gender drive

The major item on the agenda at last week’s Pacific Islands Forum was climate change. However, a gender gap appears to be at play within climate change itself. Jessica Marshall reports for Asia Pacific Journalism. The content of the Boe Declaration, signed at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru earlier this month, is not widely […]

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Vanuatu steps up UN bid for West Papua rights, new referendum

Published By   /  September 20, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu steps up UN bid for West Papua rights, new referendum

West Papua has been sidestepped by both the the Melanesian Spearhead Group and the Pacific Islands Forum. But, reports James Halpin of Asia Pacific Journalism, Vanuatu is undeterred as leading champion for the West Papuan cause and is pressing for United Nations support. After the failure of the Pacific Islands Forum to move on the […]

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