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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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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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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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Freeport’s $3.8b divestment mine deal – what it actually means

Published By   /  July 15, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Divestment, Economics, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport McMoRan, Freeport mine, Grasberg, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mining, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Freeport’s $3.8b divestment mine deal – what it actually means

By Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman in Jakarta Four Indonesian ministers gathered to witness the signing of an agreement between state-owned mining holding group PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) and Freeport-McMoran (FCX) to take over Papua’s PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) in complex deals worth $3.85 billion. Under the agreement, Indonesia will take control of 51 percent of […]

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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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Jokowi, Mahathir discuss migrant worker protection, border deal

Published By   /  July 2, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Diplomacy, Featured, Indonesia, Malaysia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Jokowi, Mahathir discuss migrant worker protection, border deal

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (right) shakes hands with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad after giving a joint statement at the Bogor Palace. Image: Puspa Perwitasari/Antara/Jakarta Post By Marguerite Afra Sapiie in Jakarta President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad have met for a bilateral talk, exploring issues ranging from education for Indonesian […]

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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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Activists fear Indian proposal for coal reserves in Indonesian-ruled Papua

Published By   /  June 13, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Coal mining, Economic growth, Energy, Environment, Global, Human Rights, India, Indigenous, Indigenous forests, Indigenous rights, Indonesia, 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 Activists fear Indian proposal for coal reserves in Indonesian-ruled Papua

By Febriana Firdaus in Jakarta As it seeks to diversify its sources of fuel, India is looking to get in on the ground floor of coal mining in previously unexploited deposits in Indonesian-ruled Papua. In exchange for technical support and financing for geological surveys, officials say India is pushing for special privileges, including no-bid contracts […]

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Indonesia plans to ramp up lobbying for UN Security Council seat

Published By   /  May 30, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Global, Global peace, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Peacekeeping, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Security, UN Security Council  /  Comments Off on Indonesia plans to ramp up lobbying for UN Security Council seat

Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi … prioritising contributions to peace, including in peace-keeping operations, and realising the Sustainable Development Goals. Image: P.J.LEO/Jakarta Post By Dian Septiari in Jakarta Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi is set to lobby more countries to vote for her country in its campaign for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations […]

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Savu border unsolved, but Timor-Leste leader praises ‘amazing’ Indonesia link

Published By   /  May 29, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Dr Mari Alkatiri, Economics, Elections, Featured, Fretilin, Human Rights, Independence, Indonesia, Land border, Maritime boundaries, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oecussi, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Savu Sea, Security, Self Determination, Timor Island, Timor-Leste  /  Comments Off on Savu border unsolved, but Timor-Leste leader praises ‘amazing’ Indonesia link

Fretilin’s former Prime Minister Dr Mari Alkatiri … “we look forward to guaranteed stability, ongoing development and to bring people out of poverty” in Timor-Leste. Image: Agora Timor By Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata in Dili East Timor’s outgoing Prime Minister Dr Mari Alkatiri says that after almost two decades of separation from Indonesia, the country’s relations […]

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