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Housing issue not just ethnic – Pākehā leaders have ‘failed’, says author

Published By   /  July 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Economics, Featured, Housing, Human Rights, Immigration, justice, Labour, Maori, Maori history, Media, Migration, Migration policy, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pakeha, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on Housing issue not just ethnic – Pākehā leaders have ‘failed’, says author

AUT Policy Observatory’s Dr David Hall (from left, podium) with fellow “fair borders” panellists Dr Arama Rata, Andrew Chen and Dr Evelyn Masters at last night’s discussion. Image: Rhahul Bhattarai/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai Author and researcher David Hall has criticised anti-immigration rhetoric in New Zealand’s housing crisis, saying a more serious problem is “Pākehā leaders […]

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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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‘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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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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PNG troops arrive in Mendi – PM and politicians apologise for riot ‘distress’

Published By   /  June 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Editor's Picks, Featured, justice, Media, Mendi, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG LPG Project, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on PNG troops arrive in Mendi – PM and politicians apologise for riot ‘distress’

Southern Highlands protesters declare “No Southern Highlands government, then no PNG gas project or government services”. Image: Freeze frame from social media video by Sedrick Ranpi Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk More than 100 Papua New Guinea soldiers from Taurama Barracks First Royal Pacific Islands Regiment arrived in the Southern Highlands capital of Mendi at the […]

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Kontras urges Jokowi to resolve Papuan Wasior human rights case

Published By   /  June 16, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Human Rights, Human rights violations, justice, Kontras, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Torture, Wasior, West Papua, West Papua human rights  /  Comments Off on Kontras urges Jokowi to resolve Papuan Wasior human rights case

Dozens of youth and students hold a candlelit protest in front of the Diponegoro University campus, Semarang, in 2013 over the human rights abuses that occurred in Wasior and Wamena in 2001. Image: PY/WPAN By Karina M. Tehusijarana in Jakarta Indonesia’s Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has urged President Joko “Jokowi” […]

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Vanuatu court orders release of ‘wanted’ Fiji man, seeks papers

Published By   /  June 1, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Contempt of Court, Crime, Deportation, Featured, Human Rights, Immigration, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Supreme Court, Vanuatu, Wanted man  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu court orders release of ‘wanted’ Fiji man, seeks papers

Vanuatu’s Supreme Court … relevant documents from Fiji needed by June 12. Image: Vanuatu govt By Royson Willie and Kizzy Kalsakau in Port Vila Vanuatu’s Supreme Court has asked the police and immigration to release Fijian citizen Mohammed Rizwan and to substantiate the claim that he is a wanted man in Fiji. Rizwan’s lawyer, Frederick […]

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Dr Schram absconds on bail – claims PNG prosecution is ‘political’

Published By   /  May 28, 2018  /  Albert Schram, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bail, Doctorates, Education, Evidence, False news, Featured, Human Rights, justice, Lawsuit, Malicious prosecution, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Press Release, Reports, Truth, Unitech  /  Comments Off on Dr Schram absconds on bail – claims PNG prosecution is ‘political’

Dr Albert Schram … his Netherlands passport was returned last week and he now says he will not go back to PNG to face trial with no guarantee of justice. Image: Dr Schram’s blog By Keith Jackson in Noosa In a shock development in Papua New Guinea’s Schram case, the former vice-chancellor of the PNG […]

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