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Former Speaker sentenced to 15 years in prison in Indonesia’s e-ID graft case

Published By   /  April 25, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Corruption, Crime, Digital challenges, Digital data, Identity, Indonesia, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Former Speaker sentenced to 15 years in prison in Indonesia’s e-ID graft case

Former Speaker Setya Novanto (left) attending a hearing at the Jakarta Corruption Court. Image: Dhoni Setiawan/Jakarta Post By Kharishar Kahfi in Jakarta The Jakarta Corruption Court judges today sentenced former House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of graft. Reading out the court’s verdict, presiding judge Yanto […]

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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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‘Great relief’ for rights advocates after Philippines ‘releases’ Australian nun

Published By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Activism, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Human Rights, International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on ‘Great relief’ for rights advocates after Philippines ‘releases’ Australian nun

Sister “Pat” Fox … “her duty to protect anyone who was oppressed or poor.” Image: Rappler By Jean Bell in Auckland Detained Australian missionary Sister Patricia “Pat” Fox’s “release” by the Philippines Bureau of Immigration has been greeted with relief by human rights advocates Peter Murphy, chair of the International Coalition for Human Rights in […]

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Erin Harris: Nauru appeal court move denies justice for refugees

Published By   /  April 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Detainees, Detention Centres, Featured, Health services, Jacinda Ardern, justice, Legal aid, Media, Migrants, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political asylum, Political lawsuits, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Research, Security  /  Comments Off on Erin Harris: Nauru appeal court move denies justice for refugees

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Erin Harris: Nauru appeal court move denies justice for refugees The Australian High Court building in Canberra. Image: Bentley Smith/Flickr/The Interpreter BRIEFING: By Erin Harris The decision to terminate a long-standing arrangement that saw the Australian High Court act as a partial appellate court for […]

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Philippine soldiers harass mission probing rights abuses in Mindanao

Published By   /  April 8, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Fact-finding, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous rights, justice, Lumad, lumads, Marawi City, Martial Law, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Military occupation, Mindanao, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, save our schools, Security  /  Comments Off on Philippine soldiers harass mission probing rights abuses in Mindanao

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Philippine soldiers harass mission probing rights abuses in Mindanao Soldiers stop a human rights mission delegates in Northern Mindanao stopped in a checkpoint yesterday. Image: Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas By Ronalyn V. Olea in Manila   Philippine state security forces have repeatedly blocked members of […]

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WestConnex M4 East violates Australian pollution standards – even before tunnel opens

Published By   /  April 7, 2018  /  Air pollution, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Featured, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Roading, Super tollways, Transport, WestConnex  /  Comments Off on WestConnex M4 East violates Australian pollution standards – even before tunnel opens

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: WestConnex M4 East violates Australian pollution standards – even before tunnel opens A talk by Dr Paul Torzillo at a meeting of Camperdown Residents against WestConnex on Air Pollution and Impacts on our Health. Video: Spontaneous 45 Since the New South Wales State government was […]

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PNG court overturns loggers ban on custom landowners entering own land

Published By   /  April 4, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CELCOR, Civil Society, Development, Environment, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, justice, Landowner protest, Landowners, Lawsuit, Logging, Logging companies, 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, Politics, Pomio, Press Release, Reports, SABL, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on PNG court overturns loggers ban on custom landowners entering own land

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: PNG court overturns loggers ban on custom landowners entering own land Landowners win six-year legal battle in Pomio District, site of a controversial Special Agriculture Business Lease (SABL) where large tracts of rainforest have been logged and replaced by oil palm plantations. Image: Scott Waide/EMTV […]

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Demo at Freeport office in Jakarta calls for self-determination for West Papua

Published By   /  April 2, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport mine, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indoleft News Service, Indonesia, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua protest, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Demo at Freeport office in Jakarta calls for self-determination for West Papua

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Demo at Freeport office in Jakarta calls for self-determination for West Papua Papuan protesters outside the offices of PT Freeport Indonesia in South Jakarta last Thursday. Image: Tirto.id By Tony Firman in Jakarta Calls for West Papuan self-determination were prominent during a demonstration in front […]

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Lawyer Paul Paraka hits back at PNG state with ‘citizens’ rights’ lawsuit

Published By   /  March 26, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Human Rights, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Paraka Lawyers, Paraka saga, Paul Paraka, PMC Reportage, PNG Post-Courier, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Lawyer Paul Paraka hits back at PNG state with ‘citizens’ rights’ lawsuit

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Lawyer Paul Paraka hits back at PNG state with ‘citizens’ rights’ lawsuit Lawyer Paul Paraka announces he will go to court to clear himself and claim for damages. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Embattled Papua New Guinean lawyer Paul Paraka has challenged the […]

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Protests sweep Indonesia over new law criminalising ‘criticism’ of MPs

Published By   /  March 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Contempt of Parliament, Criticism, Featured, freedom of expression, Freedom of speech, Human Rights, Indonesia, justice, Media, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Protests sweep Indonesia over new law criminalising ‘criticism’ of MPs

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Protests sweep Indonesia over new law criminalising ‘criticism’ of MPs Members of the Indonesia Catholic Students Association (PMKRI) place a freedom of speech coffin in front of the Parliament building during a protest in Manila last week. Image: Gun Halilintar/PMKRI By Ryan Dagur in Jakarta […]

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