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MSG backing Kanak independence ‘on the quiet’, says campaigner

Published By   /  November 7, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Elections, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Independence, Indigenous, justice, Kanak independence, Kanaky, Media, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PIF, PMC Reportage, Press Release, referendum, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on MSG backing Kanak independence ‘on the quiet’, says campaigner

Kanak pro-independence official Victor Tutugoro talking to journalists outside the FLNKS headquarters in Noumea on Sunday. Image: David Robie/PMC By RNZ Pacific A leading New Caledonian pro-independence politician, Victor Tutugoro, says governments of Melanesian countries have quietly supported the New Caledonian independence cause. Tutugoro, second vice-president of New Caledonia’s Kanak-ruled Northern province and a Melanesian […]

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Plea for PM to be ‘game-changer’ in Pacific support for West Papua

Published By   /  August 30, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Media, Melanesian, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, UN, United Nations, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua Action Auckland, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Plea for PM to be ‘game-changer’ in Pacific support for West Papua

A protest in support of West Papuan self-determination in Apia, Samoa. Image: PRN Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A New Zealand-based West Papua advocacy group has appealed to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and other leaders meeting at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru next week to support Vanuatu’s United Nations initiative. Vanuatu has pledged to take […]

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Ex-Bougainville VP blasts Canberra’s ‘top down’ interference in referendum

Published By   /  August 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville Autonomous Region, Bougainville referendum, Bougainville war, Diplomacy, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, justice, Media, Melanesian, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mining, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Ex-Bougainville VP blasts Canberra’s ‘top down’ interference in referendum

Bougainville MP Joseph Watawi … “Australians attempting to hijack our political system.” Image: Twitter Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A former Bougainville regional vice-president has condemned Australia for political interference over the independence referendum process, saying Canberra would be better served dumping their diplomatic and aid corps in favour of “a drunk rugby team”. Bougainville is […]

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Vanuatu names founding PM’s daughter Laura as Papua envoy

Published By   /  August 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Editor's Picks, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Kanak independence, Laura Lini, Media, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, ULMWP, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Vanuatu, Walter Lini, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu names founding PM’s daughter Laura as Papua envoy

A Port Vila solidarity rally in support of West Papuan desire for self-determination. Image: The Vanuatu Independent By the Vanuatu Independent The Vanuatu government has appointed Laura Lini, daughter of founding prime minister Father Walter Lini, as special envoy for West Papua. United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) spokesperson Jacob Rumbiak welcomed the move, […]

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New Caledonia celebrates Bastille Day and thinks about independence

Published By   /  July 27, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Economics, Elections, Featured, France, Global, Human Rights, Independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, Media, Melanesian, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Multiculturalism, New Caledonia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on New Caledonia celebrates Bastille Day and thinks about independence

By Dr Lee Duffield, recently in Kanaky/New Caledonia The Quatorze Juillet (14 July) events in Noumea this month, as in any small French city, reflected the grand military parade down the Champs Elysees in Paris – ranks of soldiers and a senior officer taking the salute. It was like a refrain from colonial times, kepis […]

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Green co-leader slams human rights ‘obscenity’ over West Papua

Published By   /  June 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Free West Papua Campaign, Green Party, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, Melanesian, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Morning Star, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Green co-leader slams human rights ‘obscenity’ over West Papua

Green Party co-leader … “We are standing in solidarity with women leaders of indigenous movements around the world and around the Pacific.” Image: Rahul Bhattarai/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai in Auckland Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson last night condemned the “obscenity” of jailing West Papuans by Indonesian authorities for raising their Morning Star flag of independence. […]

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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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West Papua one step closer to MSG membership, says Wenda

Published By   /  February 17, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Benny Wenda, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Media, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, MSG, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on West Papua one step closer to MSG membership, says Wenda

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: West Papua one step closer to MSG membership, says Wenda Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says the Melanesian Spearhead Group has made solid progress under the chairmanship of Solomon Islands. Video: EMTV News By Meriba Tulo in Port Moresby West Papua’s application to […]

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