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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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Journalist tells of Rainbow Warrior bombing, Pacific fallout on ABC

Published By   /  July 10, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Environment, Featured, Global, Greenpeace International, Greenpeace NZ, Greenpeace Pacific, Health and Fitness, History, Human Rights, Humanitarian relief, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Nuclear Free, Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Movement, Nuclear free Pacific, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, rainbow warrior, Reports, Rongelap Atoll, state terrorism, Terrorism  /  Comments Off on Journalist tells of Rainbow Warrior bombing, Pacific fallout on ABC

Journalist, media educator and author David Robie … Rainbow Warrior bombing reflections after 33 years. Image: PMC Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Pacific environmental and political journalist David Robie has recalled the bombing of the original Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior 33 years ago in an interview with host Sarah Macdonald on the ABC’s Nightlife programme. Dr […]

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Indonesia beefing up disputed Papua border force in bid for minerals

Published By   /  June 29, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Border disputes, Featured, Korkit, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Mining, Mining industry, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Nuclear, Ok Tedi, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua border, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Pusaka, Reports, Security, Thorium, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Indonesia beefing up disputed Papua border force in bid for minerals

Papua’s disputed border with Papua New Guinea … hunt on for mineral riches. Image: PNG Blogs By Albert Agua in Waigani Indonesia is driving towards the Papua New Guinea border because of a recent discovery of huge mineral deposits in the Star Mountain regency just at the back of Tabubil Ok Tedi mine. “Reportedly, there […]

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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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Uneasy calm in PNG’s Highlands as O’Neill sends in massive force

Published By   /  June 24, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Featured, Hela, Human Rights, Landowners, LNG, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea LNG, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, Security, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on Uneasy calm in PNG’s Highlands as O’Neill sends in massive force

PNG soldiers in action in the Highlands … quelling the unrest. Image: PNG Mine Watch BRIEFING: By Keith Jackson This week turned out to be one of those only too frequent turbulent periods in Papua New Guinea when you never know what’s going to happen and, for long periods, who might be in charge. And […]

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Former military chief warns PNG soldiers could be ‘outgunned’ in Mendi strife

Published By   /  June 21, 2018  /  Analysis, Arts, Conflict reporting, David Robie, Editor's Picks, extraction industry, Landowners, Lead, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, png, PNG Defence Force, political protest, Press Release, Protest  /  Comments Off on Former military chief warns PNG soldiers could be ‘outgunned’ in Mendi strife

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific. – Deadly MAG 58 Model 60-20 machine guns mounted on a cabin-top truck in the Southern Highlands.Image: PNGAttitude From Asia Pacific Report A former Papua New Guinea military commander has warned that he is “concerned, if not frightened” that the PNG Defence Force may be deploying police […]

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Angore landowners set LNG machinery on fire in more PNG unrest

Published By   /  June 20, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Development, Featured, Hela, Human Rights, Indigenous, Landowner protest, 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, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports  /  Comments Off on Angore landowners set LNG machinery on fire in more PNG unrest

Charred machinery at the PD8 LPG development site in Hela province, PNG Highlands. Image: Michael Passingan/PNG News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk In a show of frustration over the nonpayment of a business development grant, Angore landowners in Hela province have set fire to the massive Hides development LNG machinery on PDL 8 site as unrest […]

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Former military chief warns PNG soldiers could be ‘outgunned’

Published By   /  June 20, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Media, Mendi, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Military munitions, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Defence Force, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, riot, Rioting, Security, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on Former military chief warns PNG soldiers could be ‘outgunned’

A deadly MAG 58 Model 60-20 machine gun mounted on a pick-up truck in the Southern Highlands. Image: This Land, My Country blog Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A former Papua New Guinea military commander has warned that he is “concerned, if not frightened” that the PNG Defence Force may be deploying police and soldiers in […]

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Mendi community leaders welcome emergency state in PNG ‘wake up call’

Published By   /  June 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Editor's Picks, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, Mendi, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, riot, Rioting, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on Mendi community leaders welcome emergency state in PNG ‘wake up call’

Southern Highlands community leaders talk about the post-election crisis in their province. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Community leaders from the troubled Southern Highlands province have welcomed the Papua New government’s decision to declare a State of Emergency and plans to suspend the provincial government. Speaking in Port Moresby, they urged political leaders […]

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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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