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Boe climate and security pact big step forward, but lacks a gender drive

Published By   /  September 21, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Boe Declaration, Climate, Climate gender, Environment, Featured, Gender, Global Warming, History, Human Rights, Images, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, natural disaster, natural disasters, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oxfam, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Science-Technology, Security, Text, Tsunami  /  Comments Off on Boe climate and security pact big step forward, but lacks a gender drive

The major item on the agenda at last week’s Pacific Islands Forum was climate change. However, a gender gap appears to be at play within climate change itself. Jessica Marshall reports for Asia Pacific Journalism. The content of the Boe Declaration, signed at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru earlier this month, is not widely […]

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Amnesty demands Jokowi honour pledge on Papuan human rights

Published By   /  September 18, 2018  /  Amnesty International, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Paniai killings, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Amnesty demands Jokowi honour pledge on Papuan human rights

Indonesian police and military have reportedly attacked the West Papua Committee (KNPB) office in Timika and arrested seven people, including three teenagers. Image: Timika KNPB By Budiarti Utami Putri in Jakarta Human rights organisation Amnesty International Indonesia has demanded President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo fulfil his promises to resolve the alleged human rights violations in Papua. […]

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Indonesian Navy loses second ship in less than year off Papua

Published By   /  September 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Featured, Indonesia, Maritime disasters, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Ship fire, Shipwreck, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Indonesian Navy loses second ship in less than year off Papua

The Indonesian Navy’s fast missile boat KRI Rencong-622 ablaze before sinking while on patrol near Sorong in West Papua on Tuesday. Image: Basarnas/Antarafoto By Robertus Wardi in Jakarta One of the Indonesian Navy’s fast missile boats has caught fire and sank while on patrol near Sorong in West Papua, becoming the country’s second naval vessel […]

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Sedition, coup-era media law and nerves keep lid on Fiji press

Published By   /  September 3, 2018  /  Analysis, APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Democracy, Elections, Featured, Fiji, Fiji coups, Fiji elections, Human Rights, Images, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Military coups, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Text, Video  /  Comments Off on Sedition, coup-era media law and nerves keep lid on Fiji press

With the date for this year’s second Fiji general election since the 2006 coup yet to be announced, one of the questions is will there be a free media for the campaign? Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva talks to some media commentators who are not optimistic. The frenzy of the forthcoming elections is just starting to […]

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Why Papuans feel differently about Indonesia’s Independence Day

Published By   /  August 23, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Featured, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Morning Star, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua protest, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence, West Papuan students  /  Comments Off on Why Papuans feel differently about Indonesia’s Independence Day

A Papuan protester with a hand painted version of the Morning Star independence flag. Jayapura police chief says the use of Morning Star attributes could be linked to “treason”. Image: Free West Papua Campaign By Ivany Atina Arbi and Nethy Dharma Somba in Jakarta and Jayapura The 73rd celebration of Indonesia’s Independence Day last week […]

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Former BRA and BLF fighters break arrows to heal Bougainville wounds

Published By   /  August 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, BLF, Bougainville, Bougainville independence, Bougainville referendum, Bougainville war, BRA, Elections, Featured, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peace, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Former BRA and BLF fighters break arrows to heal Bougainville wounds

Breaking bows and arrows … the people of Haku show their commitment to the future of Bougainville. Image: Radio New Dawn FM News By Aloysius Laukai in Buka The people of Haku have demonstrated their commitment to the Bougainville peace process by reconciling former fighters from the Bougainville Revolutionary Army and the Buka Liberation Front […]

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Rodrigo Duterte’s killing season now opens fire on Lumads and the Left

Published By   /  August 19, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Communism, Education, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Insurgencies, Lumad, lumads, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New People's Army, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oplan Tokhang, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, purges, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Security  /  Comments Off on Rodrigo Duterte’s killing season now opens fire on Lumads and the Left

By Bong S Sarmiento in Mindanao Tactics used to target Filipino drug suspects are now being deployed against leftist activists and alleged supporters of an outlawed communist movement Last year, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to bomb the schools of indigenous Lumad people in mountainous areas of the southern island of Mindanao for allegedly teaching […]

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Tough dilemmas face soldiers on peacekeeping duties, says ex-colonel

Published By   /  August 18, 2018  /  Afghanistan, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Global, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Military mandates, Military policy, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peacekeeping, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Tough dilemmas face soldiers on peacekeeping duties, says ex-colonel

An image from Baniyan, Afghanistan, during former Colonel Richard Hall’s public lecture about the role of peacekeeping. Image: Richard Hall By Rahul Bhattarai Military forces on peacekeeping duties often face dilemmas that are difficult to resolve, says a retired colonel who is now an education consultant. Colonel Richard Hall, who retired from the British Army […]

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Films about 1965 anti-communist stigma dominate Indonesian festival

Published By   /  August 11, 2018  /  1965 Indonesian purge, Anti-communist purge, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Culture, Film, Film festival, Filmmaking, History, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land rights, Massacres, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Squatters  /  Comments Off on Films about 1965 anti-communist stigma dominate Indonesian festival

The trailer for Eka Saputri’s film Melawan Arus. Video: Komunitas Kedung By Joko Santoso in Purbalingga A short film by a student whose family were victims of the 1965 anti-communist purge in Indonesia has won best fictional film at the 2018 Purbalingga Film Festival. The film titled Against the Current (Melawan Arus) was directed by […]

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PMC Seminar: Okinawa’s media response to US military presence

Published By   /  August 6, 2018  /  Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Event, freedom of expression, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release  /  Comments Off on PMC Seminar: Okinawa’s media response to US military presence

Event date and time:  Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – 16:30 – 18:00 OKINAWA MEDIA AND THE MILITARYThe US military presence in Okinawa has been at the center of Okinawa’s politics, its relations with the central government in Tokyo and the US-Japan relations since 1945. The US bases and facilities occupy 20 percent of the island […]

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