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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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‘Staggering’ drop in PNG’s resource sector revenue hits development

Published By   /  August 17, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Economics, Extractive industries, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mining, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oil and gas, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Economics, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on ‘Staggering’ drop in PNG’s resource sector revenue hits development

Papua New Guinea’s mining, oil and gas sector … “precipitous decline in resource revenues” for the whole country. Images: Ramu Mine By Glenn Banks and Martyn Namorong in Port Moresby Government revenues from Papua New Guinea’s mining, oil and gas sector have essentially dried up. With the ongoing effects of the devastating earthquake in Hela […]

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Papuans protest over ‘Act of Free Choice’ in 13 cities in Indonesia

Published By   /  August 6, 2018  /  Act of Free Choice, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport mine, Human Rights, Indonesia, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Mining, 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 self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Papuans protest over ‘Act of Free Choice’ in 13 cities in Indonesia

By Kustin Ayuwuragil and Ramadhan Rizki in Jakarta Papuans have launched protest actions in 13 cities across Indonesia to demonstrate against the so-called “Act of Free Choice” that enabled Jakarta to take control of the Melanesian region. The Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) and the Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) organised the rallies in […]

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Indonesian anti-corruption watchdog arrests nine, including House member

Published By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Anti-corruption, APR, arrests, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Corruption, Corruption Eradication Commission, Crime, Environment, Featured, Indonesia, KPK, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mining, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesian anti-corruption watchdog arrests nine, including House member

A masked supporter of Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) holds up a poster declaring “I am KPK” during a 2015 protest in support of the commission. Image: VOA file Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators have arrested nine people during a raid in Jakarta, including a member of the House of Representatives, […]

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Freeport’s $3.8b divestment mine deal – what it actually means

Published By   /  July 15, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Divestment, Economics, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport McMoRan, Freeport mine, Grasberg, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mining, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Freeport’s $3.8b divestment mine deal – what it actually means

By Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman in Jakarta Four Indonesian ministers gathered to witness the signing of an agreement between state-owned mining holding group PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) and Freeport-McMoran (FCX) to take over Papua’s PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) in complex deals worth $3.85 billion. Under the agreement, Indonesia will take control of 51 percent of […]

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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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Activists fear Indian proposal for coal reserves in Indonesian-ruled Papua

Published By   /  June 13, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Coal mining, Economic growth, Energy, Environment, Global, Human Rights, India, Indigenous, Indigenous forests, Indigenous rights, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mining, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Activists fear Indian proposal for coal reserves in Indonesian-ruled Papua

By Febriana Firdaus in Jakarta As it seeks to diversify its sources of fuel, India is looking to get in on the ground floor of coal mining in previously unexploited deposits in Indonesian-ruled Papua. In exchange for technical support and financing for geological surveys, officials say India is pushing for special privileges, including no-bid contracts […]

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O’Neill defends PNG government responses over Bougainville

Published By   /  May 24, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville Autonomous Region, Bougainville independence, Bougainville referendum, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, 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 O’Neill defends PNG government responses over Bougainville

Papua New Guinea’s government has defended its handling of preparations for the Bougainville referendum. Video: EMTV By Meriba Tulo in Port Moresby With just a year to go before the people of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville go to the polls to determine their political future, the Papua New Guinean government has defended its handling […]

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Future of Panguna mine at stake in PNG, Melbourne court hearings

Published By   /  May 11, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville Autonomous Region, copper mining, Development, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mining, Mining industry, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Panguna mine, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Future of Panguna mine at stake in PNG, Melbourne court hearings

The abandoned Panguna mine site after Rio Tinto closed down the operation. Image: Business Advantage PNG/SMH By Kevin McQuillan of Business Advantage PNG Two court hearings next week – one in Port Moresby and the other in Melbourne – will help determine the future of the exploration licence for the Panguna copper mine in Bougainville. […]

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O’Neill ‘undermining’ Bougainville peace deal, vote plan, says Miriori

Published By   /  May 8, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville Autonomous Region, Bougainville autonomy, Bougainville independence, Bougainville referendum, Documentary, Featured, Martin Miriori, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Mining, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peter O'Neill, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Soldiers Without Guns, West Papua  /  Comments Off on O’Neill ‘undermining’ Bougainville peace deal, vote plan, says Miriori

The trailer for New Zealand documentary maker Will Watson’s forthcoming documentary about the Bougainville peace process, Soldiers Without Guns. Video: Boosted Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A Bougainvillean leader has accused Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O’Neill of “undermining” the island’s 17-year-old peace agreement and the independence vote due next year. Martin Miriori also condemned […]

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