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Time for Xanana Gusmao to step up and fix Timor-Leste’s problems

Published By   /  May 26, 2018  /  Alliance of Change and Progress, Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Development, Economics, Education, Fretilin, Health and Fitness, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oil and gas, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Petroleum Fund, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Timor, Timor-Leste, Tmor Sea Treaty, Xanana Gusmao  /  Comments Off on Time for Xanana Gusmao to step up and fix Timor-Leste’s problems

By Jose Belo in Dili, Timor-Leste Timor-Leste’s parliamentary elections on May 12 have returned Xanana Gusmao to the Government Palace in Dili in an alliance that gives him enough votes to govern in his own right. While Gusmao has won an election held only 10 months after the July 2017 poll, his CNRT (Party for […]

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Jale Moala: Fiji’s longest day – George Speight and the march of madness

Published By   /  May 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Featured, Fiji, Fiji coups, fiji daily post, Fiji media, George Speight, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Rioting, Terrorism  /  Comments Off on Jale Moala: Fiji’s longest day – George Speight and the march of madness

BRIEFING: By Jale Moala in Port Moresby MAY 19, 2000: As editor of the Fiji Daily Post newspaper in Suva, I was expecting some big stories that day but nothing like what happened – today, 18 years ago. A march by radical indigenous Fijians had been planned and Parliament was sitting, with an Indo-Fijian Prime […]

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Journalist turns tales of undercover Papuan reporting into love novel

Published By   /  May 7, 2018  /  AJI, Alliance of Independent Journalists, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, books, Featured, Free press, journalism, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, publishing, Reports, Reviews, Undercover, West Papua, West Papuan culture, West Papuan independence, West Papuan novel  /  Comments Off on Journalist turns tales of undercover Papuan reporting into love novel

Stranger than fiction … Aprila Wayar poses with her latest novel Sentuh Papua which chronicles a Dutch journalist’s undercover reporting of Papua and is based on actual events. Image: Bambang Muryanto/Jakarta Post BOOK REVIEW: By Bambang Muryanto in Yogyakarta A Dutch freelance journalist, Rohan (a pen name), had been interested in the political turmoil in […]

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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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Dan McGarry: Want to lead in the Pacific? Try listening first

Published By   /  April 17, 2018  /  Aid, Aid policy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australian aid, Balance, Cartoons, China, Culture, Fairness, Featured, Foreign Policy, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Military bases, New Releases, New Zealand, News, News Media, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post  /  Comments Off on Dan McGarry: Want to lead in the Pacific? Try listening first

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Dan McGarry: Want to lead in the Pacific? Try listening first Cathy Wilcox’s Sydney Morning Herald cartoon is a showcase for everything that’s wrong with Australian foreign policy. Cartoon: Cathy Wilcox/SMH/VDP By Dan McGarry in Port Vila The average Australian’s conception of Pacific island nations […]

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Baseless rumours: why talk of Chinese military base in Vanuatu misses point

Published By   /  April 13, 2018  /  ABC Pacific Beat, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, China, Espiritu Santo, Featured, Global, Luganville, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Military bases, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Beat, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific War, PMC Reportage, Politics, Port Vila, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, World War II  /  Comments Off on Baseless rumours: why talk of Chinese military base in Vanuatu misses point

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Baseless rumours: why talk of Chinese military base in Vanuatu misses point How the Vanuatu Daily Post reacted to the Australian “news” of a possible Chinese military base plan. Image: VDP BRIEFING: By Dan McGarry in Port Vila The “news” this week that Vanuatu was […]

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Life after the PNG quakes and more really tough decisions ahead

Published By   /  March 27, 2018  /  Aid, Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Blogs, Civil Society, Disasters, Earthquakes, Environment, Featured, helicopters, Media, Medical aid, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mougalu, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, scott waide, Western Province  /  Comments Off on Life after the PNG quakes and more really tough decisions ahead

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Life after the PNG quakes and more really tough decisions ahead SPECIAL REPORT: Anton Lutz in Mougulu profiles what life is like on the border of Western Province and Hela at the epicentre three weeks after Papua New Guinea’s earthquakes. This week a disaster relief […]

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John Minto: Barack Obama – ‘Yes, We Can’ champion of the rich

Published By   /  March 24, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Banks, Barack Obama, Cartoons, drones, Editor's Picks, Featured, Financial crisis, Gallery, John Minto, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Occupy Movement, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political history, Politics, Press Release, Reports, social change, Wealth  /  Comments Off on John Minto: Barack Obama – ‘Yes, We Can’ champion of the rich

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: John Minto: Barack Obama – ‘Yes, We Can’ champion of the rich Barack Obama bailed out the banks, increased weapons production and delivered 10 times more drone strikes than his predecessor George Bush. Cartoon: Malcolm Evans/The Daily Blog OPINION: By John Minto Former US President […]

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Gary Juffa: How we can stop criminal cartels stealing our PNG forests

Published By   /  March 17, 2018  /  APR, Army, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cartels, Crime, Development, Environment, Featured, Flora and fauna, Forests, Gary Juffa, Human Rights, Illegal logging, Logging, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Forests Authority, Police, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sustainable Development  /  Comments Off on Gary Juffa: How we can stop criminal cartels stealing our PNG forests

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Gary Juffa: How we can stop criminal cartels stealing our PNG forests Police action squad dealing to illegal loggers in Oro province of Papua New Guinea. Image: Gary Juffa/FB OPINION: By Gary Juffa In the ongoing saga of stopping illegal logging in Papua New Guinea’s […]

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