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Connecting the dots – Pacific disasters, cyclones, climate featured in latest PJR

Published By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Disasters, Education, Environment, Featured, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Research  /  Comments Off on Connecting the dots – Pacific disasters, cyclones, climate featured in latest PJR

A “natural” seawall constructed out of giant bamboo poles built at the Semarang village of Demak Timbulsloko in an attempt to reduce “rob” flooding damage. Image: Del Abcede/PJR Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk “Rob” flooding in the Indonesian city of Semarang, Cyclone Winston’s devastation and social media in Fiji and “backpack journalism” in Typhoon Haiyan in […]

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PMC Seminar series: Lead-up to the independence referendum for New Caledonia

Published By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Media, Melanesia, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Caledonia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release  /  Comments Off on PMC Seminar series: Lead-up to the independence referendum for New Caledonia

French soldiers on parade on Bastille Day in Noumea, New Caledonia, last week. Image: Lee Duffield/PMC Event date and time:  Friday, July 27, 2018 – 16:30 – 18:00 LEAD-UP TO THE INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM FOR NEW CALEDONIAHas 30 years of preparation under the Matignon Accords, signed in Paris, allowed New Caledonia to vote on independence this […]

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Toktok No 37 / Winter 2018

Published By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Toktok  /  Comments Off on Toktok No 37 / Winter 2018

Pacific Media Centre ISBN/code: ISSN 1175-0472 Publication date: Friday, July 20, 2018 Publisher: Pacific Media Centre GLOBAL PRESS FREEDOM SUMMIT INCLUDES PMCThe Paris-based global media freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders recently hosted press freedom defenders from the Asia-Pacific for a summit in the French capital.Invited participants included Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie and […]

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PNG needs to ‘pull its weight’ over Bougainville vote, says Momis

Published By   /  July 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville referendum, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Independence, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, United Nations  /  Comments Off on PNG needs to ‘pull its weight’ over Bougainville vote, says Momis

Bougainville President John Momis … considering going to the United Nations for advice. Image: Ramumine By RNZ Pacific The President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville has raised concerns that the Papua New Guinea Government is not pulling its weight as the region prepares for its referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea next year. […]

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Housing issue not just ethnic – Pākehā leaders have ‘failed’, says author

Published By   /  July 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Economics, Featured, Housing, Human Rights, Immigration, justice, Labour, Maori, Maori history, Media, Migration, Migration policy, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pakeha, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on Housing issue not just ethnic – Pākehā leaders have ‘failed’, says author

AUT Policy Observatory’s Dr David Hall (from left, podium) with fellow “fair borders” panellists Dr Arama Rata, Andrew Chen and Dr Evelyn Masters at last night’s discussion. Image: Rhahul Bhattarai/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai Author and researcher David Hall has criticised anti-immigration rhetoric in New Zealand’s housing crisis, saying a more serious problem is “Pākehā leaders […]

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Traumatised Papuan villagers flee Indonesian military in Nduga

Published By   /  July 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Benny Wenda, Featured, Free West Papua, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Nduga, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua National Liberation Army, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Traumatised Papuan villagers flee Indonesian military in Nduga

By RNZ Pacific Thousands of West Papuan villagers have reportedly fled from their homes in a remote regency due to conflict between Indonesian military forces and pro-independence fighters. This follows a string of deaths in Nduga regency where Indonesian security forces and the West Papua National Liberation Army have exchanged gunfire in recent weeks. Three […]

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Indonesia risks ending up with a doomed ‘can’t-do’ climate plan

Published By   /  July 17, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Climate, Climate Change, COP23, Economics, Emissions, Environment, Forests, Fossil Fuels, Global, Global Warming, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nationally Determined Contribution, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Paris Agreement, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sustainability, UN, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Indonesia risks ending up with a doomed ‘can’t-do’ climate plan

By Warief Djajanto Basorie Three hundred schoolchildren from the greater Jakarta area sat on a red carpet covering the cavernous Soedjarwo auditorium—named to honour the country’s first forestry minister—at the Ministry of the Environment and Forestry in January this year. They were there to participate in the government-led Climate Festival; the theme was “Three Years […]

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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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Contrasting accounts of Indonesian genocide and betrayal in West Papua

Published By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Act of Free Choice, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Dutch colonial war, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Maire Leadbeater, Media, Migration, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Peter Bang, Photography, Photojournalism, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Reviews, Suharto, Sukarno, West Papua, West Papua Action Auckland, West Papua human rights, West Papua Media  /  Comments Off on Contrasting accounts of Indonesian genocide and betrayal in West Papua

BOOK REVIEW: By David Robie Two damning and contrasting books about Indonesian colonialism in the Pacific, both by activist participants in Europe and New Zealand, have recently been published. Overall, they are excellent exposes of the harsh repression of the Melanesian people of West Papua and a world that has largely closed a blind eye […]

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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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