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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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Bernhard Marjen: West Papuan journalist and ex-policeman

Published By   /  June 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Obituary, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Bernhard Marjen: West Papuan journalist and ex-policeman

Bernhard Marjen’s funeral earlier this month. Image: Sincha Dimara/My Land, My Country blog OBITUARY: By Sincha Damara in Port Moresby Bernhard Marjen was born in 1955 in Sorido, a village on the island of Biak on the West Papua side of the border with Papua New Guinea. His father was a radio broadcaster, they moved […]

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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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