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New Caledonia independence ‘in their hearts’, but also a ‘scary’ future

Published By   /  August 10, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Elections, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, national flags, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on New Caledonia independence ‘in their hearts’, but also a ‘scary’ future

Kanaks and long-time New Caledonian settlers get to vote on their future on November 4. But, as Michael Andrew of Asia Pacific Journalism points out, if Kanaks don’t get their wish for independence this time around, they have two more chances in 2020 and 2023 to vote for a new nation. In Noumea, two main […]

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Indonesian influence in the Pacific grows, brushing aside West Papua

Published By   /  August 4, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Chinese influence, Diplomacy, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Indonesian aid, Indonesian diplomacy, Johnny Blades, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Indonesian influence in the Pacific grows, brushing aside West Papua

By Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific in Wellington Indonesia’s influence in the Pacific Islands is growing, but is shadowed by disquiet over its region of Papua, known widely as West Papua. The West Papuan independence movement has significant traction in the region, where it continues to push for its self-determination aspirations to be addressed by […]

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Noumea visitors help Vanuatu celebrate 38 years of freedom

Published By   /  August 1, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Celebration, Christianity, Culture, Development, Economics, Featured, Independence, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political freedom, Press Release, Reports, Self Determination, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Noumea visitors help Vanuatu celebrate 38 years of freedom

Families celebrating Vanuatu’s 38th Independence Day in the same named Port Vila park yesterday. Image: Vanuatu Daily Post By Len Garae in Port Vila An estimated more than 4000 strong crowd threatened to spill over into the parade grounds at Independence Park during the 38th Independence Anniversary Ceremony yesterday. Police had to be posted to […]

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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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‘We cannot footnote our way to freedom’

Published By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Front page, Hawai'i, Indigenous, Legal issues, Media, Media law, Micronesia, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Self Determination, Special Report  /  Comments Off on ‘We cannot footnote our way to freedom’

The Pacific Media Centre’s Dr Sylvia C. Frain talks to human rights lawyer Julian Aguon, who recently won a landmark case in the Guam Supreme Court upholding the separation of powers doctrine, on issues ranging from law school and social justice to indigenous peoples and the right of self-determination in Guam, West Papua and beyond. […]

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Savu border unsolved, but Timor-Leste leader praises ‘amazing’ Indonesia link

Published By   /  May 29, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Dr Mari Alkatiri, Economics, Elections, Featured, Fretilin, Human Rights, Independence, Indonesia, Land border, Maritime boundaries, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oecussi, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Savu Sea, Security, Self Determination, Timor Island, Timor-Leste  /  Comments Off on Savu border unsolved, but Timor-Leste leader praises ‘amazing’ Indonesia link

Fretilin’s former Prime Minister Dr Mari Alkatiri … “we look forward to guaranteed stability, ongoing development and to bring people out of poverty” in Timor-Leste. Image: Agora Timor By Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata in Dili East Timor’s outgoing Prime Minister Dr Mari Alkatiri says that after almost two decades of separation from Indonesia, the country’s relations […]

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‘Cheated’ PNG landowners threaten to close five fish processing plants

Published By   /  May 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Featured, Fisheries, Human Rights, justice, Lae, Land rights, Landowner protest, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Self Determination, Tuna canneries, Tuna Fisheries  /  Comments Off on ‘Cheated’ PNG landowners threaten to close five fish processing plants

Lae landowners have given the papua New Guinean government seven days to review existing agreements or they will close the disputed tuna fish canneries. Video: EMTV News By Scott Waide in Lae Landowning clans in the Papua New Guinean city of Lae are threatening to close down five fish processing plants if the government does […]

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Rabi landslide? Not a big problem, horseback and walking the answer

Published By   /  April 27, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, cyclone keni, Cyclones, Development, Disasters, Fiji, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Rabi Island, Reports, Road construction, Roading, Roads, Self Determination, Transport  /  Comments Off on Rabi landslide? Not a big problem, horseback and walking the answer

Riding on horseback is the main way to get around Rabi Island after the landslide blocked the road … or just walk. Image: Blessen Tom/Bearing Witness By Hele Ikimotu on Rabi, Fiji The rebuilding of a road on Fiji’s northern Rabi Island is currently in the works. Fiji’s most recent natural disaster, Tropical Cyclone Keni, […]

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Fiji’s provident fund frees up $5.3m for natural disaster assistance

Published By   /  April 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Cyclone Josie, cyclone keni, Cyclones, Development, Disasters, Environment, Fiji, Fiji National Provident Fund, FNPF, Kadavu, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Savings, Self Determination, Weather  /  Comments Off on Fiji’s provident fund frees up $5.3m for natural disaster assistance

A spate of tropical cyclones has hit Fiji and other Pacific Islands in the past few months, causing widespread damage and flooding in low-lying areas. Image: Dept of Information/Wansolwara By Wansolwara News staff The Fiji National Provident Fund has released $5.33 million in flood assistance funds to 6351 members in the aftermath of two recently […]

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