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Opposition MP files criminal complaint over PNG election

Published By   /  August 24, 2018  /  Anti-corruption, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Elections, Electoral fraud, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Ombudsman, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG elections, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on Opposition MP files criminal complaint over PNG election

By RNZ Pacific A Papua New Guinea opposition MP has filed a criminal complaint against the Electoral Commissioner for alleged misdeeds in last year’s general election. Madang Open’s Bryan Kramer yesterday filed a formal complaint about Commissioner Patilias Gamato with the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate. Kramer’s complaint focuses on the election in the provincial […]

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Village on the broken mountain – the plight of PNG’s quake-hit Highlands

Published By   /  August 21, 2018  /  Aid, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Disasters, Earthquakes, Featured, Highlands, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Self Determination, Southern Highlands, Yalanda village  /  Comments Off on Village on the broken mountain – the plight of PNG’s quake-hit Highlands

Special report by Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific “We have no home, our village is devastated, therefore I have to move my people to another location.” The words of the village leader from a remote earthquake-affected village in Papua New Guinea’s Highlands region had an unmistakable desperation. LISTEN: More on Dateline Pacific (duration 6m40s) Richard […]

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Mendi mayhem destroyed 42,000 vaccine shots for PNG children

Published By   /  June 30, 2018  /  APR, Arson, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Development, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Media, Mendi, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, riot, Rioting, Security, Southern Highlands, Vaccines  /  Comments Off on Mendi mayhem destroyed 42,000 vaccine shots for PNG children

The blazing Air Niugini Link PNG aircraft at Mendi airport. Image: EMTV News By Sally Pokiton in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea’s mayhem in the Southern Highlands capital of Mendi earlier this month caused destruction of 42,000 vaccine innoculations meant for children aged under 5. The innoculations were ruined when the Air Niugini Dash 8 […]

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Uneasy calm in PNG’s Highlands as O’Neill sends in massive force

Published By   /  June 24, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Featured, Hela, Human Rights, Landowners, LNG, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea LNG, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, Security, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on Uneasy calm in PNG’s Highlands as O’Neill sends in massive force

PNG soldiers in action in the Highlands … quelling the unrest. Image: PNG Mine Watch BRIEFING: By Keith Jackson This week turned out to be one of those only too frequent turbulent periods in Papua New Guinea when you never know what’s going to happen and, for long periods, who might be in charge. And […]

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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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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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Frustrated PNG tribesmen capture 2 policemen – seize vehicles, weapons

Published By   /  June 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Captive, Crime, Featured, Highlands, Indigenous, Media, Mendi, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on Frustrated PNG tribesmen capture 2 policemen – seize vehicles, weapons

Southern Highlands tribesmen show off seized police vehicle and assault rifles. Image: EMTV News Facebook Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Two Papua New Guinean police vehicles travelling from Hagen to Hela in the Highlands after servicing were fired on today in a Highlands attack, with one vehicle being seized and two policemen taken captive, report local […]

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O’Neill imposes PNG curfew, vows arrests in wake of Mendi torchings

Published By   /  June 15, 2018  /  APR, Arson, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Crime, Featured, Media, Mendi, 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, Protest, Protests, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Southern Highlands, Violence  /  Comments Off on O’Neill imposes PNG curfew, vows arrests in wake of Mendi torchings

Mendi’s courthouse was among two buildings set ablaze by the protesters over an unsuccessful appeal over last year’s general election. Image: Scott Waide/EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Papua New Guinea authorities have imposed a 6pm to 6am curfew in the Southern Highlands provincial capital of Mendi to prevent further violence. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill […]

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Protesters in PNG’s Highlands torch plane, shut Mendi airport

Published By   /  June 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Elections, Featured, Media, Mendi, 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, Protest, Protests, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on Protesters in PNG’s Highlands torch plane, shut Mendi airport

The destroyed Air Nuigini Dash 8 at Papua New Guinea’s Mendi Airport. Image: Melvin Levongo/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific Protesters in the Papua New Guinea Southern Highlands town of Mendi have torched a plane and closed the airport. Earlier, the local police station commander Gideon Kauke had said police were guarding the aircraft to ensure […]

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