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Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

Published By   /  September 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Child rights, Children, Detention Centres, Featured, Human Rights, Manus Island, Media, Migration, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political asylum, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, United Nations, Youth  /  Comments Off on Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

Children outside RPC3 tents in Nauru … situation “untenable”. Image: Refugee Action Coalition/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific A legal advocacy group has told the UN Human Rights Council that more than 100 asylum seeker and refugee children are living without hope on Nauru. The Human Rights Law Centre addressed the latest council session in Geneva. […]

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Plea for PM to be ‘game-changer’ in Pacific support for West Papua

Published By   /  August 30, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Media, Melanesian, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, UN, United Nations, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua Action Auckland, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Plea for PM to be ‘game-changer’ in Pacific support for West Papua

A protest in support of West Papuan self-determination in Apia, Samoa. Image: PRN Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A New Zealand-based West Papua advocacy group has appealed to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and other leaders meeting at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru next week to support Vanuatu’s United Nations initiative. Vanuatu has pledged to take […]

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Tough dilemmas face soldiers on peacekeeping duties, says ex-colonel

Published By   /  August 18, 2018  /  Afghanistan, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Global, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Military mandates, Military policy, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peacekeeping, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Tough dilemmas face soldiers on peacekeeping duties, says ex-colonel

An image from Baniyan, Afghanistan, during former Colonel Richard Hall’s public lecture about the role of peacekeeping. Image: Richard Hall By Rahul Bhattarai Military forces on peacekeeping duties often face dilemmas that are difficult to resolve, says a retired colonel who is now an education consultant. Colonel Richard Hall, who retired from the British Army […]

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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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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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Tommy Suharto: Indonesians are ‘longing’ for return to Suharto rule

Published By   /  May 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Corruption, Featured, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Party Berkarya, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Security, Suharto, Tommy Suharto, Transparency International, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Tommy Suharto: Indonesians are ‘longing’ for return to Suharto rule

Talk to Al Jazeera in the Field programme features Tommy Suharto. Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The Suharto political dynasty is being revived in Indonesia, reports Al Jazeera. Twenty years after the fall of the country’s notorious former President Mohamed Suharto, his youngest son is leading a new political party into next year’s elections. Hutomo Mandala […]

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RSF calls on Philippine state to ‘stop hounding’ Rappler in ‘laughable’ move

Published By   /  March 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Featured, Human Rights, justice, Lawsuit, Media, Media Freedom, Media law, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Press Freedom, Press Release, Rappler, Reports, taxation, United Nations  /  Comments Off on RSF calls on Philippine state to ‘stop hounding’ Rappler in ‘laughable’ move

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: RSF calls on Philippine state to ‘stop hounding’ Rappler in ‘laughable’ move Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Philippine authorities to stop hounding Rappler, after officials confirmed that a previously dismissed defamation action against the independent news website had […]

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Op-Ed: To achieve gender equality, we need women entrepreneurs

Published By   /  March 8, 2018  /  Analysis, Arts, Asia, Development, Editor's Picks, Equity, feminism, Human Rights, International Women's Day, Lead, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Region, Press Release, United Nations, Women's health, Women's rights  /  Comments Off on Op-Ed: To achieve gender equality, we need women entrepreneurs

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Op-Ed: To achieve gender equality, we need women entrepreneurs To achieve gender equality, we need women entrepreneurs Op-Ed by Shamshad Akhtar,  Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Dr. Shamshad Akhtar. In 2018, we have an opportunity to accelerate progress towards gender equality. Movements such as #MeToo have […]

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UN human rights chief to send mission to investigate abuses in Papua

Published By   /  February 10, 2018  /  Activism, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Detention, Featured, Health, Health emergency, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Indigenous, Indonesia, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military detention, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political extremism, Politics, Press Release, Reports, United Nations, West Papua, West Papua human rights  /  Comments Off on UN human rights chief to send mission to investigate abuses in Papua

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: UN human rights chief to send mission to investigate abuses in Papua By Sheany in Jakarta The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights plans to send a mission to Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua following reports of abuses against its indigenous population. “I am […]

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