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Ben Bohane: China? No, let’s face the elephant in the Pacific room

Published By   /  April 23, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, China, Editor's Picks, Featured, Free West Papua, Global, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Media, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Ben Bohane: China? No, let’s face the elephant in the Pacific room

BRIEFING: By Ben Bohane in Port Vila China … China … China … All the talk is of increasing Chinese influence in our region. But this is to wilfully see past the elephant in the room. Contrary to most commentary, the biggest destabilising player in Melanesia over the past five years is not China but […]

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Demo at Freeport office in Jakarta calls for self-determination for West Papua

Published By   /  April 2, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport mine, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indoleft News Service, Indonesia, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua protest, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Demo at Freeport office in Jakarta calls for self-determination for West Papua

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Demo at Freeport office in Jakarta calls for self-determination for West Papua Papuan protesters outside the offices of PT Freeport Indonesia in South Jakarta last Thursday. Image: Tirto.id By Tony Firman in Jakarta Calls for West Papuan self-determination were prominent during a demonstration in front […]

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Open letter to PM Ardern: Raise Papua human rights crimes with Jokowi

Published By   /  March 17, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Health, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Jacinda Ardern, Joko Widodo, justice, Maire Leadbeater, Measles, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Security, Self Determination, Separatism, West Papua, West Papua Action Auckland, West Papua human rights  /  Comments Off on Open letter to PM Ardern: Raise Papua human rights crimes with Jokowi

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Open letter to PM Ardern: Raise Papua human rights crimes with Jokowi Yanto Awerkion, a young activist who was promoting a petition calling for the UN Decolonisation Committee to become involved in West Papua, was jailed for more that 9 months for “treason”. He will […]

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West Papua one step closer to MSG membership, says Wenda

Published By   /  February 17, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Benny Wenda, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Media, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, MSG, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on West Papua one step closer to MSG membership, says Wenda

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: West Papua one step closer to MSG membership, says Wenda Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says the Melanesian Spearhead Group has made solid progress under the chairmanship of Solomon Islands. Video: EMTV News By Meriba Tulo in Port Moresby West Papua’s application to […]

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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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United ULMWP executive confident of O’Neill’s West Papua support

Published By   /  February 5, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Media, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, MSG, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, ULMWP, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, West Papua, West Papua human rights  /  Comments Off on United ULMWP executive confident of O’Neill’s West Papua support

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: United ULMWP executive confident of O’Neill’s West Papua support New ULMWP executive endorsed in Port Vila … pleas for more European Union and ACP bloc support. Image: Vanuatu Daily Post By Len Garae in Port Vila The executive of the United Liberation Movement for West […]

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66 arrested, 4 beaten in pro-Papuan independence rallies across Indonesia

Published By   /  December 21, 2017  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Indonesian military, Invasion, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military attack, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Operation Trikora, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua protest, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on 66 arrested, 4 beaten in pro-Papuan independence rallies across Indonesia

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: 66 arrested, 4 beaten in pro-Papuan independence rallies across Indonesia Free West Papua rally to reject “Operation Trikora” in Malang, East Java, Indonesia. Image: AMP Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk West Papuan students have demonstrated to reject Indonesia’s occupation and were joined by an unprecedented wave […]

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Philippine media freedom riskier, traumatic under Duterte, says PCIJ director

Published By   /  December 5, 2017  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Rule of Law, War on drugs, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Philippine media freedom riskier, traumatic under Duterte, says PCIJ director

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Philippine media freedom riskier, traumatic under Duterte, says PCIJ director By Kendall Hutt in Auckland Being a journalist in the Philippines has become a lot tougher, riskier and traumatic in the face of  President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called “war on drugs” which has seen more than […]

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Papuan Morning Star flag raised in Auckland as Green MP says ‘speak up’

Published By   /  December 2, 2017  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Golriz Ghahraman, Human Rights, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Morning Star, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua Action Auckland, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Papuan Morning Star flag raised in Auckland as Green MP says ‘speak up’

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Papuan Morning Star flag raised in Auckland as Green MP says ‘speak up’ The Morning Star flag-raising at Auckland’s Aotea Square yesterday. Video: Café Pacific Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The West Papuan Morning Star flag of independence – banned in Indonesia – has been raised […]

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Media freedom under the spotlight in PMC 10th anniversary event

Published By   /  November 30, 2017  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Press Release, Reports, War on drugs, West Papua human rights, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Media freedom under the spotlight in PMC 10th anniversary event

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Media freedom under the spotlight in PMC 10th anniversary event Pacific Media Centre … highlights threats to media freedom in anniversary. Image: PMC Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Threats to media freedom in the Asia-Pacific region are under the spotlight at the Pacific Media Centre’s 10th […]

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