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Indonesia’s Papua ‘cover-up reflex’ prompts police dormitory raid

Published By   /  July 21, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Biak massacre, Bloody Biak, Documentary, Featured, Free West Papua, Human Rights, Human rights journalism, Human Rights Watch, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan students  /  Comments Off on Indonesia’s Papua ‘cover-up reflex’ prompts police dormitory raid

A video of a demonstration marking the bloody Biak massacre of 6 July 1998 staged last year. Video: BBB Times By Michelle Winowatan Dozens of Indonesian military and police personnel raided a student dormitory in Surabaya on July 6 to stop the screening of a documentary about security force atrocities in Papua. It is the latest example […]

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Contrasting accounts of Indonesian genocide and betrayal in West Papua

Published By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Act of Free Choice, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Dutch colonial war, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Maire Leadbeater, Media, Migration, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Peter Bang, Photography, Photojournalism, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Reviews, Suharto, Sukarno, West Papua, West Papua Action Auckland, West Papua human rights, West Papua Media  /  Comments Off on Contrasting accounts of Indonesian genocide and betrayal in West Papua

BOOK REVIEW: By David Robie Two damning and contrasting books about Indonesian colonialism in the Pacific, both by activist participants in Europe and New Zealand, have recently been published. Overall, they are excellent exposes of the harsh repression of the Melanesian people of West Papua and a world that has largely closed a blind eye […]

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Kontras urges Jokowi to resolve Papuan Wasior human rights case

Published By   /  June 16, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Human Rights, Human rights violations, justice, Kontras, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Torture, Wasior, West Papua, West Papua human rights  /  Comments Off on Kontras urges Jokowi to resolve Papuan Wasior human rights case

Dozens of youth and students hold a candlelit protest in front of the Diponegoro University campus, Semarang, in 2013 over the human rights abuses that occurred in Wasior and Wamena in 2001. Image: PY/WPAN By Karina M. Tehusijarana in Jakarta Indonesia’s Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has urged President Joko “Jokowi” […]

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New military counter-terrorism unit arrests 5 West Papuans, says Jubi

Published By   /  June 14, 2018  /  Anti-terror laws, Anti-terrorism, APR, arrests, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Commandos, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Science-Technology, Special forces, Tabloid Jubi, Victor Mambor, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on New military counter-terrorism unit arrests 5 West Papuans, says Jubi

The Joint Special Operations Command (Koopssusgab), a joint military counter-terrorism unit, was reportedly involved n the arrests. Graphic: Tabloid Jubi By Victor Mambor in Jayapura Five civilians in Timika have reportedly been arrested by the newly reactivated military counter-terrorism unit for “aspiring” to West Papuan independence. “At 10pm on Saturday June 9, Orpa Wanjomal (40) […]

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Another Facebook photo ‘community filtering’ policy failure

Published By   /  April 29, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, Editor's Picks, Facebook, Featured, Free West Papua, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, OPM, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Photography, Photojournalism, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Pulitzer Prize, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Another Facebook photo ‘community filtering’ policy failure

The Facebook “censored” Ben Bohane image after a “facelift” by the Vanuatu Daily Post. By Colin Peacock of RNZ Mediawatch Facebook has been under fire for some time for distributing misinformation and fake news to a potential audience of around two billion users. Only now is it making a concerted effort to filter it out. […]

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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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