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3 killed in West Papua clashes as military pursue elusive rebel leader

Published By   /  November 10, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Human Rights, Independence, Indigenous, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua National Liberation Army, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on 3 killed in West Papua clashes as military pursue elusive rebel leader

Indonesian military and West Papuan pro-independence militants in fresh clashes … new intensity in the Highlands fighting. Image: Victor Yeimo FB page Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk At least three people have been killed in a week of shooting clashes between the Indonesian military and police and  militants from the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPN-PB), […]

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Memo NZ: ‘Get on the right side of history’ over West Papua

Published By   /  October 7, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Featured, Fiji, Media, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PIF, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Memo NZ: ‘Get on the right side of history’ over West Papua

Vanuatu says New Zealand should get on the right side of history and support West Papuan self-determination. However, reports James Halpin of Asia Pacific Journalism, Indonesian diplomacy with its Pacific allies Australia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea are defiantly undermining Pacific “solidarity” on the issue. Vanuatu’s Foreign Minister Ralph Regenvanu has called on New Zealand […]

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Indonesia arrests 67 Papuan students in Jayapura backing Vanuatu’s UN bid

Published By   /  September 26, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Featured, Fri West Papua, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence, Youth  /  Comments Off on Indonesia arrests 67 Papuan students in Jayapura backing Vanuatu’s UN bid

Arrested West Papuan students … backing Vanuatu’s bid for United Nations support for Papuan self-determination. Image: Voice WestPapuan By Benny Mawel in Jayapura Students from several tertiary institutions in the Papuan provincial capital of Jayapura have been holding actions to support efforts by Vanuatu and other Pacific countries to take the West Papua issue before […]

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Amnesty demands Jokowi honour pledge on Papuan human rights

Published By   /  September 18, 2018  /  Amnesty International, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Paniai killings, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Amnesty demands Jokowi honour pledge on Papuan human rights

Indonesian police and military have reportedly attacked the West Papua Committee (KNPB) office in Timika and arrested seven people, including three teenagers. Image: Timika KNPB By Budiarti Utami Putri in Jakarta Human rights organisation Amnesty International Indonesia has demanded President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo fulfil his promises to resolve the alleged human rights violations in Papua. […]

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Pacific Forum backs ‘constructive engagement’ over West Papua

Published By   /  September 7, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Self Determination, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Pacific Forum backs ‘constructive engagement’ over West Papua

Vanuatu’s Foreign Minister Ralph Regenvanu … support for West Papua at Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru encouraging. Image: PIFS By Royson Willie in Port Vila The Pacific Islands Forum has supported “constructive engagement” with Indonesia over “elections and human rights” at this week’s leaders summit in Nauru. Just before the final communique was released by […]

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Police arrest 45 at Jayapura rally plea for PIF to raise West Papua at UN

Published By   /  September 6, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Police arrest 45 at Jayapura rally plea for PIF to raise West Papua at UN

Arrested Papuan self-determination protesters in Jayapura this week. Image: Tabloid Jubi By Benny Mawel in Jayapura Indonesian police have arrested scores of protesters at a demonstration organised by the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) as they were gathering at Sentani Post 7 in Jayapura. “Forty-five of us are [being held] at the Jayapura […]

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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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Opposition leader calls on Fiji to end ‘betrayal’ of West Papuans

Published By   /  August 27, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Fiji Opposition, Free West Papua, General election, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Opposition leader calls on Fiji to end ‘betrayal’ of West Papuans

Fiji Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa (centre) pictured with Papuan Morning Star flags on World Indigenous Day earlier this month … Fiji has “stabbed West Papua in the back”, she says. Image: Opposition FB Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Fiji’s Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa has called on the government of Fiji to “stop its betrayal” […]

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Why Papuans feel differently about Indonesia’s Independence Day

Published By   /  August 23, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Featured, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Morning Star, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua protest, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence, West Papuan students  /  Comments Off on Why Papuans feel differently about Indonesia’s Independence Day

A Papuan protester with a hand painted version of the Morning Star independence flag. Jayapura police chief says the use of Morning Star attributes could be linked to “treason”. Image: Free West Papua Campaign By Ivany Atina Arbi and Nethy Dharma Somba in Jakarta and Jayapura The 73rd celebration of Indonesia’s Independence Day last week […]

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Indonesian police break up Papuan ‘New York’ pact protest in Ternate

Published By   /  August 17, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Indonesia, Maluku, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New York Agreement, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Police, Police brutality, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, West Papua, West Papua self-determination  /  Comments Off on Indonesian police break up Papuan ‘New York’ pact protest in Ternate

Papuan protesters arguing with local Indonesian police in Ternate, North Maluku, about the rights to a public demonstration. Image: FRI-WP/Suara Papua By Arnold Belau in Jayapura Police have violently broken up a peaceful action being held by the Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) in Ternate, North Maluku, this week. Action coordinator Rudhy Pravda […]

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