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Traumatised Papuan villagers flee Indonesian military in Nduga

Published By   /  July 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Benny Wenda, Featured, Free West Papua, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Nduga, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua National Liberation Army, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Traumatised Papuan villagers flee Indonesian military in Nduga

By RNZ Pacific Thousands of West Papuan villagers have reportedly fled from their homes in a remote regency due to conflict between Indonesian military forces and pro-independence fighters. This follows a string of deaths in Nduga regency where Indonesian security forces and the West Papua National Liberation Army have exchanged gunfire in recent weeks. Three […]

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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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Freeport’s $3.8b divestment mine deal – what it actually means

Published By   /  July 15, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Divestment, Economics, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport McMoRan, Freeport mine, Grasberg, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mining, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Freeport’s $3.8b divestment mine deal – what it actually means

By Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman in Jakarta Four Indonesian ministers gathered to witness the signing of an agreement between state-owned mining holding group PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) and Freeport-McMoran (FCX) to take over Papua’s PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) in complex deals worth $3.85 billion. Under the agreement, Indonesia will take control of 51 percent of […]

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Police claim raid on Papuan students to block ‘Bloody Biak’ film screening

Published By   /  July 10, 2018  /  APR, Armed police, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Biak massacre, Bloody Biak, Documentaries, Education, Featured, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indoleft News Service, Indonesian military, Indonesian security forces, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Police, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Students, West Papua, West Papuan students, Youth  /  Comments Off on Police claim raid on Papuan students to block ‘Bloody Biak’ film screening

The scene at the Indonesian police raid on Papuan student quarters in Surabaya over the film Bloody Biak. Image: Suara.com By Pebriansyah Ariefana in Surabaya Indonesian police have revealed that police and military officers raided a Papuan student dormitory in the East Java provincial capital of Surabaya in Indonesia at the weekend because the students […]

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Indonesia beefing up disputed Papua border force in bid for minerals

Published By   /  June 29, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Border disputes, Featured, Korkit, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Mining, Mining industry, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Nuclear, Ok Tedi, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua border, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Pusaka, Reports, Security, Thorium, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Indonesia beefing up disputed Papua border force in bid for minerals

Papua’s disputed border with Papua New Guinea … hunt on for mineral riches. Image: PNG Blogs By Albert Agua in Waigani Indonesia is driving towards the Papua New Guinea border because of a recent discovery of huge mineral deposits in the Star Mountain regency just at the back of Tabubil Ok Tedi mine. “Reportedly, there […]

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Bernhard Marjen: West Papuan journalist and ex-policeman

Published By   /  June 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Obituary, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Bernhard Marjen: West Papuan journalist and ex-policeman

Bernhard Marjen’s funeral earlier this month. Image: Sincha Dimara/My Land, My Country blog OBITUARY: By Sincha Damara in Port Moresby Bernhard Marjen was born in 1955 in Sorido, a village on the island of Biak on the West Papua side of the border with Papua New Guinea. His father was a radio broadcaster, they moved […]

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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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Green co-leader slams human rights ‘obscenity’ over West Papua

Published By   /  June 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Free West Papua Campaign, Green Party, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, Melanesian, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Morning Star, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Green co-leader slams human rights ‘obscenity’ over West Papua

Green Party co-leader … “We are standing in solidarity with women leaders of indigenous movements around the world and around the Pacific.” Image: Rahul Bhattarai/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai in Auckland Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson last night condemned the “obscenity” of jailing West Papuans by Indonesian authorities for raising their Morning Star flag of independence. […]

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O’Neill ‘undermining’ Bougainville peace deal, vote plan, says Miriori

Published By   /  May 8, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville Autonomous Region, Bougainville autonomy, Bougainville independence, Bougainville referendum, Documentary, Featured, Martin Miriori, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Mining, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peter O'Neill, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Soldiers Without Guns, West Papua  /  Comments Off on O’Neill ‘undermining’ Bougainville peace deal, vote plan, says Miriori

The trailer for New Zealand documentary maker Will Watson’s forthcoming documentary about the Bougainville peace process, Soldiers Without Guns. Video: Boosted Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A Bougainvillean leader has accused Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O’Neill of “undermining” the island’s 17-year-old peace agreement and the independence vote due next year. Martin Miriori also condemned […]

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