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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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Indonesian ambassador hits back at Herald columnist’s ‘baseless’ claim

Published By   /  March 27, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Diplomacy, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Jacinda Ardern, Joko Widodo, Measles, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Indonesian ambassador hits back at Herald columnist’s ‘baseless’ claim

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Indonesian ambassador hits back at Herald columnist’s ‘baseless’ claim NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern … Indonesia “satisfied with level of service and attention … and welcome” by NZ. Image: Jakarta Post/AFP By Tama Salim in Jakarta Indonesian Ambassador Tantowi Yahya has dismissed allegations that President […]

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Widodo and West Papuan human rights fall under NZ media radar

Published By   /  March 25, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Colin Peacock, Featured, Human Rights, Johnny Blades, Joko Widodo, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ, RNZ Mediawatch, RNZ Pacific, West Papua, West Papua Media, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Widodo and West Papuan human rights fall under NZ media radar

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Widodo and West Papuan human rights fall under NZ media radar Protesters for a free West Papua sing at New Zealand’s Parliament while Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Indonesian President Joko Widowo were meeting on Monday. Image: Screen grab from RNZ Pacific video BRIEFING: By […]

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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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Jakarta rally calls for Freeport closure, West Papua self-determination

Published By   /  December 8, 2017  /  advocacy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Jakarta rally calls for Freeport closure, West Papua self-determination

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Jakarta rally calls for Freeport closure, West Papua self-determination The Papua “freedom” protest near the office of LBH Jakarta on Friday. It ended without causing any incident between protesters and police. Image: Dhio Faiz/CNN Indonesia By Dhio Faiz in Jakarta A demonstration held in Jakarta […]

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Natuman makes dig at US big business in historic West Papuan ‘home’ event

Published By   /  December 4, 2017  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Free West Papua Campaign, Human Rights, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mining, Morning Star, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, ULMWP, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Natuman makes dig at US big business in historic West Papuan ‘home’ event

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Natuman makes dig at US big business in historic West Papuan ‘home’ event A jubilant crowd marches to the historic Crow’s Nest on a summit topping Port Vila, the new home of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua. Image: Screenshot/Vanuatu Daily Post By Dan […]

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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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Renewed Papuan independence call amid alleged ‘hostage’ standoff

Published By   /  November 17, 2017  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Colonialism, Decolonisation, Editor's Picks, Featured, Free West Papua, Hostages, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mimika, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Reports, Security, Self Determination, Surveillance, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Renewed Papuan independence call amid alleged ‘hostage’ standoff

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Renewed Papuan independence call amid alleged ‘hostage’ standoff West Papuan protesters for independence in Jakarta this week. Image CNN Indonesia By Lalu Rahadian in Jakarta Conflicts in Papua province will not be resolved until the Indonesian government provides the Papuan people with an opportunity to […]

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Protester charged with trespassing in Melbourne after Indonesian pressure

Published By   /  February 1, 2017  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Protester charged with trespassing in Melbourne after Indonesian pressure

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Protester charged with trespassing in Melbourne after Indonesian pressure Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz A close-up still from the end of the Facebook video. A 42-year-old protester has been charged with trespassing on the Indonesian consulate-general in Melbourne after an incident which came at a time of renewed […]

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