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Vanuatu steps up UN bid for West Papua rights, new referendum

Published By   /  September 20, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu steps up UN bid for West Papua rights, new referendum

West Papua has been sidestepped by both the the Melanesian Spearhead Group and the Pacific Islands Forum. But, reports James Halpin of Asia Pacific Journalism, Vanuatu is undeterred as leading champion for the West Papuan cause and is pressing for United Nations support. After the failure of the Pacific Islands Forum to move on the […]

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Plea to Jokowi: Free all Maluku and West Papuan political prisoners

Published By   /  September 20, 2018  /  Amnesty International, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Editor's Picks, Featured, flag-raising, Human Rights, Indonesia, Maluku, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, political prisoners, Politics, Press Release, Prisons, Protest, Protests, Reports, West Papua, West Papuan, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Plea to Jokowi: Free all Maluku and West Papuan political prisoners

A study, conducted by Indonesia Law Reform Institute cofounder Anugrah Rizki Akbari, concludes that Indonesia has an “overcriminalisation” problem, with hundreds of harmless activities having been classified as crimes. Image: Shutterstock/Jakarta Post OPINION: By Glenn Fredly in Jakarta The remarks of renowned American philosopher John Dewey, “If you want to establish some conception of a […]

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Indonesian police arrest 49 in attack, vandalising of Papuan dormitory

Published By   /  August 16, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Democracy, Featured, Global, History, Human Rights, Indonesia, justice, Language, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papuan Student Alliance, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, West Papua, West Papuan self-determination, West Papuan students  /  Comments Off on Indonesian police arrest 49 in attack, vandalising of Papuan dormitory

The 49 arrested Papuan students in Surabaya police station after the protest. Image: Suara Papua By Bastian Tebai in Surabaya Indonesian police last night arrested 49 Papuan students who live at the Kamasan Papuan Dormitory in the East Java provincial capital of Surabaya and they are being held at the district police headquarters (Polrestabes). There […]

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West Papuans launch quake appeal for survivors in PNG Highlands

Published By   /  March 15, 2018  /  Aid, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, Earthquakes, Featured, Free West Papua Campaign, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, ULMWP, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, West Papua, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on West Papuans launch quake appeal for survivors in PNG Highlands

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: West Papuans launch quake appeal for survivors in PNG Highlands A 100 candles vigil was held in the Papuan capital city of Port Numbay (Jayapura) this week and people gathered to raise funds and donations following Papua New Guinea’s devastating earthquake. Video: Free West Papua […]

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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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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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Indonesia approves Freeport, Amman contract conversion and exports continue

Published By   /  February 13, 2017  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport McMoRan, Freeport mine, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mining, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, West Papua, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Indonesia approves Freeport, Amman contract conversion and exports continue

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Indonesia approves Freeport, Amman contract conversion and exports continue Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Dig deeper: A heavy vehicle passes gold and copper miner PT Freeport Indonesia’s mining areas in Grasberg in Papua. Image: Nethy Dharma Somba/Jakarta Post By Viriya P. Singgih and Grace D. Amianti in […]

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Australia, Indonesia strengthen cyber-security ties but West Papua ignored

Published By   /  February 5, 2017  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australia West Papua Association, Cyber security, Featured, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Surveillance, Telecommunications, Terrorism, Transnational crime, West Papua, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on Australia, Indonesia strengthen cyber-security ties but West Papua ignored

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Australia, Indonesia strengthen cyber-security ties but West Papua ignored Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Cyber-security main topic in the Australian, Indonesian consultation … but not “the elephant in the room” – West Papua. Image: AWPA Australia and Indonesia have agreed to focus on cyber-security in their fight […]

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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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