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MIL-Evening Report: Protests over ‘captive’ photojournalist, Confucius film featured on 95bfm

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bangladesh, English, Evening Report, Featured, Films, Global, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific radio, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Radio, Reportage, Reports, Student protest, Students, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Protests over ‘captive’ photojournalist, Confucius film featured on 95bfm

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Radio 95bfm Jemima Huston is joined by AUT Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie and reporter Rahul Bhattarai about the centre’s Asia Pacific Report news stories and issues being covered. Topics include: the detention of a Bangladeshi photojournalist, in an ongoing protest in Bangladesh; the screening of the controversial movie […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Eight die in Papua plane crash – teenager boy lone survivor

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Air crashes, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Civil aviation, Disasters, English, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, MIL OSI, Oksibil, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Eight die in Papua plane crash – teenager boy lone survivor

Wreckage of the plane that crashed near Paniai, Papua, close to the Papua New Guinea border on Saturday. Image: Jakarta Post By Nethy Dharma Somba in Jayapura A plane crashed in the mountainous Gunung Menuk area in Pegunungan Bintang regency of Indonesia’s Papua province on Saturday, killing eight people on board, including the pilot and […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Nauru media ban on ABC targets Australian detention centre gag

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  ABC, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Corruption, Detention Centres, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, Media ban, Media Freedom, Media gag, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reportage, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Nauru media ban on ABC targets Australian detention centre gag

There has been much wringing of hands over Nauru’s ban on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for next month’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ summit. But, reports Sri Krishnamurthi of Asia Pacific Journalism, even more perplexing is Canberra’s relative silence. The elephant in the room about the Australian Broadcasting Corporation ban that has people tip-toeing through the […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu names founding PM’s daughter Laura as Papua envoy

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Kanak independence, Laura Lini, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, ULMWP, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Vanuatu, Walter Lini, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu names founding PM’s daughter Laura as Papua envoy

A Port Vila solidarity rally in support of West Papuan desire for self-determination. Image: The Vanuatu Independent By the Vanuatu Independent The Vanuatu government has appointed Laura Lini, daughter of founding prime minister Father Walter Lini, as special envoy for West Papua. United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) spokesperson Jacob Rumbiak welcomed the move, […]

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MIL-Evening Report: PNG aims to ‘unlock potential’ by hosting APEC leaders summit

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Pacific summit, Development, Economics, English, Evening Report, infrastructure, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Television  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: PNG aims to ‘unlock potential’ by hosting APEC leaders summit

RNZ Live News video by Johnny Blades and Koroi Hawkins. By Johnny Blades in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea is preparing to host the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation)  leaders summit in November. Leaders of the world’s biggest powers will converge on the capital Port Moresby to discuss trade and investment. It is billed by […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu seeks Forum support for West Papua, but kept off outcomes list

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, English, Evening Report, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Samoa, Security, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu seeks Forum support for West Papua, but kept off outcomes list

PNG Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato at yesterday’s Forum Foreign Ministers conference … Pacific still divided over West Papua issue. Image: Samoa Observer/Misiona Simo By Alexander Rheeney in Apia Vanuatu has asked Pacific Islands Forum member states to support its resolution to the United Nations General Assembly next year to grant West Papuans self-determination. The plight […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Films about 1965 anti-communist stigma dominate Indonesian festival

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  1965 Indonesian purge, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-communist purge, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Culture, English, Evening Report, Film, Film festival, Filmmaking, history, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land rights, Massacres, Media, MIL OSI, Military, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Squatters  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Films about 1965 anti-communist stigma dominate Indonesian festival

The trailer for Eka Saputri’s film Melawan Arus. Video: Komunitas Kedung By Joko Santoso in Purbalingga A short film by a student whose family were victims of the 1965 anti-communist purge in Indonesia has won best fictional film at the 2018 Purbalingga Film Festival. The film titled Against the Current (Melawan Arus) was directed by […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Torokina – a cryptocurrency with a dream to ‘rescue’ Papua New Guinea

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Business, Cryptocurrencies, Development, Digital commerce, English, Evening Report, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Torokina  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Torokina – a cryptocurrency with a dream to ‘rescue’ Papua New Guinea

Cryptocurrencies are a controversial phenomenon that have risen from a technical experiment, with zero monetary value, to an industry with a combined market capitalisation of US$225 billion – after shedding more than $30 billion this week. Their future is uncertain, with analysts ranging from enthusiasts to sceptics, but James Halpin of Asia Pacific Journalism profiles […]

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MIL-Evening Report: New Caledonia independence ‘in their hearts’, but also a ‘scary’ future

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, MIL OSI, national flags, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: New Caledonia independence ‘in their hearts’, but also a ‘scary’ future

Kanaks and long-time New Caledonian settlers get to vote on their future on November 4. But, as Michael Andrew of Asia Pacific Journalism points out, if Kanaks don’t get their wish for independence this time around, they have two more chances in 2020 and 2023 to vote for a new nation. In Noumea, two main […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Media freedom groups protest over detained Bangladeshi photojournalist

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bangladesh, Civil Society, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Media, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Photojournalism, PMC Reportage, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, Student protest  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Media freedom groups protest over detained Bangladeshi photojournalist

Alongside his social media coverage of the protests, Dr Shahidul Alam apparently angered the authorities and the ruling party after he gave a TV interview with Al Jazeera when criticised the government. Image: Global Voices By Global Voices Late on the night of August 5, 2018, award-winning Bangladeshi photographer and activist Dr Shahidul Alam was […]

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