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MIL-Evening Report: Mendi community leaders welcome emergency state in PNG ‘wake up call’

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Mendi, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, riot, Rioting, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Mendi community leaders welcome emergency state in PNG ‘wake up call’

Southern Highlands community leaders talk about the post-election crisis in their province. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Community leaders from the troubled Southern Highlands province have welcomed the Papua New government’s decision to declare a State of Emergency and plans to suspend the provincial government. Speaking in Port Moresby, they urged political leaders […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Bernhard Marjen: West Papuan journalist and ex-policeman

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, English, Evening Report, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, Obituary, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: 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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MIL-Evening Report: PNG troops arrive in Mendi – PM and politicians apologise for riot ‘distress’

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Justice, Mendi, MIL OSI, Military, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG LPG Project, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: PNG troops arrive in Mendi – PM and politicians apologise for riot ‘distress’

Southern Highlands protesters declare “No Southern Highlands government, then no PNG gas project or government services”. Image: Freeze frame from social media video by Sedrick Ranpi Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk More than 100 Papua New Guinea soldiers from Taurama Barracks First Royal Pacific Islands Regiment arrived in the Southern Highlands capital of Mendi at the […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Frustrated PNG tribesmen capture 2 policemen – seize vehicles, weapons

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Captive, Crime, English, Evening Report, Featured, Highlands, Indigenous, Media, Mendi, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Frustrated PNG tribesmen capture 2 policemen – seize vehicles, weapons

Southern Highlands tribesmen show off seized police vehicle and assault rifles. Image: EMTV News Facebook Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Two Papua New Guinean police vehicles travelling from Hagen to Hela in the Highlands after servicing were fired on today in a Highlands attack, with one vehicle being seized and two policemen taken captive, report local […]

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MIL-Evening Report: PNG opposition demands PM O’Neill resign over Mendi torching riot

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arson, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Crime, English, Evening Report, Featured, Mendi, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, riot, Rioting  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: PNG opposition demands PM O’Neill resign over Mendi torching riot

Oro Governor Gary Juffa speaks during the Opposition demand for Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s resignation. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Papua New Guinea’s Opposition has demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill over this week’s rioting in the Southern Highlands capital of Mendi. Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch, flanked by fellow members, made […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Kontras urges Jokowi to resolve Papuan Wasior human rights case

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, English, Evening Report, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Justice, Kontras, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Torture, Wasior, West Papua, West Papua human rights  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: 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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MIL-Evening Report: O’Neill imposes PNG curfew, vows arrests in wake of Mendi torchings

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arson, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Crime, English, Evening Report, Featured, Mendi, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Southern Highlands, Violence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: O’Neill imposes PNG curfew, vows arrests in wake of Mendi torchings

Mendi’s courthouse was among two buildings set ablaze by the protesters over an unsuccessful appeal over last year’s general election. Image: Scott Waide/EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Papua New Guinea authorities have imposed a 6pm to 6am curfew in the Southern Highlands provincial capital of Mendi to prevent further violence. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Protesters in PNG’s Highlands torch plane, shut Mendi airport

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Mendi, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Protesters in PNG’s Highlands torch plane, shut Mendi airport

The destroyed Air Nuigini Dash 8 at Papua New Guinea’s Mendi Airport. Image: Melvin Levongo/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific Protesters in the Papua New Guinea Southern Highlands town of Mendi have torched a plane and closed the airport. Earlier, the local police station commander Gideon Kauke had said police were guarding the aircraft to ensure […]

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MIL-Evening Report: New military counter-terrorism unit arrests 5 West Papuans, says Jubi

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, Anti-terror laws, Anti-terrorism, APR, arrests, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Commandos, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL OSI, Military, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Science-Technology, Special forces, Tabloid Jubi, Victor Mambor, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: 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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MIL-Evening Report: Pacific news journalists grapple with challenges of social media, harsh laws

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Conferences, Cyber-censorship, English, Evening Report, Facebook, Fake News, Featured, Fiji, freedom of expression, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Media, Media Law, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Islands News Association, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PINA, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Social Media, Technology  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Pacific news journalists grapple with challenges of social media, harsh laws

BRIEFING: By Geraldine Panapasa in Suva Like it or not, social media has become part and parcel of almost everyday discussions. Whether it’s talk about the economy or the latest development and trends, large and influential platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn have become the go-to source for news and information. Add […]

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