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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesian election: ‘Our most disregarded Pacific neighbour’

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, CTF, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, Indonesian culture, Indonesian elections, Indonesian language, Indonesian nationalism, KB, LGBT, MIL OSI, Minorities, Nationalism, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Sexual Minorities  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesian election: ‘Our most disregarded Pacific neighbour’

By the Asia Media Centre Up to 193 million eligible voters in Indonesia will go to the polls today, in what will be the world’s largest single-day election. The election will see incumbent president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo go head-to-head with Prabowo Subianto, a former general in the Indonesian armed forces who lost to Jokowi in […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia’s political system has failed minorities – like Papua, says author

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, CTF, DJF, Editor's Picks, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, history, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Indonesian elections, Indonesian nationalism, Justice, KB, Media, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Nationalism, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Reviews, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia’s political system has failed minorities – like Papua, says author

Indonesian army and police gather villagers in several sub-districts in Nduga and try to force them to “admit” to accusations that they are members of the pro-independence West Papua National Liberation Army (WPNLA). Video: Cafe Pacific By David Robie A human rights defender and researcher has warned in a new book published on the eve […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Fiji opposition seeks Malolo damage probe, criticises local media

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, CTF, Development, DJF, English, Environment, Environmental destruction, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Indigenous, Investigative journalism, KB, Malolo, Malolo Island, Media, MIL OSI, Newsroom, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Fiji opposition seeks Malolo damage probe, criticises local media

By RNZ Pacific Fiji’s opposition has called for a full investigation by an impartial committee into allegations of collusion by government officials in the destruction of reefs, foreshore and land on Malolo Island. Earlier this month, the Chinese-backed company Freesoul Real Estate Development was ordered to repair the damage which it had caused during months […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Solomon Island’s election among ‘most corrupt’, says former PM

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, CTF, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands elections  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Solomon Island’s election among ‘most corrupt’, says former PM

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Former Solomon Islands Prime Minister Ezekiel Alebua says that while last week’s general election was peaceful, he claims it was also among the most corrupt. The main source of election corruption was the 2018 Electoral Act which had many flaws, he said in an interview with the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation. Alebua […]

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MIL-Evening Report: West Papuan peace advocate who urged dialogue dies

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, KB, MIL OSI, Obituary, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: West Papuan peace advocate who urged dialogue dies

By RNZ Pacific A leading West Papuan peace campaigner, Neles Tebay, has died in Jakarta after being hospitalised with leukemia. A Catholic priest and academic as well as the co-ordinator of the Papua Peace Network, Dr Tebay was a tireless advocate for dialogue between West Papuans and Indonesia’s government over the political conflict in their […]

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MIL-Evening Report: West Papuans call for mass boycott of Indonesian elections

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Benny Wenda, Boycott, CTF, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Indonesian elections, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: West Papuans call for mass boycott of Indonesian elections

By Tom Stayner of SBS News A West Papuan independence leader and Nobel peace prize nominee is calling for a mass boycott of Indonesia’s upcoming elections to bring attention to their independence struggle. Benny Wenda was granted political asylum in the United Kingdom 16 years ago – following an escape from custody while on trial […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia bans foreign media from covering elections in West Papua

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesian elections, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia bans foreign media from covering elections in West Papua

By Paul of Kumparan in Jayapura The Indonesian Immigration Office in West Papua has warned that it will take firm action against foreign journalists trying to cover the elections in the Melanesian region. This was emphasised by Manokwari Class II Non-TPI Immigration Office West Papua representative Bugie Kurniawan at a meeting on foreign surveillance at […]

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MIL-Evening Report: NZ’s gun law change: ‘One of the most important pieces of legislation’

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Christchurch Terror Attack, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, gun control, Gun laws, guns, Human Rights, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Mosque attack, Mosque massacre, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Terrorism  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: NZ’s gun law change: ‘One of the most important pieces of legislation’

By John Gerritsen of RNZ News National Party MPs crossed the floor of New Zealand’s Parliament to congratulate Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and Police Minister Stuart Nash, after MPs voted near-unanimously to approve the government’s gun ban last night. Senior police officers and members of Nash’s staff were among the few people in the public […]

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MIL-Evening Report: NZ journalists arrested in Fiji now free but no new era of press freedom

By   /  April 10, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, Chinese influence, CTF, DJF, English, Environmental destruction, Environmental Journalism, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji coups, Fiji elections, Freesoul Real Estate, KB, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, press freedom, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: NZ journalists arrested in Fiji now free but no new era of press freedom

ANALYSIS: By Dr Dominic O’Sullivan It is not unusual for Fiji to intimidate and imprison journalists. Journalists provide checks on government, parliament and business, which threatens the country’s authoritarian politics and the limited democracy its Constitution imagines. What is unusual is Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s decisive intervention in favour of three New Zealand journalists, who […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Dawn Raids – Pasifika ‘liberated’ to talk about painful past

By   /  April 10, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, Dawn Raids, DJF, English, Evening Report, exhibition, Featured, Human Rights, Immigration, Injustice, Justice, KB, Media, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Overstayers, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Voices, Pasifika, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Dawn Raids – Pasifika ‘liberated’ to talk about painful past

By Michael Andrew An exhibition about the infamous Dawn Raids” in the 1970s has opened in South Auckland, providing a window into a painful chapter of New Zealand’s history. Called Educate to Liberate, the exhibition showcases art projects, memorabilia and photographs of a time when the police were racial profiling and harassing Pacific Islanders in […]

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