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MIL-Evening Report: ‘Don’t be afraid’ – give Bougainville, West Papua freedom, says Parkop

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville independence, Bougainville referendum, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Indonesia, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Security, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ‘Don’t be afraid’ – give Bougainville, West Papua freedom, says Parkop

By Clifford Faiparik in Port Moresby National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop is pushing for Bougainville and West Papua to gain independence from Papua New Guinea and Indonesia respectively. Parkop said this in no uncertain terms during a West Papua forum in Port Moresby yesterday. Northern Governor Gary Juffa, who was also present, expressed similar […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Iran refugee detained in PNG wins Australia’s richest literary prize

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Behrouz Boochani, Books, CTF, DJF, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Innovation, KB, Language, literature, Media, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Political asylum, Politics, Publishing, Refugees, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Iran refugee detained in PNG wins Australia’s richest literary prize

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk An Iranian asylum-seeker detained in Papua New Guinea under Australian asylum laws has won Australia’s most valuable literary prize for a book he reportedly wrote using the online messaging service WhatsApp, reports France 24/AFP. Behrouz Boochani, a Kurd who has been held on PNG’s Manus Island since 2013, was awarded the […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Precarious politics pose threats to world’s three biggest rainforests

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, forests, Global, Indonesia, KB, MIL OSI, Natural resouces, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Populism, Rainforests, Reportage, Reports, Tropical rainforests  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Precarious politics pose threats to world’s three biggest rainforests

By Sara Stefanini Political uncertainty hangs over large swathes of the world’s tropical forests this year, raising the risk of more destruction and carbon emissions. Recent leadership changes in Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and presidential elections in Indonesia in April, are fuelling concerns that politics could side with industries such as palm […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Courthouse torched, police assaulted during Rapa Nui unrest

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Fair Trial, Featured, Homicide, Human Rights, KB, Killings, Lynching, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Rapanui, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Courthouse torched, police assaulted during Rapa Nui unrest

By RNZ Pacific Rapa Nui has been hit by serious disturbances after a family tried to lynch a homicide suspect, reports Chilean news media. The news site Ahora Noticias reports that police were assaulted and injured, and a court building and a registry office in Hanga Roa were torched by the victim’s relatives. Police had […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu’s ‘shared vision 2013’ tourism shakeup – pipe dream or survival plan

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  Air Vanuatu, Airports Vanuatu Ltd, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Business, CTF, Development, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific tourism, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Tourism, Vanuatu, Vanuatu airport, Vanuatu Daily Post  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu’s ‘shared vision 2013’ tourism shakeup – pipe dream or survival plan

By Dan McGarry The government of Vanuatu has convened three major tourism and travel stakeholders this week to announce a major shakeup in the sector. Dubbed Shared Vision 2030, the plan commits Air Vanuatu, the Vanuatu Tourism Office, and Airports Vanuatu Ltd to an ambitious expansion strategy. The Vanuatu Daily Post reported yesterday that Air […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Janet Tupou: Speaking life into your goals and seeing dreams come true

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, communication, CTF, Culture, DJF, Education, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Identity, Identity crisis, KB, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, School of Communication Studies, Tertiary, Tonga, Youth  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Janet Tupou: Speaking life into your goals and seeing dreams come true

By Dr Janet Tupou Hand over heart, speaking life into your goals and dreams can see them come true. After sitting in my first ever lecture at university, I knew that I wanted to be the one on the other side of the lectern. Week after week for three years in my undergraduate studies, I […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Bishops slam ‘cycle of hate’ they say is destroying moral fabric of Philippines

By   /  January 29, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bishops, Bishops conference, Bombings, Catholic Church, Civil Society, Crime, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Jolo, Jolo Cathedral, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Security, Terrorism  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Bishops slam ‘cycle of hate’ they say is destroying moral fabric of Philippines

By Paterno Esmaquel II in Manila The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has slammed the “cycle of hate” in the country as seen in the Jolo Cathedral bombing that killed at least 20 people – among them churchgoers – in Mindanao. “The recent bombing of the cathedral of Jolo where scores of people […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu plans first ever referendum over political reform laws

By   /  January 29, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political rights, Politics, Ralph Regenvanu, referendum, Reportage, Reports, Vanuatu, Vanuatu referendum  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu plans first ever referendum over political reform laws

By Glenda Willie in Port Vila Voters in Vanuatu will be given the opportunity to vote for political reform laws in the country’s first ever referendum in June this year. The Chairman of the Task Force on the Constitutional Review, Minister Ralph Regenvanu explained that the voting process would be similar to the general elections. […]

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MIL-Evening Report: At least 20 killed as two bomb blasts hit Jolo Cathedral in Philippines

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bangsamoro, Bangsamoro Organic Law, Bombings, Crime, CTF, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Jolo, Jolo Cathedral, KB, MIL OSI, Mindanao, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Terrorism  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: At least 20 killed as two bomb blasts hit Jolo Cathedral in Philippines

Bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral in Jolo, Sulu, in the southern Philippines region of Mindanao at the weekend. Video: Philippine Daily Inquirer By Rambo Talabong and Mara Cepeda in Jolo, Philippines At least 20 people were killed as two explosions rocked the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Benny Wenda: West Papuan people’s ballot petition handed over to UN

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Benny Wenda, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua Campaign, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, referendum, Reportage, Reports, Self Determination, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, United Nations, West Papua, West Papua referendum, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Benny Wenda: West Papuan people’s ballot petition handed over to UN

By Benny Wenda, chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua As chairman of The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), I have presented the West Papuan People’s Petition for self-determination to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet. With the official support from the government of Vanuatu, on behalf of […]

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