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MIL-Evening Report: RSF condemns killing of radio journalist – shot in Philippines

By   /  July 21, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Journalist killings, Justice, Killings, Media, Media Freedom, Media Freedom Index, MIL OSI, Murder, Murders, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: RSF condemns killing of radio journalist – shot in Philippines

Philippine radio journalist Joey Llana … shot at least 14 times in ambush as he drove to work at Radio DwZR in Legazpi City. Image: RSF Paris Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the killing of Philippine radio journalist Joey Llana near Legazpi City, at the southeastern tip of the island […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia risks ending up with a doomed ‘can’t-do’ climate plan

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Climate, Climate Change, COP23, Economics, Emissions, English, Environment, Evening Report, forests, fossil fuels, Global, Global Warming, Indonesia, MIL OSI, Nationally Determined Contribution, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Paris Agreement, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Sustainability, UN, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia risks ending up with a doomed ‘can’t-do’ climate plan

By Warief Djajanto Basorie Three hundred schoolchildren from the greater Jakarta area sat on a red carpet covering the cavernous Soedjarwo auditorium—named to honour the country’s first forestry minister—at the Ministry of the Environment and Forestry in January this year. They were there to participate in the government-led Climate Festival; the theme was “Three Years […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesian anti-corruption watchdog arrests nine, including House member

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, Anti-corruption, APR, arrests, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Corruption, Corruption Eradication Commission, Crime, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, KPK, MIL OSI, Mining, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesian anti-corruption watchdog arrests nine, including House member

A masked supporter of Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) holds up a poster declaring “I am KPK” during a 2015 protest in support of the commission. Image: VOA file Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators have arrested nine people during a raid in Jakarta, including a member of the House of Representatives, […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Why Indonesia must ratify the global nuclear weapon ban treaty

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, ASEAN, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL OSI, Military, NAM, Nuclear ban treaty, Nuclear disarmament, Nuclear War, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear-free law, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Security, UN nuclear weapons ban  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Why Indonesia must ratify the global nuclear weapon ban treaty

Say No to Nuclear … Members attend the signing ceremony for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on September 20, 2017 at the United Nations in New York. Image: Jakarta Post By Deandra Madeena Moerdaning in ViennaA year ago on July 7, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution that pushes […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Danish rescue diver praises Thai ‘cool’ kids in Mission Impossible

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Cave, Divers, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, flooding, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, rescue, Security, Thailand  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Danish rescue diver praises Thai ‘cool’ kids in Mission Impossible

Search and rescue coordinator Narongsak Osotthanakorn (centre) announces that all 12 boys and their coach have been safely rescued from their cave in Thailand. Image: Bangkok Post A Danish diver involved in the mission to successfully save 12 boys and their football coach from flooded Tham Luang cave in Thailand has hailed the children as […]

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MIL-Evening Report: ‘Sick joke’, threats cited in Asia-Pacific declining media freedom summit

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  Afghanistan, Ampatuan massacre, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, English, Evening Report, Fiji, Global, Hong Kong, Human Rights, India, Japan, Justice, Media, Media Freedom, Media Freedom Index, MIL OSI, Miloš Zeman, Multimedia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Rappler, Reportage, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, War on drugs, Warlords  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ‘Sick joke’, threats cited in Asia-Pacific declining media freedom summit

Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire talks about the global threat against journalists. Video: Café Pacific By David Robie in Paris When Reporters Without Borders chief Christophe Deloire introduced the Paris-based global media watchdog’s Asia-Pacific press freedom defenders to his overview last week, it was grim listening. First up in RSF’s catalogue of crimes and […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Jokowi, Mahathir discuss migrant worker protection, border deal

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Diplomacy, English, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, Malaysia, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Jokowi, Mahathir discuss migrant worker protection, border deal

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (right) shakes hands with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad after giving a joint statement at the Bogor Palace. Image: Puspa Perwitasari/Antara/Jakarta Post By Marguerite Afra Sapiie in Jakarta President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad have met for a bilateral talk, exploring issues ranging from education for Indonesian […]

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MIL-Evening Report: RSF plea to Indonesia to investigate reporter’s death in detention

By   /  June 28, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, death, Development, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, forests, Indonesia, Journalist killings, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Military, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, palm oil, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, RSF  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: RSF plea to Indonesia to investigate reporter’s death in detention

A journalist has died while in Indonesian police custody after investigating land disputes linked to the palm oil industry. Image: Tempo – Adek Berry/AFP/RSF Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for an independent inquiry into the death in detention of Muhammad Yusuf, a reporter who was being held in South Kalimantan […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Duterte says as ‘parent of nation,’ he can order detention of ‘tambays’

By   /  June 23, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, arrests, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Killings, Loitering, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Police brutality, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Tambays, Youth  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Duterte says as ‘parent of nation,’ he can order detention of ‘tambays’

‘Father of the nation’ President Rodrigo Duterte defends his order against loiterers. Image: Malacañang By Pia Ranada in Manila President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has cited the power of the state to act as parents of persons needing protection as a defence of his order against “tambays” (loiterers). “Of course, I can accost you. […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Activists fear Indian proposal for coal reserves in Indonesian-ruled Papua

By   /  June 13, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, coal-mining, Economic growth, Energy, English, Environment, Evening Report, Global, Human Rights, India, Indigenous, Indigenous forests, Indigenous rights, Indonesia, MIL OSI, Mining, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Activists fear Indian proposal for coal reserves in Indonesian-ruled Papua

By Febriana Firdaus in Jakarta As it seeks to diversify its sources of fuel, India is looking to get in on the ground floor of coal mining in previously unexploited deposits in Indonesian-ruled Papua. In exchange for technical support and financing for geological surveys, officials say India is pushing for special privileges, including no-bid contracts […]

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