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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: 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: Typhoon Usman and nightmarish Christmas holiday times in Bicol

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bicol, CTF, Disasters, DJF, Education, English, Evening Report, Featured, flooding, floods, KB, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Typhoon, Typhoon Usman  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Typhoon Usman and nightmarish Christmas holiday times in Bicol

Flooding of ricefields and villager homes beside the causeway between Vinzons and Labo in Camarines Norte, Bicol region, during Typhoon Usman on 29 December 2018. Video: Café Pacific By David Robie It was nerve wracking, and at times really scary. The wind howled and bowled over grown trees, the rain fell in a continuous deluge, […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Jakarta Post: Free radical cleric linked to Bali bombing – why now?

By   /  January 23, 2019  /  Abu Bakar Bashir, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bali bombings, CTF, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, Indonesian elections, Joko Widodo, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, presidential elections, Reportage, Reports, Terrorism  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Jakarta Post: Free radical cleric linked to Bali bombing – why now?

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Indonesian President Joko Widodo says a radical Muslim cleric linked to the 2002 Bali bombings would only be released from jail if he pledged loyalty to the state and its ideology, following news he would be freed unconditionally sparked criticism – including a stinging editorial in the country’s national English language […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Bangsamoro Islamic troops choose peace via historic Philippines vote

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bangsamoro, Bangsamoro Organic Law, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, KB, MIL OSI, Military, Mindanao, Muslim, Muslim separatists, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Rappler, referendum, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Bangsamoro Islamic troops choose peace via historic Philippines vote

By Sofia Tomacruz in Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao Battle-scarred they might be, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front have faced their toughest campaign yet. Armed with nothing but a first-time vote, young troops from the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces prayed they would win the decades-old struggle for autonomy and independence through yesterday’s ballot. More than 150,000 former […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Stop harassing Rappler, media advocacy groups tell Duterte

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Freedom of Information, Global, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Rappler, Reportage, Reports, Tax evasion  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Stop harassing Rappler, media advocacy groups tell Duterte

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) have written a joint open letter to the prosecutor-general of the Philippines calling for an end to the orchestrated harassment of the news website Rappler and its editor, Maria Ressa, which began more than a year ago. The website, which […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Six activists detained for staging palm oil shipboard rally, says Greenpeace

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Greenpeace International, Human Rights, Indonesia, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, palm oil, PMC Reportage, Politics, Protest, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Six activists detained for staging palm oil shipboard rally, says Greenpeace

Greenpeace activists unfurl a banner reading “Drop Dirty Palm Oil Now” at a Wilmar International palm oil refinery in Bitung, North Sulawesi, in September. Image: Jurnasyanto Sukarno/Greenpeace Indonesia By Ivany Atina Arbi in Jakarta Six Greenpeace activists have reportedly been detained by the captain of the tanker Stolt Tenacity for staging a rally against global […]

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MIL-Evening Report: RSF condemns ‘tax evasion’ charge used to harass Philippine website

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, KB, Maria Ressa, Media, Media persecution, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Rappler, Reportage, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, RSF, Tax evasion  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: RSF condemns ‘tax evasion’ charge used to harass Philippine website

Rappler president and media freedom advocate Maria Ressa … now the target of a personal lawsuit by the Duterte government. Image: RSF/Joël Saget/AFP Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders has condemned the tax evasion charges that the Philippine Department of Justice  is bringing against the independent news website Rappler and its president, journalist Maria […]

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MIL-Evening Report: ‘Victim blaming’ in latest Indonesian uni sex abuse case angers thousands

By   /  November 11, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Balairung, CTF, DJF, Education, English, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Homestay, Human Rights, Indonesia, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Security, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, sexual harassment, Student assault, Student safety, UGM, Universitas Gadjah Mada  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ‘Victim blaming’ in latest Indonesian uni sex abuse case angers thousands

By Sri Wahyuni and Evi Mariani in Yogyakarta, Indonesia An leading Indonesian university’s initial response to a recent sexual assault case allegedly involving two of its students has angered thousands of people, who have signed a petition demanding that the Yogyakarta institution punish the student perpetrator and the campus officials who had penalised the student […]

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