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MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu names founding PM’s daughter Laura as Papua envoy

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Kanak independence, Laura Lini, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, ULMWP, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Vanuatu, Walter Lini, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu names founding PM’s daughter Laura as Papua envoy

A Port Vila solidarity rally in support of West Papuan desire for self-determination. Image: The Vanuatu Independent By the Vanuatu Independent The Vanuatu government has appointed Laura Lini, daughter of founding prime minister Father Walter Lini, as special envoy for West Papua. United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) spokesperson Jacob Rumbiak welcomed the move, […]

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MIL-Evening Report: New Caledonia independence ‘in their hearts’, but also a ‘scary’ future

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, MIL OSI, national flags, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: New Caledonia independence ‘in their hearts’, but also a ‘scary’ future

Kanaks and long-time New Caledonian settlers get to vote on their future on November 4. But, as Michael Andrew of Asia Pacific Journalism points out, if Kanaks don’t get their wish for independence this time around, they have two more chances in 2020 and 2023 to vote for a new nation. In Noumea, two main […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Reconciling New Caledonia: A vote to clear the air on independence?

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Economics, Education, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, Kanak independence, Kanaky, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Reconciling New Caledonia: A vote to clear the air on independence?

In the final instalment of a three-part series, Dr Lee Duffield in Noumea assesses some of the options and omens. It looks like a simple case of voting yes or no to clear the air on independence for this French-governed territory less than four months away. But, not so easy. What about the “day after”? […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Decolonisation in New Caledonia – who decides the future?

By   /  July 28, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous rights, Kanak independence, Kanaky, MIL OSI, Military, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, referendum, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Decolonisation in New Caledonia – who decides the future?

In this second of three articles from Noumea, Dr Lee Duffield learns about multicultural New Caledonia and the events that led to their referendum on independence due on November 4. What is the shape of decolonisation in the present time, now long after the rush to independence that went on in countries around the world […]

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MIL-Evening Report: New Caledonia celebrates Bastille Day and thinks about independence

By   /  July 27, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Economics, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, France, Global, Human Rights, Independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, Melanesian, MIL OSI, Military, Multiculturalism, New Caledonia, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: New Caledonia celebrates Bastille Day and thinks about independence

By Dr Lee Duffield, recently in Kanaky/New Caledonia The Quatorze Juillet (14 July) events in Noumea this month, as in any small French city, reflected the grand military parade down the Champs Elysees in Paris – ranks of soldiers and a senior officer taking the salute. It was like a refrain from colonial times, kepis […]

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