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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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MIL-Evening Report: Philippine soldiers harass mission probing rights abuses in Mindanao

By   /  April 8, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, English, Evening Report, Fact-finding, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous rights, Justice, Lumad, lumads, Marawi City, Martial Law, MIL OSI, Military, Military occupation, Mindanao, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, save our schools, Security  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Philippine soldiers harass mission probing rights abuses in Mindanao

Soldiers stop a human rights mission delegates in Northern Mindanao stopped in a checkpoint yesterday. Image: Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas By Ronalyn V. Olea in Manila   Philippine state security forces have repeatedly blocked members of a fact-finding mission investigating human rights violations against peasant farmers and indigenous Lumads in Mindanao. Since their arrival at […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Gallery: Lumad campaigners appeal for NZ support to defend schools

By   /  April 7, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, Ancestral land, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Education, English, Evening Report, Gallery, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous education, Indigenous rights, Lumad, lumads, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, save our schools  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Gallery: Lumad campaigners appeal for NZ support to defend schools

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk New Zealand and Filipino teachers, community advocates and students this week launched an open letter appealing to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to end military abuses against indigenous Lumad people in the southern island of Mindanao. They also called on the Manila government to scrap a terrorist listing of Lumad leaders and […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Manila brands volunteer teachers as ‘terrorists’, say Lumad advocates

By   /  April 5, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indigenous forests, Indigenous rights, lumads, MIL OSI, Militants, Mining, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, save our schools, Schools  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Manila brands volunteer teachers as ‘terrorists’, say Lumad advocates

By Jean Bell in Auckland Volunteer teachers are being wrongly labelled as “terrorists” by the Philippine government while paramilitary and mining activity increases in the country, say visiting indigenous Lumad education advocates. Fritizi Junance Magbanua, a volunteer teacher and administrator with the Save Our Schools network, says teachers, schools and communities of indigenous peoples are being […]

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