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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesian influence in the Pacific grows, brushing aside West Papua

By   /  August 4, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Chinese influence, Diplomacy, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Indonesian aid, Indonesian diplomacy, Johnny Blades, Justice, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesian influence in the Pacific grows, brushing aside West Papua

By Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific in Wellington Indonesia’s influence in the Pacific Islands is growing, but is shadowed by disquiet over its region of Papua, known widely as West Papua. The West Papuan independence movement has significant traction in the region, where it continues to push for its self-determination aspirations to be addressed by […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Rapa Nui activist calls for rigorous curb on ‘flouting’ of migration rules

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Chile, Colonialism, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Migration, Migration law, Migration policy, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Rapanui, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Rapa Nui activist calls for rigorous curb on ‘flouting’ of migration rules

Ahu Akivi maois (statues) on the island of Rapa Nui. Image: RNZ Pacific/AFP By RNZ Pacific An indigenous activist on Chile’s Rapa Nui says new rules restricting internal migration to the island need to be rigorously enforced. Non-Rapa Nui Chileans now need to have Rapa Nui spouses or children to migrate to the island without […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Noumea visitors help Vanuatu celebrate 38 years of freedom

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Celebration, Christianity, Culture, Development, Economics, English, Evening Report, Featured, Independence, Indigenous, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political freedom, Reportage, Reports, Self Determination, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Noumea visitors help Vanuatu celebrate 38 years of freedom

Families celebrating Vanuatu’s 38th Independence Day in the same named Port Vila park yesterday. Image: Vanuatu Daily Post By Len Garae in Port Vila An estimated more than 4000 strong crowd threatened to spill over into the parade grounds at Independence Park during the 38th Independence Anniversary Ceremony yesterday. Police had to be posted to […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Badu Gili

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Arts, Arts & Culture, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian State Governments, Business, City of Sydney, City of Sydney What's On, Culture, English, exhibition, Experiences, Indigenous, Lights, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, Sydney  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Badu Gili

Source: City of Sydney What’s On Badu Gili, meaning water light in Gadigal language, is a free daily experience that celebrates the ancient stories and rich contemporary culture of Australia’s First Nations.The 7 minute animation appears on the Opera House’s eastern Bennelong sail year-round (twice each night, at sunset and 7pm, or 9pm during daylight […]

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MIL-OSI Australia: Mali dharngurr

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Arts, Arts & Culture, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Australian State Governments, Business, City of Sydney, City of Sydney What's On, Commerce, Community & causes, Culture, English, Germany, Indigenous, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Region, photography, Sydney, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Australia: Mali dharngurr

Source: City of Sydney What’s On International Towers is proud to exhibit mali dharngurr, a Yolngu Mata interpretation meaning ‘looking of voice’, an exhibition of photographic stories focusing on the empowerment of Indigenous women. The work showcases the real-life achievements, experiences and challenges faced by Indigenous women, from rural, remote and urban communities throughout Australia.The […]

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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: Komo Airfield landowners give PNG government ‘last warning’ over deal

By   /  July 28, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Komo Airfield landowners give PNG government ‘last warning’ over deal

Komo landowners spokesman John Pipija calls for “no more excuses”. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Komo International Airfield landowners in Hela have given the Papua New Guinea government a last warning, EMTV News reports. Spokesperson John Pipija said the government must stop making excuses and compensate the 16 clans who had been left […]

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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: Lifetime of devotion to Māori and Pacific student success

By   /  July 27, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Auckland University of Technology, AUT, Cultural diversity, Diversity, Education, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Language, Maori culture, Maori education, Maori language, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Ngā Wai o Horotiu, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Profile, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Tertiary, Youth  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Lifetime of devotion to Māori and Pacific student success

Tui O’Sullivan (right) with Tagaloatele Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop at the Pacific Media Centre recently when retiring. Image: Del Abcede/PMC PROFILE: By Leilani Sitagata Educator and kuia Tui O’Sullivan has recently retired from Auckland University of Technology after close to 40 years of service. Born and breed up North in the heart of Ahipara, she says choosing […]

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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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