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MIL-Evening Report: Benny Wenda: West Papuan people’s ballot petition handed over to UN

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Benny Wenda, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua Campaign, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, referendum, Reportage, Reports, Self Determination, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, United Nations, West Papua, West Papua referendum, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Benny Wenda: West Papuan people’s ballot petition handed over to UN

By Benny Wenda, chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua As chairman of The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), I have presented the West Papuan People’s Petition for self-determination to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet. With the official support from the government of Vanuatu, on behalf of […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Time for US, Australia to change policy on West Papua or risk major setback

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  1965 Indonesian purge, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport mine, General Wiranto, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Indonesian diplomacy, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Time for US, Australia to change policy on West Papua or risk major setback

By Ben Bohane Reports of the Indonesian military using white phosphorous munitions on West Papuan civilians last month are only the latest horror in a decades-old jungle war forgotten by the world. But new geopolitical maneuvering may soon change the balance of power here, prompting regional concern about an intensifying battle for this rich remote […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Fiji warns ‘selfish’ countries amid Paris Agreement climate rulebook deadlock

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, Climate change summit, COP24, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Paris Agreement, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Fiji warns ‘selfish’ countries amid Paris Agreement climate rulebook deadlock

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Talks to draft the Paris Agreement rulebook remained deadlocked today on traditionally tough issues. Emerging economies – China, India, Brazil and South Africa – stood their ground on financial aid and the division of rich and poor countries. Others vented their frustration. The UN chief flew back to Poland with a […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Sincha Dimara: My mother, a West Papuan survivor of many hardships, spurred along by her faith

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, Culture, DJF, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Sincha Dimara: My mother, a West Papuan survivor of many hardships, spurred along by her faith

PROFILE: By Sincha Dimara in Port Moresby I once asked my mother how was it that she married at the tender age of 16 and left home in West Papua for a foreign land – neighbouring Papua New Guinea – never to see family again for more than three decades. She told me: “When your […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Human rights watchdog calls for police probe into ‘unclear’ Papua killings

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Army engineers, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Indigenous, Indonesia, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, OPM, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, Security, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua National Liberation Army, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Human rights watchdog calls for police probe into ‘unclear’ Papua killings

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Indonesian police should investigate a Papuan armed group’s killing of at least 17 people, including a soldier, at a construction area in Nduga in Papua’s densely forested Central Highlands earlier this month, Human Rights Watch said today. The circumstances of the killings on December 2 remained unclear, said the watchdog. Papuan […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Pacific voices tell stories of climate change reality in new documentary

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, COP24, CTF, DJF, Documentaries, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, KB, Media, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Pacific voices tell stories of climate change reality in new documentary

A new documentary Subject to Change, a collection of interviews and personal stories from across the Pacific, explores the impact of climate change. Video: MFAT Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Two young women students are the driving force who created a new documentary titled Subject to Change which highlights the climate change challenges faced by Pacific […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Widodo wants security forces to guard all development projects in Papua

By   /  December 9, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, Killings, MIL OSI, Military, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Security, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua protest, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Widodo wants security forces to guard all development projects in Papua

By Ray Jordan in Lampung, Indonesia President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo insists that work on the Trans-Papua road project will continue despite this week’s shooting of construction workers in the Papua regency of Nduga. Widodo is asking that all infrastructure projects and Trans-Papua construction workers always be accompanied by security personnel. For the moment, Widodo said […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesian police arrest more than 500 over West Papua flag demos

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, KB, MIL OSI, Morning Star, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Surabaya, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan flag, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesian police arrest more than 500 over West Papua flag demos

By Arnold Belau in Jayapura and Wahyoe Boediwardhana in Surabaya More than 500 Papuans in several cities across Indonesia and West Papua were arrested following rallies at the weekend marking December 1 to commemorate what many Papuans claim to be the birth of West Papua nation in 1961. The lawyer of the arrested Papuans, Veronica […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Nationalist thugs attack Papuan pro-independence rally in Surabaya

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua protest, West Papua referendum, West Papua self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Nationalist thugs attack Papuan pro-independence rally in Surabaya

By Tony Firman of Tirto in Surabaya A protest action by the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) in Indonesia’s East Java provincial capital of Surabaya yesterday demanding self-determination for West Papua has been attacked by a group of ormas (social or mass organisations). Police later raided Papuan student dormitories in the evening and detained 233 students […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Surabaya counterprotest, 300 arrested in West Papua flag demonstrations

By   /  December 2, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Free West Papua Campaign, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua National Committee, West Papua protest, West Papua self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Surabaya counterprotest, 300 arrested in West Papua flag demonstrations

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Hundreds of Papuan students faced off with counterprotesters in Indonesia’s second largest city of Surabaya today in a rally calling for the Melanesian region’s independence while pro-independence sources reported more than 300 people arrested in West Papua. The Surabaya rally was organised by the Papua Students Alliance. The demonstrators chanted “Freedom […]

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