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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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MIL-Evening Report: Pioneering NZ Pacific research initiative to make ‘reset’ change

By   /  December 1, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, Development, DJF, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, Innovation, KB, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific research, Pacific reset, PMC Reportage, Professor Richard Bedford, Reportage, Reports, Research models  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Pioneering NZ Pacific research initiative to make ‘reset’ change

By Sri Krishnamurthi The NZ Institute for Pacific Research will cease to exist in its current form, Emeritus Professor Richard Bedford said in a bombshell announcement to the Oceans and Islands conference today. Rumours of NZIPR’s demise were doing the rounds after a review of the organisation earlier this year by the Ministry of Foreign […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Pacific’s brightest minds gather for Oceans and Islands research summit

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, CTF, Culture, Development, DJF, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, Innovation, KB, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific research, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Research, Research collaboration, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Pacific’s brightest minds gather for Oceans and Islands research summit

By Blessen Tom In a bold and innovative move for researchers, the two-day inaugural Oceans and Islands conference today brought together the brightest minds of the Pacific to demonstrate what they do. Oceans and Islands – a showcase for the region hosted by the NZ Institute for Pacific Research (NZIPR) – was opened by the […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Pacific aid mapping tool aimed at improving transparency in region

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  Aid, Aid Policy, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, Lowy Institute, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, NZIPR, Open Source Intel, Pacific Aid Map, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Research, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Pacific aid mapping tool aimed at improving transparency in region

By Sri Krishnamurthi A new Pacific aid mapping tool developed by the Lowy Institute think tank is set to immeasurably improve transparency in aid in the region. In an Auckland first, the aid mapping tool was put on show last night by the NZ Institute for Pacific Research as a curtainraiser to the two-day inaugural […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Mary-Louise O’Callaghan: Time we heard the Pacific’s take on the Pacific

By   /  November 24, 2018  /  ABC, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Bougainville, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Investigative journalism, Journalism, Journalism excellence, KB, Media, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Radio Australia, Reportage, Reports, Walkley Awards  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Mary-Louise O’Callaghan: Time we heard the Pacific’s take on the Pacific

ANALYSIS: By Mary-Louise O’Callaghan It is both apt and overdue that veteran ABC correspondent Sean Dorney was last night awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Journalism at the 2018 Walkley ceremonies. Judged by the trustees of the Walkley Foundation, this award not only recognises Dorney’s extraordinary body of work built over four decades chronicling life and […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Ben Bohane: A tribute to the ‘grand old man’ of the OPM Bernard Mawen

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Free Papua Movement, Free West Papua Campaign, history, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Obituary, Open Source Intel, Opinion, OPM, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Ben Bohane: A tribute to the ‘grand old man’ of the OPM Bernard Mawen

OPM Southern Commander Bernard Mawen (right) with Commander John Koknak (left) and the Morning Star flag at the time of being interviewed by Vanuatu-based journalist Ben Bohane in 1998. Image: © Ben Bohane OBITUARY: By Ben Bohane The Free Papua Movement (OPM) Southern Commander Bernard Mawen has died. He was the “grand old man” of […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Flavourz film festival wows audience with ethnicity, pollution, fun films

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Auckland University of Technology, AUT, Creativity, CTF, DJF, Education, English, Evening Report, Featured, Flavourz Film Festival, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, Media, Migration, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reportage, Reports, School of Communication Studies, Student films  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Flavourz film festival wows audience with ethnicity, pollution, fun films

Banabans of Rabi: A Story of Survival – the trailer. By Rahul Bhattarai Nine years on the popular Flavourz Film Festival has grown and grown … with more than 170 people watching the screening of 15 student documentary and feature productions at Auckland University of Technology at the weekend. The short films – ranging between […]

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