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MIL-Evening Report: To conserve West Papua, start with land rights and forget past mistakes

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bird's Head, Climate, Climate Change, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, forests, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL OSI, Native forests, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Poverty, Reportage, Reports, Socio-economic development, West Papua, West Papuan deforestation  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: To conserve West Papua, start with land rights and forget past mistakes

ANALYSIS:  By Bernadinus Steni and Daniel Nepstad Large landscapes of intact tropical forests will figure prominently in global strategies to avert catastrophic climate change and conserve biodiversity. In this context, the extensive forests of Papua and West Papua provinces in Indonesia are now becoming the focus of international conservation efforts. There are many inherent perils […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Listen to Pacific ‘voices’ or climate will spark conflict, say advocates

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Human Rights, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate policy, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, Identity, Indigenous, Marshall Islands, MIL OSI, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, NCPACS, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Toda Peace Institute, Tuvalu, Vanua  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Listen to Pacific ‘voices’ or climate will spark conflict, say advocates

Policy makers, academics and NGO representatives discussed the urgent issue of climate change in the Pacific, where many communities have been forced to relocate. However, Michael Andrew of Asia Pacific Report, found that participants in last weekend’s workshop believe the Pacific voices of those most affected must be heard if conflict is to be avoided. […]

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MIL-Evening Report: ‘I was coerced into the 1987 coup,’ admits Sitiveni Rabuka

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Commonwealth, Coup culture, Crime, Editor's Picks, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji coups, Fiji military, history, Human Rights, Indigenous, IntJourn Project, Justice, Media, MIL OSI, Military coups, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Sitiveni Rabuka, Text  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ‘I was coerced into the 1987 coup,’ admits Sitiveni Rabuka

By Sri Krishnamurthi of Asia-Pacific Report A repentant Sitiveni Rabuka, the Fiji military strongman who sparked off the country’s “coup culture” in 1987, admits he was “coerced” by the defeated Alliance party into carrying out the first coup. Three decades after I watched Lieutenant-Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka walking Parliamentarians out of the back door of Parliament […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Pacific storytelling with a focus on the ignored and ‘untold’ issues

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate Refugees, Cross-discipline, Culture, Documentaries, Editor's Picks, Education, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, history, Human Rights, Indigenous, Innovation, Media, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Profile, Reportage, Reports, Te Ara Motuhenga, Text  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Pacific storytelling with a focus on the ignored and ‘untold’ issues

A video made by an AUT screen production graduate, Sasya Wreksono, marking the 10th anniversary of the Pacific Media Centre. Video: PMC PROFILE: By Craig Major of AUT News ​Based at Auckland University of Technology, the Pacific Media Centre is a small team dedicated to telling stories from across the Pacific that you won’t read […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia arrests 67 Papuan students in Jayapura backing Vanuatu’s UN bid

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, English, Evening Report, Featured, Fri West Papua, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Refugees, Reportage, Reports, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence, Youth  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia arrests 67 Papuan students in Jayapura backing Vanuatu’s UN bid

Arrested West Papuan students … backing Vanuatu’s bid for United Nations support for Papuan self-determination. Image: Voice WestPapuan By Benny Mawel in Jayapura Students from several tertiary institutions in the Papuan provincial capital of Jayapura have been holding actions to support efforts by Vanuatu and other Pacific countries to take the West Papua issue before […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Climate change and security big focus for Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  accreditation, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Barbara Dreaver, Climate, Donald Trump, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Global Warming, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Paris Agreement, PMC Reportage, press freedom, Reportage, Reports, Text  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Climate change and security big focus for Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru

Climate change is a major worry to the Pacific Islands and it was the major talking point at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) earlier this month. Barbara Dreaver of Television New Zealand, who was detained and questioned in Nauru, talks to Sri Krishnamurthi of Asia-Pacific Report. Two significant events happened at the 49th Pacific Islands […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Boe climate and security pact big step forward, but lacks a gender drive

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Boe Declaration, Climate, Climate gender, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Global Warming, history, Human Rights, Images, Indigenous, MIL OSI, Military, natural disaster, Natural Disasters, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Oxfam, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Science-Technology, Security, Text, Tsunami  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Boe climate and security pact big step forward, but lacks a gender drive

The major item on the agenda at last week’s Pacific Islands Forum was climate change. However, a gender gap appears to be at play within climate change itself. Jessica Marshall reports for Asia Pacific Journalism. The content of the Boe Declaration, signed at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru earlier this month, is not widely […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu steps up UN bid for West Papua rights, new referendum

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu steps up UN bid for West Papua rights, new referendum

West Papua has been sidestepped by both the the Melanesian Spearhead Group and the Pacific Islands Forum. But, reports James Halpin of Asia Pacific Journalism, Vanuatu is undeterred as leading champion for the West Papuan cause and is pressing for United Nations support. After the failure of the Pacific Islands Forum to move on the […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Tongan scholars lodge protests over broadcaster’s Pacific ‘leeches’ jibe

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Broadcasting, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, New Zealand, News Media, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Tonga  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Tongan scholars lodge protests over broadcaster’s Pacific ‘leeches’ jibe

Broadcaster Heather du Plessis-Allan … controversial attack on the Pacific Islands and Pacific Islanders. Image: Screenshot of Newstalk ZB By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News Tongan community leaders and top scholars in New Zealand will complain to the Human Rights Commission against broadcaster Heather du Plessis-Allan’s outspoken comments against Pacific people. The complaint will […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Amnesty demands Jokowi honour pledge on Papuan human rights

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  Amnesty International, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, English, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Indigenous, Indonesia, Justice, MIL OSI, Military, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Paniai killings, 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: Amnesty demands Jokowi honour pledge on Papuan human rights

Indonesian police and military have reportedly attacked the West Papua Committee (KNPB) office in Timika and arrested seven people, including three teenagers. Image: Timika KNPB By Budiarti Utami Putri in Jakarta Human rights organisation Amnesty International Indonesia has demanded President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo fulfil his promises to resolve the alleged human rights violations in Papua. […]

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