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MIL-Evening Report: UN chief waffles over West Papuan human rights violations

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, António Guterres, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesian military, KB, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Politics, Reportage, Security, UN, UN Decolonisation, United Nations, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: UN chief waffles over West Papuan human rights violations

Vanuatu-based journalist Ben Bohane raises West Papuan questions with UN Secretary-General António Guterres during his visit to Vanuatu. Video: Ben Bohane/Ginny Stein By Dan McGarry in Port Vila During his visit to Port Vila last weekend, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres was confronted with questions about West Papua – but he waffled in his responses. […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Dear editor, why smartphones are ruining our nakamal storytelling

By   /  May 18, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, Culture, DJF, Education, English, Evening Report, Facebook, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, Media, Melanesian, MIL OSI, Nakamal, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, Reportage, Smartphones, Social Media, Storytelling, Vanuatu, Youth, Youth storytelling  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Dear editor, why smartphones are ruining our nakamal storytelling

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A Vanuatu Daily Post newspaper reader has protested over Facebook addiction, describing it as ruining the lives of teenagers and youth who spend most of their time on smartphones. The reader says that Facebook and other social media are undermining the constitution and its preamble that calls for the cherishing of […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Guterres praises Fiji over leadership in global battle against climate change

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate Change, Climate crisis, Climate human rights, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific climate, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Politics, Reportage, RNZ Pacific, UN, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Guterres praises Fiji over leadership in global battle against climate change

By RNZ Pacific The UN Secretary General António Guterres has praised Fiji as a strong committed partner in peacekeeping and for taking a leading role in the battle against climate change. Guterres was speaking after formal talks with Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama today. Guterres said it needec to be recognised the battle was not […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Accused West Papuan independence activists jailed for ‘rebellion’

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Reportage, RNZ Pacific, Self Determination, Veronica Koman, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Accused West Papuan independence activists jailed for ‘rebellion’

By RNZ Pacific  Two West Papuans accused of “rebellion” have been sentenced to more than a year in an Indonesian prison. Yakonias Womsiwor and Erichzon Mandobar were detained in September when authorities raided the office of a Papuan independence group. According to their lawyer, Veronica Koman, a judge in the Timika district court sentenced Womsiwor […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Koori Mail’s ‘Uncle Russell’ was a dedicated Indigenous voice

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  Aboriginal affairs, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, CTF, Culture, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, indigenous media, KB, Koori Mail, Media, MIL OSI, Obituary, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, Reportage  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Koori Mail’s ‘Uncle Russell’ was a dedicated Indigenous voice

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Koori Mail, after awaiting permission from the Kapeen family, has announced with great sadness the sudden passing of Koori Mail chairperson and Bundjalung elder, Russell Kapeen. “Uncle Russell” passed away on Saturday, May 4, in his home at Coraki, NSW, the Koori Mail statement said. He was 72. The Koori […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Media freedom in Melanesia focus of next PJR and upcoming forum

By   /  May 7, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, CTF, Democracy, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, KB, Media, Media Freedom, Melanesia, Melanesian Media Freedom Forum, MIL OSI, MMFF, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Journalism Review, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, Politics, Reportage  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Media freedom in Melanesia focus of next PJR and upcoming forum

By Michael Andrew Media freedom in Melanesia will be the focus of the next edition of Pacific Journalism Review in partnership the Melanesian Media Freedom Forum with academics and journalists invited to submit papers on the subject. The research journal will focus on the political and socio-cultural challenges and constraints for a free press in […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Assassination of Kanak leader Jean-Marie Tjibaou marked 30 years on

By   /  May 6, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, assassination, assassinations, CTF, DJF, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, history, Human Rights, Indigenous, Jean-Marie Tjibaou, Kanak independence, KB, Matignon Accord, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, Open Source Intel, Ouvéa hostage crisis, Ouvéa Island, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Politics, Reportage  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Assassination of Kanak leader Jean-Marie Tjibaou marked 30 years on

By RNZ Pacific Commemorations have been held in New Caledonia over the weekend to mark the 30th anniversary of the assassination of the pro-independence leader Jean-Marie Tjibaou and his deputy on 4 May 1989. Tjibaou, leader of the pro-indeoendence Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front (FLNKS), was killed along with Yeiwéné Yeiwéné. The two Kanak […]

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MIL-Evening Report: ‘NZ is waking up to our … spectrum of colours’, says journalist

By   /  May 2, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Gender, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, Media, Migration, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, Politics, Reportage  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ‘NZ is waking up to our … spectrum of colours’, says journalist

Journalist Sri Krishnamurthi’s video interview with Alistar Kata. Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Alistar Kata is uniquely placed to talk about diversity in New Zealand media newsrooms. Not because she was recipient of double awards at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) School of Communication Studies annual awards ceremony in 2015 – the Spasifik Magazine Prize […]

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MIL-Evening Report: West Papuan speaker ‘silenced’ when trying to raise UN agenda issue

By   /  May 1, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia West Papua Association, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, John Anari, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, Politics, Reportage, ULMWP, UN resolutions, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, United Nations, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: West Papuan speaker ‘silenced’ when trying to raise UN agenda issue

By Andrew Johnson Since 2004, a number of university papers have raised the question of genocide in the Pacific territory of West Papua administrated by Indonesia subsequent to a 1962 United Nations General Assembly vote to occupy the colony in defiance of the territory’s objections. Although the United Nations claims to be opposed to genocide, […]

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