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MIL-Evening Report: Angore landowners set LNG machinery on fire in more PNG unrest

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Development, English, Evening Report, Featured, Hela, Human Rights, Indigenous, Landowner protest, Mendi, MIL OSI, Military, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Angore landowners set LNG machinery on fire in more PNG unrest

Charred machinery at the PD8 LPG development site in Hela province, PNG Highlands. Image: Michael Passingan/PNG News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk In a show of frustration over the nonpayment of a business development grant, Angore landowners in Hela province have set fire to the massive Hides development LNG machinery on PDL 8 site as unrest […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Former military chief warns PNG soldiers could be ‘outgunned’

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, English, Evening Report, Featured, Mendi, MIL OSI, Military, Military munitions, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Defence Force, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, riot, Rioting, Security, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Former military chief warns PNG soldiers could be ‘outgunned’

A deadly MAG 58 Model 60-20 machine gun mounted on a pick-up truck in the Southern Highlands. Image: This Land, My Country blog Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A former Papua New Guinea military commander has warned that he is “concerned, if not frightened” that the PNG Defence Force may be deploying police and soldiers in […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Mendi community leaders welcome emergency state in PNG ‘wake up call’

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Mendi, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, riot, Rioting, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Mendi community leaders welcome emergency state in PNG ‘wake up call’

Southern Highlands community leaders talk about the post-election crisis in their province. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Community leaders from the troubled Southern Highlands province have welcomed the Papua New government’s decision to declare a State of Emergency and plans to suspend the provincial government. Speaking in Port Moresby, they urged political leaders […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Bernhard Marjen: West Papuan journalist and ex-policeman

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, English, Evening Report, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, Obituary, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Bernhard Marjen: West Papuan journalist and ex-policeman

Bernhard Marjen’s funeral earlier this month. Image: Sincha Dimara/My Land, My Country blog OBITUARY: By Sincha Damara in Port Moresby Bernhard Marjen was born in 1955 in Sorido, a village on the island of Biak on the West Papua side of the border with Papua New Guinea. His father was a radio broadcaster, they moved […]

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MIL-Evening Report: PNG troops arrive in Mendi – PM and politicians apologise for riot ‘distress’

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Crime, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Justice, Mendi, MIL OSI, Military, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG LPG Project, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: PNG troops arrive in Mendi – PM and politicians apologise for riot ‘distress’

Southern Highlands protesters declare “No Southern Highlands government, then no PNG gas project or government services”. Image: Freeze frame from social media video by Sedrick Ranpi Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk More than 100 Papua New Guinea soldiers from Taurama Barracks First Royal Pacific Islands Regiment arrived in the Southern Highlands capital of Mendi at the […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Frustrated PNG tribesmen capture 2 policemen – seize vehicles, weapons

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Captive, Crime, English, Evening Report, Featured, Highlands, Indigenous, Media, Mendi, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Frustrated PNG tribesmen capture 2 policemen – seize vehicles, weapons

Southern Highlands tribesmen show off seized police vehicle and assault rifles. Image: EMTV News Facebook Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Two Papua New Guinean police vehicles travelling from Hagen to Hela in the Highlands after servicing were fired on today in a Highlands attack, with one vehicle being seized and two policemen taken captive, report local […]

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MIL-Evening Report: PNG opposition demands PM O’Neill resign over Mendi torching riot

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arson, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Crime, English, Evening Report, Featured, Mendi, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, riot, Rioting  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: PNG opposition demands PM O’Neill resign over Mendi torching riot

Oro Governor Gary Juffa speaks during the Opposition demand for Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s resignation. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Papua New Guinea’s Opposition has demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill over this week’s rioting in the Southern Highlands capital of Mendi. Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch, flanked by fellow members, made […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Kontras urges Jokowi to resolve Papuan Wasior human rights case

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, English, Evening Report, Human Rights, Human rights violations, Justice, Kontras, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Torture, Wasior, West Papua, West Papua human rights  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Kontras urges Jokowi to resolve Papuan Wasior human rights case

Dozens of youth and students hold a candlelit protest in front of the Diponegoro University campus, Semarang, in 2013 over the human rights abuses that occurred in Wasior and Wamena in 2001. Image: PY/WPAN By Karina M. Tehusijarana in Jakarta Indonesia’s Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has urged President Joko “Jokowi” […]

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MIL-Evening Report: O’Neill imposes PNG curfew, vows arrests in wake of Mendi torchings

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arson, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Crime, English, Evening Report, Featured, Mendi, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Southern Highlands, Violence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: O’Neill imposes PNG curfew, vows arrests in wake of Mendi torchings

Mendi’s courthouse was among two buildings set ablaze by the protesters over an unsuccessful appeal over last year’s general election. Image: Scott Waide/EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Papua New Guinea authorities have imposed a 6pm to 6am curfew in the Southern Highlands provincial capital of Mendi to prevent further violence. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Protesters in PNG’s Highlands torch plane, shut Mendi airport

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Mendi, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Protesters in PNG’s Highlands torch plane, shut Mendi airport

The destroyed Air Nuigini Dash 8 at Papua New Guinea’s Mendi Airport. Image: Melvin Levongo/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific Protesters in the Papua New Guinea Southern Highlands town of Mendi have torched a plane and closed the airport. Earlier, the local police station commander Gideon Kauke had said police were guarding the aircraft to ensure […]

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