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MIL-Evening Report: Nations close ranks to stop ‘big four’ oil producers watering down UN report

By   /  December 9, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Home News, COP24, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Global Warming, KB, Marshall Islands, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Oil industry, Oil producers, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, UNFCCC, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Nations close ranks to stop ‘big four’ oil producers watering down UN report

By Sara Stefanini and Karl Mathiesen in Katowice, Poland In a moment of drama in Poland, countries have closed ranks against a push by oil producers to water down recognition of the UN’s report on the impacts of 1.5C warming. Four big oil and gas producers blocked the UN climate talks from welcoming the most […]

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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: PMC director reports on historic New Caledonia referendum 30 years on

By   /  December 9, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Nius, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Front page, KB, Media, Melanesia, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: PMC director reports on historic New Caledonia referendum 30 years on

By Craig Major of AUT Communications Professor David Robie, Director of the Pacific Media Centre in the School of Communication Studies, has been part of the contingent of more than 100 journalists and media academics reporting on and analysing the historic New Caledonian independence referendum in early November. Only 2 out of the 100 were […]

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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: PNG’s post-APEC technology dream leaves rural sector far behind

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APEC Haus, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, Development, Development policy, DJF, English, Evening Report, Human Rights, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: PNG’s post-APEC technology dream leaves rural sector far behind

By Pauline Mago-King It has only been two weeks since the conclusion of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, yet much has transpired – to the dismay of host country Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea’s trajectory to this monumental event has been one involving great strides from the moment it secured the bid to […]

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MIL-Evening Report: West Papuan ‘independence day’ – nationalist thugs attack rally in Surabaya

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  Act of Free Choice, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, CTF, David Robie, DJF, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Independence, KB, Lead, melanesian solidarity, MIL OSI, Morning Star, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, referendum, Reportage, West Papua, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: West Papuan ‘independence day’ – nationalist thugs attack rally in Surabaya

Report by Dr David Robie – Café Pacific. – From the Pacific Media Centre 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 […]

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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: Media freedom in Pacific a growing challenge, says journalism academic

By   /  December 1, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, EMTV, EMTV News, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Investigative journalism, Journalism Education, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Social issues, Social justice  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Media freedom in Pacific a growing challenge, says journalism academic

By Blessen Tom Pacific media freedom and ignorance of Pacific issues by mainstream media in New Zealand are growing challenges for the region, says a journalism academic “There are so many issues in the Pacific that are simply ignored by the mainstream media,” Pacific Media Centre director Professor Robie bluntly told the two-day Oceans and […]

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