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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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MIL-Evening Report: New military counter-terrorism unit arrests 5 West Papuans, says Jubi

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, Anti-terror laws, Anti-terrorism, APR, arrests, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Commandos, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL OSI, Military, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Science-Technology, Special forces, Tabloid Jubi, Victor Mambor, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: New military counter-terrorism unit arrests 5 West Papuans, says Jubi

The Joint Special Operations Command (Koopssusgab), a joint military counter-terrorism unit, was reportedly involved n the arrests. Graphic: Tabloid Jubi By Victor Mambor in Jayapura Five civilians in Timika have reportedly been arrested by the newly reactivated military counter-terrorism unit for “aspiring” to West Papuan independence. “At 10pm on Saturday June 9, Orpa Wanjomal (40) […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Pacific news journalists grapple with challenges of social media, harsh laws

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Censorship, Conferences, Cyber-censorship, English, Evening Report, Facebook, Fake News, Featured, Fiji, freedom of expression, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Media, Media Law, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Islands News Association, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PINA, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Social Media, Technology  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Pacific news journalists grapple with challenges of social media, harsh laws

BRIEFING: By Geraldine Panapasa in Suva Like it or not, social media has become part and parcel of almost everyday discussions. Whether it’s talk about the economy or the latest development and trends, large and influential platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn have become the go-to source for news and information. Add […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Activists fear Indian proposal for coal reserves in Indonesian-ruled Papua

By   /  June 13, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, coal-mining, Economic growth, Energy, English, Environment, Evening Report, Global, Human Rights, India, Indigenous, Indigenous forests, Indigenous rights, Indonesia, MIL OSI, Mining, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Activists fear Indian proposal for coal reserves in Indonesian-ruled Papua

By Febriana Firdaus in Jakarta As it seeks to diversify its sources of fuel, India is looking to get in on the ground floor of coal mining in previously unexploited deposits in Indonesian-ruled Papua. In exchange for technical support and financing for geological surveys, officials say India is pushing for special privileges, including no-bid contracts […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: IEEFA report: Poland’s biggest utility is risking financial instability by doubling down on coal-fired generation

By   /  June 13, 2018  /  BREF, Business, Commentary, Commodities, Economy, Energy, Energy Policy, English, Europe, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, Newsletter Daily, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, PGE, Poland, Press Releases, Reports, Transition, Utility trends  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: IEEFA report: Poland’s biggest utility is risking financial instability by doubling down on coal-fired generation

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis New EU emissions regulations raise compliance issues at PGE; Outdated business model may cost billions; ‘An accelerated deployment of renewables’ makes more sense June 13, 2018 (IEEFA) – New air pollution regulations coupled with rising carbon prices put Poland’s biggest utility, PGE, at serious risk of financial […]

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