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MIL-Evening Report: ‘Don’t be afraid’ – give Bougainville, West Papua freedom, says Parkop

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville independence, Bougainville referendum, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Indonesia, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Security, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ‘Don’t be afraid’ – give Bougainville, West Papua freedom, says Parkop

By Clifford Faiparik in Port Moresby National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop is pushing for Bougainville and West Papua to gain independence from Papua New Guinea and Indonesia respectively. Parkop said this in no uncertain terms during a West Papua forum in Port Moresby yesterday. Northern Governor Gary Juffa, who was also present, expressed similar […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Time for US, Australia to change policy on West Papua or risk major setback

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  1965 Indonesian purge, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport mine, General Wiranto, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Indonesian diplomacy, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, 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: Time for US, Australia to change policy on West Papua or risk major setback

By Ben Bohane Reports of the Indonesian military using white phosphorous munitions on West Papuan civilians last month are only the latest horror in a decades-old jungle war forgotten by the world. But new geopolitical maneuvering may soon change the balance of power here, prompting regional concern about an intensifying battle for this rich remote […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Sincha Dimara: My mother, a West Papuan survivor of many hardships, spurred along by her faith

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, Culture, DJF, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Sincha Dimara: My mother, a West Papuan survivor of many hardships, spurred along by her faith

PROFILE: By Sincha Dimara in Port Moresby I once asked my mother how was it that she married at the tender age of 16 and left home in West Papua for a foreign land – neighbouring Papua New Guinea – never to see family again for more than three decades. She told me: “When your […]

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MIL-Evening Report: UN official defends West Papuan rights – free speech, peaceful assembly

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Global, Human Rights, Indonesia, KB, MIL OSI, Morning Star, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, UN News, United Nations, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: UN official defends West Papuan rights – free speech, peaceful assembly

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk West Papuan rights to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly have been defended by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in a response to the mass arrests of Papuan protesters during flag raising ceremonies earlier this month. “These are indigenous people at the end of the […]

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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: 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: 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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