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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia’s political system has failed minorities – like Papua, says author

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, CTF, DJF, Editor's Picks, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, history, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Indonesian elections, Indonesian nationalism, Justice, KB, Media, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Nationalism, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Reviews, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia’s political system has failed minorities – like Papua, says author

Indonesian army and police gather villagers in several sub-districts in Nduga and try to force them to “admit” to accusations that they are members of the pro-independence West Papua National Liberation Army (WPNLA). Video: Cafe Pacific By David Robie A human rights defender and researcher has warned in a new book published on the eve […]

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MIL-Evening Report: West Papuan peace advocate who urged dialogue dies

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, KB, MIL OSI, Obituary, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: West Papuan peace advocate who urged dialogue dies

By RNZ Pacific A leading West Papuan peace campaigner, Neles Tebay, has died in Jakarta after being hospitalised with leukemia. A Catholic priest and academic as well as the co-ordinator of the Papua Peace Network, Dr Tebay was a tireless advocate for dialogue between West Papuans and Indonesia’s government over the political conflict in their […]

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MIL-Evening Report: West Papuans call for mass boycott of Indonesian elections

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Benny Wenda, Boycott, CTF, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Indonesian elections, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: West Papuans call for mass boycott of Indonesian elections

By Tom Stayner of SBS News A West Papuan independence leader and Nobel peace prize nominee is calling for a mass boycott of Indonesia’s upcoming elections to bring attention to their independence struggle. Benny Wenda was granted political asylum in the United Kingdom 16 years ago – following an escape from custody while on trial […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia bans foreign media from covering elections in West Papua

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesian elections, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia bans foreign media from covering elections in West Papua

By Paul of Kumparan in Jayapura The Indonesian Immigration Office in West Papua has warned that it will take firm action against foreign journalists trying to cover the elections in the Melanesian region. This was emphasised by Manokwari Class II Non-TPI Immigration Office West Papua representative Bugie Kurniawan at a meeting on foreign surveillance at […]

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MIL-Evening Report: ‘I still have trust in Indonesian military,’ Jokowi tells Prabowo

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Budget, CTF, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, Indonesian elections, Indonesian military, KB, MIL OSI, Military, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Security, TNI, West Papua  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: ‘I still have trust in Indonesian military,’ Jokowi tells Prabowo

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Presidential candidate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has shrugged off a concern expressed by challenger Prabowo Subianto, who questioned the capability of the Indonesian Military (TNI) to protect the country. The retired army general said “Indonesia’s defence is too weak” because the budget allocated for defence was too small, claiming that “all of […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Pacific value of ‘one family’ lost on Indonesian government

By   /  March 29, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, Culture, Diplomacy, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Indonesian diplomacy, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Pacific value of ‘one family’ lost on Indonesian government

A West Papuan academic’s response to the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister’s opinion article in The Jakarta Post. ANALYSIS: By Yamin Kogoya Lst Thursday, The Jakarta Post published an opinion article by the Indonesian Foreign Affair Minister, Retno LP Marsudi, highlighting a plan for diplomatic engagement with the South Pacific countries. According to the minister, Indonesians […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Violence in Papua must end before talks, says NZ Foreign Minister

By   /  March 27, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Benny Wenda, CTF, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Gunfire, Human Rights, Independence, Indonesian elections, KB, MIL OSI, Military, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, ULMWP, West Papua, West Papuan independence, West Papuan self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Violence in Papua must end before talks, says NZ Foreign Minister

By RNZ Pacific New Zealand’s Foreign Minister, Winston Peters, has called for an end to violence in Indonesia’s Papua province. Peters was responding to a letter from a representative of the West Papua Liberation Army, which is waging an urgency with Indonesia’s military in Papua in a struggle for independence. The Liberation Army has said […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Death toll from Papuan floods, mudslides rises to 89

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, Disasters, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Flash floods, flooding, floods, Indonesia, KB, MIL OSI, Mudslide, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, rescue, West Papua  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Death toll from Papuan floods, mudslides rises to 89

Homes and bridges destroyed in Papua province by landslides triggered by torrential rainfall – the death toll is now 89. Video: Euronews Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The death toll from flash floods and mudslides, triggered by days of torrential downpours in Indonesia’s easternmost Papua province, has risen to 89, with dozens of others missing, reports […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Humanitarian concerns grow as violent conflict worsens in West Papua

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Human rights abuses, Indigenous, KB, MIL OSI, Military, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Socio-economic development, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua National Liberation Army, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Humanitarian concerns grow as violent conflict worsens in West Papua

By Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific As the numbers of casualties and displaced people in Papua’s Highlands pile up, prospects for an end to armed conflict in the Indonesian-ruled region appear dim. Humanitarian concern is growing for villagers who have been displaced by conflict in the Highlands between Indonesia’s military and the West Papua Liberation […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Papuan residents fearful as Indonesian military buildup still grows

By   /  March 10, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Benar News, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Free Papua Movement, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Nduga, Open Source Intel, OPM, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Security, TNI, Trans-Papua Highway, Victor Mambor, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Papuan residents fearful as Indonesian military buildup still grows

By Victor Mambor in Jayapura Calm has yet to return to Nduga regency in Indonesia’s Papua province where pro-independence rebels killed 19 construction workers in December, forcing residents to flee to escape clashes between the insurgents and government security forces. Soldiers and police launched an operation code-named “Operasi Nemangkawi” to capture those allegedly responsible in […]

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