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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesian police arrest 49 in attack, vandalising of Papuan dormitory

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Democracy, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, history, Human Rights, Indonesia, Justice, Language, Media Freedom, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papuan Student Alliance, PMC Reportage, Politics, Protest, Protests, Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papuan self-determination, West Papuan students  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesian police arrest 49 in attack, vandalising of Papuan dormitory

The 49 arrested Papuan students in Surabaya police station after the protest. Image: Suara Papua By Bastian Tebai in Surabaya Indonesian police last night arrested 49 Papuan students who live at the Kamasan Papuan Dormitory in the East Java provincial capital of Surabaya and they are being held at the district police headquarters (Polrestabes). There […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Ralph Regenvanu: Pacific regionalism, climate finance and women in politics

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Development policy, Diplomacy, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Foreign Policy, Gender, Green Climate Fund, Human Rights, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Vanuatu, West Papua  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Ralph Regenvanu: Pacific regionalism, climate finance and women in politics

Tess Newton Cain talks to Ralph Regenvanu During a recent trip to Port Vila, Tess Newton Cain caught up with Ralph Regenvanu, Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade in the Vanuatu government. Regenvanu describes himself as a Port Vila citizen. He has lived for most of his life in the capital of […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Eight die in Papua plane crash – teenager boy lone survivor

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Air crashes, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Civil aviation, Disasters, English, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, MIL OSI, Oksibil, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, West Papua  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Eight die in Papua plane crash – teenager boy lone survivor

Wreckage of the plane that crashed near Paniai, Papua, close to the Papua New Guinea border on Saturday. Image: Jakarta Post By Nethy Dharma Somba in Jayapura A plane crashed in the mountainous Gunung Menuk area in Pegunungan Bintang regency of Indonesia’s Papua province on Saturday, killing eight people on board, including the pilot and […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu names founding PM’s daughter Laura as Papua envoy

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Kanak independence, Laura Lini, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, ULMWP, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Vanuatu, Walter Lini, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu names founding PM’s daughter Laura as Papua envoy

A Port Vila solidarity rally in support of West Papuan desire for self-determination. Image: The Vanuatu Independent By the Vanuatu Independent The Vanuatu government has appointed Laura Lini, daughter of founding prime minister Father Walter Lini, as special envoy for West Papua. United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) spokesperson Jacob Rumbiak welcomed the move, […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu seeks Forum support for West Papua, but kept off outcomes list

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, English, Evening Report, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Samoa, Security, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu seeks Forum support for West Papua, but kept off outcomes list

PNG Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato at yesterday’s Forum Foreign Ministers conference … Pacific still divided over West Papua issue. Image: Samoa Observer/Misiona Simo By Alexander Rheeney in Apia Vanuatu has asked Pacific Islands Forum member states to support its resolution to the United Nations General Assembly next year to grant West Papuans self-determination. The plight […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesian officials ruin Australian researcher’s honeymoon over Papua

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, deported, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Immigration, Indonesia, Justice, Media, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, Storytelling, West Papua, West Papua human rights  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesian officials ruin Australian researcher’s honeymoon over Papua

Doctoral researcher Belinda Lopez …. interest in community storytelling. Image: FB Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk An Australian doctoral researcher whose honeymoon plans in Indonesia included a cultural festival in the insecure Papua region has been deported after Indonesian officials accused her of being a journalist, a news agency reports. Belinda Lopez, a fluent Bahasa speaker, […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Papuans protest over ‘Act of Free Choice’ in 13 cities in Indonesia

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  Act of Free Choice, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, English, Evening Report, Featured, Freeport Indonesia, Freeport mine, Human Rights, Indonesia, Justice, MIL OSI, Military, Mining, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Papuans protest over ‘Act of Free Choice’ in 13 cities in Indonesia

By Kustin Ayuwuragil and Ramadhan Rizki in Jakarta Papuans have launched protest actions in 13 cities across Indonesia to demonstrate against the so-called “Act of Free Choice” that enabled Jakarta to take control of the Melanesian region. The Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) and the Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) organised the rallies in […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesian influence in the Pacific grows, brushing aside West Papua

By   /  August 4, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Chinese influence, Diplomacy, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Indonesian aid, Indonesian diplomacy, Johnny Blades, Justice, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesian influence in the Pacific grows, brushing aside West Papua

By Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific in Wellington Indonesia’s influence in the Pacific Islands is growing, but is shadowed by disquiet over its region of Papua, known widely as West Papua. The West Papuan independence movement has significant traction in the region, where it continues to push for its self-determination aspirations to be addressed by […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia’s Papua ‘cover-up reflex’ prompts police dormitory raid

By   /  July 21, 2018  /  Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Biak massacre, Bloody Biak, Documentary, English, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Human Rights, Human rights journalism, Human Rights Watch, Indigenous, Indonesia, Justice, Media, MIL OSI, Military, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan students  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia’s Papua ‘cover-up reflex’ prompts police dormitory raid

A video of a demonstration marking the bloody Biak massacre of 6 July 1998 staged last year. Video: BBB Times By Michelle Winowatan Dozens of Indonesian military and police personnel raided a student dormitory in Surabaya on July 6 to stop the screening of a documentary about security force atrocities in Papua. It is the latest example […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Traumatised Papuan villagers flee Indonesian military in Nduga

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Benny Wenda, English, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL OSI, Military, Nduga, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security, Self Determination, West Papua, West Papua National Liberation Army, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Traumatised Papuan villagers flee Indonesian military in Nduga

By RNZ Pacific Thousands of West Papuan villagers have reportedly fled from their homes in a remote regency due to conflict between Indonesian military forces and pro-independence fighters. This follows a string of deaths in Nduga regency where Indonesian security forces and the West Papua National Liberation Army have exchanged gunfire in recent weeks. Three […]

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