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MIL-Evening Report: Papuan activists dispute Indonesia’s poll numbers, claim boycott success

By   /  June 5, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesian elections, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Reportage, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua referendum, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Papuan activists dispute Indonesia’s poll numbers, claim boycott success

By Evan Wasuka on ABC Pacific Beat It may be more than a month since Indonesians went to the polls, but the country is still being shaken by violence related to the election, including in the Papua region. At least six people died in clashes in the capital Jakarta, during protests against the election outcome […]

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MIL-Evening Report: UN chief waffles over West Papuan human rights violations

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, António Guterres, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesian military, KB, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Politics, Reportage, Security, UN, UN Decolonisation, United Nations, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: UN chief waffles over West Papuan human rights violations

Vanuatu-based journalist Ben Bohane raises West Papuan questions with UN Secretary-General António Guterres during his visit to Vanuatu. Video: Ben Bohane/Ginny Stein By Dan McGarry in Port Vila During his visit to Port Vila last weekend, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres was confronted with questions about West Papua – but he waffled in his responses. […]

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MIL-Evening Report: UN chief calls for immediate climate action to ‘save Pacific – and world’

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  AFP, AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Carbon neutrality, Climate, Climate Action, Climate crisis, Climate emergency, CTF, Decolonisation, DJF, English, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Reportage, Sky News, Vanuatu, West Papua  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: UN chief calls for immediate climate action to ‘save Pacific – and world’

COMMENTARY: By Dan McGarry in Port Vila Vanuatu and other Pacific nations can teach a lesson to the world, says UN Secretary-General António Guterres. “That lesson is very simple. We absolutely need to save the Pacific, and to save the world, that the temperatures will not rise above 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Accused West Papuan independence activists jailed for ‘rebellion’

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Reportage, RNZ Pacific, Self Determination, Veronica Koman, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Accused West Papuan independence activists jailed for ‘rebellion’

By RNZ Pacific  Two West Papuans accused of “rebellion” have been sentenced to more than a year in an Indonesian prison. Yakonias Womsiwor and Erichzon Mandobar were detained in September when authorities raided the office of a Papuan independence group. According to their lawyer, Veronica Koman, a judge in the Timika district court sentenced Womsiwor […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Pacific media freedom and news ‘ black holes’ worsen for World Press Day

By   /  May 3, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, CTF, DJF, EMTV, English, Evening Report, Featured, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Freesoul Real Estate, guam, Indonesia, KB, Media, Media Freedom, Media Freedom Index, MIL OSI, Newsroom, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Island Times, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, press freedom, Reportage, Reporters Without Borders, Samoa, Tonga, West Papua, World Press Freedom Day  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Pacific media freedom and news ‘ black holes’ worsen for World Press Day

By David Robie, convenor of Pacific Media Watch While Pacific countries have got off rather lightly in a major global media freedom report last month with most named countries apparently “improving”, the reality is that politicians are becoming more intolerant and belligerent towards news media and information “black holes” are growing. The Pacific is at […]

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MIL-Evening Report: West Papuan speaker ‘silenced’ when trying to raise UN agenda issue

By   /  May 1, 2019  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia West Papua Association, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, John Anari, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific news, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, Politics, Reportage, ULMWP, UN resolutions, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, United Nations, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: West Papuan speaker ‘silenced’ when trying to raise UN agenda issue

By Andrew Johnson Since 2004, a number of university papers have raised the question of genocide in the Pacific territory of West Papua administrated by Indonesia subsequent to a 1962 United Nations General Assembly vote to occupy the colony in defiance of the territory’s objections. Although the United Nations claims to be opposed to genocide, […]

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