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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: 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: 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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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: Green co-leader slams human rights ‘obscenity’ over West Papua

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, English, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua Campaign, Green Party, Human Rights, Indigenous, Melanesian, MIL OSI, Morning Star, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Green co-leader slams human rights ‘obscenity’ over West Papua

Green Party co-leader … “We are standing in solidarity with women leaders of indigenous movements around the world and around the Pacific.” Image: Rahul Bhattarai/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai in Auckland Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson last night condemned the “obscenity” of jailing West Papuans by Indonesian authorities for raising their Morning Star flag of independence. […]

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