Monthly Archives: December 2016

Jakarta-based based human rights watchdog Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (Elsam) and its local partner in Papua, Elsham Papua, have condemned intimidation and...

OPINION: By Gary Juffa in Port Moresby The deployment of military troops to Hela province is reminiscent of tragic events that unfolded about 28 years...
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An example of a documentary video made by a partner group of West Papua Media, AwasMIFEE. Since joining Indonesia officially in 1969, there were...

Wishing you all the best for Christmas and for 2017 from our team here at Asia Pacific Report and the Pacific Media Centre. David Robie Editor Pacific...
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Al Jazeera's Inside Story this week features the "blasphemy" trial against Indonesia's Christian Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama and asks if the 1969 law is...

The Australia West Papua Association has condemned the arrest of six National Committee for West Papua (KNPB) members in Nabire, West Papua, today. Four members...

COMMENTARY: By Bob Makin in Port Vila “An ambitious new plan to improve Vanuatu’s aviation and tourism sectors” is relegated to second place on Radio Vanuatu News...
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The Death of the Balibo Five ... a Footprint Films extra including clips from the film Balibo and interviews with the film director, Robert...

By MALUM NALU in Port Moresby The Papua New Guinea government has allocated K11 million (NZ$4.9 million) for a special call-out operation involving police officers...

By Colette Davidson When journalist and media activist Victor Mambor wants information from inside Papua, Indonesia, he knows how to get it -- he has...

OPINION: By Peter S. Kinjap in Port Moresby Development or modernisation is no magic potion. There is still unfairness and injustice. Wealth is still limited to...

By Kate Redman in Paris A new study by the UNESCO Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report shows secondary school textbooks from the 1950s until...

By Pacific Media Watch The Arab Spring opened the door to some greater freedoms in Middle East news media and some social change in spite...

Nautilus Minerals has "pedalled false hope" for experimental seabed mining at the Papua New Guinea Petroleum and Mining Conference in Sydney, claims the Deep Sea...
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The Moana trailer ... "magical but also our reality." REVIEW: By Vaimoana Tapaleao of The New Zealand Herald You know the film is something special when...

By MAHINDA ARKYASA in Jakarta The Timor-Leste government has extended it condolences for the passing of Dr George Junus Aditjondro on December 10. Aditjondro was...

The Chinese naval training ship Zhenghe has travelled to Fiji on a goodwill visit. The ship is carrying 349 crew on board, including 169 trainees,...

By Cedric Patjole in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea's National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop is calling on the state to use its veto powers...

OBITUARY: By Richard Lance Keeble Phillip Knightley, the investigative reporter who has died aged 87, was a wonderful storyteller. Once he told my students at...
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Heavily armed Papua New Guinea police in camouflage fatigues confront students before opening fire on them on 8 June 2016. Image: PMC video The shootings...

OBITUARY: By Ruslan Sangadji in Jakarta Activist, researcher, scholar and former Tempo magazine journalist George Junus Aditjondro has died in Palu, Central Sulawesi. He was 70...
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The Schlumberger seismic survey vessel, Amazon Warrior, seismic blasting approximately 120 nautical miles off the East Coast of New Zealand's North Island. Video: Nigel...