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By Bong S Sarmiento in Mindanao Tactics used to target Filipino drug suspects are now being deployed against leftist activists and alleged supporters of an...

By Phelim Kine Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo did something extraordinary in his annual State of the Nation address this week - he issued a...

By Arnold Belau in Jayapura Police have violently broken up a peaceful action being held by the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) in...

By Glenn Banks and Martyn Namorong in Port Moresby Government revenues from Papua New Guinea’s mining, oil and gas sector have essentially dried up. With the...

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...

When the host country Nauru banned the pool broadcaster, ABC, from the Pacific Islands summit set for next month, it was condemned widely for...

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...

ANALYSIS: By Ramzy Baroud, recently in New Zealand When Mike Treen, the national director of the Unite Union in New Zealand, arrived at the airport...

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,...

By the Vanuatu Independent The Vanuatu government has appointed Lora Lini, daughter of founding prime minister Father Walter Lini, as special envoy for West Papua. United...

RNZ Live News video by Johnny Blades and Koroi Hawkins. By Johnny Blades in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea is preparing to host the APEC (Asia...

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...

Norwegian citizen Jan Petter Hammervold, 74, makes a ship-recorded plea before being seized by Israeli forces. He was ship’s cook on board Al Awda...

Rescuers are still struggling to get to parts of Lombok island to assess the full extent of the damage from the earthquake. Video: Al...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The death toll in a powerful magnitude-7 earthquake which rocked Lombok and Sumbawa Islands in Indonesia's West Nusa Tenggara province last...

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...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Vanuatu has appealed to Australia to restore shortwave radio services to the Pacific region, after they were switched off by the...

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...

By RNZ Pacific An indigenous activist on Chile's Rapa Nui says new rules restricting internal migration to the island need to be rigorously enforced. Non-Rapa...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Unite union leader Mike Treen, seized and detained by Israeli security forces last weekend along with other human rights campaigners bound...

By Andrea Carson in Melbourne   If you value the media’s watchdog role in democracy, then the opening words in the deal enabling Channel Nine to...

By Len Garae in Port Vila An estimated more than 4000 strong crowd threatened to spill over into the parade grounds at Independence Park during...