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Duty editor of the Asia Pacific Report/Evening Report collaboration or the Pacific Media Centre at the Auckland University of Technology. Feedback: Email the editor

Summary execution-style killings between 1982 and 1985, known locally as penembakan misterius (mysterious shootings), or Petrus, were infamous as a means of bringing down...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A former Chief Justice of Papua New Guinea, Sir Arnold Amet, today condemned the actions of the beleagured Electoral Commissioner in...

EMTV News reports on the election writs court order. Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The Ombudsman Commission has obtained an interim court order to extend the return...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Less than 10 percent of school leavers are "Asia-ready" and only 36 percent are "in the zone" when it comes to...

By Elizah Palme in Wabag, Papua New Guinea Duty called for two police officers and other members of Papua New Guinea's Mt Hagen Mobile Squad...

Tension is high in Mt Hagen after the declaration of former Public Enterprises Minister William Duma - illegally, claim critics, before the counting of...

ANALYSIS: By James Borrowdale in Auckland Like apartheid South Africa, I kept hearing. For a long time, the horrors behind the curtain thrown up by...

ANALYSIS: By Dr Michael Leach in Dili Twenty-one parties will contest 65 parliamentary seats and decide who governs Timor-Leste in national elections this Saturday. In a...

By Konradus Epa in Atambua, Indonesia Rostiana Bareto experienced tough living conditions as a refugee when she and her family settled in Atambua, western Timor,...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The European Union and the Pacific Community have signed an agreement to build resilience to future El Niño-related droughts in the...

By Euan Black in Jakarta An Indonesian woman who worked in Saudi Arabia for 22 years has been paid for the first time after being...

EMTV News interview with PNC leader Peter O'Neill after the Morobe defeats. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Despite losing four People's National Congress (PNC)...

ANALYSIS: By Rod Campbell As much of the world watched the G20 last week, another leaders’ summit was on in Fiji. Fiji will chair the next...

Yanto Awerkion, a West Papuan local independence leader, remains imprisoned after being arrested the Indonesian security services for collecting signatures on an Avaaz petition...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Cyber "provocation" -- through social media -- is one of the biggest challenges being faced by the Indonesia's national police (Polri)...

ANALYSIS: By Dr Tarek Cherkaoui Diplomatic quarrels in the Arabian Peninsula have a long history, and small Gulf States, such as Qatar, align themselves with...

By Delly Waigeno in Port Moresby Another major road construction in Port Moresby, the Koura Way, is expected to be completed in September. It is being...

OPINION: By Gary Juffa, Governor of Oro and a candidate in the PNG general election Papua New Guinea's incoming government must put a list of...

UN disarmament chief Izumi Nakamitsu flags new challenges facing the disarmament agenda in the 21st century. Video: UN News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Timor-Leste and Indonesia...

By Bob Makin of Vanuatu Digest in Port Vila Pastor Tallis Obed Moses has been sworn in as President of the Vanuatu Republic. Nineteen votes secured...

By JV Arcena of InterAksyon in Manila Saying the Philippines needs to wage the long, hard fight against terrorism but cannot do it at the...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk As Pacific leaders gather in Fiji, civil society groups are urging them to take the strongest possible climate message to the...