Monthly Archives: February 2019

A special mission from the World Council of Churches has criticised the ongoing human rights violations by Indonesian security forces in the West Papua...

By Yamin Kogoya in Canberra In the days leading up to Christmas, 16 Indonesian construction workers were killed in Nduga by the West Papuan National...
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Spike Lee, who stormed out of the Oscars after Green Book won Best Picture at Sunday's Oscars, likened the news to a "bad call"...

By Chen Toisuta in Ambon, Maluku Scores of students from the Student Struggle Centre for National Liberation (Pembebasan) and the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) have...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Papua Regional Police public information head Assistant Superintendent Suryadi Diaz is asking all parties not to dramatise or make a big...

By Gita Irawan in Jakarta Indonesia's Army Chief of Staff (Kasad) General Andika Perkasa and Australian Defence Force chief General Angus John Campbell have agreed...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Landowners throughout Bougainville were today calling on President John Momis for protection from a “callous opportunist.” The landowners said that the customary...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Free West Papua Campaign has welcomed the call by the United Nation’s human rights experts for "Prompt and impartial investigations...

By Jope Tarai in Suva The threat of rising global temperatures on Pacific ecosystems is not only a scientific analysis but a reality for many...

By RNZ Pacific Papua New Guinea's Police Commissioner says investigations are ongoing into officers who took part in a rampage through Parliament last year. Last November,...
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In Gangsters in Paradise - Deportees of Tonga, Vice embeds with four Tongan nationals who have been sent back to where they were born...
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The 2018 Bearing Witness Project short documentary - Banabans of Rabi. Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Banabans of Rabi - A Story of Survival, a short documentary...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk West Papuan people will not take part in Indonesia's 2019 presidential and legislative elections, say the Indonesian People's Front for West...

By Ainur Rohmah in Jakarta Fake news and hate speech are inundating Indonesia on and offline with the country’s general election just two months away...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Timor-Leste Press Union has protested in front of the Philippine Embassy in the capital Dili in solidarity with indicted Journalist...
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Rappler publisher condemns Duterte government's "abuse of power". Video: ABS-CBN By Iris Gonzales in Manila The Philippine press has seen many dark days but Maria Ressa’s...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Paris-based global media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned yesterday's arrest of Maria Ressa, editor of the independent...

By RNZ Pacific A short documentary which highlights the risks of being a journalist in Indonesian-ruled Papua region (West Papua) has won an international film...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The Autonomous Bougainville Government, led by president Dr John Momis, has been accused by a research and advocacy group of allowing...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The University of Papua New Guinea registrar Dr Peter Petsul has become the first victim of the new university council, reports...

By Mata'afa Keni Lesa, editor of the Samoa Observer It’s all happening in Samoa today. For such a small country, there really is no dull moment. With...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Samoan anti-government blogger Malele Paulo has been arrested, reports RNZ Pacific. Malele, who uses the pseudonym "King Faipopo", was held in police...