Monthly Archives: April 2021

Attack on Victor Mambor's car

By Reza Gunadha and Chyntia Sami Bhayangkara in Jayapura Victor Mambor, journalist and editor of the Papua-based Tabloid Jubi, has become the target of a...
West Papua protest at UNvideo

Papuan protesters outside the United Nations headquarters yesterday after John Anari was gagged again from making a full statement at the UN Permanent Forum...
PNG Prime Minister James Marape

By Rebecca Kuku in Port Moresby Papua New Guinean Prime Minister James Marape has defended the adjournment of Parliament for four months, saying this is...
Keith Locke 2021

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk The Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy, this week invested social justice advocate and former Green Party MP Keith Locke as a Member...
Derek Chauvin trial

ANALYSIS: By Clare Corbould, Deakin University The unprecedented conviction of police officer Derek Chauvin in the United States for the murder and manslaughter of George...
John Anari

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk A West Papuan envoy who was gagged while addressing the United Nations Permanent  Forum on Indigenous Issues two years ago is...
Samoa media conference 21042021

By Lagi Keresoma in Apia Samoa could end going back to the polls should a tie of 26/26 between the Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP)...
Parliament Haus, Port Moresby

RNZ Pacific Papua New Guinea's parliament has adjourned for almost four months, dashing an attempt to oust Prime Minister James Marape. The adjournment allows Marape to...
Dr James Fong 210421

The Pacific Newsroom Fiji’s Health Secretary Dr James Fong strongly attacked his country’s media for “reckless reporting” today, saying it could spark panic. He gave no...
Bainimarama & Kalouniwai

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Fiji has dropped three places in the latest Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index and been condemned for its treatment...
NZ Health Minister Andrew Little

By Rowan Quinn, RNZ News health correspondent New Zealand is scrapping district health boards and creating a new Māori health agency in a radical "fairer...
Asia Pacific RSF Index 2021

Reporters Without Borders The Asia-Pacific region’s authoritarian regimes have used the covid-19 pandemic to perfect their methods of totalitarian control of information, while the “dictatorial...
Dr James Fong

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk Fiji Health Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Dr James Fong says the breach at the quarantine facility in Nadi was an incident waiting...
True cost of covid pandemic

ANALYSIS: By Ilan Noy, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington and Nguyen Doan, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington What have...
The March 4, 2021, gender justice rally, Australia

ANALYSIS: By Blair Williams, Australian National University It feels like every day brings more harrowing claims of harassment, bullying and abuse of women in Australia's...
NZ Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta

RNZ News Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta has urged New Zealand to diversify its trade arrangements and not put all its eggs in one basket...
Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama

By Praneeta Prakash in Suva Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says a breach in protocol in relation to the 53-year-old woman now testing positive of...
Body on Pango beach

The Pacific Newsroom Vanuatu's capital island of Efate has gone into covid-19 lockdown for three days after a body was found on a beach near...
NZ PM Jacinda Ardern

RNZ News While the trans-Tasman bubble today is "a significant day" for New Zealanders, any moves to open the borders to other countries will need...
Protesting Indonesian journalist

By Dian Erika Nugraheny in Jakarta The Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) recorded 147 digital attacks in Indonesia during 2020, the majority...
Ingrid Leary MP

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk The local West Papua action group in Dunedin has met Taieri MP Ingrid Leary and raised human rights and militarisation issues...
Yangon protest against the Myanmar coup 9 Feb 2021

ANALYSIS: By Jonathan Liljeblad, Australian National University Since the coup in Myanmar on February 1, the international community has struggled to agree on coherent action...