Monthly Archives: July 2021

Jayapura Hospital

By Agustinus Beo Da Costa Hospitals in Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua are nearing full capacity amid a surge in covid-19 cases, with health officials...
Mt Hutt, NZ's South Island

By Harry Lock, RNZ News reporter The tourism and hospitality sectors are disappointed but understanding of the New Zealand decision to suspend the travel bubble. Prime...
Fiame Naomi Mata'afa sworn in 24 April 2021

By Lanuola Tusani Tupufia-Ah Tong in Apia Samoa's Court of Appeal ruled today that the Faatuatua ile Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) party was the...
First People cartoon

By Gaby Baizas in Manila What started out as a simple image has inspired Filipino artists across the nation to "stand up" for what they...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk In the wake of this week's revelations about the Pegasus spyware, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and two journalists with French and...
Fiji covid crisis

RNZ Pacific Fifteen more deaths, including that of a 102-year-old woman, and 918 positive cases have been confirmed by Fijian health officials in the 24...
Greenpeace protest

By Irfan Kamil in Jakarta Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) has condemned the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) under the leadership of Firli Bahuri as an "authoritarian...
NFIP three generations

By Ena Manuireva and Tony Fala About 35 people joined an Auckland rally last Sunday in solidarity with a Mā'ohi Nui Lives Matter demonstration by...
Fiji vaccinations

By Timoci Vula in Suva Two Fijian pregnant women are among the 21 covid-19 deaths reported within a seven-day period from July 14. Their babies, however,...
Royal Commission into Abuse in Care

By Andrew McRae, RNZ News reporter The umbrella term Pacific Islander or Polynesian has been criticised as degrading and insensitive. Researcher Dr Seini Taufa, who is...
A tent at CWM Hospital, Suva

COMMENT: By Professor Biman Prasad Pictures and videos emerging about the shocking and deplorable conditions for covid-isolated patients in Fiji hospitals are no surprise. Nor...
Benny Wenda

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk A pro-independence movement in West Papua has appealed to several Western countries -- including New Zealand -- to provide urgent humanitarian...
Dogiyai regency, Papua, protest

EDITORIAL: By the editorial board of The Jakarta Post The unanimous House of Representatives decision in Indonesia last week to endorse the revised Papuan Special...
NZ food security

By Farah Hancock, RNZ data journalist, In Depth People are going hungry even though New Zealand produces enough food to feed 40 million -- and...
Global cyberattacks

ANALYSIS: By Alexander Gillespie, University of Waikato The multi-country condemnation of cyber-attacks by Chinese state-sponsored agencies is a sign of increasing frustration at recent behaviour....
Jerolyn Arimbandai

SPECIAL REPORT: By Patrick Angrai Jerolyn Arimbandai was the only woman teacher of a newly established Catholic-run high school in the Middle Ramu district of...
RNZ Checkpoint's Lisa Owen

RNZ News New Zealand's cyber security agency believes China has been behind numerous hack attacks spanning years. The government joined Western allies and Japan in calling...
Bombed Mabugi village church

Tabloid Jubi in Jayapura The West Papuan Council of Churches (WPCC) has condemned the Indonesian government's Special Autonomy (Otsus) law ratified by the Jakarta parliament...
Dan McGarry

ANALYSIS: By Dan McGarry, The Village Explainer I wasn’t invited to the inaugural Vanuatu media awards a couple of weeks ago. Nor was I asked...
Fiji vaccination rollout

RNZ Pacific Fiji has recorded 784 cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours to 8am on Monday. That compares to 1043 cases in the previous...
Author - explorer Philip Temple

RNZ Pacific A New Zealand explorer who trekked in West Papua before Indonesian rule says he is saddened to see what colonisation has done to...
Student protest in Manokwari against Otsus 21052021

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk As many as 714,066 Papuans and 112 organisations which are part of the Papuan People's Petition (PRP) have rejected last week's...