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By Benny Mawel in Jayapura A radical Muslim cleric faces being kicked out of Papua after more than 2000 Christians in Indonesia’s Christian-majority eastern province...

ANALYSIS: By Stephen Howes The University of Papua New Guinea has for a long time been in need of far-reaching reform. But not all change...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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 KEN E. CAGULA in Davao City The massive human rights violations committed against indigenous peoples or Lumads and peasants are designed to silence the...

By RNZ Pacific The Asia-Pacific tag is a "misnomer" and should not be used to lump in Pacific Island countries, says Papua New Guinean opposition...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A highly controversial proposal by an unknown and newly registered company, Caballus Mining, is attempting to grab a monopoly over all...

By Sally Lloyd as told to Scott Waide in Lae A few days ago, I asked Sally Lloyd about the picture she posted on Facebook...

By Karyn Tattersfield Geraldine Lopdell’s family was looking for a fitting way to celebrate a "life well lived" when they decided to set up one...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo appears to have gone on the offensive against his challenger in the upcoming presidential election Prabowo Subianto...

By Dr Evita March It seems like internet trolling happens everywhere online these days – and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. The British press...

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A mysterious Australian businessman, Jeffrey McGlinn, is the sponsor of a major amendment to Bougainville’s Mining Act, reports PNG Mine Watch...

By Sara Stefanini Political uncertainty hangs over large swathes of the world’s tropical forests this year, raising the risk of more destruction and carbon emissions. Recent...

By RNZ Pacific Rapa Nui has been hit by serious disturbances after a family tried to lynch a homicide suspect, reports Chilean news media. The news...

By Dan McGarry in Port Vila The government of Vanuatu has convened three major tourism and travel stakeholders this week to announce a major shakeup...