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By David Robie in Auckland Bananas, balaclavas and banners … these were stock-in-trade for human rights activists of the New Zealand-based Coalition for Democracy in...

ANALYSIS: By Phil Thornton As chaos flows in Burma, journalists are being forced to hide in plain sight by the Burmese military, writes senior journalist...

By Ryan Aditya in Jakarta Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti has condemned the invitation to Myanmar coup leader...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk Police have forced protesters demonstrating at the weekend against the attendance of Myanmar military commander General Min Aung Hlaing at the...

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...

By Kristianto Galuwo in Jayapura The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has responded to comments by the President of the Republic of Indonesia,...

By Michael Field of The Pacific Newsroom New Zealand’s High Commissioner in Fiji, Jonathan Curr, has taken to social media to counter claims that Wellington...

Asia Pacific Report Human rights lawyer Veronica Koman has challenged the contrasting positions taken by the Indonesian government in response to calls to resolve the...

Asia Pacific Report Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is dismayed by the sudden intensification of the ruling junta’s crackdown on journalists during the past three days,...

By Phil Thornton in Bangkok The Myanmar army, police and militia’s use of violence against peaceful protestors reached another level on Sunday, February 28. By 5pm, local...

REFLECTIONS: By Robbie Robertson and Akosita Tamanisau in Melbourne The pictures of Professor Pal Ahluwalia, the vice-chancellor of the University of the South Pacific...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned a proposed cyber-security law in Myanmar that would organise online censorship and force social media...

ANALYSIS: By Kalinga Seneviratne Both coverage in the Asian press and statements by neighbouring Asian governments reported in the media on the grabbing of exclusive...

By Lice Movono in Suva Former Fiji Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase died early today at the Oceania Hospital in Suva, following a short illness. Confirming the...

By Sri Krishnamurthi of Asia-Pacific Report A repentant Sitiveni Rabuka, the Fiji military strongman who sparked off the country's "coup culture" in 1987, admits he...

As Fiji lurches towards stability and democracy, the military’s overwhelming presence is a reminder of what once was, and could happen again, as the...

With the date for this year’s second Fiji general election since the 2006 coup yet to be announced, one of the questions is will...

By RNZ Pacific The leader of Fiji's main opposition party, Sitiveni Rabuka, was today charged by anti-corruption investigators, apparently over "anomalies" in his financial declarations. The...

FLASHBACK: Jale Moala, a former editor of the Fiji Daily Post, recalls the day of Fiji's coup. It's the morning of 14 May 1987, just...

BOOKS: David Robie, editor of Pacific Journalism Review When Commodore (now rear admiral retired and an elected prime minister) Voreqe Bainimarama staged Fiji’s fourth "coup...

By Litia Cava in Suva Social Democratic Liberal Party leader and former military coup maker Sitiveni Rabuka says the rioting and assault on some Fijians...

Indonesia's military says it is reporting an online news site to the police after it wrote about an Intercept story alleging current and retired...