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Friday, August 22, 2014
TJ Aumua PROFILE: After a busy morning speaking at a violence prevention forum and dealing with a batch of media interviews and countless handshakes, Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre coordinator Shamima Ali finally has...
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Special report by Shannon Gillies in Dili: Confusion reigns over a controversial media law adopted by Parliament but yet to be promulgated in the fledgling Asia-Pacific democracy of Timor-Leste.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Nethy Dharma Somba  in Jayapura: The Democratic Party garnered the most votes for the House of Representatives in Papua with a total of 700,150 votes out of 2,949,189 valid votes.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Agus Sudibyo in Jakarta Until now the media, especially television, has been regarded as being extremely influential in boosting the electability of presidential candidates or political parties, and anxiety has been...
Sunday, April 13, 2014
PMC news desk Villagers in Western Province of the Solomon Island fled to higher grounds after a 7.3 magnitude undersea earthquake struck 74 km south-west of Arawa, Bougainville. The quake struck at 6.50pm...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Robert Yates in Banda Aceh On Tuesday last week, unidentified gunmen opened fire on a car decked out with political banners in Indonesia’s northernmost province, Aceh. Three people were killed, including a...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Daniel Namosuaia HONIARA: A brave 10-year-old boy who survived the Solomon Islands flash floods, but lost his mother and three siblings, has recalled the dramatic moment he came close to death.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Dr Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka ANALYSIS: The economic impacts of the flood disaster in the Solomon Islands will soon be felt in the country’s coffers, and the social and psychological effects will loom in the...
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Philip Dorling of The Sydney Morning Herald The Australian federal government has successfully blocked the release of secret archives that would reveal Australian knowledge of Indonesian war crimes in East Timor,...
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Protesters have taken to the streets and the gates of Indonesian embassies in West Papua, Australia and New Zealand as part of a global day of action to free West Papuan prisoners. At least five protests took place...
Monday, March 31, 2014
Craig Robertson of Te Waha Nui Auckland law professor Dr Jane Kelsey has condemned the secrecy over the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) at a weekend rally against the draft deal – one...
Saturday, March 29, 2014
New Zealanders today took the streets in a national day of action protesting against the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and the secrecy with which it is being negotiated. More than 2000 people...
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Youth delegates from nuclear-affected countries – from Japan to Kazakhstan to the Pacific – are gathering in the Marshall Islands to mark the 60th anniversary of the Castle Bravo nuclear test. On...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
New Matilda editor Marni Cordell At least one person is dead and dozens injured after Papua New Guinean police opened fire at the Manus Island detention centre last night, a local source has told New Matilda....
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
PACIFIC SCOOP: Policemen in Timor-Leste have recaptured at least 13 of the 24 inmates who escaped from Becora prison in the capital Dili at the weekend, the Jakarta Globe reports.