JAKARATA, 22 FEBRUARY 2019 (THE AUSTRALIAN) – United Nations human rights experts have demanded an independent probe into “alleged killings, unlawful arrests, and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of indigenous Papuans” by Indonesian police and military in West Papua and…

PAPE’ETE, 22 FEBRUARY 2019 (RNZ PACIFIC) – The French Senate has fully approved a revision of French Polynesia’s autonomy statute. The reform is contained in two laws which have finally been adopted unanimously after being voted on last week. The…

By HELEN TARAWA, the National PNGTHE Government has no intention to take away customary land from its owners, Minister for Lands and Physical Planning Justin Tkatchenko says.Speaking at the opening of the Southern Region Lands Summit workshop in Port Moresby…

One of the Leaders of the Independence struggle, Barak Sope made two important calls to the Government on the 20th Anniversary of Lini Day at Saralana Stage in Port Vila yesterday.  The first is for the Government to recognise the…

By Fern Napwatt, Vanuatu Daily Post The Lini Day celebration on Thursday, February 21 will focus on the importance of nationalism, says committee Chairman, Charles Lini. The 2019 commemoration will mark 20 years when Vanuatu’s First Prime Minister, Father Walter Hadye…

A video showing two police officers torturing a Papuan man with snake during detention has gone viral after being published on the online platform YouTube. The video received more than 83.000 views after Indonesian human rights lawyer Veronica Koman shared the video…

THE Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (PIANGO) has cautioned Pacific Islands governments to recognise the risks of seabed mining on marine environments, cultures and livelihoods. PIANGO Executive Director Emele Duituturaga while reaffirming their position in the continued call for…