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Indonesia’s political system has ‘failed minorities’ – like West Papuans

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

“Violence on post-Suharto Indonesia, from Aceh to West Papua, from Kalimantan to the Moluccas, is evidence that Java-centric nationalism is unable to distribute power fairly in an imagined Indonesia. It has created unnecessary paranoia and racism among Indonesian migrants in West Papua.” – Andreas Harsono

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‘I’ll not be intimidated … by cowards,’ says Fiji death threat journalist

By   /  September 13, 2014  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

The Paris-based media freedom advocacy organisation Reporters Sans Frontières and the Pacific Media Centre have condemned threats and intimidation this week against political reporters covering Fiji’s first parliamentary election campaign since the 2006 coup.

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Border ‘butchers’, absentee poll reps and West Papua’s growing strife

By   /  April 14, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Dr David Robie, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Border ‘butchers’, absentee poll reps and West Papua’s growing strife

When are New Zealand and the rest of the Pacific nations going to stand alongside Vanuatu and stand up and be counted in our condemnation of Indonesia?

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MIDA’s chair finds Fiji TV guilty of ‘hate speech’ and blasts bloggers

By   /  April 4, 2014  /  Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

SO THERE we have it. Fiji’s Media Industry Development Authority chairperson Ashwin Raj is going to stamp out all hate and race speech in his country with the stroke of a decree-backed pen.

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