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Bougainville Police Hopeful for Peace Amid Southern Violence

Posted on 09 April 2024

Bougainville’s police chief, Francis Tokura, remains optimistic about quelling violence in the southern region. Late last month, clashes erupted between factions of the Me’ekamui in the autonomous Papua New Guinea…
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Human Rights Group Calls for NZ Govt to “Speak Up” on West Papua Following Torture Footage

Posted on 09 April 2024

A human rights group has implored the New Zealand government to take a stand on the escalating human rights violations in West Papua. This urgent plea comes in the wake…
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Papua New Guinea Earthquake Claims Five Lives, Toll Expected to Increase

Posted on 09 April 2024

Following a devastating magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Papua New Guinea, the loss of at least five lives has been reported, with the death toll anticipated to rise as rescue operations…
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Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister to Address Australian Parliament Amid Escalating Pacific Security Concerns with China

Posted on 12 February 2024

Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister, James Marape, is expected in Canberra this week to discuss ongoing geopolitical issues regarding Australia, China, and PNG. Marape is among the first to be…
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Ongoing recovery and extended state of emergency following Bougainville eruption

Posted on 24 August 2023

Last Wednesday it was voted in that the State of Emergency, declared after last month’s eruption of Mount Bagana on the island of Bougainville, has been extended for a maximum two…
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New PNG media policy threatens press freedom

Posted on 01 March 2023

A new media law is being proposed in PNG, reestablishing the Papua New Guinea Media Council (PNGMC) to have licensing control over journalists. The PNGMC has historically been a separate,…
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Earthquake in PNG

Posted on 19 September 2022

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake occurred in the Eastern Highlands province, In Papua New Guinea, on 11 September 2022.

Early information from the affected area indicated moderate to heavy damages to dwellings made…
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