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Title Dateline: West Papua's New Dawn?/Remembering Tiananmen/Fear Factor
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2014
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Summary WEST PAPUA'S NEW DAWN?The often violent fight for West Papuan independence from Indonesia may be one the most significant conflicts in our region, but it's also one of the least reported. So 45 years on from the start of this uneasy union with Jakarta, what's really happening now? Mark Davis managed to get a journalist's visa to allow him rare access to this secretive part of Indonesia for a special report on Tuesday's Dateline. His guides are two former members of the armed West Papuan resistance movement who've become Indonesian citizens and now work with the government. They believe that Indonesian rule is the way forward. But despite being constantly tracked by the authorities, Mark still manages to unearth stories of recent beatings, torture and killing of independence protesters. And he smuggles a camera into a prison to meet a man jailed for 15 years just for raising the Morning Star flag of independence. The Indonesian Government claims it's softened its approach, so how does Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa respond to these latest claims of human rights abuses? And what prospects are there for peace in West Papua?REMEMBERING TIANANMENThe world's first museum dedicated to the Tiananmen Square uprising has opened in Hong Kong and it's immediately put the focus on the level of democracy and media freedom in this part of China. On the eve of the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen, Dateline's David O'Shea looks at the legacy of the uprising. With reporting on what happened suppressed by Beijing, many Chinese visitors to the museum are hearing the full story for the first time and the museum's Lee Cheuk-yan is determined it's a story that must be heard. But he believes democracy in Hong Kong is actually shrinking, with a recent violent attack on a media executive seen as a sign that press freedom is also increasingly under pressure. Protesters are already taking to the streets of Hong Kong, but will their voice be loud enough to be heard in Beijing?FEAR FACTOROscar Pistorius claims he accidentally shot his girlfriend thinking she was a burglar... and many people in white South Africa can relate to exactly that scenario. On Tuesday's Dateline, Luke Waters looks at the fear of crime in Johannesburg that has led the wealthy to arm themselves with guns and barricade themselves inside high-security gated communities. But with the most severe crime taking place within poor black townships, it's also renewed the debate over race and inequality. Luke meets two black teenagers, who feel empowered having guns and who've lost count of how many houses they've robbed. They're among the 70% of under-35s who are unemployed. So is the high level of crime in South Africa triggering a new kind of segregation, 20 years on from the end of apartheid?
Event Broadcast 2014-06-03 at 21:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Anniversaries.
Crime -- Social aspects.
Firearms and crime.
Freedom of speech -- Public opinion.
Papuans -- Politics and government.
Political prisoners -- Crimes against.
South Africa.
Indonesia -- Papua.
Form Streaming video
Author Rao, Anjali, host
Davis, Mark, reporter
O'Shea, David, reporter
Waters, Luke, reporter
Albert Joku, Franz, contributor
Burger, Johan, contributor
Chun-ying, Leung, contributor
Karnavian, M. Tito, contributor
Messet, Nick, contributor
Natalegawa, Marty, contributor
Orford, Margie, contributor
Pistorius, Oscar, contributor
Shetty, Salil, contributor
Smither, Rob, contributor
Vogel, Hankie, contributor