Reason 5 – A blind eye was turned to atrocities
Filed under Human rights, Papua New Guinea
Tagged as Bougainville, Human rights, Landholders, Panguna, Papua New Guinea, Rio Tinto, war crimes
ABC TV Four Corners
Blood on the Bougainvillea – 24 Jun 1991
Deborah Snow’s report focuses on the uprising in Bougainville and features an interview with Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville commander, Colonel Leo Nuia, admitting that helicopters provided by Australia had been used to dump rebels’ bodies at sea.
Nuia was sacked after the program aired.
The program won a Walkley Award for Best Investigative Report.
Reporter: Deborah Snow
Presenter: Andrew Olle
Exeutive Producer: Marian Wilkinson
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