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Legal Protections for UN Staff

Saturday, 14 August 2010, 12:49 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the recent ratification by the United Kingdom of a protocol that expands an international treaty aimed at protecting United Nations staff members and other humanitarian workers, thus enabling the pact to enter ... More >>

Burma: Polls Must Be Inclusive, Free And Fair

Saturday, 14 August 2010, 12:47 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the authorities in Myanmar to ensure that the upcoming general elections are free and fair, and to release all remaining political prisoners so that they can fully participate in their country’s political ... More >>

Deadly Dengue Fever Outbreak in Honduras

Saturday, 14 August 2010, 12:46 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is helping authorities in Honduras try to curb the spread of the local mosquito population as a deadly outbreak of dengue haemorrhagic fever sweeps the Central American country. More >>

More Aid to Flood-Hit Pakistanis

Saturday, 14 August 2010, 12:45 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

United Nations agencies are racing against time and weather to reach as many of the 14 million people affected by the recent floods in Pakistan as they can amid warnings of fresh floods and more rain across much of the South Asian nation. More >>

UN Official Lauds China’s Aids Response

Saturday, 14 August 2010, 12:43 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

The head of the United Nations agency dealing with HIV and AIDS has commended China for its strong commitment and action in responding to the epidemic, while noting that more work remains to be done to strengthen the country’s response. More >>

Anti-Leprosy Laws Must Be Repealed

Saturday, 14 August 2010, 12:42 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

United Nations independent human rights experts have urged the repeal of all laws discriminating against people affected by leprosy, which has been eliminated as a public health problem in most countries but still carries a strong social stigma. More >>

Emergency Supplies Delivered as Floods Strike Chad

Saturday, 14 August 2010, 12:41 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

The United Nations refugee agency is delivering emergency assistance to thousands of flood victims in Chad, where entire villages have been destroyed and cultivated land ruined by the country’s heaviest rainfall in 40 years More >>

Bombing in Colombian Capital

Saturday, 14 August 2010, 12:39 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

The head of the United Nations human rights office in Colombia has strongly condemned the bombing early yesterday morning in the capital, Bogotá, which damaged a number of buildings, including one housing a radio station and a news agency. More >>

Timor Leste: UN Peacekeepers Deliver Aid

Saturday, 14 August 2010, 12:38 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Timor-Leste is distributing relief supplies to communities in the southwest of the small South-East Asian country that have been hit by recent floods. More >>

Via Tapol Reports from West Papua

Saturday, 14 August 2010, 12:36 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

At the end of a trial that went on for five months, the court on Wednesday announced its verdict for the two defendants Semuel Yaru and Luther Wrait. They were both sentenced to one year minus the time already served in detention. More >>

Defence lawyer calls for Sem Yaru to be acquitted

Wednesday, 11 August 2010, 1:14 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

Two Papans facing the charge of rebellion, Sem Yaru faced a demand for a three-year sentence while his co-defendant Luther Wrait faced a demand for one and a half years, but in both cases, their defence lawyer Iwan Niode called on the court to acquit ... More >>

Papua Longing for Freedom (Merdeka)

Saturday, 7 August 2010, 4:13 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

West Papua- Formerly Dutch New Guinea- is the western half of the island of New Guinea. It is separated from the North of Australia by Torres' Strait and the Arafura Sea. More >>

West Papua betrayed once again

Saturday, 7 August 2010, 1:29 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

Joe Collins of the Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) said "it's disappointing that the Forum leaders have failed to condemn the human right abuses being committed by the Indonesian military in West Papua and have failed to grant observer status ... More >>

West Papua Calls for Dialogue

Thursday, 5 August 2010, 6:05 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

West Papua welcomes the opening statement today from the Forum Secretary General, Mr. Tuiloma Nerom Slade highlighting that one of the themes of this year's Forum is to “Protect the most vulnerable communities within the Pacific”. More >>

West Papua Report August 2010

Wednesday, 4 August 2010, 3:47 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

This is the 74th in a series of monthly reports that focus on developments affecting Papuans. This series is produced by the non-profit West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) drawing on media accounts, other NGO assessments, and analysis and reporting from ... More >>

Journalist found dead in Papua

Saturday, 31 July 2010, 12:30 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

A journalist with Papua local channel Merauke TV was found dead on Friday, apparently from torture. Family members discovered the naked, handcuffed body of Ardiansyah was floating in Gudang Arang River in the Papua regency of Merauke. More >>

Freeport is secretly producing uranium

Thursday, 15 July 2010, 3:57 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

Jayapura: Shocking news has been received about Freeport-Indonesia, namely that this company which operates one of the largest copper mines in the world has for the past eight months been secretly producing and exporting the most sought after mineral, ... More >>

West Papua stands up for its rights

Tuesday, 13 July 2010, 12:13 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

The latest report from the West Papua Project at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Sydney University, entitled Get up, stand up: West Papuans stand up for their rights. The report is a rebuttal of the International Crisis Group Report No. ... More >>

Indonesia: Prosecuting for Political Expression

Thursday, 24 June 2010, 1:08 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

Indonesian plainclothes police arrest Johan Teterisa (third from left) outside the Merdeka Stadium in Ambon on June 29, 2007. Teterisa led Alifuru nationalists in unfurling the banned RMS flag while performing the traditional cakalele dance before President ... More >>

Morning Star: Attack on UK freedom of expression

Wednesday, 23 June 2010, 10:13 am | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

It was revealed today that the Indonesian Embassy in London made a request to the British Foreign Office that they instruct Oxford Town Hall to remove the Morning Star flag from their rooftop last December 1st. More >>