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Foreign Policy regarding West Papua

Monday, 21 June 2010, 1:35 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

Yesterday, on 19th of June 2010, during the Parliament Extra ordinary sitting, the head of the Government, Hon. Prime Minister, Eduard Natape MP, and the leader of the Opposition Hon. Maxime Carlot Korman MP jointly sponsor a Motion in Parliament ... More >>

Drawing up a New Map, towards a New Papua

Monday, 21 June 2010, 1:33 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

For two days, on 9 and 10 June, the Majelis Rakyat Papua (Papuan People's Council) held a Consultation together with indigenous Papuan people coming from all over Papua. The Consultation took place at the MRP Building in Kotaraja, Jayapura. More >>

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Re Papua

Monday, 31 May 2010, 5:27 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

I am writing to you concerning the deteriorating situation in the Puncak Jaya region of West Papua. Recently there have been a number of clashes between the Indonesian security forces and an unknown group of armed men in the region. More >>

Military post in Papua attacked, two wounded

Monday, 24 May 2010, 9:47 am | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

Jayapura: Two military officers were wounded when an unknown group of armed people attacked their post in Yambi, Puncak Jaya district, Papua, at 8 am Friday, an ANTARA source said here on Saturday. More >>

Dissenting Report by Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

Thursday, 6 May 2010, 5:06 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

The majority report makes a mockery of the senate committee’s ability to scrutinise legislation. Despite the issues and concerns raised throughout the inquiry process and the recommended amendments put forward, the majority report fails to appropriately ... More >>

West Papua Report

Wednesday, 5 May 2010, 4:16 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

This is the 72nd 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 >>

25 Percent of Papua's forests felled

Wednesday, 5 May 2010, 3:52 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

The Director for Forestry Protection and Conservation at the Department of Forestry has warned that the area covered by forests in Papua and West Papua has fallen by 25 percent since the era of reformasi (the post Suharto so-called 'reform era' which ... More >>

West Papua: Peace Protestors in Manokwari

Friday, 23 April 2010, 12:41 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

Today’s peace rally on the Rote Sanggeng Football Field near Manokwari’s Provincial Parliament began peacefully at 10:00 am. But by 10:30 am, security forces—namely BRIMOB (mobile police force), DALMAS (special security unit) and the US-Australian ... More >>

30th anniversary of Hasta Mitra

Monday, 19 April 2010, 10:57 am | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

The following note was received on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the establishment of the publishing house, Hasta Mitra, drafted in preparation for a meeting to take place in Jakarta on Tuesday, 20 April 2010 when a documentary film ... More >>

Obama, Yudhoyono, Papua And Global Peacebuilding

Thursday, 15 April 2010, 12:35 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

President Obama’s forthcoming trip to Indonesia is an opportunity to congratulate President Yudhoyono for the considerable success he has had as a peacebuilder. He was a worthy Nobel Peace Prize nominee for his contribution to peace in Aceh, and ... More >>

West Papua- a no go-area

Thursday, 15 April 2010, 12:33 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

An Australian Parliamentary delegation is visiting Indonesia (from 11 to 16 April) as part of regular official exchanges to strengthen links and engagement between the two parliaments. The delegation which is led by The Hon Duncan Kerr MP, will ... More >>

U.S. must back human rights, not the army, in Indo

Monday, 12 April 2010, 11:31 am | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

President Obama’s upcoming visit to Indonesia (rescheduled from late March to June) will reveal to him an Indonesia substantially changed from the Indonesia of the Suharto dictatorship he knew as a boy, when he lived in that nation for a few years. More >>

Sem Yaru and colleague go on trial

Thursday, 8 April 2010, 7:40 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

Jayapura: Do you recall the flag-flying incident by Semuel Yaru and his friends outside the MRP office in Jayapura on 16 November 2010? The case is now going to court. More >>

Save the People and Forests of Papua

Monday, 29 March 2010, 10:59 am | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

The documentary explains the multidimensional impacts of the gaharu trade on the environment and indigenous Auwyu dan Wiyaghar, in Assue District, Mappi, in the South of Papua Province. The film then explores the new hopes that emerged with the deployment ... More >>

Exposing U.S.-backed Indonesian Military Killings

Friday, 26 March 2010, 1:23 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

Investigative reporter Allan Nairn recently broke a story of assassinations by the Indonesian military: "According to senior Indonesian officials and police and details from government files, the U.S.-backed Indonesian armed forces (TNI), now due for ... More >>

Two Freedom Fighting Papuans face weapons charges

Thursday, 25 March 2010, 6:16 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

While dozens of people who were rounded up by the police for participating in a demonstration that had been organised by the KNPB (National Committee for West Papua) have now been released, two people, Mara Koyoga and Linus Pagawe, have been formally charged ... More >>

Images: Concerned Expat Reports From West Papua

Thursday, 25 March 2010, 5:53 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

Hundreds of Papuans who claimed to be the group from West Papua National Authority (WPNA) and students from the University of Papua (UNIPA), Monday (22 March), held a demonstration in front of the office building of Papua Barat house of representatives ... More >>

First Hand Witness to the West Papua Crisis

Thursday, 25 March 2010, 5:47 pm | Scoop Coverage of West Papua

I feel it necessary to make a response to the recent International Crisis Group report on West Papua and the follow-up article you have written. It is clear that your report is littered with half truths, lies and inaccuracies about the present and historical ... More >>