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The six activists are Ono Balingga, Hakul Kobak, Yandri Heselo, Gesman Tabuni, Ronal Wenda...They were arrested simply because they were distributing leaflets calling on the West Papuan people to boycott the presidential election on the 9th July.
West Papua has a reputation as one of the most difficult places to report on, with foreign journalists banned from entry to record the territory's half-century-long struggle between Indonesian authorities and indigenous Papuan activists. Mr Mambor is
Responding to questions from this newspaper yesterday, it stated the embassy's stance on the issue of West Papua was that it was "entirely an internal matter of Indonesia". The embassy's comment was in response to earlier comments by Fiji Women's
Fiji and the region are throwing their voices behind self determination for West Papua. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at its second summit in Nadi this week. Indonesia has maintained rule in West Papua since 1969 and has in the past
Tony Abbott to raise the human rights situation in West Papua with the Indonesian Government and encourage the Indonesian President to release all West Papuan political prisoners unconditionally. It is outrageous that there are 72 West Papuans in
Joko Widodo has promised to open West Papua to foreign journalists and non-government organisations if he wins next month's election. Access to the troubled Indonesian province is broadly restricted to foreign reporters but this doesn't stop requests
Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) Media release 19 May 2014 UN Special Committee on Decolonization should visit West Papua The Special Committee on Decolonization will hold its Pacific Regional Seminar in Nadi, Fiji, from 21 to 23 May 2014.
There is a raw interaction of politics, media and the people in Pacific nations such as Vanuatu, scene of this public rally. David Robie Today, while the world marks Press Freedom Day , draconian cyber defamation laws, journalist killings and legal
Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) Media release 25 April 2014 "Lest we forget"- West Papua As Australians and New Zealanders remember those who fought and lost their lives for their country, it is hoped that people will also give a thought to
s statement My country is here in this meeting to amplify the concerns for human rights inWest Papua. We are very concerned indeed about the manner in which the international community had neglected the voices of the Papuan people, who's human rights