Konradus Epa, Jakarta – At least 1,000 students in Indonesia's Papua province held a protest at the local authority office in Yahukimo district demanding members of the police force mov
January 21, 2022
Victor Mambor Jayapura – For the second time in four months, the Indonesian military blamed a pro-independence group for a deadly attack in West Papua, although separatist rebels claime
January 20, 2022
Benny Mawel, Jayapura, Jubi – Human rights activist Natalius Pigai said there were ministers of the government of President Joko Widodo who had taken actions outside of their main dutie
January 19, 2022
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesia's National Commission on Human Rights has called on the government to rein in security forces after recording hundreds of acts of violence committed by
Jubi TV – Peter Prove, the director of International Affairs of the World Council of Churches (WCC), has spoken about the human rights situation in Papua, internationally known as West
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The Indonesian Police and TNI Army deployed 1,925 personnel to Papua for the 2022 Cartenz Peace Operation.
January 18, 2022
Alexander Loen, Jayapura, Jubi – A crossfire between armed groups and the Indonesian Military (TNI) and police occurred again in Kiwirok District, Bintang Mountains Regency, Papua on Mo
January 17, 2022
Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) recorded 1,182 cases of violence in Papua committed either by the TNI (Indonesian military), Polri (Indonesian police) or the
January 14, 2022
Jayapura – The West Papua National Committee (KNPB) says that a persuasive approach which the state will apply though the security forces in the land of Papua is a tired old tune which
January 13, 2022
Jakarta – One day in 1969, not long after it was decided Papua was to become part of Indonesia, Yones Douw's family were forced to flee from security forces.
January 12, 2022
West Papuan liberation leader Benny Wenda said today that his provisional government is stepping up the fight for justice and freedom from Indonesian rule this year as he announced the
Jakarta – The West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Organisation (TPNPPB-OPM) believes that the Indonesian police's plan to change its security approach in Papua to become more
Jakarta, Jubi – The National Police Headquarters has changed the operation of the Nemangkawi Task Force to the Cartenz Peace Operation, which will start operating at the end of January
January 11, 2022
In an article in the Sydney Morning Herald (10 Jan 2022), It was reported that Defence Minister Peter Dutton said that his focus was on "prevailing peace" in the region, and that
The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) plans to open a government branch office in the neighbouring Papua New Guinean capital of Port Moresby along with diplomacy offices
Maire Leadbeater – In December, Indonesia came in for unusually direct criticism from the UN over its treatment of human rights defenders, especially its treatment of exiled Veronica Ko
January 10, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – A thunderstorm hit Jayapura City and its surrounding areas from Wednesday to Friday, 5-7 January, 2022, causing a number of places in Jayapura to be inundated by floods
Mathias Hariyadi, Jakarta – At least eight people have died in the heavy floods that have hit Jayapura, capital of the province of Papua, in the far east of the Indonesian archipelago.
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Armed Forces, TNI, has sent two company-level units (SSK) from Kodim 1702 and Yonif 756/WMS to assist the Jayawijaya Police, to reduce clashes between r
January 9, 2022
Yamin Kogoya, Canberra – The colonial notion of 'civilising primitive Papuans' has distorted Papuan perceptions of the world and themselves.
January 7, 2022
Benny Mawel, Jayapura, Jubi – The Papuan People's Petition (PRP), consisting of 113 organizations, has launched on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 its third stage of raising support to rejec
The Papuan People's Petition – "Petisi Rakyat Papua" – has called on the Indonesian government to release detained human rights advocate Victor Yeimo and to revoke the special autonomy
January 6, 2022
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – In the midst of the ongoing conflict in Indonesia's Intan Jaya, the district experiencing the worst violence in Papua, dozens of children have been rescued by a pr
Jubi TV – As many as 113 civil society organizations members of the Papuan People's Petition (PRP) have once again voiced their rejection against the Papua Special Autonomy (Otsus) Law,
January 5, 2022
Jakarta, Jubi – Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Gen.
Yuliana Lantipo, Timika, Jubi – Lawmaker of the Papuan Legislative Council Feryana Wakerkwa appreciates the performance of the security forces in Sinak District, Puncak Regency, Papua.
January 4, 2022
Theo Kelen, Jayapura, Jubi – The number of active teachers in Papua is very lacking, especially in areas where the population is predominantly Indigenous Papuan.
January 3, 2022
Dian Septiari – The government is seeking a more integrated approach to its policies in the country's easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua, one that it hopes will improve the w
January 1, 2022
Ernes BK, Rahmad Nasution, Sorong, W Papua – Six men accused of launching an attack on a military post in Maybrat district, West Papua, on September 2, 2021, which claimed the lives of
Jayapura – West Papua National Committee (KNPB) spokesperson Ones Suhuniap says that the KNPB is committed to continuing the struggle and resistance against Indonesian colonialism by pe
December 29, 2021
Boven Digoel, Jubi – Oil palm plantation company Tunas Sawa Erma (TSE) Group in collaboration with the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) Papua Representative held human r
December 28, 2021
Adlu Raharusun, Jubi TV – Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Gen. Andika Perkasa visited West Papua recently. He first visited Manokwari then continued to Sorong.
December 24, 2021
Craig Harris – West Papua occupies the Indonesian half of New Guinea, the second largest island in the world after Greenland.
December 23, 2021
Arjuna Pademme, Wamena, Jubi – President of the Evangelical Church of Indonesia (GIDI) Dorman Wandikbo has asked all parties to create a peaceful atmosphere as Christmas is near, hoping
December 22, 2021
Yance Wenda, Jayapura, Jubi – A number of students and family members of Hendrik Lokbere reflected on Sunday night, December 19, 2021, the shooting that killed Lokbere two years ago.
Theo Kelen, Jayapura, Jubi – A total of 476,534 indigenous children in Papua and West Papua provinces do not attend school, says data from the Ministry of Education and Culture and the
December 21, 2021
Kizzy Kalsakau and Jason Abel in Port Vila – The interim President of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) provisional government, Benny Wenda, has condemned Indonesia
December 20, 2021
Chris McCall, Yapsi, Papua New Guinea – Wiro Nongganop says he commands a battalion of West Papua independence fighters, but he has no guns, only bows and arrows, and lives in exile in
Alexander Loen, Jayapura, Jubi – The agenda on recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic must also favor the interests and needs of Indigenous Peoples, Ministry of Education and Culture's dir
December 18, 2021
Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific journalist – Armed conflict in West Papua continues to claim lives, displace tens of thousands of people and cause resentment at Indonesian rule.
December 17, 2021
Theo Kelen, Jayapura, Jubi – At least 366 elementary school students in Jayapura Regency, Papua cannot read, a recent survey by Wahana Visi Indonesia (WVI) says.
Yance Agapa, Jayapura – Responding to the United Nation's 2021 annual report, Indonesia has launched a criticism of the UN in relation to cases of human rights violations in Papua.
The United Nations says Indonesia must immediately drop charges and look into threats, intimidation and reprisals against human rights defender Veronica Koman and her family.
December 14, 2021
Yance Agapa, Jayapura – The Papuan people reject the investigation team formed by the state through the Attorney General's Office (AGO) to investigate alleged gross human rights violati
Theo Kelen, Jayapura, Jubi – In the past ten years, 700,000 hectares of Papua's forests have been damaged, Forest and Plantation Campaign Manager of the Indonesian Forum for the Environ
Johnny Blades – Armed conflict in West Papua continues to claim lives, displace tens of thousands of people and cause resentment at Indonesian rule.
December 13, 2021
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A court in Indonesia has rejected a bid by two palm oil companies to have their permits restored after they were scrapped by local authorities for a litany
Arjuna Pademme, Jayapura, Jubi – Tens of residents of Kisor Village, South Aifat District, Maybrat Regency who have been displaced since September, returned to their village on December
December 11, 2021
Reiner Brabar, Jayapura – Throughout the leadership of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, the agenda of upholding human rights has not seen any change.
December 10, 2021
Yuliana Lantipo, Jayapura, Jubi – The Ruang Damai Foundation and the Women's Coalition to Save Papuan Humans held an online discussion titled "Women Can Do Anything" on Wednesday, Decem