Vanuatu's Foreign Minister Ralph Reganvanu says the Pacific Islands' Forum needs to be stronger in its stance regarding West Papua.
June 7, 2019
June 5, 2019
Febriana Firdaus, Wamena, Indonesia – Under the pine trees, a nine-year-old girl is sitting on a blue tarpaulin, rubbing her feet.
May 31, 2019
The Military, Police and the National Commission on Human Rights are investigating the deaths of four people in a shooting during election related violence in Papua.This week it was re
May 30, 2019
Indonesian soldiers shot and killed four people in Papua province during a riot reportedly linked to the recent national elections.
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – The Papua Military Command, the National Police and the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) have launched an investigation into the deaths of four
May 29, 2019
Robert Isidorus, Jakarta – Four people were killed and one wounded when a soldier opened fire on a mob of angry supporters of a regional legislative council candidate, who failed to wi
Jakarta – Thousands of have signed the petition #TurunkanTiketPapua on change.org to urge Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi to regulate airfares to and from Papua.
May 28, 2019
Dion Bisara, Jakarta – Freeport Indonesia, the country's largest gold and copper mining company, will start discussions after Idul Fitri next month with 15 local and foreign banks inte
Jakarta – Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel have shot dead four people after supporters of a local legislative candidate stormed the Fayit district office in Asmat regency, Papua.
May 26, 2019
Benny Mawel, Jayapura – A resident of Wagete of Deiyai Regency, Papua Province was reportedly shot dead by the police on Tuesday evening, while another resident was seriously injured (
May 24, 2019
Benny Mawel, Jayapura – Angry residents in Wagethe in Deiyai regency, Papua, set fire to Tigi Police station on Tuesday, following the shooting of a young man by the police on the same
May 23, 2019
Dan McGarry, Port Vila – During his visit to Port Vila last weekend, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was confronted with questions about West Papua – but he waffled i
May 15, 2019
At least one Indonesian soldier has reportedly been killed by West Papuan rebels during a prolonged shootout on Monday.
May 14, 2019
Jakarta – At least one Indonesian Military (TNI) officer was killed in a clash with West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) freedom fighters in Nduga regency, Papua, on Monday morn
RNZ Pacific – Two West Papuans accused of "rebellion" have been sentenced to more than a year in an Indonesian prison.
May 13, 2019
Johnny Blades – Indonesia has lost a significant asset from in its Pacific diplomacy efforts with the recent passing of the West Papuan, Franzalbert Joku.
May 10, 2019
British MPs have urged the government to do more to press Indonesia to stop human rights abuses and violence in Papua.
May 9, 2019
A Polish tourist in Indonesia jailed for five years after meeting West Papuan rebels has filed an appeal of his sentence.
May 8, 2019
Indonesian prosecutors have demanded jail sentences for two West Papuans accused of possessing weapons.
May 7, 2019
Jayapura, Papua – German Ambassador to Indonesia Peter Schoof undertook a visit to Papua Province on Monday for exploring areas for cooperation with Indonesia's easternmost province.
May 6, 2019
Ivany Atina Arbi and Benny Mawel, Jakarta – The National Liberation Army of West Papua (TPNPB) has lambasted the government for demanding the death penalty for a TPNPB member arrested
May 3, 2019
A Polish tourist in Indonesia sentenced to five years jail for meeting West Papuan rebels is maintaining his innocence ahead of an appeal.
May 2, 2019
Wamena, Papua – A Polish man was sentenced to five years in prison for treason on Thursday after meeting with rebels in the restive Indonesian province of Papua.
May 1, 2019
Andrew Johnson – Since 2004, a number of university papers have raised the question of genocide in the Pacific territory of West Papua administrated by Indonesia subsequent to a 1962 U
Jakarta – A number of people who said they came from the group PT Freeport Striking Workers joined the May Day commemorations in Jakarta today demanding that President Joko "Jokowi" Wi