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Ethnic and Racial Discrimination

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July 15, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - July 15, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Moderator of the Papuan Church Council Benny Giay said the recent speech of Indonesian Democratic Party for Struggle (PDIP) General Chair and former Indonesian Presiden

May 12, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - May 12, 2022

Indonesian netizens are outraged and mortified, with many of them calling for the prosecution of politician Ruhut Sitompul over what they say was a racist meme featuring Jakarta Governo

December 8, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - December 8, 2021

What's more ironic than a self-proclaimed anti-racist ranting about the influx of foreigners?

November 22, 2021

AsiaOne - November 22, 2021

Resty Woro Yuniar – Diana Fitriani was only 17 when she left her sleepy hometown of Purwokerto on Indonesia 's most populous island of Java to further her studies in Yogyakarta, a bustl

October 18, 2021

AsiaOne - October 18, 2021

For doctoral candidate Kezia Dewi, studying the history of Indonesia's Chinese settlements is more than just of personal interest, being one of the country's roughly three million ethni

July 29, 2021

Asia Pacific Report - July 29, 2021

Yamin Kogoya – Shocking video footage showing a brutal and inhumane assault on a deaf Papuan teenager named Steven has emerged from the Merauke region of Papua and sparked outrage.

TAPOL Statement - July 29, 2021

TAPOL strongly condemns the conduct of two airforce personnel who severely beat a disabled man, Steven Yadohamang, in Merauke, West Papua province, on 27 July 2021.

July 28, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - July 28, 2021

Victor Mambor, Jayapura – Two air force military police have reportedly racially tortured an 18-year-old Papuan in Merauke on Monday, July 26, 2021.

CNN Indonesia - July 28, 2021

Jakarta – The actions of an air force (TNI-AU) military police officer who stepped on the head of a Papuan civilian has been slammed by human rights organisations.

Tempo - July 28, 2021

Friski Riana, Jakarta – The Papuan advocacy team member Michael Himan urged President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to apologize for a brutal act committed by the Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) m

Benar News - July 28, 2021

Ronna Nirmala, Jakarta – The Indonesian Air Force fired two commanders in the troubled Papua region on Wednesday after a widely shared video showing military police roughing up a deaf P

Reuters - July 28, 2021

Kate Lamb and Agustinus Costa, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has apologised for the actions of two air force officers it said used "excessive force" to pin down the head of a deaf

July 15, 2021

Tempo - July 15, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – The Social Affairs Ministry explained the controversial remark by Minister Tri Rismaharini, or more known as Risma, about threatening to transfer state civil apparatus

July 7, 2021

The Conversation - July 7, 2021

Aryo Danusiri – The Indonesian government's recent campaign to promote an upcoming sports event in Papua shows the country, with more than 1,300 ethnic groups, still struggles to ensure

May 3, 2021

Inside Indonesia - May 3, 2021

Meki Wetipo & Jenny Munro – I wish us Papuans to have a good home, have time with our families to go to church together on Sundays, and all of us work properly.

April 22, 2021

CNN Indonesia - April 22, 2021

Jakarta – The results of an investigation by the police's professionalism and security affairs division (Propam) has found that Malang municipal police chief Senior Commissioner Leonard

March 31, 2021

Suara Papua - March 31, 2021

Reiner Brabar, Sorong – Scores of activists from the Papua People's Solidarity Against Racism (SPMR) held a free speech forum in front of the Elin traffic light intersection in Sorong c

March 12, 2021

Tribune News - March 12, 2021

Igman Ibrahim, Jakarta – Malang city district police chief (Kapolres) Senior Commissioner Leonardus Simarmata has been reported to the police's professionalism and security affairs divi

February 3, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - February 3, 2021

Benny Mawel, Jayapura – Human rights activist Ambrosius Mulait plans to report five powerful politicians to the police for alleged racism in their statements.

February 2, 2021

CNN Indonesia - February 2, 2021

Medan – Scores of students from the Papuan Student Association (IMP) in Medan, North Sumatra, held a protest action in front of the North Sumatra University (USU) Rectorate Bureau Build

January 28, 2021

Antara News - January 28, 2021

Hendrina DK, Rahmad Nasution, Jayapura, Papua – The Papuan Customary Council has appealed to native Papuan communities in the province to not be provoked by Ambroncius Nababan's alleged

January 27, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - January 27, 2021

The National Police's Cyber Crimes Division has arrested a man for hate speech after he allegedly compared a Papuan activist to a gorilla.

Tempo - January 27, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – Representatives of the Batak community in Papua have appealed to the National Police to initiate action against Ambroncius Nababan, saying his 'racist' remarks against

Asia Pacific Report - January 27, 2021

Pacific Media Watch – More leading Indonesian figures have made racial slurs against Natalius Pigai, former chair of the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) – and all West Pap

January 25, 2021

CNN Indonesia - January 25, 2021

Jakarta – Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH Jakarta) Director Arif Maulana has confirmed the view that the state has played a role in perpetuating racism against Papuans.

UCA News - January 25, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – An Indonesian politician has come under fire after making racist comments about a former Papuan member of the country's National Human Rights Commission.

January 13, 2021

January 7, 2021

West Papua News - January 7, 2021

Yesterday in an interview, General Hendropriyono, a retired Kopassus general and former head of the Indonesian State Intelligence Agency declares his proposal to forcibly remove 2 milli

October 27, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 27, 2020

Jakarta – An image depicting a text message reportedly sent by a senior high school teacher in East Jakarta has gone viral on social media for what many consider its discriminatory cont

October 23, 2020

Radio New Zealand - October 23, 2020

A British parliamentarian has told lawmakers in the UK parliament about racism faced by West Papuans in Indonesia.

September 7, 2020

South China Morning Post - September 7, 2020

Randy Mulyanto – Indonesian-Chinese mum Shinta Lie, 33, has been trying to make ends meet by selling fish crackers and facial tissues for about US$1 in Jakarta, with her husband and thr

August 19, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 19, 2020

Victor Mambor, Jayapura, Papua – Musa Heselo, a resident of Jayapura, Papua, was not aware that he had frequently been discriminated against on the basis of his race.

August 18, 2020

CNN Indonesia - August 18, 2020

Jakarta – Hundreds of Papuan students from the East Java cities of Malang and Surabaya held an action on Tuesday August 18 commemorating the racist incident that befell them one year ag

July 8, 2020

Jacobin Magazine - July 8, 2020

Febriana Firdaus – The people of West Papua have suffered decades of oppression and discrimination at the hands of the Indonesian state.

July 3, 2020

Radio New Zealand - July 3, 2020

An Indonesian government official has characterised recent racism against West Papuans as an isolated pattern.

Jakarta Post - July 3, 2020

Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – For years, media coverage on Papua has straddled narratives on politics, natural resources, development, security and human rights, attracting attention

July 2, 2020

Los Angeles Times - July 2, 2020

David Pierson, Singapore – Buchtar Tabuni steeled himself for the prospect of 17 years in prison, unaware that his future would be tied to protests over the fate of another dark-skinne

June 30, 2020

New Zealand Herald - June 30, 2020

Maire Leadbeater – The global phenomenon that is the "Black lives Matter" movement has rejuvenated indigenous struggles and opened up a new dialogue about the impact of colonialism.

June 20, 2020

Jakarta Post - June 20, 2020

Apriza Pinandita, Jakarta – Indonesia urged the international community to speak up and take decisive action against racial violence at a United Nations forum in Geneva, Switzerland, o

June 17, 2020

Inside Indonesia - June 17, 2020

Sophie Chao – The brutal murder of 46-year-old Minneapolis resident George Floyd on 25 May 2020 has triggered an unprecedented spate of protests against racism and police violence acro

June 12, 2020

Tempo - June 12, 2020

Andita Rahma, Jakarta – A Journalist's Union for Diversity (SEJUK) activist, Tantowi Anwari, on Thursday said Indonesian mass media in general still show a perspective that is consider

ABC News - June 12, 2020

Tasha Wibawa – The Black Lives Matter movement has inspired many Indigenous minorities to speak out about systemic racism in their own countries, but in some countries like Indonesia,

June 11, 2020

The Guardian - June 11, 2020

Febriana Firdaus – Student Eden Armando Bebari, 19, was allegedly shot and killed by Indonesian security forces while fishing in his home town in West Papua in April.

June 7, 2020

Jakarta Post - June 7, 2020

Evi Mariani, Jakarta – The giant wave of the United States' #BlackLivesMatter campaign has now swept across Indonesia.

June 4, 2020

Jakarta Post - June 4, 2020

Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – As the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died while being arrested in the United States, sparks a global outcry, Indonesian rights advocates a

Jakarta Post - June 4, 2020

Elvira Rumkabu, Jayapura – The death of George Floyd, an African-American who was brutally murdered by a policeman in an American city, is not an isolated incident but a sign of deeply

May 29, 2020

Sydney Morning Herald - May 29, 2020

John Martinkus – It was a simple insult that started it: "Monkey."

March 9, 2020

Tabloid JUBI - March 9, 2020

Abeth You, Nabire – The panel of judges of the Nabire District Court read the verdict to three defendants of Deiyai's anti-racism case.

February 4, 2020

Tabloid JUBI - February 4, 2020

Angela Flassy, Jayapura – Tri Susanti a.k.a Mak Susi gets twelve months sentence on Wednesday (29/1/2019).