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
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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
What's more ironic than a self-proclaimed anti-racist ranting about the influx of foreigners?
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
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
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 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
Victor Mambor, Jayapura – Two air force military police have reportedly racially tortured an 18-year-old Papuan in Merauke on Monday, July 26, 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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The National Police's Cyber Crimes Division has arrested a man for hate speech after he allegedly compared a Papuan activist to a gorilla.
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
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
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.
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
The Leader of Solomon Islands Opposition, Hon.
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 – 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
A British parliamentarian has told lawmakers in the UK parliament about racism faced by West Papuans in Indonesia.
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
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
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
Febriana Firdaus – The people of West Papua have suffered decades of oppression and discrimination at the hands of the Indonesian state.
July 3, 2020
An Indonesian government official has characterised recent racism against West Papuans as an isolated pattern.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Evi Mariani, Jakarta – The giant wave of the United States' #BlackLivesMatter campaign has now swept across Indonesia.
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
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
John Martinkus – It was a simple insult that started it: "Monkey."
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
Angela Flassy, Jayapura – Tri Susanti a.k.a Mak Susi gets twelve months sentence on Wednesday (29/1/2019).