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Melanesian & Pacific Solidarity

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April 6, 2024

Vanuatu Daily Post - April 6, 2024

Doddy Morris – It has been 60 years since Indonesia has refused humanitarian agencies and international media access to enter West Papua.

February 9, 2024

Vanuatu Daily Post - February 9, 2024

Len Garae – A former Prime Minister (PM), Mr.

November 9, 2023

Fiji times - November 9, 2023

Anish Chand – The people of West Papua who are part of Indonesia are our kinsmen, says Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka.

November 8, 2023

Radio New Zealand - November 8, 2023

Kelvin Anthony – The Melanesian Spearhead Group has appointed Fiji and Papua New Guinea prime ministers Sitiveni Rabuka and James Marape as special envoys to Indonesia to "address the W

November 5, 2023

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) - November 5, 2023

Dear Pacific Islands Forum leaders,

On behalf of the Australia West Papua Association (Sydney), I am writing to you concerning the issue of West Papua.

October 23, 2023

Jakarta Globe - October 23, 2023

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia sent 20 tons of building materials over the weekend to help Vanuatu fix its cyclone-hit Port Vila International Airport.

September 26, 2023

In Depth Solomons - September 26, 2023

The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) has adopted a fresh approach in addressing the longstanding West Papuan issue, as confirmed by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare upon his return from

September 8, 2023

Radio New Zealand - September 8, 2023

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape has told Indonesia's president Joko Widodo that PNG has no right to criticise Jakarta over what he calls alleged human rights abuses in West

September 6, 2023

CNN Indonesia - September 6, 2023

Jakarta – The Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry has spoken out over allegations that the Indonesian delegation at the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders Summit in Port Vila trie

Epoch Times - September 6, 2023

Isabella Rayner – The Indonesian government has denied claims it intimidated and bribed a Radio New Zealand (RNZ) journalist during a leader's meeting last month.

September 5, 2023

Radio New Zealand - September 5, 2023

Koroi Hawkins – A Radio New Zealand journalist says an Indonesian government official attempted to bribe and intimidate him at the recent 22nd Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders'

September 3, 2023

Asia Pacific Report - September 3, 2023

Vanuatu Daily Post civil society correspondents have written in unison condemning the failure of the Melanesian Spearhead Group to admit West Papua as full members of the organisation a

August 31, 2023

Asia Pacific Report - August 31, 2023

An Australian advocacy group in support of West Papuan self-determination has criticised the Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders for failing to grant West Papua full membership in the or

Solomon Star - August 31, 2023

Leader of Opposition Hon Matthew Wale has expressed disappointment with the Prime Minister's stand on the West Papua issue labelling it as 'hypocritical'.

August 30, 2023

Asia Pacific Report - August 30, 2023

Len Garae, Port Vila – The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) has failed West Papua, says a Vanuatu government champion of West Papuan self-determination.

August 29, 2023

Asia Pacific Report - August 29, 2023

In spite of again being denied full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has welcomed the call from the MSG Leaders' Summi

August 28, 2023

Island Business - August 28, 2023

A one-year moratorium has been placed on Indonesia's application to join the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG).

The Diplomat - August 28, 2023

Grant Wyeth – Last week the 22nd Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders' Summit was held in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Asia Pacific Report - August 28, 2023

Doddy Morris, Port Vila – The controversial multimilion dollar funding that Indonesia is providing to Vanuatu comes in response to a request made by the Vanuatu government, says the Ind

August 27, 2023

Asia Pacific Report - August 27, 2023

A West Papuan leader has condemned the Melanesian Spearhead Group for abandoning the West Papuan cause in favour of a "corrupt alliance" with Indonesia.

August 26, 2023

Asia Pacific Report - August 26, 2023

David Robie – The Melanesian Spearhead Group has thrown away a golden chance for achieving a historical step towards justice and peace in West Papua by lacking the courage to accept the

ABC News - August 26, 2023

Stephen Dziedzic and Birtles Bill – The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) had been pressing to gain full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) – which inclu

August 25, 2023

Radio New Zealand - August 25, 2023

Kelvin Anthony, Port Vila – The leaders of five Melanesian countries and territories avoided a definitive update on the status of the United Liberation Movement of West Papua's applicat

August 24, 2023

Suara Papua - August 24, 2023

Onoy Lokobal, Wamena – The Republic of Indonesia delegation, who are taking part in the 22nd Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders Summit (KTT) in Port Vila, the capital city of Vanu

August 17, 2023

Radio New Zealand - August 17, 2023

Kelvin Anthony – The Pacific region's focus will shift briefly to Port Vila next week when Vanuatu hosts the heads of governments from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and the le

July 31, 2023

Asia Pacific Report - July 31, 2023

Indonesia has stepped up its campaign of repression against West Papuans peacefully rallying for full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), says a Papuan advocacy leader.

July 30, 2023

Vanuatu Daily Post - July 30, 2023

Len Garae – "As Christians, the people of Vanuatu love the people of Indonesia but the people hate the killings of Melanesian people of West Papua by Indonesian people".

July 28, 2023

United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Statement - July 28, 2023

As the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) leaders' summit approaches, Indonesia is stepping up its campaign of repression against West Papuans peacefully rallying for full membership of t

July 20, 2023

Asia Pacific Report - July 20, 2023

Papuan people throughout the territory of West Papua have held huge demonstrations of support for full membership of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) in the Melanes

July 19, 2023

Fiji Times - July 19, 2023

Pauliasi Mateboto – The Pacific Conference of Churches, Youngsolwara and the free West Papua Campaign have stepped up calls to Melanesian leaders and fellow Pacific island countries to

July 18, 2023

Vanuatu Daily Post - July 18, 2023

Anita Roberts & Kizzy Kalsakau – The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders Summit proposed to be held from July 17 to 21 is postponed to another date, which is yet to be confirme

July 17, 2023

Radio New Zealand - July 17, 2023

The Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) continues to pledge its commitment to advocate for the United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) to become a full member the of Melanesia

July 14, 2023

Radio New Zealand - July 14, 2023

A West Papua pro-independence leader says Indonesia is ramping up its repression of peaceful activists while people mobilise in favour of the province gaining full membership of the Mel

July 12, 2023

United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Statement - July 12, 2023

As people across West Papua mobilise in favour of the ULMWP gaining full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), Indonesia is ramping up its repression of peaceful activists

July 3, 2023

Benar News - July 3, 2023

Harlyne Joku, Port Moresby – Authorities in Papua New Guinea have clamped down on displays of the West Papuan independence flag ahead of the Indonesian president's visit to the Pacific

July 2, 2023

Solomon Star - July 2, 2023

Wilson Saeni, Auki – The West Papua International spokesperson for the Free West Papua Campaign has visited the Malaita Provincial capital, Auki, for the first time.

July 1, 2023

Asia Pacific Report - July 1, 2023

Yamin Kogoya – The name Vanuatu has taken on a sacred significance in Papuan liberation consciousness.

Solomon Star - July 1, 2023

In anticipation of the upcoming Melanesian Spearhead Group Leader's Summit in Vanuatu this month, there is a growing call for West Papua to be granted full membership in the organisatio

June 22, 2023

Asia Pacific Report - June 22, 2023

The pro-independence United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has welcomed Vanuatu Deputy Prime Minister Jotham Napat's comments on West Papua during this week's diplomatic vis

Radio New Zealand - June 22, 2023

Joint talks between Vanuatu and Indonesia have taken place in Jakarta with West Papua high on the agenda.

June 6, 2023

Asia Pacific Report - June 6, 2023

The self-styled provisional government of the United Liberation Movement of West Papua "with the people" of the Melanesian region have declared political support for full West Papuan me

United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Statement - June 6, 2023

We are at a historic moment for the West Papuan people.

March 18, 2023

Vanuatu Daily Post - March 18, 2023

Len Garae – Mr.

Vanuatu Daily Post - March 18, 2023

Len Garae – The highest ranking lobby team from all regions of West Papua made up of high chiefs say they and their people support United Liberation Movement of West Papua's (ULMWP) sol

March 15, 2023

Vanuatu Daily Post - March 15, 2023

Hilaire Bule – A five-man delegation from West Papua arrived are in Port Vila as part of a visit to lobby for West Papua to become full member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG).

March 5, 2023

Fiji Times - March 5, 2023

Wata Shaw – "West Papua is part of the Melanesian family, please know that you are at home."

March 3, 2023

March 1, 2023

Benar News - March 1, 2023

Stephen Wright – Indonesia has protested to Fiji's government after the prime minister of the Pacific island country met with a Papuan leader in a morale boost for the regional independ

February 24, 2023

Radio New Zealand - February 24, 2023

Kelvin Anthony – Fiji's Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka is the first Fijian leader in 16 years to hold a one-on-one meeting with the head of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua