Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) has revealed that scores out of the 23 organisations referred to by the government as armed criminal groups (KKB) in Papua wa
Peace Talks & Dialogue with Jakarta
December 2, 2021
December 1, 2021
David Robie – Pressure is mounting on Indonesia to back off its brutal and unsuccessful military strategy in trying to crush West Papuan resistance to its flawed rule in "the land of Pa
November 26, 2021
Jakarta – The Papua Council of Churches says that the Indonesian government is still choosing the path of violence in dealing with the armed conflict in Papua.
November 17, 2021
One hundred and ninety-four Catholic leaders from across West Papua have called for an end to military operations in the Indonesian-ruled region.
Benny Mawel, Jayapura – The West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Organization (TPNPB-OPM) has said it will not call a truce nor engage in a dialogue with the Indonesian govern
November 15, 2021
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Commander of the Cendrawasih Regional Military Command Maj. Gen.
November 9, 2021
Putu IS, Rahmad Nasution, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has urged General Andika Perkasa, the newly-approved Military Commander (TNI), t
November 1, 2021
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – More than 30 priests in Indonesia's Papua province have called for a ceasefire between security forces and separatist rebels amid ongoing clashes that have force
June 16, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) researcher Hussein Ahmad is calling on the government to withdraw all non-organic Indonesian military (TNI) troops who originate from
June 15, 2021
Jakarta – West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Organisation (TPNPB-OPM) spokesperson Sebby Sambon has welcomed a directive by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to resolve the Pap
May 29, 2021
Jakarta – West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Organisation (TPNPB-OPM) spokesperson Sebby Sambom says they are not prepared to hold a dialogue with or pursue diplomacy with t
May 27, 2021
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Churches in Papua have offered to mediate talks between the Indonesian government and separatist groups in a bid to ease tensions in the restive region.
May 7, 2021
Vatican News staff reporter – The Church in the province of Papua in Indonesia is calling on military leaders and rebel groups to declare a truce to avoid the risk of escalation of viol
May 1, 2021
Dili – Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta has urged Indonesia's government to hold talks with the Papuan independence movement to help end a decades-long insurgency in the coun
April 27, 2021
Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – Setara Institute for Peace and Democracy human rights and security sector researcher Ikhsan Yosarie is urging the government to use a soft approach in dealing
December 11, 2020
Johnny Blades – Catholic priests in West Papua have appealed for reconciliation and dialogue to address ongoing armed violence in their region.
December 4, 2020
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – The chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), Benny Wenda, said he is ready to discuss with President Joko Jokowi Widodo over Papua and
December 3, 2020
Following the announcement of the Provisional Government of West Papua on Tuesday, the new interim President, Benny Wenda, has said he is ready to sit down with President Jowoki and dis
November 15, 2020
Antara, Jakarta – General Chairman of the Indonesian Mosques Council (DMI) and former VP Jusuf Kalla has hinted that he is ready to mediate a dialogue between the central government and
March 28, 2020
Jakarta – The security and welfare approach have failed to resolve the conflict in Papua. The president needs to establish a special team to bring about dialog.
November 30, 2019
Papua (Antara) – Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law, and Security Mahfud Md holds a dialogue with several Papuan figures in North Jayapura District, City of Jayapura, Saturday, No
November 11, 2019
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The National Police (Polri) announced they would put forth dialogue with Papua's religious and public figures ahead of the Free Papua Movement (OPM) anniversary
October 29, 2019
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Director executive of Lokataru Foundation Mufti Makarim opined that the government was still focusing on implementing the economic and infrastructure-based appr
October 14, 2019
Jakarta – United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) chairman Benny Wenda has called on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to make good on his claim that he is willing to meet with
October 3, 2019
Johnny Blades – The West Papuan pro-independence movement is insisting that genuine talks with Indonesia's government must address self-determination.
October 1, 2019
Tom Allard, Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo has opened the door to holding talks with separatists in the restive easternmost region of Papua, a departure from the stance of
Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has told media he is prepared to meet West Papuan pro-independence groups to discuss problems in Papua.
September 30, 2019
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo says that he doesn't have any problems will a proposal that he meet with pro-referendum Papuan figures, including those in the United Liberatio
September 25, 2019
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Politics, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto refused to establish a formal meeting with the United Liberation Movement for West Papua
September 24, 2019
Ahmad Faiz Ibnu Sani, Jakarta – Dozens of Papua and West Papua Legislative Council (DPRD) members met with presidential chief of staff Moeldoko in discussing the current situation and
September 14, 2019
Jakarta – Around 20 Papuan students from the Javanese cities of Bandung, Malang and Yogyakarta have met with the family of former president Abdurrahman "Gus Dur" Wahid to discuss the c
September 13, 2019
Wahyu Setiawan, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that the meeting between President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and scores of Papuan figures
September 10, 2019
Hans Arnold Kapisa, Jakarta – West Papuan human rights activist and Manokwari Legal Aid Assessment, Research and Development Institute (LP3BH) Director Yan Christian Warinussy is criti
September 5, 2019
Valda Kustarini and Adi Ahdiat, Jakarta – The Papua representative office of the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) is urging the government to deal with the Papua conflict
Friski Riana, Jakarta – Legal and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly has responded to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet's call for dialogue between t
The Indonesian government has been facing the ultimate litmus test to placate public outrage rife among members of the native Papuan community in the provinces of Papua and West Papua
Fikri Arigi, Jakarta – Vice President-elect Ma'ruf Amin mentioned his willingness to visit Papua together with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in order to curb the heightening tension i
September 4, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) had lunch with the winners of the "Gapura Cinta Negeri" (Country Love Gate) Festival, who came from Nduga and Yapen Islands Districts,
August 28, 2019
Biak, Papua – Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander Air Chief Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto and National Police Chief Gen.
April 26, 2019
Richard Chauvel – Father Neles Tebay, who died of cancer in Jakarta on 14 April, was a champion of peace in Papua.
February 21, 2019
The Free West Papua Movement, or OPM, has called on the international community to mediate negotiations with Indonesia's government to end conflict in Papua region.
January 7, 2019
Oki Raimundos, Dili – Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta has urged Indonesia's government to hold talks with the Papuan independence movement to help end a decades-long insurg
September 5, 2017
There are signs of a significant peace dialogue opening up between Indonesia's government and West Papuans.
March 15, 2016
Jakarta – The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) has suggested that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo appoint a special envoy to prepare a dialogue aimed at pursuing peace in the easternmost regi
January 27, 2016
Victor Mambor, Jayapura, Jubi – Papuans want dialogue between with Jakarta and this has been constantly echoed in recent years, but there has been no response from Jakarta.
January 12, 2016
Victor Mambor, Jayapura, Jubi – Vanuatu based West Papua National Coalition for Liberation Acting Chairman Andy Ayamiseba has welcomed the latest initiative by the President of the Republic of Indo
January 5, 2016
Ina Parlina, Jakarta – The government said on Monday that it would prioritize a soft approach in addressing separatism, including by engaging in negotiation and dialogue, as well as the possibility
December 30, 2015
Jakarta – The Papua Police have set up a joint team comprising police and military personnel to pursue perpetrators of an armed attack that killed three police officers at the Sinak Pol
Nethy Dharma Somba, Jayapura – Papua Governor Lukas Enembe is expecting the Indonesian Military (TNI) and National Police to capture the perpetrators who shot and killed three police of
December 17, 2015
Jakarta – The local theater company Teater Koma staged a politically charged performance of "Cahaya dari Papua" ("Light from Papua") at Galeri Indonesia Kaya last Saturday.