Febriana Firdaus – The people of West Papua have suffered decades of oppression and discrimination at the hands of the Indonesian state.
Ethnic and Racial Discrimination
July 8, 2020
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
An Indonesian government official has characterised recent racism against West Papuans as an isolated pattern.
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
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
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
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).
February 3, 2020
Benny Mawel, Jayapura – During a meeting about the fate of Papuan migrant students after last year's racial abuse incidents in East Java, the Papuan People's Assembly (MRP) asked Jembe
January 31, 2020
Surabaya – One of the Papuan students in the East Java provincial capital of Surabaya who was the target of racist abuse last year believes that the five month jail sentence handed dow
January 24, 2020
Wahyoe Boediwardhana, Surabaya – The head and all the staffers of community unit (RW) 03 at Bangkingan village in Surabaya, East Java made a public apology on Tuesday after issuing a c
January 21, 2020
An unapologetically racist community tax policy in Surabaya, East Java is triggering outrage in Indonesia due to its disturbingly discriminatory nature.
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – A comic strip posted on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's Twitter account that conveys the message of looking past appearances and instead judging people b
January 17, 2020
The Jakarta Metro Police are questioning the leader of a hardline organization over a banner put up in East Jakarta that was disturbingly both racist and bigoted.
September 20, 2019
Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Papuan students studying in Jakarta have urged their fellow Papuans to return to their places of study across Indonesia, claiming that the government guarante
September 18, 2019
Over 2000 West Papuan university students have returned home from Indonesian cities since last month over safety fears.
September 10, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – Some 700 native Papuan students studying at various universities outside Papua Province have returned home in the aftermath of the Surabaya incident although they ha