Fathin Ungku, Ernest Scheyder, Singapore/Houston – When miners at Indonesia's giant Grasberg gold and copper mine started testing positive for coronavirus early in the pandemic, the mou
Freeport & MIFEE Food Estate
October 8, 2020
September 6, 2020
Jayapura, Jubi – Freeport Indonesia workers held a protest for the second time in Mile 72 that connecting Tembagapura and Freeport mining area on Wednesday (2/9/2020) demanding the corp
August 31, 2020
A protest demanding an easing of a Covid-19 lockdown at the Grasberg gold and copper mine in Papua ended last Friday.
Timika – Operations have resumed at the world's biggest gold mine in Indonesia, the company that runs it said Saturday, after workers blocked access to the site in protest at being stop
August 28, 2020
Agustinus Beo Da Cost, Jakarta – Workers at Indonesia's Grasberg gold and copper mine on Friday ended a protest demanding an easing of a coronavirus lockdown at the mine operated by a l
August 26, 2020
Jakarta – Gold and copper miner PT Freeport Indonesia has agreed to meet the demands of its employees at the Grasberg complex in Tembagapura, Papua, after more than 1,000 workers blocke
August 24, 2020
Timika, Indonesia – More than 1,000 Indonesian workers blocked access to the world's biggest gold mine on Monday in protest at a company move to shut down visits to their families over
June 21, 2020
Freeport Indonesia, operator of Grasberg, the world's second-biggest copper mine, is on track shift to all-underground mining by 2022, its chief executive said on Sunday.
June 5, 2020
Evarukdijati, Sri Haryati, Jayapura, Papua – Papua's Law Enforcement Task Force arrested TW, a member of a criminal armed group that attacked PT Freeport employees in Kuala Kencana tha
May 18, 2020
Fathin Ungku and Wilda Asmarini, Singapore – Freeport-McMoRan Inc's Indonesian unit said it will operate the giant Grasberg mine with a "skeletal team" after a rise in coronavirus infe
May 13, 2020
The mining company PT Freeport Indonesia has increased efforts to test for, and treat people with Covid-19, in Papua.
May 12, 2020
Pacific Media Watch – The regent of Mimika in Papua has urged President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to temporarily close a mine in the regency owned by gold and copper miner PT Freeport Indon
May 10, 2020
Jakarta – The regent of Mimika in Papua has urged President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to temporarily close a mine in the regency owned by gold and copper miner PT Freeport Indonesia as the
May 8, 2020
Antara, Timika – The Mimika Legislative Council (DPRD), Papua province, wrote to President Joko Widodo or Jokowi in Jakarta, suggesting a temporary closure of PT Freeport Indonesia in
May 7, 2020
Jakarta – The Mining Advocacy Network (Jatam) is urging President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to temporarily halt operations by mining companies around the country which they believe are negl
April 8, 2020
Johnny Blades – An Indonesian human rights expert has called for New Zealand police help after a deadly attack on mine company staff in West Papua.
April 7, 2020
Apriza Pinandita, Jakarta – Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for an independent investigation into the recent murder of a New Zealander Freeport employee by members of an armed grou
April 1, 2020
Laurens Ikinia – A sad story has taken place again in the PT Freeport Indonesia gold and copper mine area near Timika in West Papua on Monday with one New Zealander shot dead and two o
John McBeth, Jakarta – With most Indonesians preoccupied with a coronavirus outbreak, security officials were caught off guard when at least three gunmen penetrated the US-based Freepo
March 30, 2020
Victor Mambor, Jayapura – A foreign employee of gold and copper mining company PT Freeport Indonesia was shot dead on Monday by gunmen in Timika, the capital city of Mimika regency in
March 10, 2020
As the world faces the coronavirus crisis, my people face a renewed humanitarian crisis in West Papua.
March 8, 2020
Jakarta – As many as 790 people have fled their homes in mountainous areas around the Freeport mining site to take refuge at the Tembagapura Police headquarter in Timika, Papua, on Fri
March 6, 2020
Employees at the Freeport mine in West Papua have been warned about heightened security risks in the area.
December 27, 2019
Hendartyo Hanggi, Jakarta – The Indonesian Military or TNI and PT Freeport Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the security of the mining giant in Timika, Papua.
September 13, 2019
Norman Harsono, Jakarta – The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry decided this month to increase mining company Freeport Indonesia's copper concentrate export quota to 700,000 wet me