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Independence & Self-Determination

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October 21, 2020

Radio New Zealand - October 21, 2020

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua says it is adopting a provisional constitution for a democratic state.

October 16, 2020

The Interpreter - October 16, 2020

Dan McGarry – During Covid, the independence campaign could have been forgotten. But a new generation of activists is forging ahead.

September 29, 2020

The Guardian - September 29, 2020

Ben Doherty – Unrest has flared in the restive Indonesian region of Papua with police firing shots during a protest by hundreds of university students in the provincial capital, Jayapur

September 17, 2020

Future Directions - September 17, 2020

By Jarryd de Haan

July 3, 2020

Asia Pacific Report - July 3, 2020

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk – A Papuan church leader and advocate for social justice has penned an open letter to the Indonesian government calling for justice and an end to racism t

June 19, 2020

Morning Star - June 19, 2020

Leader of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua Benny Wenda called for ordinary Indonesians to be "the voice of the voiceless" as he urged vigilance in the continued struggle f

May 12, 2020

ABC Foreign Correspondent - May 12, 2020

Sally Sara, Anne Worthington and Victor Mambor – In the highlands of Papua, in easternmost Indonesia, villagers are returning to the burnt-out remains of their abandoned homes.

May 1, 2020

Lowy Institute - May 1, 2020

West Papuans continue to fight for independence with the support of many Pacific nations.

April 29, 2020

CQFD - April 29, 2020

Nicolas Marvey & Babon Hitam – On December 16, 2009, the Indonesian armed forces murdered the independence leader Kelly Kwalik, accused of sabotage, treason, kidnapping and assassi

March 18, 2020

United Liberation Movement for West Papua Statement - March 18, 2020

As I stated last week, the people of West Papua face a new double crisis: a humanitarian crisis caused by Indonesian military operations, and a medical crisis caused by coronavirus.

December 17, 2019

CNN Indonesia - December 17, 2019

Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD says that Indonesia is entitled to take any and all measures to hold on to Papua.

December 1, 2019

Kompas.com - December 1, 2019

Rahmat Rahman Patty, Ambon – A protest action by scores of Papuan students calling themselves the Struggle Committee for Democracy and Human Rights in front of the World Peace Gong in

Tempo - December 1, 2019

Shinta Maharani, Yogyakarta – Around 100 students from the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) along with various other organisations held a protest action demanding a referendum for West Pa

October 7, 2019

Inside Story - October 7, 2019

Nic Maclellan – When Vanuatu's prime minister, Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, stood before the UN General Assembly last week, he would have known how Indonesia was likely to react to his w

September 15, 2019

Malaysia Kini - September 15, 2019

Indonesia has told the United Nations that it has no intention of giving in to the demands of protesters for a referendum to be held in its troubled province of West Papua.

September 11, 2019

September 9, 2019

Jakarta Post - September 9, 2019

Dian Septiari, Jakarta – The recent unrest and rioting in Indonesia's easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua have sparked renewed debate on whether Papuans deserve the right to

September 6, 2019

Agence France Presse - September 6, 2019

The exiled leader of Papua's independence movement has called for "a free and democratic referendum" backed by the UN, and warned over a possible bloodbath after weeks of deadly unrest

Radio New Zealand - September 6, 2019

Johnny Blades – Facing international pressure over major unrest in Papua region, Indonesia's government has pointed blame at West Papuan independence groups.

September 4, 2019

Tempo - September 4, 2019

Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Politics, Legal, and Security Affairs, Wiranto, asserted that the raising of Bintang Kejora or the morning star flag in Indonesia is f

September 3, 2019

SBS News - September 3, 2019

Virginia Langeberg and Maani Truu – The exiled West Papuan independence leader has called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to condemn Indonesia's recent crackdown on pro-independence p

September 2, 2019

Tempo - September 2, 2019

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The leader of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Benny Wenda, slammed the approaches taken by the country's elites to Papua, including President Joko

August 31, 2019

CNN Indonesia - August 31, 2019

Jakarta – West Papua National Committee (KNPB) spokesperson Victor Yeimo says that they are calling for a national strike throughout the territory claimed to be West Papua to demand a

August 30, 2019

CNN Indonesia - August 30, 2019

Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Wiranto says that the government is open to dialogue with all parties to improve the situation in Papua, but it

Asia Pacific Report - August 30, 2019

Pacific Media Watch – Papuan demands for a referendum on self-determination have erupted more strongly amid fears of civilian casualties in the Melanesian provinces of Papua and West P