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Independence & Self-Determination

October 7, 2019

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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

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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

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Jakarta Post - September 11, 2019

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September 9, 2019

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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

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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.

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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

September 4, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

News ›› West Papua ›› Independence & Self-Determination
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

August 29, 2019

News ›› East Timor ›› Independence & Self-Determination
ABC News - August 29, 2019

Anthony Stewart and Erwin Renaldi – Kuon Nhen Lay had just joined the resistance movement against Indonesia's invasion of Timor-Leste in December 1975, when his wife went into labour t

August 28, 2019

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Jakarta Post - August 28, 2019

Donny Fernando, Jakarta – The demands by Papuans for a referendum on self-determination spread to Jakarta on Wednesday, amid reports of civilian fatalities in Papua.

News ›› West Papua ›› Independence & Self-Determination
Radio New Zealand - August 28, 2019

The Governor of Papua says the Indonesian president is willing to discuss Papuan demands for an independence referendum.

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CNN Indonesia - August 28, 2019

Jakarta – Scores of Papuan students have again flown the Morning Star flag during a protest action demanding a referendum for Papua in front of the State Palace in Jakarta on Wednesday

August 27, 2019

News ›› East Timor ›› Independence & Self-Determination
The Conversation - August 27, 2019

Sara Niner – On August 30, Timor-Leste will celebrate the referendum that gave it independence from Indonesia.

News ›› West Papua ›› Independence & Self-Determination
Reuters - August 27, 2019

Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo is willing to meet Papua and West Papua leaders to discuss their independence referendum demands, Papua Governor Lukas Enembe said.

News ›› West Papua ›› Independence & Self-Determination
Asia Pacific Report - August 27, 2019

Pacific Media Watch – A senior Jakarta Post managing editor has predicted it is possible that West Papua may face a self-determination vote following the Timor-Leste example and this c

August 26, 2019

Statements ›› West Papua ›› Independence & Self-Determination
United Liberation Movement for West Papua Press Release - August 26, 2019

Tens of thousands of West Papuans are taking to the streets this week in a 'second wave' of the West Papua Uprising, following mass demonstrations against Indonesian rule last week.

News ›› West Papua ›› Independence & Self-Determination
Channel News Asia - August 26, 2019

Jakarta – Thousands of Papuans staged another series of rallies on Monday (Aug 26) in several towns of Indonesia's easternmost region, after protests that erupted last week over percei

August 22, 2019

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CNN Indonesia - August 22, 2019

Jakarta – The Morning Star flag was flown by more than 100 Papuan protesters from the Student Alliance Against Racism, Capitalism, Colonialism and Militarism during a rally in front of

August 20, 2019

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Pikiran Rakyat - August 20, 2019

Muhammad Irfan, Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Coordinator Yati Andriani is calling on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to learn from Indonesi

July 25, 2019

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The Diplomat - July 25, 2019

Olivia Tasevski – This year marks 50 years since West Papua was officially incorporated into Indonesia via 1969's ironically named Act of Free Choice, whereby less than 1 percent of Pa

May 1, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Independence & Self-Determination
Freedom Socialist Party - May 2019

Earlier this year the United Liberation Movement for West Papua served a petition on the UN High Commission for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, demanding a fresh independence vote for