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West Papua

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 15:39
COME AND JOIN BENNY WENDA AT AUT Benny Wenda is spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP). He is a tribal leader and founder of the UK-based Free West Papua Campaign...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 08:58
WEST PAPUA INDEPENDENCE DAY 1 December 2016 Please join us in solidarity at the memorial flag-raising at 12 noon on Thursday, 1 December, in the Pacific Media Centre, Level 10, in the Sir Paul...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 20:44
A SOCIAL WORKER AND RESEARCHER SHARES HER UPDATES: Veronica Kanem, often known by her colleagues in New Zealand as Tri, is engaged on a masters study programme in Women and Gender studies at the...
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 12:08
Monday, December 1, 2014, is the 53rd anniversary of West Papua's independence. On this day in 1961 West Papuans were granted their freedom by the Dutch colonial government – they raised...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
ANALYSIS: By Hipolitus Yolisandry Ringgi Wangge JAKARTA (University of Melbourne/Pacific Media Watch): Reports about the shooting of an indigenous Papuan by police officers early this month in...
Thursday, August 10, 2017
AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee has dismissed a call for the government to make a stand and address the ongoing...
Friday, July 28, 2017
AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/VICE NZ/Pacific Media Watch): A New Zealand media educator has criticised the lack of New Zealand mainstream media coverage on a crucial Pacific issue in a new VICE...
Monday, July 17, 2017
AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Yanto Awerkion, a West Papuan local independence leader, remains imprisoned after being arrested by Indonesian security services for collecting...
Monday, July 10, 2017
West Papuan solidarity groups have protested over reported mass arrests of Papuan activists in the Nabire regency over the past week. Tabloid Judi reported that “hundreds of KNPB [West...
Thursday, July 6, 2017
AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Final year Bachelor of Communication Studies student journalist Ashleigh McCaull at Auckland University of Technology talks to Green MP Catherine...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
By Delly Waigeno PORT MORESBY (EMTV News/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Four naturalised citizens and 138 West Papuans have become citizens of Papua New Guinea. Acting Chief Migration...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Police in Indonesia are facing allegations of torture from West Papuan independence leaders after a prominent human rights commissioner was...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
By Kendall Hutt AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Political support in New Zealand for an independent West Papua is growing after a “historic declaration” was signed...
Monday, May 8, 2017
By David Robie JAKARTA (Cafe Pacific/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Indonesian hospitality was given a rave notice last week for hosting World Press Freedom Day 2017, but it was also...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
PARIS (Asia Pacific Report/Reporters Without Borders/Pacific Media Watch). Reporters Without Borders has condemned what it calls Indonesia's "double-dealing" as the nation hosts World...