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VIDEO: Tagata Pasifika features the West Papuan struggle in Talanoa

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

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AUCKLAND (Tagata Pasifika/Pacific Media Watch): West Papua is a land rich with resources, they have the world's largest gold mine, rain forests and lots of land.

For more than 50 years the West Papuan people have been under Indonesian rule and their struggle for independence has been kept undercover until now.

Today the Tagata Pasifika programme featured a news item and panel discussion on the West Papua issue.

To talk about this on this week's Talanoa segment, Tagata Pasifika looks at the West Papuan struggle for Independence and the campaign in New Zealand by Oceania Interrupted.

The programme also chats to the director of the Pacific Media Centre, David Robie, author of the recent book Don't Spoil My Beautiful Face: Media, Mayhem and Human Rights in the Pacific, and campaigner Francesca Rex-Horoi about the issues facing West Papua.

David Robie's blog Cafe Pacific on West Papua

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What all West Papuans need - independence

First of all, thanks to Tagata Pasifika program & Oceania interrupted on the West Papua issue. I am Jonas from Papua. I am one of the representative from highland of Papua who fight for West Papua free from Indonesian annexation.
I do confirm and claim that, West Papuan people only need independent.
Thank you for all support from all pacific & melanesian brothers & sisters,


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