Take Action: ask your government to support media freedom in West Papua

August 20, 2014

The New Zealand government recently passed a motion calling for “genuine media freedom in West Papua”. Sadly, on 6th August two French journalists, Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat, who were reporting on the growing human rights crisis in the Lanny Jaya region of West Papua were arrested and are being threatened with a 5 year jail sentence and a 40,000 US dollar fine just for reporting in West Papua.

These events have sparked a new international call for media freedom in West Papua.

Please support this movement by writing to your elected representative to request your government to join New Zealand in calling on Indonesia to allow full freedom for local and international journalists to report on the political situation in West Papua.

More information and a model letter can be found by following the link on the right.