New book on West Papua – The Road by John Martinkus
July 2, 2020
John Martinkus, a four-time Walkley-nominated investigative reporter who previously covered the massacres in East Timor, has released a new book about the ongoing struggle for freedom in West Papua.
Chemical weapons deployed. Choppers taken out. Communications repressed. Tens of thousands of people displaced. The West Papuan independence movement has reignited, and Indonesian troops are cracking down. In The Road, John Martinkus gives a gripping, up-to-date account of the province’s descent into armed conflict and suppression. Replete with vivid detail and new information, this revelatory work of journalism shows how and why a highlands road led to an uprising, and where this might all lead.