January 22, 2019
Over the past month, thousands of indigenous West Papuans have been displaced after fleeing air strikes, hiding in the highland jungle without food, water, or access to health-care or shelter. According to recent local reports a mother, and her child and three other children have died due to starvation. The Indonesian army has sealed off […]
November 26, 2018
We routinely receive disturbing reports of violence and arrests happening in West Papua. Because there is a lack of media presence on the ground inside West Papua, campaigns like ours are often the first point of contact for the people of West Papua to tell the outside world about human…
February 3, 2018
Today 3rd February 2018, the Indonesian military threw BBC journalist and her film crew from West Papua after covering the ongoing health crisis in the Asmat region of the country.
World’s eyes on Indonesia as Political Prisoner Yanto Awerkion is tried for ‘Treason’ over Support For West Papua Independence Petition – 9th January 2018
January 3, 2018
World’s eyes on Indonesia as Political Prisoner Yanto Awerkion is tried for Treason Over Support For West Papua Independence Petition – 9th January 2018 Video of Yanko Version 1 (with subtitles) www.x Version 2 (without subtitles) www.x LONDON – The world’s eyes are on Indonesia on 9th January 2018 as…
November 23, 2017
We have received reports that on 19th November, West Papuan man named Izak was brutally tortured by the Indonesian military and thrown into a police cell where he soon died from his injuries.
Indonesian journalist faces up to 4 years in prison for comparing plight of Rohingya to plight of West Papuans
September 14, 2017
Indonesian veteran journalist and documentary filmmaker Dandhy Dwi Laksono is under criminal investigation by the Indonesian police for a Facebook post comparing the plight of the Rohingya people in Myanmar to the plight of the people of West Papua. According to Global Voices, Dandhy Dwi Laksono wrote that that ‘if Myanmar’s government is…
April 24, 2017
More urgent news from West Papua According to local reports and eyewitnesses, on 20th April West Papuan man Ulis Torot was shot by the Indonesian police in Aifat, Sorong, near the famous Raja Ampat Islands in West Papua. According to TabloidJubi, Ulis Torot was shot after an argument with…
April 21, 2017
From May 1st to May 3rd there will be a Global Action for West Papua as demonstrations take place across the world, calling for full Press Freedom in West Papua. We are calling on YOU to join us in shining light on the media blackout in West Papua. Day of…
April 12, 2017
Overview 2017 is currently progressing as another dismal year for media access in West Papua as the false promise of Indonesian President Joko Widodo in 2015 to allow foreign journalist’s access to West Papua has fallen further into disregard.
Reporters Without Borders calls upon Indonesian President to allow journalists to work in West Papua
April 5, 2017
From Radio New Zealand. The international media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders, has called on the Indonesian President Joko Widodo to keep his election promise to allow local and international journalists to operate in West Papua without obstruction or surveillance. Tabloid Jubi reported this call came after the expulsion of French…