December 24, 2016
The Free West Papua Campaign would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It’s been an incredible year for West Papua with so much momentum and support increasing from around the world.
May 22, 2016
On 3rd May an historic meeting took place in Westminster where political leaders from around the world signed a declaration calling for an internationally supervised vote on independence in West Papua. The meeting gained press coverage around the world and momentum for the new declaration continues to grow.
May 20, 2016
Life in West Papua is very hard. We do not enjoy the freedoms that people in many democratic countries get to experience. We cannot raise our national flag without risking imprisonment. We cannot express our political opinions without risking being found guilty of treason. We cannot hold peaceful protests without
January 19, 2016
Reporters sans frontières/Reporters Without Borders has slammed the Indonesian government for rejecting the visa of another foreign journalist after they made a documentary about West Papua. For decades, the Indonesian government has systematically banned, barred ans restricted all foreign journalists from visiting occupied West Papua.
December 13, 2015
URGENT NEWS FROM OCCUPIED WEST PAPUA According to CNN, the Indonesian government has ordered all International NGO offices to close operations and leave West Papua by the end of 2015. They apparently received these instructions from the state earlier this month. This is a familiar story in West Papua as…
December 3, 2015
On Tuesday 1st December, West Papuans were commemorating their national day and 54 years to the day since the West Papuan flag was first raised in 1961. In response to flag raisings and demonstrations all over West Papua and Indonesia, the Indonesian authorities brutally cracked down on all such activities.
November 13, 2015
Cartoonist’s depiction of Indonesian government restrictions on media freedom and rights monitoring in Papua. Source: Toni Malakian for Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch have released an extensive and damning report into the state of media freedom in West Papua. Titled “Something to Hide? Indonesia’s Restrictions…