April 25, 2018
On May 1st-4th is World Press Freedom Day in Accra, Ghana. 1st May will also mark exactly 55 years to the day that Indonesia first occupied West Papua on 1st May 1963 and began the genocide of the West Papuan people. West Papuans call this “The Day of Terror”. On
April 7, 2018
In the ongoing Indonesian military operations in the Tembagapura district of West Papua, at least 1 West Papuan civilian has been killed and several others have been wounded by Indonesian soldiers.
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.
January 30, 2018
On 26th January, the Malaysian Socialist Party submitted a memorandum to a United Nations representative in Kuala Lumpur, calling on the UN to support West Papuan self-determination and to recognize the historic West Papuan People’s Petition, signed by over 1.8 million people. The memorandum was endorsed by a total of…
January 19, 2018
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE Launching our first big music event for 2018, Rockin’ For West Papua comes to London’s “The Dublin Castle”. Show your solidarity for West Papua by coming to the Rockin’ for West Papua Peace Concert, an important fundraising gig raising awareness and support for West Papua.
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 24, 2017
This article was originally published on the Asia Pacific Report and can be read here The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has condemned a brutal attack against journalist Saldi Hermanto in Timika, Papua, and called for a campaign of letter protests. Journalist Saldi Hermanto … attacked…
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…
August 2, 2017
TODAY, 2nd August marks the 48 year anniversary of the “Act on NO Choice” in West Papua, where 1,026 people (less than 0.2% of the population) were threatened & forced to ‘declare’ that they wished to remain with Indonesia, and the people and lands were handed over to President Suharto’s…
July 18, 2017
On a tropical island in the South Pacific, tens of thousands of people are gathering to write down their names and details. In secret locations, they are meeting at beaches and in the jungle to hold banners showing their support for a group of swimmers in Geneva. They appeal to…