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…
April 30, 2017
In a recent interview for the New Internationalist magazine in their fantastic new issue all about West Papua, Benny Wenda spoke out about the reality of press freedom in West Papua
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 21, 2017
Dear friends of West Papua, We are inviting YOU to join in solidarity with the people of West Papua as we create a global alert for West Papua from May 1st to May 3rd. 1st May will mark exactly 54 years to the day that Indonesia first occupied West Papua.
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…
March 20, 2017
The Indonesian government has deported and banned Jean Frank Pierre, 45, and Basille Marie Longhamp, 42, from West Papua after they entered West Papua “on a tourist visa”. http://asiapacificreport.nz/…/two-french-journalists-depor…/ The two French journalists that were deported are Franck Jean Pierre Escudie and Basille Marie Longghampr. Based on the results…
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.