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…
October 8, 2015
Today in West Papua, several West Papuan monks were reportedly arrested and beaten by the Indonesian police for peacefully demonstrating against the killing of youths and children. A local journalist was also attacked by the Indonesian police.
September 8, 2015
Join the Walk For Freedom, for all West Papuan wantoks! Today at 4:00pm there will be a Free West Papua march in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea starting at Ela Beach and on to Jack Pidik! For more information, please see the poster and take a listen to this…
September 4, 2015
Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda speaking at the Oslo Freedom Forum Once again, West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda’s Papua New Guinea visa application has been rejected and he has been left unable to travel to Papua New Guinea. This…
June 24, 2015
The only legitimate representatives of West Papua are the West Papuans themselves. For too long, provincial “governors” imposed by Jakarta have engaged in iron fist administration, and not in the interests of the people they purport to represent.
May 28, 2015
Media advisory – for immediate release Dozens arrested and many injured as police crackdown on protesters in West Papua 28 May 2015 28 May 2015 – At least 81 people have been arrested in West Papua by Indonesian authorities at a number of protest rallies. Reports of beatings and mistreatment…
May 11, 2015
The Free West Papua Campaign (FWPC) welcomes news that journalists may now be able to visit West Papua. During his second visit to West Papua, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said visa restrictions are to be lifted. The announcement comes just days after a global day of action ‘for journalist access’…
May 1, 2015
On Wednesday 29th of April there were 20 demonstrations in 10 countries worldwide, calling for journalists to be allowed into West Papua and an end to Indonesia’s media blackout of the country.
March 2, 2015
A message to the people of West Papua from the band of South Africa’s late reggae star, Lucky Dube after meeting with Free West Papua Campaign founder and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Benny Wenda. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLVJ-t5UFDM The band, known as One People told the people of West Papua: Band member Phuma…