Papua New Guinea has committed to integrating Papuans who fled across the border from Indonesia. The PNG foreign minister, Rimbink Pato, says West Papuan refugees will be issued a PNG passport or certificate of identity. Mr Pato says the process…

The National Committee for West Papua, the KNPB, is saying that another seven of its activists were captured by the Indonesian military on Friday. This follows the arrest of six KNPB activists on Thursday, who were detained in the provincial…

RadioNZ – Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders say they want to take a more proactive approach alongside Indonesia to help address the development needs of West Papuans. The leaders have just concluded their summit in Port Moresby where issues regarding the…

WATI TALEBULA, Suva, FIJI Sun The Methodist Church in Fiji wore special ribbons as a sign of their solidarity for West Papua yesterday. The church’s Secretary for Communication and Overseas Mission Reverend James Bhagwan said the red and black ribbons were…

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, is in Indonesia to lead the official visit of the MSG Foreign Ministers’ Meeting at the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia. The visit was mandated…

West Papuan Revolution Army raised morning star flag before shoot-out ahead of legislative elections, say reports West Papuan independence fighters did a “war dance”, raised the banned morning star flag and shot at Indonesian security personnel near the border with Papua…

West Papuan Revolution Army raised morning star flag before shoot-out ahead of legislative elections, say reports West Papuan independence fighters did a “war dance”, raised the banned morning star flag and shot at Indonesian security personnel near the border with Papua…
Vanuatu PM blasts Indonesian human rights violations in West Papua

UNITED NATIONS (UN Web / Pacific Media Watch): Vanuatu Prime Minister Moana Carcasses Kalosil has condemned the international community’s “neglect” of the voices of the Papuan people in protest over the repression by Indonesia for four decades. Addressing the United…

The suspicious death of a rebel leader is the latest in a long line of alleged human rights abuses. By Gemima Harvey The people of West Papua have been calling for self-determination for half a century – a struggle for liberation…