STATEMENT ON RECENT “INSTITUTIONAL RACISM” TOWARDS WEST PAPUANS August 22, 2019 PORT MORESBY The Pacific Conference of Churches, with the Papua New Guinea Council of Churches, strongly condemns the institutional racism against the indigenous people of West (Tanah) Papua that…

West Papuans continue to mobilise to protest against racism, with rallies being held today in several regencies of Papua. Large protests kicked off in the Indonesia-ruled region last week in response to harassment of Papuan students in Javanese cities. Despite…

A police spokesperson said the death came during a gunfire exchange in Wamena on Friday, which also injured an officer and a civilian. Meanwhile, two people were arrested for looting in Manokwari, the provincial capital where the parliament building was…