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What Does Papua Mean for US-Indonesia Relations?

Against a backdrop of continuing violence and instability, the United States must be prepared to take a stronger stand on Papua. Rising tensions there risk complicating critically significant U.S.-Indonesia relations ...

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Canada’s Rush for Gold

Canada may be one of the world's largest gold mining nations, but both its overseas and domestic mining activities are controversial. ...

PNG: Shifting Island Feels Cyber Seismic Shift

As it has in the rest of the world, social media and the sudden explosion of mobile phone technology is bringing about profound changes in PNG culture, and its impact on politics is only beginning to be explored and ...

PNG Government Repeals Chinese Sponsored Amendments to Environment Act

When Justice Catherine Davani handed down the only dissenting judgment regarding the Ramu Nickel case, she suggested that the Environment be protected. She stated In Louis Medang v. China Metallurgical Group Corporat ...

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An Island Divided: A story of corruption and betrayal

4 refugees escaped from West Papua following the violence against the Third Papuan People's Congress. Brutally arrested and imprisoned by Papua New Guinea police on trumped up charges of illegaly importing the fuel w ...

PNG Threatens Indonesia over Alleged Military Spying

PNG Threatens Indonesia over Alleged Military Spying

Papua New Guinea's parliament endorsed-prime minister, Peter O'Neil, has threatened to expel the Indonesian Ambassador, because of an incident in Indonesian airspace last November. ...

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Papuan Voices: The Hope of the Cendrawasih Children

Primary school children in Arso on the Indonesia-PNG border are keen to study – but teachers rarely come to the local school. The one teacher who does come is only on a short-term contract and gets paid once e ...

PNG Abuses West Papuan Refugees – Indonesia’s Proxy War Corrupts Customs

Procedural failures and financial exploitation of the vulnerable and traumatized refugees have transformed a simple misunderstanding into a major miscarriage of justice. ...

West Papuans illegally detained at PNG Border

West Papuans illegally detained at PNG Border

The father of a West Papuan musician has been detained by police at Vanimo along Papua New Guinea’s border with Indonesia. Ronny Kareni is a bass player in the Taburas band. His father Abraham Kareni and three ...

Applying the wisdom of traditional Melanesia to Modern Society

"A long time ago, our people discovered the secret of life — live well, love well, have something good for every person and die a happy death" - Bernard Narakobi ...

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West Papua – Longing for Merdeka

'Longing for Merdeka' is a video about the desire of the people of West Papua to gain independence from Indonesia. ...

Indonesia Invites PNG PM To Attend Bali Democracy Forum

The President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has invited PNG Prime Minister, Peter ONeill, to attend the Bali Democracy Forum later this year. The invitation is for Mr ONeill to attend the annual forum to pa ...

Rio Tinto accused over Bougainville genocide

A US federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit seeking to hold Rio Tinto responsible for human rights violations and thousands of deaths linked to a Bougainville copper and gold mine it once ran. ...

The Political Economy Of Healthcare in Papua New Guinea

Exciting opportunities present themselves, with the prospect of the arrival of Cuban doctors on Papua New Guinea soil. In terms of Healthcare, there has to be a shift towards Social Medicine. Communities need a great ...

Redefining perceptions of women in PNG

Perhaps Papua New Guinean women are the most under-rated strong women. Think of a typical village setting where over 80% of the country’s population resides. The women go fishing, make gardens, harvest sago, c ...

You can’t preach the moral high ground and walk in the gutter: Australia and West Papua

If Australia wants to continue being the Deputy Sheriff of the Pacific (albeit with a rusty badge), it has to dispense justice without fear or favour... ...

Australia’s gutless approach to the genocide in Papua

"It is in the interest of the Indonesian military and therefore in Australia’s commercial interests to provoke and prolong conflict in West Papua as well as other areas in the Indonesian archipelago." ...

“Road to Freedom” Conference for West Papuan Self-Determination

The “Road to Freedom” conference comes right on the heels of last week’s Joint Commission meeting between the U.S. and Indonesia, where U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterated the United ...

West Papuan refugees' Village Burnt Down in Papua New Guinea
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West Papuan refugees’ Village Burnt Down in Papua New Guinea

Shows West Papuan refugees returning to their village for the first time since it was burnt 3 weeks earlier by special operation "Sunset Merona" led by Papua New Guinea Police and Defense Force. ...

South East Asia’s Phantom Menace: Rio Tinto & Freeport-Mcmoran

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Michael Somare said, “Rio Tinto played an active role in military operations that ultimately led to a civil war in which 15,000 people died.” ...