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  • Special envoy hopes for positive outcome on West Papua

    Special envoy hopes for positive outcome on West Papua

    Newly appointed Solomon Islands Special Envoy on West Papua, Matthew Cooper Wale says he is hopeful for a positive outcome after a leader’s retreat today in Port Moresby. The retreat is part of the 46th Pacific Islands Forum Meeting held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. SIBC’s Gina Maka’a reports Mr. Wale made the comments […]

  • Trailer 'Freedom Fighters' (New documentary)

    Trailer 'Freedom Fighters' (New documentary)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXNHjSVyMPg Trailer for the up and coming "Freedom Fighters" documentary, following the Sport for Free West Papua movement in Papua New Guinea. We are very excited about this documentary which will feature World Champion Kickboxer Rickson Yamo as well as PNG Rugby League team West Papua Warriors. Massive thanks to Valilio Films Productions for this […]

  • West Papua special envoy criticises Indonesia

    West Papua special envoy criticises Indonesia

    Solomon Islands is determined to keep West Papua on the regional and global agenda in the next few years because of the struggles of the people for self-determination and gross violation of human rights abuses’ in the Indonesian province. Since the admission of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) as an observer to […]

  • A new hopeful chapter in West Papua’s 50-year freedom struggle

    A new hopeful chapter in West Papua’s 50-year freedom struggle

    A new article extensively covering the success of West Papua joining the Melanesian Spearhead Group earlier this year has been published in wagingnonviolence.org You can read the full article, "A new hopeful chapter in West Papua’s 50-year freedom struggle" here "A new hopeful chapter in West Papua’s 50-year freedom struggle" is an edited excerpt from the […]

  • Vanuatu president hopes for united stand with Fiji on Papua

    Vanuatu president hopes for united stand with Fiji on Papua

    Vanuatu's president Baldwin Lonsdale says it is the country's hope that Vanuatu and Fiji will eventually unite to address the issue of West Papua. The Vanuatu Daily Post reports Mr Lonsdale made the comments as he welcomed Fiji's newly appointed High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Esala Teleni. Vanuatu President, Baldwin Lonsdale. Photo: AFP He says Vanuatu has […]

  • President Lonsdale talks West Papua with Fiji

    President Lonsdale talks West Papua with Fiji

    Head of State,president Baldwin Lonsdale says it is the country’s hope that one day Vanuatu and Fiji will unite to address the issue of West Papua. As he welcomed the newly appointed High Commissioner of Fiji to Vanuatu, Esala Teleni,last week President Lonsdale pointed out that having such a bigger partner in the Pacific Region has […]

  • West Papua's Octo Mote lobbies for Pacific fact-finding mission (PMC)

    West Papua's Octo Mote lobbies for Pacific fact-finding mission (PMC)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDRrYkDYd3Y AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): The Pacific Island Forum (PIF) leaders meeting in Papua New Guinea is a few weeks away and the secretary-general for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), Octovianus Mote, is in New Zealand to lobby the government to support human rights. West Papua is now on the agenda at […]

  • Sig to appoint special envoy on West Papua, admission to PIFS

    Sig to appoint special envoy on West Papua, admission to PIFS

    SOLOMON ISLANDS Government will appoint a Special Envoy on West Papua and seek West Papua’s admission to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare revealed this when the Secretary General of the United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP), Octovanius Mote met with him at the Prime Minister’s Office last Friday. Mr […]

  • Profile PNG: West Papua

    Profile PNG: West Papua

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ieo3Uvo2koA I recently interviewed Benny Wenda, West Papua’s Independence leader, and am really proud that Profile PNG was able to dedicate an entire show to his struggle to win recognition – and ultimately the right to self-determination – for his people. The West Papua conflict – between the Indonesian Government and indigenous populations of West […]

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  • Global Petition and Swim for West Papua Launched in Westminster

    January 25, 2017 On 24th January 2017 the Free West Papua Campaign took another significant step in supporting West Papuans in their journey towards freedom: the official launch of the Global Petition for an Internationally Supervised Vote at the Palace of Westminster. The ground-breaking petition is addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António […]

  • West Papua: UN must supervise vote on independence, says coalition

    Exclusive: Independence leader Benny Wenda joins parliamentarians, lawyers and humanitarians demanding UN supports referendum on territory’s fate : Source Indonesia gained complete control of West Papua through a UN-sanctioned but discredited ballot in 1969. Photograph: Charles Dharapak/AP The United Nations must pass a resolution for an internationally supervised vote for independence in West Papua, global […]

  • Jeremy Corbyn on West Papua: UK Labour leader calls for independence vote

    Opposition leader says human rights and justice should be ‘cornerstone’ of UK Labour party’s foreign policy : Source Jeremy Corbyn, who is a cofounder of the International Parliamentarians for West Papua, described the gathering as ‘historic’. Photograph: LNP/REX/Shutterstock Jeremy Corbyn has drawn attention to the plight of West Papuans, saying the recognition of human rights […]

  • Benny Wenda addresses and thanks Oxford City Council for their support

    Benny Wenda addresses and thanks Oxford City Council for their support

    Yesterday, West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda addressed the entire Oxford City Council in the United Kingdom and thanked them for the tremendous support Oxford continues to show for West Papua’s freedom. He said, “We West Papuans feel that this Campaign is very safe in the hands of the people of Oxford. From this city […]

  • NZ students protest over Papua violence

    NZ students protest over Papua violence

    Dozens of students marched on the Indonesian Embassy in the New Zealand capital, Wellington, today to protest over continuing violence from the security forces in West Papua. The students, many of them from Melanesian countries, had walked from Victoria University and were joined by several MPs, including the Green Party's Catherine Delahunty. She says it […]

  • Churches criticise Indonesia's Papua record

    Churches criticise Indonesia's Papua record

    Pacific churches say Indonesia must seriously address human rights abuses and extra-judicial killings in Papua. The call by the Pacific Conference of Churches comes after the killing of a student in Timika and Indonesia's denials at the UN General Assembly of human rights abuses in the territory it annexed in 1961. Photo: RNZI The organisation's general […]

  • Maire Leadbeater: A glimmer of hope for West Papua?

    Maire Leadbeater: A glimmer of hope for West Papua?

    It is frustrating that serious human rights abuses in Indonesian-controlled West Papua continue to fly below the radar. This year there has been some good news but it is also going largely unremarked. This is equally frustrating, especially as the positive developments all stem from initiatives taken by courageous Papuans themselves or by our neighbours […]

  • Native Affairs – Inside West Papua – Part 1

    Native Affairs – Inside West Papua – Part 1

    It's the first time in 50 years, a New Zealand television crew has been allowed into the province.  Here is part one of their special report.  A warning some of the images in this report you may find disturbing. watch video report: https://www.maoritelevision.com/news/politics/native-affairs--inside-west-papua--part-1

  • PNG Governor dismisses Indonesia's West Papua stance

    PNG Governor dismisses Indonesia's West Papua stance

    Indonesia's warning to the Pacific Islands Forum not to discuss the West Papua issue is to be expected, but should not be accepted. That's according to Gary Juffa, Governor of PNG's Oro Province and a fierce supporter of independence for the Indonesian half of New Guinea island. Indonesia's vice-minister for Foreign Affairs, A M Fachir […]

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