Locals under threat from armed groups in Papua

Source: Jakarta Post | Friday, September 16 2016 Security is still a major concern in the country’s easternmost region with many civilian groups and security officers participating in fatal shootings. The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) said on Thursday that so long as criminals in Puncak Jaya, Puncak and Lanny Jaya possessed guns, security in…

Free West Papua Movement vs Progressive Developments in Papua

The following article is taken from Antara News by Ahmad Sabir*) originally published in April 2016. The writer illustrates the competing narratives between separatist Free West Papua Movement and Indonesia’s democratic progressive developments. In one side, Free West Papua gives empty hope and zero effort in helping West Papuan to improve their social and economic conditions.…

EU supports Papua`s community-based economy

Jayapura (ANTARA News) – The Embassy of the European Union (EU) is supporting competitive and environmentally friendly community-based economic growth by providing adequate infrastructure in Jayapura. EU Ambassador Vincent Guerend stated in Jayapura on Monday that the activities undertaken by the Participatory Monitoring by civil society of Land-use planning for Emission Development strategies (ParciMon) program…