People have fought against repression in Papua through many avenues.
New research investigates how music helps healing from trauma and dealing with violence and repression in Papua and West Papua.
Members of Free West Papua Campaign Netherlands protest over the situation in Indonesia’s Papua and West Papua provinces, on September 6 2019.
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Indonesia's strategic position in today’s geopolitical configuration explains the lack of response internationally.
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Not talking about racism – what it is, what it looks like in Indonesia, and why it matters – has allowed it to become even more powerful.
Indonesian flag flown as kite at an Independence Day celebration in Bali.
The prevailing hyper-nationalism in Indonesia today betrays the modernist idea of nationhood which inspired the nationalist movement in the archipelago a century ago.
A woman stands near her burnt stall at Thumburuni market in Fakfak, West Papua, Indonesia, on 22 August after protesters torched the market during a violent rally.
Adopting an inclusive development approach to the well-being of Papuans is the best solution to solve Papuan problems.
Papuan activists shout slogans during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia, 22 August 2019.
By limiting access to social media and the internet, the government hurts the right to free speech of not only Papuan residents but also all Indonesians.
Political arrests have been on the rise in recent years in restive West Papua, and the local population is pushing for a new referendum on independence.
Violence has returned to West Papua over the arrests of students for allegedly desecrating a flag. So much for the new push for reconciliation under Indonesia President Joko Widodo.
A tribal man votes in 2004 Indonesia’s general elections in Lembah Baliem, in Wamena, Papua.
Both the government and the opposition still consider Papua as a problem caused by a lack of economic development and which has nothing to do with politics.
A West Papuan activist holds a placard during a rally at a main street in Jakarta, Indonesia, in last December.
A researcher on social economic issues in Papua calls for more research on Papua that can contribute to find solutions for complex problems in Indonesia's easternmost region.
A West Papuan activist in traditional costume protests in Jakarta for Papuan self-determination.
The government is focusing on economic development, but ignoring human rights abuses, local politics and indigenous peoples.
Malaria in pregnancy poses substantial risks to mothers and their babies.
Discoveries as a result of ongoing research on malaria in pregnant women in Papua are helping to develop better treatments to fight the disease.
In Papua, the country’s easternmost province, reports say at least 61 children have died from malnutrition and measles. Photo of mother and child in a church in Asmat district, taken on January 22, 2018.
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Health research in Indonesia are mostly kept in library shelves instead of being used in policymaking.
Rabaul is famous for its twin volcanoes, which erupted simultaneously in 1994.
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An exhibition at the Melbourne Museum tells the history of colonialism in East New Britain, PNG, from the perspective of the local people. This is history from the ground up, told through film, art and music.
A member of the Indonesian Red Cross (R) assists evacuees from villages authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists, near the Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport McMoRan Inc, in Timika, Mimika, Papua province, Indonesia November 17, 2017.
Talks about increasing militarisation in Papua has intensified after reports of violence in mining area Tembagapura. But Indonesia should not rush in with a military operation.
After releasing five Papuan political prisoners in May, President Joko Widodo declared Papua open to foreign media. But challenges to media freedom in Papua remain.
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Although Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared Papua open for foreign media in May this year, government obstacles to access the restive region linger.
Joko Widodo is surrounded by politicians and military generals with agendas that are unlikely to help the Papuans.
The future of Papuans remains subject to the swirling mists of Indonesian national and international political intrigue.