Kharishar Kahfi – The Jakarta Post A recent digital forensic investigation has revealed that multiple attempts have taken place in the digital world to manipulate the narrative about the protests and riots in the Papua and West Papua provinces in favor…

Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific Journalistjohnny.blades@rnz.co.nz Indonesian civilian militia groups are stoking tensions in West Papuan towns and cities after widespread protests across the region in the past two weeks. The protests were sparked by racist harassment of West Papuan students in…
Indonesian military dismisses negotiation with Papuan guerillas

Indonesia’s military says negotiation with the West Papua Liberation Army can only take place if both sides have the same goal. Humanitarian concern is growing for villagers displaced by armed conflict in the Highlands between the Liberation Army and Indonesia’s…
Indonesia deploys 600 soldiers to Papua for road project

Indonesia has deployed 600 military personnel to Papua, to safeguard the construction of a controversial road project. The security build-up around the project, which was promised in January, threatens to deepen escalating violence in the Highlands regions. The Antara state…
Indonesia is cementing control over West Papua

By NITHIN COCA, Freelance Journalist , SolomonStarNews EARLIER this month, the Indonesian military raided and destroyed the offices of the West Papuan National Committee, a separatist group in the country’s easternmost region, which has long agitated for independence.  The raid came…

The commander of the West Papua Liberation Army remains at large in the mountains of Puncak Jaya and is reportedly being pursued by Indonesia’s military. Human rights advocates in Papua province said seven people were killed last week by Indonesian…

An Indonesian military commander has warned soldiers against committing abuses in Papua, saying the region is constantly in the spotlight because of conflict. Tabloid Jubi reports Cenderawasih regional commander Major General Hinsa Sibuarian saying the military’s job is to nurture,…

The United Nations today indicted Indonesia’s former armed forces commander, General Wiranto, for crimes against humanity during East Timor’s bloody 1999 vote for independence. Gen Wiranto, regarded as the man principally responsible for the bloodletting that swept the former Indonesian…