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RadioNZ – The Pacific Freedom Forum says Indonesia is yet to deliver on its promise of full and free access for journalists to West Papua just months out from Jakarta hosting World Press Freedom day. Indonesia opened access to West Papua for foreign journalists in 2015, more than 50 years after annexing the territory from […]
RadioNZ – A church-backed coalition has called on Indonesia to open greater access to West Papua for international journalists, independent observers, human rights organizations and the International Red Cross. The call came at an international consultation hosted by the World Council of Churches with the International Coalition on Papua in Geneva. Also in Geneva this […]
RedioNZ – The United Liberation Movement for West Papua has cautiously welcomed news that Australia’s Foreign Minister is to visit Indonesian-ruled Papua region this year. Julie Bishop gave an undertaking to visit later this year, during talks in Jakarta this week with Indonesia’s government which has been touting a policy of openness about Papua. This […]
RadioNZ – Fiji’s opposition SODELPA party has called for the resignation of the Fijian ambassador to the United Nations, Nazhat Shameem, after she described the past protections of the rights of indigenous Fijians as institutionalised racism. Ambassador Shameem’s comments were part of an address to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on the 1st […]