Report by Pacific Media Watch
Māori Television’s Native Affairs story on West Papua is the first by a New Zealand television crew allowed into the region in 50 years.
Given Indonesia’s strict policy on allowing access to foreign journalists, reporter Adrian Stevanon says their trip is a sign of change.
Reporter/Editor: Alistar Kata, contributing editor of the Pacific Media Centre’s Pacific Media Watch freedom project.
Adrian Stevanon, Producer, Maori Television’s Native Affairs
Karen Abplanalp, independent photojournalist and researcher, Pacific Media Centre associate
Paul Bensemann, independent journalist
Native Affairs, Maori Television
Forgotten Birds of Paradise, Dominic Brown
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