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COMMENT: By Philip Cass Words matter when telling the story of West Papua’s continuing struggle for independence. Recently, New Zealand media carried reports of the kidnapping...

By Finau Fonua, RNZ Pacific journalist, and Koroi Hawkins, RNZ Pacific editor Indonesian security forces in Papua last week launched an offensive against the West...

RNZ Pacific A joint force of Indonesian military and police are claiming to have shot dead a member of the West Papua National Liberation Army...

Asia Pacific Report The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) has released a new video about New Zealand hostage pilot Philip Mehrtens and a Papuan...

Jubi News in Jayapura The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) has denied Indonesian media claims that Egianus Kogoya, the commander of a TPNPB faction,...

Jubi News in Jayapura The Papuan Church Council has called on the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) unit led by Egianus Kogoya to immediately...

ANALYSIS: By David Robie Two countries. A common border. Two hostage crises. But the responses of both Asia-Pacific nations have been like chalk and cheese. On...

RNZ Pacific A West Papuan independence movement leader, Benny Wenda, says the release of New Zealand pilot Phillip Mehrtens held hostage by armed rebels is...

BACKGROUNDER: By David Robie Papuan independence rebels are playing a desperate game of cat and mouse with Indonesian authorities over their hostage taking last week...

RNZ Pacific A rebel group in the Indonesian-ruled Melanesian province of Papua who abducted New Zealand pilot Phillip Mehrtens says he is safe. The New Zealander,...

ANALYSIS: By Camellia Webb-Gannon, University of Wollongong “Phil Mehrtens is the nicest guy, he genuinely is -- no one ever had anything bad to say...

RNZ News Indonesian police and military have launched a joint mission to rescue a New Zealand pilot who was seized by rebels as a hostage...

By Finau Fonua and Lydia Lewis, RNZ Pacific journalists A researcher at Human Rights Watch in Jakarta is calling for the immediate release of the...

Jubi News in Jayapura Indonesian security forces do not know the whereabouts of the New Zealand pilot taken hostage by the West Papua National Liberation...

RNZ Pacific Pro-independence rebels in Indonesia's Papua province have seized a New Zealand pilot as hostage after setting a small commercial plane on fire when...

SPECIAL REPORT: By Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific journalist Armed conflict in West Papua continues to claim lives, displace tens of thousands of people and cause...

SPECIAL REPORT: By Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific journalist Armed conflict in West Papua has caused an exodus of displaced people into one of the most...

General Gatot Nurmantyo, a former commander in the Indonesian National Armed Forces, giving his television interview - in Bahasa Indonesian. Video: TV-One Indonesia Asia Pacific...

RNZ Pacific Human Rights Watch is urging the Indonesian government to rethink its classification of rebels in West Papua as terrorists. Indonesia has formally designated Papuan...

By Arjuna Pademme in Jayapura The Indonesian government appears to be at a loss about how to quell the struggle of the Free Papua Organisation...

By a special Asia Pacific Report correspondent Intan Jaya has started Lent with bitter sorrow after losing three young Papuan men alleged to have been...

By Moch. Fiqih Prawira Adjie in Jakarta An Indonesian government-sanctioned joint fact-finding team has reported that it found indications that security forces were involved in...