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Plane Crash

Plane Crash Kills Eight, 12-Year-Old Boy Sole Survivor

A 12-year-old boy has been found alive in the wreckage of a plane crash which killed eight people in Indonesia. He was found with the wreckage on a mountainside near the...

slaughtered crocodiles

Almost 300 Crocodiles Slaughtered by Angry Mob

A mob of angry villagers has killed hundreds of protected crocodiles in Indonesia’s far-eastern province of West Papua in what appears to be a retaliatory attack after...

Three Dead, One Child Injured During Gun Attack at an Airport in Papua

Three people were killed and a child was wounded when separatist fighters in Papua province opened fire on a small plane bringing in security personnel ahead of regional...

BBC Journalist Ordered To Leave Papua After Her Tweets “Hurt Soldiers’ Feelings”

Australian BBC Journalist Rebecca Henschke was ordered to leave the province of Papua after the Indonesian military said tweets she sent on her trip had “hurt...

More than 50 Children Die in Papua as Authorities Struggle to Contain Outbreak

Indonesian authorities are facing difficult challenges in their efforts to contain an outbreak of measles in Papua which has plagued the region for almost five months...

Protecting the World’s Reefs

The Misool Foundation is campaigning for a marine reserve, a no-take zone that protects 300,000 acres of the most acclaimed coral reefs in Indonesia. Misool Foundation,...

Authorities Send Aid to Papua Villages Controlled by Armed Rebels

Food and aid are being delivered to five villages in Papua where local residents are being held hostage by an armed rebel group, a police official said on Sunday....

Freeport

Freeport, Government Meet in Long-Running Negotiations

Long-running negotiations between mining giant Freeport and the Indonesian government continued Thursday, Aug. 10, with high ranking ministers meeting business leaders...

Government To Launch KA Trans Papua Rail Project

In line with plans to develop infrastructure in Indonesia’s more remote regions, the government is set to construct a railway connecting Papua.

Mining

Illegal Gold Mining Sees Steady Rise in Indonesia

While it's flush with natural resources and precious metals including gold, Indonesia also attracts its fair share of unscrupulous miners bent on plunder

Indonesia to Build Papua Naval Base

According to General Gatot Nurmantyo of the Indonesian Military (TNI), Indonesia will deploy more military personnel in regions like Papua. Nurmantyo has stated that...

Indonesia Plans to Defend Papua Issue in New Zealand

The government has made serious efforts in settling the issue of Papua independence and would like NGOs in New Zealand to understand that the situation has been...

Development Vs Indigenous People and the Environment

Over the past 50 years, the name of the region of Papua has been changed several times from Netherlands New Guinea to Irian Barat (West Irian), Irian Jaya (Victorious or...

Raja Ampat Dive Pioneers: Meet Burt Jones & Maurine Shimlock

Throughout Indonesia and the wider diving world, Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock are known as the people who put Raja Ampat’s dive sites on top of most travelling...