West Papua


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West Papua:

see PapuaPapua
or Irian Jaya
, province (2014 est pop. 3,486,000), 123,180 sq mi (319,036 sq km), Indonesia. Comprising most of the western half of New Guinea and a number of offshore islands, it is Indonesia's largest province; the extreme western peninsulas and offshore
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Around the gargantuan Freeport-Rio Tinto gold and copper mine in West Papua, for example, the military have targeted local communities opposed to the mine, on the pretext that they are pro-M.
While a repressive military attack to this extent has yet to be waged in West Papua, a more pronounced military presence and a systematic increase in human rights abuses have occurred since President Megawati Soekarnoputri assumed power in 2001.
Perhaps it's because reporters (journalists, photographers and investigators) now sitting in Australia don't have sufficient incentive and inclination to phone into West Papua and cultivate the contacts that they need for their reports.
A special edition of Tok Blong Pasifik was conceived to explore the alternate biospheres of West Papua, Indonesia and the Coast Salish territories of Canada.
They are located in two core areas in Eastern Indonesia - West Papua and the Western Birds Head, both of which are highly prospective basins with exposure to a mix of proven and frontier oil and gas plays.
Sail Raja Ampat 2014 has the perfect momentum to promote the already stunning tourism industry in West Papua.
Deux nouvelles especes de Mogurnda sont decrites prove-nant de la region d'Arguni Bay en West Papua, Indonesie.
Figure 1 : Page 30 of Basic Guidelines, State of West Papua (Flassy 1999) illustrating the use of the Pantheon that appears on every single page of the document.
Freedom in Entangled Worlds is an excellent ethnographic investigation of the independence movement in West Papua and of its finding "freedom in entangled worlds" after the fall of Soeharto in 1998.
State Secretary John Kerry and other world leaders in the APEC summit should call on the Indonesian government to release political prisoners in West Papua," Rinto Kogoya, coordinator of the Alliance of Papuan Students, an organization of Papuan students studying on Java and Bali, said in a statement.
Meanwhile, reports from West Papua say that a number of ceremonies were held to celebrate the arrival of sacred water and fire from the Freedom Flotilla.
said Monday it has received an order from Indonesia's largest telecommunications company to lay a submarine optical cable system between the Indonesian territories of West Papua, and Papua on the island of New Guinea.

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