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24 Aug

West Papua’s road to 'independence', following the Timorese lead?

The groundswell of regional support continues to grow in the Pacific - and also globally - for West Papuan self-determination, writes David Robie. The latest repression only adds to this momentum.

Indonesia’s harsh policies towards West Papua ought to be scrapped. Whatever happened to the brief window of enlightenment ushered in by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in 2015 with promises of a more “open door” policy towards foreign journalists and human rights groups?

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7 Oct

INDONESIA: Facebook removes hundreds of fake Indonesian, West Papua accounts

JAKARTA (Reuters/Al Jazeera/Pacific Media Watch): Facebook has removed over 100 fake accounts linked to operations in Indonesia for “coordinated inauthentic behaviour,” reports Reuters.

The accounts, which were also on Instagram, appeared in Indonesian and English and featured content which either criticised or supported the West Papuan independence movement.

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