Papua Indonesia - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Papua Indonesia


Papua unrest death toll hits 26 – Indonesian police

Sep 24, 2019 - 2:18 PM

Papua is gripped by weeks of violent protests fuelled by anger over racism, as well as fresh calls for self-rule in the impoverished territory

PROTESTS. People react as a building burns after fresh protests break out in Wamena on September 23, 2019. Photo by Vina Rumbewas/AFP

Indonesia starts restoring internet access in unrest-hit Papua

Sep 05, 2019 - 3:02 PM

The government says it started lifting the internet blockade in some 29 of 42 districts across Papua late on Wednesday, September 4

PAPUA PEACE. Indonesian activists gather in Surabaya on September 2, 2019, to promote peace in Indonesia's Papua region. File photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP

Police in Indonesia's Papua ban 'anarchist' demonstrations after mass protests

Sep 02, 2019 - 8:17 AM

The order comes after police on Sunday, September 1, said dozens had been arrested in connection with rioting in the region's capital

PAPUA. This handout picture taken and released on September 1, 2019, by the Indonesian military shows a group of Papuans, who took part in recent mass protests and currently seeking military's help to return to their homes, in Jayapura. Handout photo by Indonesian Military/AFP

Indonesia's Papua hit by fresh unrest as troops deployed

Aug 21, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Jakarta calls for calm in its easternmost territory following riots triggered by the detention of dozens of Papuan students at the weekend

PAPUA UNREST. A burnt-out building is seen in Sorong on August 20, 2019, after it was set on fire by rioting demonstrators. Photo by Arman Namsa/AFP

Thousands riot in Papua, parliament building torched

Aug 19, 2019 - 2:36 PM

Monday's riots are triggered by reports authorities tear-gassed and detained some 43 Papuan university students in Surabaya on Saturday – Indonesia's independence day

RIOTS. Protesters take to the street to face off with Indonesian police in Manokwari, Papua on August 19, 2019. Photo by AFP

Powerful Indonesian earthquake felt in Australia

Jun 24, 2019 - 10:00 AM

(UPDATED) Indonesia's disaster agency says the tremor was felt in faraway Bali, while residents of the northern Australian city of Darwin also felt the earthquake

Indonesia flood death toll tops 100, dozens still missing

Mar 20, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Nearly 10,000 people have moved to shelters while at least 104 victims are confirmed to have died and 79 remain unaccounted for in the disaster's aftermath

EVACUATION. This handout picture taken and released by Indonesia's Military on March 19, 2019 shows soldiers helping residents to evacuate after the flash floods in Sentani. Handout photo by Indonesian military/AFP

Indonesia flood death toll rises to 89 with dozens missing

Mar 19, 2019 - 3:27 PM

The Indonesian government issues a 14-day state of emergency in Papua

INDONESIA FLOODING. This handout picture taken and released by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the accident mitigation agency, on March 19, 2019 shows a flooded area in Sentani. Handout photo by BNBP/AFP

Hundreds of students flee violence in Indonesia's Papua

Feb 20, 2019 - 3:07 PM

Subsequent clashes prompt the Nduga district government to evacuate more than 400 students to the neighboring Jayawijaya district

VIOLENCE IN PAPUA. Indonesian police officers and airport officials push a stretcher with a survivor after they arrived in Timika, Papua province on December 6, 2018. File photo by Joseph Situmorang/AFP

Scales of justice: Indonesia police probe snake interrogation

Feb 11, 2019 - 7:39 PM

Shocking viral footage emerges online showing an alleged pickpocket screaming hysterically as another officer shouts abuse at a police station in restive Papua province

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks Indonesia's Papua

Dec 16, 2018 - 7:39 PM

Officials are still assessing the impact of the earthquake

Soldier killed as Indonesia probes mass shooting reports in Papua

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:56 PM

An Indonesian soldier is killed while investigating reports that more than two dozen construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in restive Papua province

Indonesian soldiers prepare coffins for construction workers, believed to have been shot dead, in Wamena in Papua province on December 4, 2018. Indonesia is investigating reports that 31 construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in restive Papua province, the public works minister said on December 4, as he halted construction in the area. STAF STEEL / AFP

Hundreds of children sickened, dead in Papua health crisis

Jan 25, 2018 - 9:07 PM

The latest figures mark an escalation of a health crisis first made public in mid-January underscoring a severe lack of medical care and other basic services in a far-flung island region

HEALTH CRISIS. A Papuan girl on a drip lies on the bare floor of a local hospital handling measles and malnutrition patients in Agats, the capital of Asmat district in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, on January 25, 2018. Photo by Bay Ismoyo / AFP

Sambut ISL, Persipura bawa modal awal Rp 1 miliar dari Freeport

Jan 07, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Ketua Umum Persipura berharap PT Freeport bersedia menjadi sponsor utama tim mereka

BONUS. Direktur Utama PT Freeport Indonesia, Chappy Hakim (mengenakan jas & kemeja putih) memberikan bonus Rp 1 miliar kepada tim Persipura karena telah menjadi juara turnamen Indonesia Soccer Championship (ISC) tahun 2016. Foto diambil dari akun Twitter @chappyhakim

What they don’t talk about when they talk about Papua

Oct 27, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Being a young female Indonesian myself I expected myself to celebrate Nara Masista Rakhmatia s UN General Assembly speech Instead I was gravely disappointed

Eight feared dead in Indonesian landslide

Aug 25, 2015 - 4:39 PM

Heavy downpours triggered the landslide burying six construction workers and two bystanders under rock and rubble

All victims of Indonesia plane crash recovered from jungle

Aug 20, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Authorities had initially hoped to use helicopters to transport the remains from the site but bad weather meant the bodies had to be carried on foot out of the jungle

Indonesian rescuers carry the body of victims of the crashed Trigana Air ATR 42-300 plane as they arrive at Sentani Airport, near Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, on August 19, 2015. Photo by Wawa Khatulistiwa/EPA

Bad weather hampers recovery efforts after Indonesia plane crash

Aug 19, 2015 - 2:04 PM

Rescuers finally reached the crash site two days later after initial efforts were hindered by the rough terrain thick fog and heavy rain

Rescuers evacuating bodies of the victims of the crashed Trigana Air at the crash site near Oksibil, West Papua, Indonesia, on August 19, 2015. Photo by Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas)/EPA

New worker death at US-owned Freeport mine in Indonesia

Jul 27, 2015 - 3:34 PM

The victim suffered severe injuries and died on the spot after reportedly falling onto a conveyor belt

Security personnel look on at Freeport McMoRan's Grasberg mining complex, one of the world's biggest gold and copper mines located in Indonesia's remote eastern Papua province.  File photo by AFP

Sempat disandera OPM, 8 pekerja proyek akhirnya dibebaskan

Jun 15, 2015 - 10:40 AM

Setelah negosiasi uang tebusan disepakati senilai Rp 500 juta

Papua is not a problem, but the way we talk about Papua is

May 22, 2015 - 3:02 PM

This is what we missed in the discussion of opening access for Papua: let Papuans speak for themselves

PROTEST. Papuan student protestors protest in Surabaya, demanding the independence of West Papua province from Indonesia, in December 2013. Photo by EPA

Indonesia to allow foreign journalists full Papua access

May 09, 2015 - 7:28 PM

He revealed in an interview that from Sunday foreign journalists would be allowed full access

PAPUA PROBLEMS. President Joko Widodo seen here in Papua during the presidential campaign in June 2014. Photo by EPA

The wRap Indonesia: March 10, 2015

Mar 10, 2015 - 3:26 PM

Jokowi unveils Let s Work national movement team sent to Turkey to track down 16 missing Indonesians 6 year old boy accidentally shot dead by soldier and more

Motorcycles lining up for fuel in Depok, a city just outside Jakarta. Photo by EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 15, 2014

Dec 15, 2014 - 10:36 AM

Jokowi s visit to the landslide site a new regulation allowing several deputy governors what happened during Indonesia s national online shopping day and more

DISASTER. President Joko Widodo visiting the site of the landslide in Jemblung Village, Banjarnegara, Central Java, on Sunday, December 14, 2014. Photo by Himawan Listya Nugraha/EPA

Trial 'likely' for French journalists held in Papua

Sep 02, 2014 - 1:28 PM

Immigration officials say the case against the pair – that they violated immigration laws by working on a documentary for a TV station while on tourist visas – was strong

STILL DETAINED. French journalists Thomas Dandois (R), 40, and Valentine Bourrat (L), 29, from Franco-German television channel Arte are seen at the Indonesian immigration office in Jayapura, Papua, on August 28, 2014. File photo by AFP