US ambassador visits Papua provinces

US Ambassador to Indonesia Robert O. Blake, Jr. highlighted growing cooperation between the US government and its counterparts in Indonesia, including local administrations and civil society organizations in Papua, during his trip to Papua and West Papua provinces on June 8-13.’€œThe US recognizes the territorial integrity of Indonesia within its present borders, including Papua. We also support a meaningful dialogue to resolve long-standing issues,’€ he said in a release made

Foreign journalists now "free" to report on Papua, says Jokowi

Cabinet Secretary Andi Widjajanto confirmed on Sunday that President Joko ‘€œJokowi’€ Widodo had made an official press statement revoking the restrictions that prevented foreign journalists from covering Papua. He said the President made the statement while in Kampung Wameko, Hurik, Merauke, Papua, where he was attending a harvest ceremony, on Sunday. ‘€œStarting from today, foreign journalists are allowed to and can visit Papua as freely as they can any other