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‘I’m alive, healthy . . . stop the bombs,’ says kidnapped NZ pilot in new West Papua video

RNZ Pacific New Zealand hostage Phillip Mehrtens, who is being held by pro-independence fighters in West Papua, appears well in a newly-released video. It comes as...

Open season again for Indonesian military trolls and ‘fake news’ campaign on West Papua

SPECIAL REPORT: By David Robie It is open season again for Indonesian trolls targeting Asia Pacific Report and other media with fake news and...

Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua

Reporters Without Borders Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Facebook to restore an article that was censored for violating its rules on nudity and urges...

David Robie: Fiji, PNG lead betrayal, but still West Papuans triumph in 2015

COMMENTARY: By David Robie The Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders’ summit in Honiara this week must go down as the most shameful since the organisation...

Pacific Islands Forum shuns West Papuan issue

By David Robie The most astonishing unreported story in this week’s Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in Auckland was a remarkable shift by the United Nations...