TAPOL in the press

16 Oct 2013

Organisations and politicians from the US, UK, Asia and the Pacific have written to leaders of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, calling for sustained efforts to give Papuans a voice and welcoming MSG leadership on the issue. Radio Australia interviews Paul Barber of TAPOL.

Tagged: Act of Free Choice, Democracy, Peace Process, West Papua
1 Oct 2012

Jakarta Post coverage of the publication of TAPOL's report 'Indonesia's unresolved mass murders: undermining democracy,' which highlights the deep impacts for Indonesia of the continued impunity for perpetrators of the 1965 mass killings and abuses.

Appeared in: Jakarta PostTagged: 1965 massacres, Impunity
10 Jun 2012

Carmel Budiardjo's review of Istana Jiwa by Putu Oka Sukanta, a novelist, filmmaker and commentator on social and political affairs, as well as a practising acupuncturist, who was imprisoned for ten years during Suharto's rise to power. The review was published in the Jakarta Post.

Appeared in: Jakarta PostTagged: 1965 massacres, Impunity, Women
8 Jun 2012
A life of struggle

A full length feature on TAPOL's founder Carmel Budiardjo, published in Malaysia's The Star Online, which describes the life of one of the UK's most formidable campaigners, her struggles, inspiration and achievements. 

Appeared in: Malaysian StarTagged: TAPOL
14 May 2012
Resource-rich West Papua, but who benefits?

A critical article on mega-corporation Freeport, its impact on the people of West Papua, and the role it has played in the tragic history of the territory's incorporation into Indonesia via the sham 'Act of Free Choice' in 1968. Published by the Jakarta Post.

Appeared in: Jakarta PostTagged: West Papua
14 Dec 2011
See No Prisoners

TAPOL responds to Djoko Suyanto's claim that there are 'no political prisoners in Indonesia' in an opinion piece published by the Jakarta Globe. 'See no prisoners' highlights the growing debate around the use of treason laws to silence dissent in West Papua, and calls on the government to release political prisoners and repeal anti-democratic laws that criminalize the freedom of expression.

Appeared in: Jakarta GlobeTagged: Dialogue, Freedom of Expression, Jayapura Five, Justice and Trials, Laws and Regulations, Political Prisoners, UN