TAPOL in the press

9 Dec 2021

Im Juli 2021 hat die indonesische Regierung das seit 2001 für Westpapua geltende „Sonderautonomiegesetz“ gegen den Widerstand weiter Teile der Zivilgesellschaft um weitere 20 Jahre einseitig verlängert. Gleichzeitig stufte die indonesische Regierung kurz zuvor die größte bewaffnete westpapuanische Widerstandsbewegung, die Nationale Befreiungsarmee von Westpapua, als „terroristische Organisation“ ein. Neben der Konflikteskalation und der Verschlechterung der Menschenrechtslage der Zivilbevölkerung verweisen diese Entwicklungen und die Art und Weise ihrer Entstehung und Motive auf einen weiteren Verfall demokratischer Regierungsführung in Westpapua und Indonesien.

Tagged: Democracy, Security Forces, West Papua
15 Nov 2021

On Nov. 11, the UK Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, visited Indonesia during a week-long trip to Southeast Asia. Truss’s outing happened in the context of the UK’s post-Brexit objectives of “tilting” towards the Indo-Pacific region.

In her meetings with Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Truss aimed to deepen cooperation between the UK and Indonesia in economy, security and technology.

Appeared in: Jakarta PostTagged: 1965 massacres, Democracy, UK
3 Nov 2015

"It was early in the morning of Oct. 1, 1965..." Carmel Budiardjo takes us back to the day that changed Indonesia's history for ever - and changed her own life beyond anything she'd ever imagined.

Appeared in: Jakarta GlobeTagged: 1965 massacres, Impunity
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