TAPOL in the press

19 Jul 2005
Only democratic approaches can end regional conflicts

Honest and open-minded talk about Aceh and West Papua is rare in Indonesia. Yet some Indonesians recently came together in London to have just such a conversation.

Appeared in: Jakarta PostTagged: Aceh
28 Jun 2005

Post-tsunami reconstruction in Aceh is difficult work. It is not made any easier by the public being rendered illiterate by the process.

Appeared in: Jakarta PostTagged: Aceh
28 Jun 2005

Is Aceh being turned into the world of Alice in Wonderland? There is a British novel called Alice in Wonderland.

Appeared in: Jakarta PostTagged: Aceh
16 Jun 2005
Peace the only option for Aceh

Irresponsible statements from politicians in Jakarta is the last thing Acehnese need at this time, post-disaster. Yet this is what we hear from members of the House of Representatives in Jakarta, as they issue statements criticizing the peace talks in Helsinki.

Appeared in: Jakarta PostTagged: Aceh
13 May 2005
The Campaign for Peace in Papua

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to visit the United States, the European Union (EU), and Japan. Before leaving the country, the President needs to be informed about the growing international campaign for peace in Papua, as manifested in the so-called "Geneva Appeal on West Papua."

Appeared in: Jakarta PostTagged: West Papua
13 May 2005
Overcoming Papua repression through peace

At the recent Asian-African summit in Jakarta, the Indonesian government has once again demonstrated its instinctive mistrust of fundamental freedoms by its response to an international meeting on West Papua.

Appeared in: Jakarta Post

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