Feb 23, 2019 Last Updated 4:13 AM, Feb 20, 2019

Papua

Book extract: Sarongge

Lontar Modern Indonesia: ‘But that is, after all, the relationship between land and power... Whoever holds power will impose their view.’

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Petikan buku: Sarongge

Lontar Modern Indonesia: ‘Siapa yang pegang kuasa, akan paksakan pandangannya tentang bagaimana cara mengatur aset alam itu.’

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Famine and fraud

anderson famine 1

A story of mass starvation tells us much about media coverage and local government in Papua

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Platitudes of Papua

Sobaham Anderson 1

It’s easy to blame the central government for all of Papua’s problems, but it’s also inaccurate

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Blaming Papuans

Blaming Papuans

Education is a mess in Papua’s highlands, but fault doesn’t lie with the Papuans alone

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Lives endangered

Reckinger Lemaire

Three stories of people with HIV/AIDS in the central highlands of Papua show that both the government and community have a long way to go in confronting this major epidemic

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No-take zones

Freeing shovelnosed ray, Bobby Anderson

In West Papua province’s Raja Ampat islands, a local fisheries conservation initiative is setting a global standard

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Land of ghosts

Bauzi women in a health class for new and expectant mothers  Bobby Anderson

Papua’s rural lowlands are being transformed by an encroaching global economy, but what happens to the people there is an open question

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