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Security tight in West Papua province after protests (17 Sep 2010)
BBC News - Indonesian soldiers are guarding Manokwari, the capital of the country's eastern province of West Papua, after angry residents protested against the killing of two people by police.

Auditing Papua’s special autonomy fund (16 Sep 2010)
The Jakarta Post - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s government has taken the initiative to conduct an audit of the special autonomy fund in the provinces of Papua and West Papua in 2011. The initiative shows that the central government is committed to examining how the local governments in the two provinces have spent billions of rupiah under the special autonomy package.

Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns in Indonesian (15 Sep 2010)
War Resisters' International - WRI's Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns is now available online in Indonesian and you can also download it as a pdf.

Questions over benefits of NZ training Indonesian police in Papua (14 Sep 2010)
Radio New Zealand International - There are questions over the benefits of New Zealand’s police training programme in Indonesia’s Papua and West Papua provinces. The New Zealand Police are the first foreign force to be invited into the troubled Papua region to undertake training in community-policing. But Indonesian police are linked to a long history of human rights abuses and repression of the indigenous people by security forces in Papua.

Counter-terrorism squad to stay in Papua (14 Sep 2010)
The Sydney Morning Herald - Detachment 88 has a legitimate role in countering separatism and will remain in Papua, where a long-simmering independence campaign has been running, the unit's commander, Tito Karnavian, has confirmed.