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Govt eyes Papua as pulp and paper production base (21 Jul 2010)
The Jakarta Post - The Industry Ministry said Tuesday that the government planned to expand the pulp and paper industry to eastern Indonesia, including Papua, because of its vast tracts of forest. “Currently, only western Indonesia has pulp and paper factories,” Industry Minister MS Hidayat said after opening the April Technology Center (ATC) in Pelalawan, Riau.

Autonomy law ‘needs reconstruction’ (19 Jul 2010)
The Jakarta Post - The 2001 Special Autonomy Law on Papua needs to be redefined because it is not in accordance with administrative development and accommodate to Papuan people’s need anymore, a forum reveals. The redefinition of the special autonomy, or what Yusak Reba, a lecturer at Cendrawasih University, calls “reconstruction”, is required to facilitate the acceleration of the people’s welfare.

Video: Papuans' fight for independence (19 Jul 2010)
The Economist - As part of their ongoing investigation series into the West Papua independence movement, UK magazine the Economist has produced this undercover video report from their undercover correspondent in the central highland region.

Councilor Accuses Freeport of Secretly Mining Uranium at Its Papua Site (14 Jul 2010)
Jakarta Globe - A Papuan councilor has accused PT Freeport Indonesia of secretly mining uranium in the resource-rich province despite the widely held belief that Indonesia does not possess viable deposits of the strictly controlled mineral.

Australian Academics Warn Violence Might Break Out in Papua (14 Jul 2010)
Jakarta Globe - A report published by an Australian university this month warns that massacres such as those alleged to have occurred in East Timor are likely to occur in Papua.