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Friction and vested interests in pulp and palm oil production (27 May 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Campaigns against big pulp and palm oil producers in Indonesia appear to be driven by local activists on the ground. In reality, they are facilitated by huge budgets and shaped by agendas emanating from the West.

Program raises Papuan women’s stature (26 May 2010)
The Jakarta Post - The move to involve women in community development has gained momentum in Painai regency, Papua, with a training program specifically targeting women. The Raising Her Voice program is run by the People’s Welfare Development Foundation (Yapkema) in Paniai with Oxfam GB Papua.

Immigration office deports French journalists (26 May 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Jayapura immigration office deported two French nationals Wednesday after finding them guilty of violating their visa terms.

French journalists detained in Papua (25 May 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Two French television journalists were detained Tuesday in Papua after filming a human rights rally by some 100 students, an immigration official said. Baudouin Koenig, 54, and Carole Lorthiois, 27, were detained in Jayapura, the capital of Papua, on accusations they violated their visa terms, said local immigration chief Robert Silitonga.

Journalists Raise Voices in Protest Over French Colleagues Detained in Papua (25 May 2010)
Jakarta Globe - Local members of the media have condemned Tuesday’s detention of two French journalists in Papua, saying the move undermined freedom of the press. Victor Mambor, chairman of the Papua chapter of the Independent Journalist Alliance (AJI), said the government had crossed the line.