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Military to Boost Presence in Papua, Kalimantan Border Zones This Year (31 Mar 2010)
The Jakarta Globe - The Indonesian Armed Forces on Tuesday said its plan to establish a military command in Kalimantan and a new infantry division in Papua was aimed at strengthening the country’s defense in its border regions.

RI, Australia, Unicef to enhance basic education in Papua (31 Mar 2010)
ANTARA News - A new joint partnership to enhance basic education in Papua and West Papua provinces is to be signed by the Indonesian and Australian governments and UNICEF (United Nations Children`s Fund).

Papuans lambast ‘useless’ anti-porn law (30 Mar 2010)
The Jakarta Post - A community group in Papua has denounced the Constitutional Court’s recent rejection of a judicial review of the 2008 Pornography Law as a threat to their way of life.

Documentary - Save the People and Forests of Papua (26 Mar 2010)
SKP KAM & WP media - The documentary explains the multidimensional impacts of the gaharu trade on the environment and indigenous Auwyu dan Wiyaghar, in Assue District, Mappi, in the South of Papua Province. The film then explores the new hopes that emerged with the deployment of a government fact finding team to resolve the issues, which produced some solutions, suggestions, and reduced disagreement.

Greens fear Indonesia forest loss for food estate (25 Mar 2010)
Reuters - Green group says forests at risk from Indonesia food plan; Big "agricultural estate" could devour 700,000 ha of forest; Government says checking group's calculations.