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ICG urges Indonesia to open dialogue with Papuans (11 Mar 2010)
ICG - The International Crisis Group, a leading conflict prevention group, urges the Indonesian government and separatists in the resource-rich province of Papua to enter negotiations to settle their differences.

2009 Human Rights Report: Indonesia (11 Mar 2010)
US Department of State - The idea of human rights begins with a fundamental commitment to the dignity that is the birthright of every man, woman and child. Progress in advancing human rights begins with the facts. And for the last 34 years, the United States has produced the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, providing the most comprehensive record available of the condition of human rights around the world.

Food estate feared to marginalize Papuans (9 Mar 2010)
The Jakarta Post - A planned large-scale food production system in Merauke, Papua province, aimed at improving national food sustainability, could prove detrimental for locals, an activist says.

Modernization, sex and HIV in Baliem (9 Mar 2010)
Tanah Papua, which covers West Papua and Papua province, has the highest rate of HIV in Indonesia. The latest global AIDS report recently published by UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS) has highlighted the fact that Papua also has the highest rate of HIV in Asia.

Papua Church tackles palm oil problems (8 Mar 2010)
Union of Catholic Asian News - Five dioceses in Papua are campaigning against the effects of palm oil plantations on the environment in Timika, in the easternmost province.