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How to deliver peace in troubled Papua province (1 Mar 2010)
The Jakarta Post - what the people of Papua basically need is recognition ‘as a different identity, a different culture and an equal partner within Indonesia’.

Indonesia's Protected Forests Now Open to Development (1 Mar 2010)
The Jakarta Globe - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has signed a decree to allow mining, power plants and other projects deemed strategically important to take place in protected forests. The decree, which took effect on Feb. 1, is certain to anger environmental groups given that the country already has one of the fastest rates of deforestation in the world.

Written statement for the Human Rights Council on Human Rights in Indonesia and Papua specifically (1 Mar 2010)
Written statement submitted by the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID) a non-governmental organization in special consultative status and IMPARSIAL. On the 'Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Indonesia 2009'; 'Papua'; 'Laws and bills that endangering HRD'; 'A hope of protection'; and 'Recommendations'.

Indonesia conflict history updated by ICG (28 Feb 2010)
International Crisis Group - The Crisis Group has updated the online conflict history of Indonesia. This includes, among others, a paragraph on Papua (Papua and West Papua Provinces).

Human Rights Watch Letter to President Obama Ahead of his Trip to Indonesia (25 Feb 2010)
Human Rights Watch - Dear President Obama, We write as you prepare to depart for Jakarta to launch the US-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership. We urge you to seize this opportunity to reaffirm that human rights and the rule of law are essential pillars of US engagement in Indonesia. We ask that you do this by publicly calling for the Indonesian government to make critical human rights improvements and by implementing the Comprehensive Partnership in ways that will ensure that cooperation with the United States leads to improvements, rather than setbacks, in Indonesia's human rights record.