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National dialogue to decide area's [West Papua] fate (7 Feb 2010)
The Jakarta Post - One of the primary means that could emerge in bridging the differences between the aspirations of the Papuan people and Papua's inclusion in the Unitary Republic is a step-by-step approach of a national dialogue currently drafted under the aegis of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).

West-Papua Human Rights fighter Kasiepo deceased (6 Feb 2010)
Nos.nl - January 31st: The Papuan human rights defender Viktor Kasiepo has died in his residence Amersfoort, The Netherlands, at the age of 61.

The Indonesian Bishops Conference (KWI) to fight for indigenous land rights (5 Feb 2010)
The Jakarta Post - The Indonesian Bishops Conference (KWI) has undertaken a new program to promote and protect the rights of indigenous people. A public seminar was held Saturday to mark the beginning of KWI’s 6-month program aiming to advocate for the recovery of the people’s rights, particularly in Papua and Kalimantan.

Court favors indigenous Papuans (5 Feb 2010)
The Jakarta Post - The Papuan Legislative Council will have to appoint 11 new members after the Constitutional Court issued a ruling on Monday favoring two Papuans who demanded that indigenous people be better represented.

Papuans celebrate Christians arrival (5 Feb 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Tens of thousands of people have been crowding Mansinam Island in Manokwari, West Papua, to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the arrival of the first Christian missionaries in the easternmost region of the archipelago.