West Papua Report October (1 Oct 2009)
This is the 65th in a series of monthly reports that focus on developments affecting Papuans. This series is produced by the non-profit West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) drawing on media accounts, other NGO assessments, and analysis and reporting from sources within West Papua.

Papua to Receive 'Special Attention,' Boediono Says (28 Sep 2009)
Timika, Papua. Vice President-elect Boediono, making his first ever visit to troubled Papua, said here on Monday that development in the region would be given special attention by the incoming administration.

Kalla ready to play role as peace broker (28 Sep 2009)
Jakarta Post- Outgoing Vice President Jusuf Kalla said he would be willing to continue his role as peacebroker to help the government settle sectarian conflicts in the future.

Travel fault lines in Papua: part I (25 Sep 2009)
The Seoul Times- The long list of names Papua has been given over the past one hundred years is testament to the interminable struggle and territorial chaos that has plagued the easternmost part of Indonesia. Under Dutch colonial rule, the territory was called Dutch New Guinea or West New Guinea.

Mimika focuses on alleviating maternal mortality (23 Sep 2009)
The Jakarta Post- The Mimika regency administration is focusing on alleviating the maternal mortality rate in their 12 districts through the local health office, in line with the program initiated by the provincial administration to provide good health care for people in rural areas of Papua, be they in the mountainous, hinterland or southern areas of Papua.