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Calls for dialog as funds wasted (11 Sep 2009)
Jakarta Post- Papuas have urged Vice President Jusuf Kalla to act as a mediator to settle problems with the regional autonomy program and improve relations with Jakarta, an official said Thursday.

Transparency a must for Freeport: Rights body (11 Sep 2009)
Jakrta Post- Monolithic mining company PT Freeport Indonesia should be forthright on the problems taking place within its concession area, a member of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) said Thursday.

So Many Maternal Deaths, Just Across the Water (9 Sep 2009)
Sydney Morning Herald- On a visit to East Timor I watched a young mother give birth after she had walked hours to medical care. Just a few hours later, she had no alternative but to take her baby and set out on the long walk home

A Mystery Deepens (8 Sep 2009)
Tempo Magazine- The area around the PT Freeport Indonesia mine continues to be plagued by armed attacks. The mysterious shooters appear to have command of the terrain.

INDONESIA: 5 years after Munir's murder the military retains immunity (4 Sep 2009)
AHRC- On September 7, 2004 human rights defender, reformer and leading civil society activist Munir Said Thalib was killed for his critical views of the government and military in Indonesia.