Papuan Leaders Tell Supporters to Abstain from Vote (2 Apr 2009)
The Jakarta Globe - Prominent Papuan independence leader Benny Wenda has called on all "citizens of West Papua" to boycott the upcoming legislative and presidential elections because they are not Indonesians.

Indonesia Elections Have Broad National Implications (2 Apr 2009)
World Politics Review - Parliamentary elections in Indonesia, as elsewhere, are usually an ordinary affair as local politicians jockey for position among voters at the grassroots level.

MRP issues two important decisions (1 Apr 2009)
Kompas - The Majelis Rakyat Papua (MRP), Papuan People's Council, has issued two decisions relating to the question of affirmative action for the indigenous Papuan people.

Four Dutch Journalists Arrested In Eastern Province Of Papua, Indonesia (1 Apr 2009)
EIN News - Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrest of four Dutch journalists on 24 March in Jayapura, the capital of the eastern province of Papua, after covering a demonstration organised to greet the return of Nicholas Jouwe, one of the founders of the Papuan independence movement, the OPM, after 40 years in exile in the Netherlands. They were released the next day after being held for 12 hours.

India offers scholarships to Papua students (31 Mar 2009)
The Jakarta Post - Admiring Papua's abundant natural resources and seeing challenges on its human resources, Indian Ambassador Biren Nanda has expressed his country's intention to cooperate with the provincial administration in education.