Free primary school education not available in Papua (29 Jan 2009)
Cenderawasih Pos - The budget for 2009 fails to make available funds to provide free compulsory education to the poorer inhabitants of West Papua.

Gunshot victim dies in Timika, police on alert (27 Jan 2009)
The Jakarta Post - Simon Fader, a Timika resident, died Tuesday morning after being treated for three days for gunshot injuries in a state hospital in Mimika Regency, Papua.

Billions Pour into West Papua (23 Jan 2009)
The Jakarta Post - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono visited West Papua on Thursday, pouring hundreds of billion of rupiah in projects around the province.

Local Election Disputes in Indonesia: North Maluku (22 Jan 2009)
Crisis Group - An Indonesian provincial election dispute that once threatened to erupt in violence appears to be sputtering to an anticlimactic close, more evidence that Indonesia's democratic institutions are working.

INDONESIA: Extremely low condom use in hardest hit region (20 Jan 2009)
PlusNews - At night, ImbiPark, in the Indonesian city of Jayapura, buzzes with a furtive, sleazy energy - this is where, beneath a statue of USWorld War II hero General Douglas MacArthur, Jayapurians shop for sex.