West Papua gets Rp 1.1t in autonomy funds (20 Jan 2009)
The Jakarta Post - The Province of West Papua received Rp 1.1 trillion (US$100 million) in special autonomy funds in the 2009 budget.

Freeport tightens belt during crisis despite protests (20 Jan 2009)
The Jakarta - PT Freeport Indonesia (FI), a gold and copper mining company operating in Mimika regency, Papua, is cutting costs despite a workers union protest in response to the global economic crisis and the falling price of copper.

March 2008 incidents which led to the arrest of 11 Papuans (19 Jan 2009)
On 8 January 2009, a court in Manokwari passed down verdicts of guilty against eleven Papuans, one of whom was sentenced to three and a half years while the others received sentences of three years each.

Indon cops torch Papua homes (19 Jan 2009)
The Straits Times - Indonesian police torched dozens of houses and killed pigs belonging to villagers in restive Papua province as they searched for stolen weapons, a local tribal official said on Monday.

Earthquake jolts Manokwari early Monday (19 Jan 2009)
The Jakarta Post - A tectonic earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted Manokwari, West Papua Province, on Monday, at 8.06 am Western Indonesian Time (WIB), Antara newswire reported.