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Greenpeace blasts deforestation (7 Oct 2008)
The Jakarta Post - The Greenpeace ship Esperanza and its crew of activists arrived in Jayapura on Monday, beginning a two-week campaign on forest protection that is focusing on a moratorium on deforestation in Papua.

Serious shortage of teachers in West Papua (6 Oct 2008)
Responding to a statement by the Minister of Education, Bambang Sudibiyo, that Indonesia has far too many teachers, Manuel Wetapo SE, member of Commission C of the DPRP (Papuan Regional Assembly) said that if this is the case, people at the centre need to take a look at the situation in Papua where many regions which have plenty of school buildings suffer from a serious shortage of teachers| in some places there are no teachers at all.

West Papua Report October 2008 (1 Oct 2008)
*NGO Statement to Senate Hearing Regarding Indonesia Operations of Freeport McMoran *Amnesty International Protests Beating/Torture of Papuan Political Prisoner *Is Imprisonment in West Papua Potentially A Death Sentence? *U.S. Rights Groups Refute State Department Regarding Rights Conditions in Indonesia and West Papua *Rights Group Issues Appeal Regarding Indonesian Government's Failure to Address Cholera Outbreak in West Papua *Mystery Explosions At Freeport Facility *Indonesian Officials Take Conflicting Stands Regarding "Threat" Posed by Peaceful Papuan Flag Raisings

Papua's Tragic Human Trade (29 Sep 2008)
THREE women from North Sulawesi managed to escape from Sorong, West Papua, after refusing to be commercial sex workers.

Eastern Indonesia Counter Trafficking Project (29 Sep 2008)
EFFORTS to combat human trafficking are needed in Indonesia's underdeveloped eastern provinces.