Mimika struggling to empower locals (17 Jan 2008)
A collection of huts in the Pamako village in Mimika is raised on stilts. The vast majority of indigenous Papuan people living near the mining operations of gold-and- copper miner PT Freeport McMoran in Mimika regency still live in poverty. (JP/Markus Makur)

Human Rights Situation in Papua (17 Jan 2008)
JPIC/KPKC Synod, GKI reports the human rights sitution in Papua from December 1 2007, to January 9, 2008. * 36 people arrested for flying the Morning Star Flag in Timika. * Soldier tortures ELSHAM activist in Fakfak * Police arrest Yuli Rumbiak * Local military commander orders people to work on Sunday * Prosecutor's Office confiscates TRM books * Racial discrimination in sports * Police fire on residents in Supyori * People selling Morning Star to take protest to DPRP

Papua landslide victims buried (17 Jan 2008)
Papua Governor Barnabas Suebu hands over an agreement on the empowerment of isolated tribes to Rev. Matheus Adadikam, chairman of a local non-governmental organization dealing with Amungme and Komoro tribes in Timika, while the province's development secretary Alex Rumasef looks on.

Indonesians debate Suharto s legacy (15 Jan 2008)
About 30 Indonesian protesters performed a traditional mask dance in the royal city of Solo on Tuesday to demand that former president Suharto, who is critically ill in a Jakarta hospital, be brought to justice

Eleven dead in Indonesian Papua landslide (15 Jan 2008)
Eleven people have been found dead following a landslide at a hospital staff housing complex in eastern Indonesia Tuesday, bringing to an end the search for bodies, police and officials said.