Online access to published news sources on Papua has improved significantly in the past few years. Today several Papuan daily newspapers
available, including the Cenderawasih Pos or Cepos (at www.cenderawasihpos.com, see the
'versi cetak' for a PDF version of the newspaper and its 'radar' links for more regional news), Papua Post
(www.papuapos.com) and Timika Pos
The online news site Infopapua (www.infopapua.com) is also still in business.
The Papua Pos and Infopapua sites should not be confused with their 'shadow' sites (see http://papuapost.com
and www.infopapua.org, see also Section 6 of this VL).
Some print media from within Papua is now also available via blog sites, including newspaper clippings from Papua
(http://klipingpapua.wordpress.com) and blog version of
Bintang Papua (http://bintang-papua.blogspot.com
and a reincarnated web-only version of Jubi, the Papua weekly tabloid from the early 2000s
(http://tabloidjubi.wordpress.com or http://tabloidjubi.com).
TIFA Papua, the weekly newspaper founded by the Catholic church during the Dutch era, folded in part as a result of direct competition with
Jubi. An attempt to resurrect TIFA in a blog format in 2006 appears to have failed (see
http://tifapapua-online.blogspot.com). And don't miss the
excellent new blog initiative, giving rare voice to Papuan women
A wide range of general Indonesian news is now available over the world wide web following
the lead of online media groups like Detik.com (ID: www.detik.com).
While most major Indonesian newspapers like Kompas (ID:
www.kompas.com), Republika (ID: www.republika.co.id), the
Surabaya Post (ID: www.surabayapost.co.id),
Sinar Harapan (ID: www.sinarharapan.co.id) and
Suara Pembaruan (ID: www.suarapembaruan.com) offer comprehensive online
editions in Indonesian, several newspapers with a strong expatriate readership like The Jakarta Post
and the Indonesian Observer
offer reasonably complete English language news. The Jakarta Post also has an extensive news archive
accessible through its homepage (although you have to register).
Look up "Internews Indonesia" for more Indonesian and English news sources online
There are also a range of magazines which have regular articles about Papua available in English such as Tempo
ID: www.tempointeraktif.com) and Gatra
(ID: www.gatra.com) and others published outside Indonesia including the Far
Eastern Economic Review (www.feer.com)
and Inside Indonesia (especially special issues on Papua, Nos. 67 and 94, see
In the Netherlands, the KITLV (Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde or
Royal Institute for Linguistics and Anthropology) has daily news on Indonesia which
incorporate "Kabar-Irian" reports
while NRC-Handelsblad, a Dutch language daily
newspaper has a growing Papuan archive
Australian newspapers also have been making more regular
features of events in Papua and most have recent news available online (for example
www.theaustralian.com.au). In Japan there is
significant Papuan content at the Indonesian Cultural Plaza website of the "Gamma" journalist Seichi Okawa
- you will need an extended character set for your web browser to make sense of this site).
Television and radio news networks are also joining the www information revolution and
many now offer multimedia streaming of news and current affairs with occasional Papua content
(see, for example, Dutch television and radio interviews
related Nicholas Jouwe March 2009 visit to Papua).
Local searches at the websites of Radio Republik Indonesia (www.rrionline.com),
Australia's national broadcaster
(www.abc.gov.au) and the World News website of Australia's
Special Broadcasting Service (www.theworldnews.com.au)
will turn up a variety of contemporary multimedia reports on Papua as will similiar searches on
the Radio Netherlands world report (wereldomroep at www.rnw.nl
which has a special feature on Aceh and Papua at
BBC One (BBCi at www.bbc.co.uk) also has regular news reports on Papua and a
search here links to the BBC WorldService (Short Wave radio) which has followed closely political developments
in Papua over the past few years. Webpages about alternative radio featuring Papua can be found in the
Netherlands at Radio Papua Nieuwegein
Radio Tjampoer Adoek (http://home.planet.nl/~kotte027)
Formal and informal regional networks are often valuable for news about Papua and its near
neighbours (use local search engines on these sites to find Papua related content).
These networks include university research programs like “Coconet” at the University
of Queensland (www.uq.edu.au/coconet), the South
Pacific Information Network at the Australian National University
(http://sunsite.anu.edu.au/spin) and the “
Pacific Islands Report” of the East West Center at the University of Hawaii
with good current and archived resources on Papua and the region. Other “clearing
houses” are alliances of non-government organisations working to enhance awareness of
specific regional issues, such as the European Centre on Pacific Issues
(www.antenna.nl/ecsiep), the Pacific People's
Partnership (formerly the South Pacific People's Foundation at
www.pacificpeoplespartnership.org), or the Southeast Asian Science
Policy Advisory Network (www.icsea.or.id/sea-span/index.cfm).
These more critical reports on events in the region
are also available through informal networks like the “Alternative Indonesian news"
in Japan (JP/ID/UK: www.nindja.com)
or "Watch Indonesia" in Germany (DE/UK:
If you want to look for work in Papua and West Papua provinces, try CareerJet Indonesia
(www.careerjet.co.id), UN Jobs
(http://unjobs.org) or other international development portals like the Australian Development Gateway