West Papua Background

a database for journalists

How to Use

The website is divided into the fundamental tools of journalism, Kipling’s six honest serving men:

Who: Here you will find mini biographies about important people connected to West Papua.

What: Here you will find the problems facing West Papuans; these include Human Rights abuses, problems relating to mining and logging, and health concerns like HIV/Aids.

Where: A series of maps presenting information about West Papua.

When: Timelines showing events in West Papua the last 70 years.

Why: Is an annotated list of academics and journalists who have written about the conflict.

How: How will present the variety of treaties and mechanisms that lets this conflict continue.

West Papua Glossary: An alphabetic list of commonly used phrases, terms and acronyms related to West Papua. Also links to various West Papuan organisations.