West Papua Background

a database for journalists


This section answers the question:

Who are the stakeholders in and around West Papua?

To answer this you will find short biographies on the different stakeholders in and around West Papua. These include tribal leaders, political leaders and human rights advocates in West Papua. I have also included international stakeholders including Australians, British, American and Indonesians who are associated to West Papua.

If you are looking for academics, articles and possible sources who have written about West Papua proceed to the WHY section.

Click on image to read biography, source of images are specified in their biographies.

Please note that these profiles are in no particular order

West Papuans                                              


Other Nationalities

West Papuans:

Benny Wenda Filep Karma John Rumbiak Jacob Rumbiak Forkorus Yaboisembut Victor Yiemo
Arnold Ap Theys H. Eluay Edison Waromi Kelly Kwalik Benny Giay Paula Makabory
John Yogi John Otto Ondawame Mako Tabuni Yusak Pakage


Andreas Harsono Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Suharto Sukarno

Other nationalities:

Eni Faleomavaego(US) David Bridie(AUS) Andrew Smith MP(UK) Jennifer Robinson(UK/AUS)
Senator Richard Di Natale(AUS) Joe Collins and Anne Noonan(AUS) Carmel Budiardjo(UK) John Miller(US)

For academics, articles and reliable sources proceed to the WHY section.

Images are sourced from various places and copyright for commercial use is uncertain.

If you feel there is someone missing from this list please leave a comment below.