West Papua media apologises for the lack of content in recent days. We have been suffering from the equipment breakdown and slowdown that we warned of.
We will endeavour over the next few days to catch up on articles that we could not publish, including coverage of the Papua Peace Network conference proceedings in Jayapura last week.
Furthermore, our coverage of this conference will be under caveat, as we believe that Indonesian based reporting of this conference has been highly biased and non-factual, and has been falsely raising the hopes of ordinary West Papuans for a permanent peace solution. It is our view that we will take this time to analyse the situation factually, and report on the opposing views as well as the supporting views. This is especially important as several main sectors of Papuan society have boycotted the current process due to deep mistrust of its methodology.
However, we still need support to keep our work afloat. Our last appeal for support only raised $25 out of a target of $25,000, so if you value independent journalism in West Papua, and if you value international coverage of independent journalism, please donate at our home page (big yellow button at top right) to keep us running. Because the next equipment breakdown might be permanent.