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Tagata Pasifika features NZ responses to the West Papuan struggle

The Tagata Pasifika television item “Free West Papua”.

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By Pacific Media Watch

West Papua is a land rich with resources, they have the world’s largest gold mine, rainforests and lots of land.

For more than 50 years, the West Papuan people have been under Indonesian rule and their struggle for independence has been kept undercover until now.

This weekend the TVNZ Tagata Pasifika programme featured a news item and panel discussion on the West Papua issue.

To talk about this on this week’s Talanoa segment, Tagata Pasifika looked at the West Papuan struggle for independence and the campaign in New Zealand by Oceania Interrupted.

The programme also chatted to the director of the Pacific Media Centre, Professor David Robie, and campaigner Francesca Rex-Horoi about the issues facing West Papua.

Source: Pacific Media Watch 9204

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1 comment:

  1. Rosemary McKay, 13. April 2015, 0:20

    Greetings from Adelaide, South Australia!

    Great news item from TVNZ Tagata Pasifika – concerning the human rights atrocities and genocide being committed by the Indonesian military against our brothers and sisters in West Papua.

    Thank you for not turning a blind eye to their cry for freedom.
    Thank you for setting an example for Australian journalists to follow.

    “Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centres of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” RK

    Viva Oceania Interrupted!
    Viva Benny Wenda!
    Viva Papua Merdeka!