Report – By Anna Majavu
Indonesia’s ban on foreign journalists, torture and sexual assault by the military, and the New Zealand government’s cosy relationship with Indonesia - one of ”colonisers talking to colonisers”, according to a Mana Party spokesman – were discussed at a weekend seminar.
The Auckland seminar heard from Victor Mambor, editor of Tabloid Jubi and thought to be the first West Papuan journalist to have visited New Zealand, West Papuan exile Paula Makabory, as well as Australian-based activists, academics, members of Parliament and political party candidates in the upcoming election.
Mambor told the audience about journalist Ardiansyah Matrais, who worked for Mambor’s newspaper, Tabloid Jubi. Matrais was killed in 2010 by the Indonesian military, and found naked and handcuffed, having been thrown into a river. Read more »