The killing and abduction of journalists in Indonesian-occupied West Papua has been highlighted
in a special new report on Pacific media freedom over the past year by Pacific Journalism Review.
“By far the most serious case of media freedom violations in the Pacific is in West Papua—far from international scrutiny,” says the journal in an editorial.
The 39-page report on the state of media freedom in the Pacific in 2011 notes that in August, in particular, “sustained repression has also hit the news media and journalists”.
At least two journalists have been killed in West Papua, five abducted and 18 assaulted in the past year.Read More>> Pacific.scoop.co.nz » West Papua ‘biggest threat’ to Pacific media freedom, says PJR report