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Spotlight On West Papua

Johnny Blades, Journalist, Radio New Zealand

22-Aug-22 09:30

Spotlight On West Papua

The Indonesian province of West Papua straddles two worlds: geographically, it’s located within the Pacific Islands, and connected to the country of Papua New Guinea. Politically however, it’s governed by Indonesia, and tensions have long simmered between Jakarta and a restive independence movement. New Zealand journalist Johnny Blades walks us through the history, politics and socio-economic issues at play in West Papua.

Image Credit: EPA-EFE

Produced by: Shazana Mokhtar

Presented by: Shazana Mokhtar

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Categories:  politicsgovernmentinternational

Tags:  malenesiawest papuaindependenceindonesiapacific islands

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